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Allergies and eczemas
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3475-18-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 23/03/2018
Date and time23.04.2018, at: 09:00 - 24.04.2018, at: 16:00
Regular seats16
Course fee2,400.00 kr.
LecturersJeanne Duus Johansen
ECTS credits1.40
Contact personLene Toft-Jensen    E-mail address: lene.toft-jensen@regionh.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School). All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student, you will be placed on the waiting list for the course until enrollment deadline. After the deadline of enrollment, available seats will be allocated to students on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
1. Understand the basics and advances principles of allergy (type I and IV), contact and atopic eczema
2. Know the clinical presentation of disease and principles of diagnosis
3. Understand the skin barrier and its central role in the development of allergies and eczema
4. Analyse and discuss laboratory experiments and clinical cases

The course has three themes: Type I allergy and Type IV allergy, the skin barrier and atopic dermatitis. The course will contain lectures about Type 1 and Type IV allergies from what is an allergen and immunological mechanisms to clinical oriented lectures on food allergy, allergic asthma, rhinitis and allergic contact dermatitis, epidemiology, clinical presentations and diagnostic aspects and a special lecture on how to get from identification of an allergen to a validated diagnostic test and prevention of contact allergy. The course will also contain lectures on the skin barrier in healthy and atopic skin, gene regulation and expression in atopic dermatitis and on epidemiology, clinical presentations and diagnostic aspects.

The course is highly relevant for PhD students with a background in natural and medical sciences, who wish to obtain cutting edge knowledge about eczema and allergy.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:
Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Clinical Research
Molecular Mechanisms of Disease


The course will be a combination of lectures, group work, discussions and presentations

Course director
Jeanne Duus Johansen, professor, Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Gentofte Hospital e-mail: Jeanne.duus.johansen@regionh.dk

Course secretary
Lene Toft-Jensen, e-mail: lene.toft-jensen@regionh.dk, telephone +45 38677300

Lars K Poulsen, professor, Gentofte Hospital, Bettina M. Jensen, ass.professor, Gentofte Hospital, Kirsten Skamstrup, consultant, ph.d., Herlev-Gentofte Hospital, Claus Johnsen, ass. professor Gentofte Hospital, Bjarne Kristensen, Thermo Fisher, Jeanne Duus Johansen, professor, Gentofte Hospital, Charlotte Bonefeld, ass. professor university of Copenhagen, Ian White, Kings College London, Jacob Thyssen, professor, Gentofte Hospital, Thomas Litman, professor, University of Copenhagen and Leo Pharma, Lone Skov, professor, Gentofte Hospital.

23.04.-24.04 2018

Course location
Gentofte Hospital, Kildegårdsvej 28, 2900 Hellerup. First course day: large auditorium, entrance 10A; second course day: Kirurgvillaen, entrance 59A.

Please register before March 23, 2018

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

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