BSACI supporting NARF global symposium of allergy scientists at Dumfries House

Leading allergy experts from around the world will join HRH The Prince of Wales
this week at Dumfries House, Scotland, to shine a light on the environmental causes of the global allergy crisis.
The landmark global allergy symposium has been led by Professor Sir Stephen Holgate and organised by The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, which was set up by the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died aged 15 in 2016 from anaphylaxis, the most severe form of an allergic reaction.

Findings from the symposium will be used to identify the most effective policy interventions to address the spiralling global allergy epidemic and to help define the next major research trial to be funded by Natasha’s Foundation.

‘Our ability to prevent allergic diseases is hindered by gaps in our understanding of the underlying mechanisms and interaction of environmental, viral, and allergen exposures with toxicological and immune pathways that impact disease development preventative therapeutic interventions. Identifying those environmental factors that are known to be major risk factors where timely interventions are likely to be most effective will be a huge breakthrough.’ Fiona Rayner, Chief Executive of BSACI

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