Dr Shuayb Elkhalifa
ST6 Immunology/ BSACI trainee rep/ ESID-UK- country trainee rep
Deputy Trainee Representative School Board of Medicine,
Health Education North West,
Central Manchester University Hospitals
The clinical work of Immunologists is largely out-patient based and involves:
- Primary immunodeficiency clinics
- Allergy clinics (food, pollen, drugs and venom allergies)
- Immunoglobulin infusion clinics for patients with antibody deficiency
- Desensitization immunotherapy clinic
- Provide opinions on inpatients and over the phone
- Working collaboratively with relevant organ-based specialists to provide optimal care for patients with systemic autoimmune disorders and vasculitis
- Depending on the particular needs of the individual trainee; attachments can be arranged in allied disciplines such as Rheumatology, Haematology, Nephrology, Respiratory medicine, HIV medicine, Transplant medicine, Histocombatibility & immunogenetics
- Interpretation and validation of results (e.g.: electrophoresis, cellular immunology, autoantibody analysis, and allergy assays)
- Clinical liaison.
- Quality assurance and assay development
- Attending clinical meetings and MDTs.
- Attending national training days: 3 to 4 meetings a year.
- Conferences, national & International meetings.
- Ample opportunities for research, teaching and training.