Allergy in Africa Webinars

2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

The University of Cape Town, Division of Paediatric Allergy runs a series of talks at the Red Cross Children’s War Memorial Hospital in Cape Town. These talks cover issues relating to allergy and asthma, with a special focus on allergy practice in developing countries. We offer these talks via a live video feed to accommodate people who are unable to attend due to distance.

The method we use is Adobe Connect. Participants are able to hear and see the speaker and see their PowerPoint presentation as well as type any questions they may have during the talk into a message box. There is no cost to participate in the webinars.

Individuals, or a group of interested parties in your hospital, university or community can arrange to meet around one computer or screen to access the talks The webinars will take place at 8:00 am South African time and are thus suited for people in Africa, Europe, and the Indian subcontinent. Participants who would like to join but cannot make the sessions live due to time zone differences will be able to view the recorded webinars below.

To sign up for future correspondence and to receive the invitations containing the URL (link) to the talks, or to ask any questions please email Heidi Facey-Thomas at

Remember that all our past webinars have been recorded and are available below

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in the lecture theatre at Red Cross, but for those of you who can't make it please download Adobe Flash Player follow the prompts and become part of this ever widening network of knowledge-sharing and learning. 

Then to join the meetings:

  1. Click on the link that appears in the Allergy in Africa invitation that would have been sent to you.
  2. When prompted during login choose, 'Enter as a guest' and write your name, surname and HPCSA number or equivalent for CPD points, then click 'Enter room'.
  3. When the next window opens click 'Request entry'.

We look forward to seeing you either in the auditorium or online!

The Allergy in Africa team

The Division of Allergy in the Department of Paediatrics strives to achieve world class allergy service, education and research which is relevant and useful in the context of the Developing World.


Hereditary Angioedema Dr E Kiragu
Milk allergy: How Much Do We Know Dr T Trikamjee
Ocular Allergy and the VKC Study Dr S Naidoo
Primary immunodeficiencies Dr J Peter
Skin Protection Prof W Visser
Urticaria Dr S Emanuel


Allergy ImmunologyDelete Table Dr F Kirstein
Asthma in the PICU Prof A Argent
Bacterial bronchitis An Old Diagnosis Back In vogue Prof E Weinberg
Fish Reactions Dr A McAlpine
Food Allergy in Africa Dr M Botha
Food Allergy - Components  and Cross-Reactions  Dr T F van der Watt
IgA Deficiency Dr M Esser
Insect Allergy Dr L Hendricks
Mast cell activation syndrome Dr L Afrin
Mimics of Asthma Dr T van der Watt
Reactions to Chemotherapeutics Dr T Kerbelker


Allergies and Asthma in South Africa A/Prof M Levin
Atopic Dermatitis Dr C Hlela
Atopic Dermatitis: Role of Food Dr C Gray
Biologic Therapies Dr T Kerbelker
Chronic Rhino-Sinusitis Dr J Fraser
Efficacy of Environ Controls-Asthma Dr J Holtzhausen
Food Challenge Testing and Microbiome influences Dr M Botha
Functional Asthma Assessment Dr D Gray
Indoor Allergens Dr S Kling
Managing Severe Allergies in Schools A/Prof M Levin
Mastocytosis Dr D Hawarden
Milk Allergy S Watkins
Perioperative Anaphylaxis Prof j Thomas
Urticaria and Angioedema Dr C Gray