About the Chairman - Dr. Alson Chan
Dr. Alson Chan is a First Fellow in the sub-specialty of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and currently the specialist in Allergy Centre of Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital. He also serves as the advisor of Hong Kong Allergy Association; the chairman of education, training & fellowship committee and council member of Hong Kong Institute of Allergy; the chairman of education committee and executive committee of the Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong; council member of Hong Kong Society for Paediatric Immunology Allergy & Infectious Diseases; organizing committee of Hong Kong Allergy Convention; and allergy & clinical immunology committee of Chinese Hospital Research Association. Dr Chan received medical fellowship awards and completed his subspecialty training in Great Ormond Street Hospital of UCL Institute of Child Health and Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. His main research interests are allergy prevention and immunotherapy. He is the corresponding author of the Guidelines for Allergy Prevention in Hong Kong, and the co-author of the Guidelines for Prevention of Peanut Allergy.
About the Speaker - Ms June Chan
June King-Chi Chan is a Registered Dietitian in the USA and an Accredited Dietitian of the Hong Kong Dietitians Association (HKDA). Ms Chan is a past President of the Hong Kong Nutrition Association (HKNA). Currently Ms Chan is working as the Senior Dietitian at the Allergy Centre, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Hong Kong. She is also the co-chair of the Allied Health Professionals and Health Promotion Subcommittee of the Hong Kong Institutes of Allergy. In 2016, Ms Chan has been awarded for the HKIA Outstanding Contributions as an Allied Health Professional in Allergic Diseases Award.
Ms Chan's scope of practice encompasses food allergies and intolerances, educating patients on related treatment diets, designing protocols for and administrating various food challenges and food oral immunotherapies. Apart from her clinical commitments, Ms Chan contributes regular health articles to major publications. Her written works include co-authorship of, and contributions to books released by the HKNA, HKDA, and the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, various allergy guidelines of the Hong Kong Institute of Allergy, as well as clinical research published in the Hong Kong Medical Journal.
About the Speaker - Associate Prof. John Sinn
Associate Professor John Sinn is a Neonatologist and Infant allergist at Royal North Shore Hospital and University of Sydney. He is on the policy committees for Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand and Royal Australian College of Physician. He chairs TPN and nutrition committees for Australia. He is on the task force for infant allergy of European Academy of Allergy and clinical Immunology. He has published extensively including Cochrane reviews on allergy prevention, infant nutrition, probiotics and immunization. He has authored more than 60 publications with 3000 citation including many position papers around the world. He has been an invited professor to many countries including Malaysia, Thailand, China, South Africa, Vietnam, Taiwan, Germany, France, Italy, Hong Kong and UK.