Event overview

Please note this is a repeated webinar which took place on 22 March 2016.

The following will be covered during the webinar:

 Introduction to the immune system and allergies

  • Innate Vs acquired immune response
  • Categories of immunological response
  • Definition of an allergy and the two stage development of an allergic reaction.

 Basic dermatology

  • The anatomy of the skin in relation to the development of an allergic reaction The cells of the immune system involved in the development of allergic contact dermatitis
  • Factors which influence the development of allergic contact dermatitis.
  • How allergic contact dermatitis differs from irritant contact dermatitis
  • Current testing strategies for assessment of allergic contact dermatitis

 Basic structure of the respiratory tract.

  • The role of IgE and atopy in the development of an allergic reaction.
  • How respiratory allergy differs to allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Occupational asthma and work related asthma
  • Current testing strategies for the assessment of respiratory allergies

 The consequences of developing an allergy to a substance in the workplace

  • Important considerations in relation to control measures in the workplace.

 Other immunotoxicological effects

  • Including multiple chemical sensitivities, and autoimmune effects.