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Preliminary Scientific Programme


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Saturday, 9 June 2007


Post Graduate Courses
(Pre-registration required)
09.00 – 16.30

1. Assessment and Monitoring of Asthma

The role of exhaled nitric oxide
The role of exhaled breath condensate
The role of induced sputum
The role of symptom and peak expiratory flow based self monitoring
The role of bronchial hyper-reactivity
The role of bronchoscopy (BAL, biopsies, brushes)
Monitoring remodelling in asthma
Assessing asthma control in day to day practice
What is the best monitoring for optimal control of disease and prevention of exacerbations?

2. Diagnostic Tools and Methods in Rhinology

Clinical outcomes: clinical history,
quality of life, nitric oxide
Glenis Scadding, United Kingdom

Nasal examination: nasal symptoms,
rhinoscopy, endoscopy
Claus Bachert, Belgium

Assessing the senses of smell and taste
Joaquim Mullol, Spain

Nasal sampling: lavages, cytology,
Wytske Fokkens, The Netherlands

Nasal function: nasal peak flow,
rhinomanometry, acoustic rhinometry
Peter Hellings, Belgium

Allergy and hyperresponsiness: nasal
provocation, allergy tests
Giovani Passalacqua, Italy

Imaging in rhinology
Livije Kalogjera, Croatioa

Clinical and research tools in rhinology
Kees van Drunen, The Netherlands

3. Aerobiology

Plants, pollens and climatic factors with
interest in allergic diseases
Gennaro D´Amato, Italy

Phenology and aerobiology of grass
Lorenzo Cecchi, Italy

Set up and operation of a hirst-type
pollen station
Carlos Nunes, Portugal

Pollen grains identification - hands-on microscope
Rui Brandao, Portugal
Heidrun Behrendt, Germany

4. Laboratory Methods in Allergy/Immunology Research

How to detect and sort cells: FACS
analysis and cell sorting

How to isolate and quantitate RNA

How to evaluate gene expression
profiles: microarray techniques and
data analysis

Knock-in, knock-out, knock-down:
how to analyse molecular functions
in vivo

5. Food Allergy Diagnosis and Research

Relevance of food allergy molecules
in food allergy diagnosis and allergy research
Clare Mills, United Kingdom
Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Denmark
Cristina Pascual, Spain
Jonathan Hourihane, United Kingdom

Specific issues regarding IgE-mediated
food allergy in children
Gideon Lack, United Kingdom

Specific issues regarding non-IgE
mediated food allergy in children
Stephen Husby, Denmark

Specific issues on diagnosis of food
allergy in children
Bodo Niggemann, Germany

Dietary management
Antonella Muraro, Italy


6. Practical Course on Immunotherapy


Indications, contraindications, sideeffects in adults
Sabina Rak, Sweden

Indications, contraindications, sideeffects
in children
Bodo Niggemann, Germany

Judging efficacy
Hans-Jørgen Malling, Denmark


Practical aspects, organising clinics
Hans-Jørgen Malling, Denmark

Cases & discussion
Bodo Niggemann, Germany
Tony Frew, United Kingdom

Open forum for questions

8. Assessment of Occupational Allergy

Assessment of occupational asthma
Joaquim Sastre, Spain

Assessment of occupational rhinitis
Andreas Siracusa, Italy

New developments and standardization of
occupational allergy diagnosis
Monika Raulf-Heimsoth, Germany

The role of allergology specialist in
assessment of occupational diseases
Gianna Moscato, Italy

13.30 – 16.30

7. Insect Venom Hypersensitivity

Mechanisms of venom immunotherapy and clinical
Marek Jutel, Poland

Natural history and risk factors
Beatrice Bilò, Italy

The value of in vivo and in vitro
evaluation of hymenoptera venom allergy
Holger Mosbech, Denmark

Venom immunotherapy: when to
start and when to stop
Franziska Ruëff, Germany

9. In and Outs of Basophil Based Tests: Practical use of Complex Systems

Histamine analysis as a classical
approach for basophil-based
Per Stahl Skov, Denmark

Diverse markes for basophil activation:
diagnosing with CD63 and CD203c
Edward Knol, The Netherlands

Clinical applications of flow
cytometry in allergy diagnosis
Didier Ebo, Belgium

What do you need to know to use the
flow? Hands on modern flow cytometry
techniques detecting basophils
Hans-Jürgen Hoffmann, Denmark

All Post Graduate Courses will be
followed by a Round table discussion
with all participants (speakers and


Very Special Keynote Speaker and
Opening Ceremony

Supported by the Herman Krefting
Foundation Against Asthma / Allergy


Welcome Reception/Congress Evening


19.00 - 21.30

JMA Poster Session


Last update: 19 March 2007