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Preliminary Scientific Programme
 

SATURDAY | SUNDAY | MONDAY | TUESDAY | WEDNESDAY
 

Monday, 11 June 2007
 

 

07.30-08.15


Meet the Expert Seminars

-Management of atopic dermatitis
-Clinical studies thought us a lot about mechanisms of asthma.
-From basic research to clinical studies in asthma
-Management of severe asthma
-Management of food allergy
-Specific IgG4 and other IgG subtype determinations in the mechanisms and diagnosis of allergic disease?
-Mast cells and basophils in immediate and late hypersensitivity reactions

 

08.30-10.00



Plenary Symposium - IgE 40 Years


Structure and function of IgE
Brian Sutton, United Kingdom

IgE and cell signalling
Dean Metcalfe, United States

Clinical aspects of IgE
Thomas Casale, United States

10.00-10.30


Coffee Break

10.30-12.00


Symposium – Urticaria, New Aspects?


Chronic urticaria and angiooedema
Marcus Maurer, Germany

Auto-immune urticaria
Clive Grattan, United Kingdom

Exercise, drug and food
Antonino Romano, Italy

Novel therapeutic strategies in
urticaria
Martina Kozel, The Netherlands




Symposium - Structural Cells in
Mechanisms of Asthma of Bronchial
Hyperresponsiveness


Clinical aspects of bronchial
hyperresponsiveness
Peter Sterk, The Netherlands

Neuroimmune mechanisms
Maria Belvisi, United Kingdom

Hyper responsiveness at the level of
the smooth muscle
Judy Black, Australia

Molecular regulation of the smooth
muscle
Raymond Panettieri, United States



Symposium - The Asthmatic Child – from
Phenotype to Therapy


Wheezing phenotypes in infants and
preschool children
Ângela Gaspar, Portugal

The wheezy child, what happens in
adult life?
Göran Wennergren, Sweden

Markers of inflammation in the
young asthmatic child
Peter Pohunek, Czech Republic

Treatment of different asthma
phenotypes
Nicola Wilson, United Kingdom
 


Workshop - Anaphylaxis in Children


Anaphylaxis in the pediatric
emergency department
Gunilla Hedlin, Sweden

Management of anaphylaxis in the
school
TBC

Implementation of the EAACI task
force on anaphylaxis in children -
recommendations
Antonella Muraro, Italy

Fatal anaphylaxis in children
Richard Pumphrey, United Kingdom


Workshop - Global Warming in Allergy -
Travelling Pollens


The impact of air pollution on
respiratory allergy
Gennaro D’Amato, Italy

Pollen transport and dispersion
models: the future of pollen forecast
Bernhard Clot, Switzerland


Monitoring allergens in Europe
Lorenzo Cecchi, Italy

Aerobiology and climate changes in
clinical practice
Carlos Nunes, Portugal
 

Workshop - Novel Endpoints in Rhinitis Trials


Biochemical markers in rhinitis –
relation to symptoms
Morgan Andersson, Sweden

Objective measurements of nasal
patency
Pontus Stierna, Sweden

Quality of life and social well being
Roy Gerth van Wijk, The Netherlands

What should be measured and why?
Peter Howarth, United Kingdom
 


Workshop - Venom Hypersensitivity


In vitro evaluation
Didier Ebo, Belgium

Cross reactivity
Beatrice Bilo, Italy

Venom immunotherapy: how much is
enough?
Ulrich Müller, Switzerland

Reducing side effects of venom
immunotherapy
Francesca Ruëff, Germany
 


Company Sponsored Symposium - Schering- Plough - Congestion & Inflammation in Upper Respiratory Disease


 

12.00-13.30


Lunch & Poster Session
 

12.00-13.30


EAACI General Assembly

13.30-15.00



Symposium - Drug Allergy from the
Clinical Point of View


Clinical spectrum and pathogenesis of
drug hypersensitivity
Andreas Bircher, Switzerland

Skin tests and in vitro tests for the
diagnosis of drug allergy
Maria Teresa Audicana Berasategui, Spain

The limits in the evaluation of drug
hypersensitivity
Antonino Romano, Italy

Unanswered questions of drug
tolerance induction
Josefina Rodrigues, Portugal
 


Symposium - Role of Nutritional Factors
on Allergy Prevention



Diet as a risk or protective factor for
allergy
Arne Høst, Denmark

Prevention of food allergy in Europe
George du Toit, United Kingdom

Fish consumption and probiotics in
allergic diseases
Inger Kull, Sweden



Workshop - The Impact of Environmental
Nano Particles on Allergy and Asthma


An update on epidemiological evidence
Martinus Løvik, Norway

Experimental studies of nano particle
toxicity
TBC

Effects of diesel and petroleum fuels
on allergic sensitisation and airway
reactivity
Bert Brunekreef, The Netherlands

Human studies on toxicity
mechanisms
Thomas Sandström, Sweden



Workshop - Vocal Cord Dysfunction


Normal anatomy and physiology of
the larynx
Morgan Andersson, Sweden

Prevalence, pathophysiology and risk
factors for VCD
Mario Morais Almeida, Portugal

Diagnosis and differential diagnosis
Roland Rydell, Sweden
 


Workshop - Asthma Exacerbations


Definitions and incidence in relation
to disease severity
TBC

Infections as trigger factor
Nikos Papadopoulos, Greece

Allergen exposure
Ashley Woodcock, United Kingdom

Prediction and prevention of asthma
exacerbations
Mina Gaga, Greece



Workshop - Diagnosis of Food Allergy


Clinical challenge methods
Ulf Bengtsson, Sweden

Impact of cross reactivity on in vitro
diagnosis
Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Germany

Can challenges be replaced by other
diagnostic tests?
Jonathan Hourihane, Ireland

Practical use of threshold values: How
do we identify the ultra sensitive
patients?
Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Denmark


Hot Topic


Company Sponsored Symposium – Merck
Sharp & Dohme - Inflammation and the One Airway Concept: Their Influence on New Guidelines for Treatment


 

15.00 – 15.30


 Coffee Break

 

15.30-17.00


Symposium - Further Optimisation of
Immunotherapy


New designs of allergen molecules
for immunotherapy
Rudolf Valenta, Austria

Clinical experiences with recombinant
gras vaccines
Marek Jutel, Poland

Recombinant birch allergen vaccines
Sabina Rak, Sweden


Immunotherapy for food allergy
Wesley Burks, United States



Symposium - Genomics Meets the Clinic -
towards Individualised Therapy for
Allergic Patients


Phenotyping of asthmatic patients
TBC

Phenotopyes of asthma
TBC


Will genomics personalise asthma and
allergy treatments?
Juha Kere, Sweden

How can pharmacogenetics affect
asthma therapy? Beta agonist and
corticosteroids
Eugene Bleecker, United States

Novel biomarkers found by
proteomics
Henrik Vissing, Sweden



Symposium - New Findings in Birth
Cohort Studies


Methodological issues in observation
and intervention studies
Calrole Ober, United States

Lessons from observational studies
Magnus Wickman, Sweden

Lessons from interventional studies
Patrick Holt, Australia

GA2LEN birth cohort analyses
Susanne Lau, Germany



Symposium / Workshop
Innate Immunity Link with Hygiene


Surfactants and asthma
Angela Haczku, United States

Toll-like receptors and immune
signalling in allergy
Roger Lauener, Switzerland

Macrophages in allergy
Antoon van Oosterhout, The Netherlands

Hygiene, toll receptors and genetics
Erika von Mutius, Germany


Workshop - Cosmetic Dermatitis


Dermatitis from cosmetics and nickel
Carola Lidén, Sweden


Perfumes
Jeanne Duus Johansen, Norway

The link between skin and airways regarding sensitivity to fragrance products
Jeanne Duus Johansen, Norway


Allergens in cosmetics
TBC



Workshop - New Aspects of Mediators in
Allergy and Asthma


5-HT
Mario Cazzola, Italy

Regulatory mechanisms of histamine
Mübeccel Akdis, Switzerland

Eiconsanoids
Sven-Erik Dahlén, Sweden

Lipoxins and resolvins as antiinflammatory
modulators
Isabelle Vachier, France



Workshop - Impact of New Diagnostics in
Allergy


In vitro allergy diagnosis
Ignacio Ansotegui, Spain

Improving IgE diagnostics
Marianne van Hage, Sweden

Genomics and proteomics for the
future allergy diagnosis
Mikael Benson, Sweden

Advanced flow cytometry in allergy
diagnosis
Didier Ebo, Belgium


 


 

17.30 – 19.00



Satellite Symposia





 

 
Last update: 19 March 2007