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Managing childhood allergies

Dr Annaliesse Blincoe, a paediatric immunologist and allergist, presented on the hot topics of food and environmental allergies in children and how to approach the minefield of allergy testing.

Key topics covered:

  • Approach to paediatric food allergy.
  • Update on infant feeding guidelines and allergy prevention.
  • Environmental allergy – assessment and management of allergic rhinitis.
  • Allergy testing – use and interpretation – the perks and pitfalls!
  • Approach to the child with recurrent infections – how much is too much?




Dr Annaliese Blincoe

Paediatric Immunologist and Allergist

MBChB, Dip Paed, FRACP

Originally from Auckland, Annaliesse undertook her medical training at the University of Auckland and completed her advanced training in Paediatric Immunology and Allergy at Starship Children’s Hospital. She has recently returned to New Zealand after embarking on a 2-year fellowship at Centre Hospitalier Sainte-Justine in Montreal, Canada, gaining wide exposure to primary immune deficiency, and other disorders of the immune system. Annaliesse was also fortunate to spend time in the Oral Immunotherapy Clinic at Sainte-Justine, the first centre offering oral food desensitisation for children with food allergy in Canada.

Annaliesse works as a Paediatric Immunologist and Allergist at Starship Children’s Hospital and in private practice at the Auckland Allergy and Eczema Clinic in Ponsonby, Auckland.

Annaliesse holds particular interests in paediatric allergy, primary immune deficiency and further disorders of the immune system.