Food Allergy in Early Life

Program Date: 27 September 2020
Publication Date: 27 May 2021

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about food allergies in early life; review several diagnostic dilemmas associated with food allergies; and summarize learnings through several pediatric case studies. Originally presented as a live webinar on 27 September 2020.

Course Objectives:

• Discuss food allergies in early life.
• Review several diagnostic dilemmas associated with food allergies.
• Summarize learnings through several pediatric case studies.

Important Notice:
Breast milk is the best for babies. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age-appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.

  • Run Time: 43

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Chiang Wen Chen, B.MED.SCI, MBBS, MRCPCH (London), FAMS, FAAAAI (USA)

Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Adjunct Associate Professor
Mount Elizabeth Medical Center
Duke Graduate School of Medicine
Visiting Consultant, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Dr Chiang Wen Chen obtained her specialist qualifications of Master of Medicine in Paediatrics and membership to the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) in 2001. She has also been conferred Fellowship by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. She is also a committee member of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society (ACIS), Singapore. 

Dr Chiang held the position of Consultant of the Department of Paediatric Medicine. She was also Adjunct Associate Professor of Duke NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and Tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Dr Chiang was awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme Fellowship from the Ministry of Health and underwent advanced training in Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Duke University, USA. Her sub-specialty interest includes management of children with food allergies, asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, drug allergies, sublingual immunotherapy and immunodeficiency. She has set up the sublingual Immunotherapy program and food and drug provocation programs in KK Woman’s and Children’s Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Medical Hospital.


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