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Preliminary Scientific Programme
 

SATURDAY | SUNDAY | MONDAY | TUESDAY | WEDNESDAY
 

Sunday, 10 June 2007
 

 

07.30-08.15

Meet the Expert Seminars

-Airway smooth muscle cells
-Antihistamines from basic knowledge to clinical use
-Management of children during allergen-SIT
-Problems in diagnostics of allergic disease
-Major problems and future directions in dendritic cell research
 
08.30-10.00


Opening Plenary Symposium - Asthma -
from Clinical Impact to Basic Mechanisms


Clinical impact of asthma
Paul O’Byrne, Canada

Genes and environment in asthma
TBA

Molecular mechanisms of asthma
Peter Barnes, United Kingdom


10.00-10.30 Coffee Break
 


 

10.30-12.00



Symposium - Atopic Dermatitis and
External Factors


Molecular and cellular mechanisms of
atopic dermatitis
Thomas Werfel, Germany

Contact allergy (type I and type IV) in
atopic dermatitis
Thomas Diepgen, Germany

Malassezia hypersensitivity
Annika Scheynius, Sweden

Super-antigens
Harri Alenius, Finland
 


Symposium - Food Allergens –
Controversal Issues

 


Bet v 1 homologues - always mild
symptoms?
Barbara Ballmer-Weber, Switzerland

Profilin: an IgE binding protein with
clinical relevance?
Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Austria

Sequential epitopes on food allergens
- relevant for allergenic potential?
Stefan Vieths, Germany

Double blind food challenge - a gold
standard in food allergy diagnosis?
Jonathan Hourihane, Ireland
 


Symposium - New Aspects on Regulatory
Cells in Allergy


DC – regulators between immunity
and tolerance
Thilo Jakob, Germany

NK cells and their role in allergy
Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, Sweden

Regulatory B-lymphocytes
David Gray, United Kingdom

Regulatory T cells
Cezmi Akdis, Switzerland
 


300 Years of CARL VON LINNÉ


Chairpersons: Folke Rydén, Sweden Mattias Klum, Sweden

This is a non-medical presentation
about Carl von Linné. This year we
celebrate his 300th "birthday".

An excellent programme is
guaranteed.

(This session is sponsored by Phadia)



Workshop - Ocular Allergy


Rhino-conjunctivitis as a part of the
systemic disease
Per Montan, Sweden

Management and drug treatment
Giovanni Passalaqua, Italy

Immunotherapy of rhino
conjunctivitis
Stefano Bonini, Italy

Pathophysiology of allergic and non
allergic conjunctivitis
Virginia Calder, United Kingdom


Workshop - Allergy and Asthma in the
3rd World – A Ticking Bomb


Asthma mortality and treatment in
South America
Carlos Baena-Cagnani, Argentina

Current upward trend of allergy and
asthma in Asia. How will Asia cope
with it?
Pakit Vichyanond, Thailand

Africa and increased prevalence of
allergies
Paul Potter, South Africa


Company Sponsored Symposium –
GlaxoSmithKline- Itchy Eyes & Blocked Nose; A Single Treatment Solution


12.00-13.30

Lunch & Poster Session

13.30-15.00


Symposium - Effects and Mechanisms of
Immunotherapy


Basic mechanisms of sublingual vs
subcutaneous immunotherpy
Mübeccel Akdis, Switzerland

Clinical effects of sublingual vs
subcutaneous immunotherpy
Stephen Durham, United Kingdom

Future prospects in immunotherapy
Marianne van Hage, Sweden

Novel adjuvance in specific
immunotherapy
Barbara Bohle, Austria


Symposium - From Sneeze to Wheeze and
Dyspnea
 


Asthma, from nose to small airways
Leif Bjermer, Sweden

Non-invasive monitoring
Kjell Alving, Sweden

Remodelling in upper and lower
airways
Peter Howarth, United Kingdom



Symposium - Non-Allergic Rhinitis
 


Classification of non-allergic rhinitis
Glenis Scadding, United Kingdom

Neurogenic mechanisms in rhinitis
Jim Baraniuk, United States

Eosinophilic non-allergic rhinitis
Claus Bachert, Belgium

Idiopathic rhinitis - mechanisms and
treatment
Wytske Fokkens, The Netherlands
 


Workshop - Modelling Allergy in the
Mouse - Implications for Treatment


Developing a true model of asthma
in the mouse
James Lee, United States

Modelling food allergy in the mouse
Philippe Eigenmann, Switzerland

Modelling atopic eczema in the
mouse
Harri Alenius, Finland

Is the mouse the most relevant model
for developing new allergy
treatments?
Clive Page, United Kingdom
 

Workshop - Practical Aspects of Drug
Allergy


Translating research to clinical
practice
Werner Pichler, Switzerland

Hypersensitivity drug reactions in
different parts of Europe
Eva Gomes, Portugal

Risk factors for drug hypersensitivity
Pascal Demoly, France

Immunologic workup of patients
after severe drug reactions
Nikhil Yawalkar, Switzerland


Workshop - Asthma: Clinical Problems
 


Asthma: clinical problems in
teenagers
Tari Hahtela, Finland

Asthma: clinical problems in
pregnancy
TBC

Asthma: clinical problems in the
elderly
Giovanni Viegi, Italy



Hot Topic



Company Sponsored Symposium – Phadia - Allergy March in Remission


15.00-15.30

 Coffee Break

 
15.30-17.00


Sympoisum - Asthma and Sports, New Developments


Exercise-induced respiratory
symptoms in athletes: facts or fiction?
Kjell Larsson, Sweden

Obesity, physical activity and asthma
Luis Delgado, Italy

Exercise-induced asthma in childhood
Kai-Hĺkon Carlsen, Norway
 


Symposium - Eosinophilia, does it
matter?


In collaboration with the International
Eosinophil Society.

The resurrection of the eosinophils in the allergic arena
Francesca Levi-Schaffer, Israel

Mechanisms of eosinophil mediated
pathology
Steven Ackerman, United States

The role of the eosinophil in allergic
diseases
TBC


GA˛LEN fills the Gap: Rhinitis and Asthma


GA2LEN/Interairways
Paul van Cauwenberge, Belgium

From asthma to rhinitis in children
Magnus Wickman, Sweden

Practical approaches
Elina Toskala, Finland

Does rhinitis lead to asthma ? - The GA˛LEN campaign
Joaquim Mullol, Spain



Workshop - Current Problems in Food Allergy
 


New EU food allergy labelling,
benefits and risks
Ingrid Malmheden Yman, Sweden

Novel foods, regulations, and
potential allergenicity
Lars Poulsen, Denmark

Impact of food processing on
allergenicity
Clare Mills, United Kingdom

Benifits and concerns of
biotechnology derived foods
TBC
 


Workshop - Allergen Structure - Impact
on Biology and Cross-Reactivity


Mining molecules in the mite
Wayne Thomas, Australia

Popular pets
Hans Grönlund, Sweden

Perpetual pollens
Fatima Ferreira, Austria

Molds are allergens after all?
Reto Crameri, Switzerland


Pro-Con - Immunotherapy in Young
Children (45 min.)


Pro: Isil Barlan, Turkey
Con: TBC


Pro-Con - Immunotherapy in Asthma
(45 min.)


Pro: Jean Bousquet, France
Con: Peter Barnes, United Kingdom



JMA Educational Session - Design and
Ethics: Important Tools for the Success of
your Study


How to design an experiment
Martin Church, United Kingdom

Ethics in research and clinical studies
Kristof Nekam, The Netherlands

 


Company Sponsored Symposium - Altana - Challenges & Issues Presented by the Evolving Standard of Asthma Management
 



 
17.30-19.00


Satellite Symposia



 

 
Last update: 19 March 2007