University of Southern

Odense, Denmark

Present position:

Consultant Pediatric Allergologist at Department of Pediatrics, Odense University Hospital, responsible for investigation and treatment of asthma and allergy in children. Associate Professor at University of Southern Denmark 1999 – 2013.

Professor in Paediatric Allergology at University of Southern Denmark from May 1st 2013.

Education:

MD Odense University, January 1978. Pediatrician since March 06, 1989. Certified ”European Pediatric Allergist” 12.06.2007, and a corresponding Danish certification in “Pediatric Allergology” January 2012.

Memberships & International relations:

Chairman for Board of Section of Pediatrics of European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (spEAACI) in the period June 2009 to 2011. Member of ExCom of European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) in the period June 2009 to 2011.

Member of different EAACI Task Forces on: food allergy, pediatric rhinitis, pediatric contact dermatitis, anaphylaxis and primary allergy prevention. At present I am an active member of “Food allergy Anaphylaxis Practical Guidelines” Task Force developing evidence based guidelines for food allergy and anaphylaxis, including primary prevention of food allergy. I am chair for the “Primary prevention of food allergy” Task Force.

Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA2LEN), work package 1.5: Birth cohorts

Member of Editorial Board for ‘Pediatric Allergy and Immunology’.

Member of “Educational Training Committee” for Pediatric Allergology developing educational programmes in pediatric allergology in collaboration with UEMS, and certifying centres for such educations in Europe

Supervisor:

Supervisor for 3 under-graduate specialty reports (kandidatspeciale) and 3 post-graduate research training, obligatory for trainees in Paediatrics.

Principal supervisor for 4 PhD students: 1 former who passed successfully and 3 current: one accepted for public defence and further two is ongoing.

Research area and research activity:

Paediatric allergology especially development of allergic diseases, risk factors and prevention, food allergy and asthma.

More than 100 in scientific societies/congresses. First author and lecturer at about 40 international meetings/congresses. Invited lecturer at several (>25) international scientific congresses.

Referee for several international scientific papers.

Chairperson for EAACI Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting, PAAM 2011 in Barcelona 13-15 October 2011. In the organizing committee for EAACI Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting, PAAM 2013 in Athens October 2013. In the local organizing committee for EAACI Annual Congress in Copenhagen 2014.

At the XVIIth EAACI Congress in Birmingham, June 1998 I received “The 10th Gold Medal of the Foundation for Allergy Research in Europe (FARE)” from EAACI for my research on the topic: Measures to prevent atopic diseases in early childhood.

DMSci for the Thesis “Prevention of allergic disease in childhood. Clinical and epidemiological aspects of primary and secondary allergy prevention” at The Medical Faculty of The University of Southern Denmark, June 2004.

Member of the scientific advisory board for a large Norwegian study on allergy prevention “PreventADALL”, headed by Karin C. Lødrup Carlsen, Professor MD, Head of Research Women and Children´s Division, Oslo University Hospital & The Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo and funded by the Norwegian Regional Health Authorities.

Publications:

Published 97 scientific papers in peer reviewed scientific papers, and hereof 33 in the last 5 years.

96 referred papers in peer reviewed scientific papers (Web of Science); 3570 citations; Hirsch index: 29