Preliminary Scientific Programme - Tuesday 10 June

8.30-10.15
Room: Bordeaux
Company Sponsored Symposium 7

Novartis

ANTI-IGE - AN EVOLVING CONCEPT IN ALLERGIC DISEASE

Chairpersons:
Michel Aubier, France Kingdom
Anthony J Frew, United

Introduction
Michel Aubier, France

The role of IgE in allergic disease
Mathieu Molimard, France

Co-morbidity of allergic respiratory disease
A Maurizio Vignola, Italy

Managing co-morbid disease with anti-IgE
Gert Kunkel, Germany

Anti-IgE - future outlook on its wider impact
Anthony J Frew, United Kingdom

Discussion and summary
Anthony J Frew, United Kingdom


Room: Havane
Main Symposium 17

ALLERGY AND ASTHMA IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD 1: (JOINT SYMPOSIUM IUATLD-ARIA-WHO)

Chairpersons:
J E Rosado Pinto, Portugal
Nadia Aït-Khaled, France

The WHO Chronic Respiratory Disease (CRD) Programme
Nikolai Khaltaev, Russia

The role of rhinitis in asthmatic children
Elif Dagli, Turkey

ARIA in the application of CRD in the developing world
Ted Popov, Bulgaria

The new classification of ARIA is supported by evidence. The example of Asian countries
Ruby Pawankar, Japan


Room: Bleu
Main Symposium 18

WORLD ALLERGY FORUM
SENSITISATION OR TOLERANCE

Chairpersons:
Allen P Kaplan, FAAAAI, United States
SGO Johansson, Sweden

T-cell regulatory mechanisms in tolerance to allergens
Patrick G Holt, Australia

Dendritic cells and cytokines
Bart N Lambrecht, The Netherlands

Regulation of mast cell activation by Fc Receptors
Marc Daëron, France

Should we avoid indoor allergens to prevent allergy?
Thomas Platts-Mills, United States

A program of World Allergy Organization-IAACI funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis


Room: 352 AB
Main Symposium 19

NOVEL ASPECTS OF IMMUNE REGULATION

Chairpersons:
Hans-Uwe Simon, Switzerland
Dominique Emilie, France

Innate immunity
Sofie Claeys, Belgium

Innate immunity in allergic diseases
Roger Lauener, Switzerland

Role of mast cell mediators in immune regulation
Marek Jutel, Poland

Antigen presentation by mast cells
Salah Mecheri, France


Room: 252 AB
Mini Symposium 3

LATEX ALLERGY

Chairperson:
Timo Reunala, Finland
Co-chair:
Daniel Vervloet, France

Introductory lecturer - Latex allergy: Clinical outcome and diagnostic measures
Timo Reunala, Finland


Room: 342 A
Oral Abstract Session 10

DRUG ALLERGY

Chairpersons:
Claude Ponvert, France
Hans Merk, Germany


Room: 242 AB
Mini Symposium 4

IMMUNE NETWORK IN ATOPIC DERMATITIS

Chairperson:
Jean François Nicolas, France
Co-chair:
Thomas Werfel, Germany

Introductory lecturer - Immune network in atopic dermatitis
Jean François Nicolas, France


Grand Amphithèâtre
10.30-12.15
Plenary Session 3

FROM ALLERGY GENE TO DISEASE

Chairpersons:
Ulrich Wahn, Germany
Marc Humbert, France

Genes of tolerance
Cezmi Akdis, Switzerland

Important asthma genes
Lanny J Rosenwasser, United States

IgE receptor from molecular biology to pathology
Jean-Pierre Kinet, United States

How do genes affect the response to drugs?
Stephen B. Liggett, United States

Keynote speaker:
Alain Fischer, France
Gene therapy is here today and is here to stay


12.30-13.30
Meet the Professors Seminars

An opportunity for focussed discussion with experts in the field. Register for the seminars on the registration form.

Room: 243
13 Secondary and Tertiary Prevention of Asthma
Frédéric de Blay, France + Magnus Wickman, Sweden

Room: 253
14 Sublingual immunotherapy
Alfred Sabbah, France + Giovanni Passalacqua, Italy

Room: 343
15 Bronchial Assessment in Rhinitis
Alain Didier, France + G Walter Canonica, Italy

Room: 351
16 Hypereosinophilic Asthma
Philippe Godard, France + Jean-Francois Cordier, France

Room: 241
17 Induced Sputum
Isabelle Pin, France + Antoine Magnan, France

Room: 342 B
18 Pharmacology of anti-allergic drugs
Denis Caillaud, France + Jan Lötvall, Sweden


Grand Amphithéâtre
12.45-13.30
Pro & Con Session 3

INHALED CORTICOSTEROIDS ARE SAFE IN CHILDREN

Two experts will present their different views on a controversial issue. The audience is encouraged to join the discussion.

Chairpersons:
A Maurizio Vignola, Italy
Jacques de Blic, France

Pro: Søren Pedersen, Denmark
Con: Brian Lipworth, United Kingdom



Room: Bordeaux
13.30-15.15
Company Sponsored Symposium 8

Pharmacia Diagnostics

DOES THE IGE ANTIBODY PROFILE REVEAL EVOLVING
ALLERGIC DISEASE?

Chairperson:
Ulrich Wahn, Germany

Hygiene hypothesis and evolving sensitization and allergy development
Patrick Holt, Australia

Experiences with quantification of a combination of food and inhalant sensitization in a children cohort, BAMSE
Magnus Wickman, Sweden

Clinical information from the IgE antibody levels in food allergy and asthma
Hugh Sampson, United States

Combination effects of allergen exposure and infection in allergic exacerbations
Adnan Custovic, United Kingdom


Room: Bleu
Main Symposium 20

MILK ALLERGY

Chairpersons:
Brunello Wührich, Switzerland
Christoff Marguet, France

Milk allergens
Jean-Michel Wal, France

The atopy patch test in milk allergy
Bodo Niggemann, Germany

Hypoallergenic milk formulae can prevent allergy: Pro
Arne Høst, Denmark

Hypoallergenic milk formulae can prevent allergic diseases: Con
John O Warner, United Kingdom



Room: Havane
Main Symposium 21

ALLERGY AND ASTHMA IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD 2: (JOINT SYMPOSIUM IUATLD-ARIA-WHO)

Chairpersons:
Nikolai Khaltaev, Switzerland
Elif Dagli, Turkey

IUATLD model applied to asthma
Donald Enarson, France

Barriers for asthma management in developing countries
Nadia Aït-Khaled, Algeria

Asthma in children in Portuguese speaking countries
J E Rosado Pinto, Portugal

Application of the WHO-CRD programme to a developing country
Mor Ndiaye, Senegal


Room: 242 AB
SAFE Symposium

FRUIT ALLERGENS AND ALLERGIC DISEASE

Chairperson: Ronald van Ree, The Netherlands

Part 1: Clinical Aspects of Allergy

Rosaceae Fruit Allergy: Epidemiology and Symptomatology
M Fernandez-Rivas, E González-Mancebo, Spain

Pollen related fruit allergy: Diagnosis and Immunotherapy
A Knulst, S Bolhaar, The Netherlands

Part 2 Basic Science on Allergens

Identification of relevant apple allergens
H Breiteneder, Austria

Apple allergens and their possible function as pathogenesis-related proteins
Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Austria

Recognition of individual apple allergens as manifestation of environmental and dietary exposure
Ronald van Ree, Laurian Zuidmeer, The Netherlands

Part 3: Patients' aspects and needs

Allergic patients' needs
Erkka Valovirta, Finland


Room: 241
Poster Discussion Session 9

RHINITIS

Moderators:
Wytske Fokkens, The Netherlands
Alain Didier, France


Room: 241
Poster Discussion Session 10

MECHANISMS OF ALLERGY

Moderators:
Pascal Chanez, France
Jérôme Laurent, France


Room: 351
Poster Discussion Session 11

DERMATOLOGY/INVESTIGATIONS AND TREATMENT

Moderators:
Johannes Ring, Germany
Annick Barbaud, France


Room: 342 A
Poster Discussion Session 12

AEROBIOLOGY AND ALLERGENS

Moderators:
Marta Orta Martiartu, Spain
Gabriel Peltre, France


Room: Havane
15.30-17.15
Main Symposium 22

PARASITES AND ALLERGY, WHAT IS THE QUESTION?

Chairpersons:
Ignacio J Ansotegui, Spain
André Capron, France

Hygiene or infections, that is the question
Paolo M. Matricardi, Italy

Dendritic cells in allergy and parasitic infections
Monique Capron, France

Th2 responses without atopy: the role of immunoregulation
Maria Yazdanbakhsh, The Netherlands

Echinococcosis: from parasite to allergy
Dominique Angèle Vuitton, France



Room: 352 AB
Main Symposium 23

SPORTS AND ALLERGY - PREPARING FOR THE 2004 OLYMPICS

Chirpersons:
Luis Delgado, Portugal
Stefano Del Giacco, Italy

Allergy and asthma screening in the olympic athlete (what to search for, what to document?)
Sergio Bonini, Italy

Adverse environment for the allergic athlete (what to monitor and control?)
Tari Haahtela, Finland

Allergen exposure and environment during the next Summer Olympics (what to know in advance?)
John Galatas, Greece

Managing exercise-related hypersensitivity (what to treat and how to treat?)
Kai-Haakon Carlsen, Norway



Room: Bleu
Main Symposium 24

AIRWAY REMODELLING IN ASTHMA

Chairpersons:
To be announced
Pascal Chanez, France

Mucous secretion
Ratko Djukanovic, United Kingdom

The smooth muscle as an inflammatory cell: pathophysiological implications
K Fan Chung, United Kingdom

The smooth muscle as a target of inflammation
Manuel Tunon de Lara, France

Current and future treatment strategies to control airway remodelling
Peter Howarth, United Kingdom



Room: Bordeaux
Main Symposium 25

NEW TRENDS IN ATOPIC DERMATITIS

Chairpersons:
Thomas Diepgen, Germany
Marie-Thérèse Guinnepain, France

Epidemiology and genetics
Torsten Zuberbier, Germany

Are there new mechanisms?
Thomas Bieber, Germany

Is IgE really important in atopic dermatitis?
Thomas Werfel, Germany

New treatments
Sakari Reitamo, Finland



Room: 241
Oral Abstract Session 11

RISK FACTORS FOR ALLERGY

Chairpersons:
Arne Høst, Denmark
Pierre Scheinmann, France


Room: 251
Oral Abstract Session 12

INFLAMMATION CELLS

Chairpersons:
Hans Uwe Simon, Switzerland
Marc Humbert, France


Room: 342 A
Oral Abstract Session 13

INSECT VENOM

Chairperson:
Ulrich Müller, Switzerland
Marek Jutel, Poland


17.30-19.00
Room: Havane
Satellite Symposium - Stallergenes

SUBLINGUAL IMMUNOTHERAPY: NEW EVIDENCENCE FOR SAFETY AND EFFICACY

Chairpersons:
Karl-Christian Bergmann, Germany
G Walter Canonica, Italy

Safety and clinical efficacy of rush sublingual Juniperus Ashei Immunotherapy
Daniel Vervloet, France

Safety and clinical efficacy of ragweed sublingual swallow immunotherapy
Tom Bowen, Canada

Tolerability and effectiveness of high-dose SLIT in daily medical practice
H Jochen Sieber, Germany

Sublingual swallow immunotherapy : today's good medical practice
Claude André, France


Room: 242 AB
Satellite Symposium - Cardinal Health

LATEX ALLERGY: THE END OF AN "EPIDEMIC"

Chairperson:
Jean Bousquet, France

Latex allergy : an overview
Jean Bousquet, France

Epidemiology of latex allergy
Antoine Flahault, France

Bio-compatibility of natural rubber latex medical gloves
David Williams, United Kingdom

Measurement of allergenic proteins present in latex gloves
Timo Palosuo, Finland


Room: 352AB
Satellite Symposium - Group Ophtalmo Allergo (G.O.A.)

ALLERGY AND CONJUNCTIVITIS

Chairperson:
Stefano Bonini, Italy

Bronchial nasal conjunctival hyperreactivity: similitudes and differences
Pascal Demoly, France

Biological markers in ocular allergy
Stefano Bonini, Italy

Allergy and vernal kerato-conjunctivitis : fundamental aspects
Per Montan, Sweden

Allergy and vernal kerato-conjunctivitis : practical aspects
Jean Luc Fauquert, Bruno Mortemousque, France