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Preliminary Scientific Programme
 

SATURDAY | SUNDAY | MONDAY | TUESDAY | WEDNESDAY
 

Tuesday, 12 June 2007
 


 

07.30-08.15


Meet the Expert Seminars

-What you would like to know more about asthma management
-Management of drug hypersensitive patients
-Patient selection and management in allergen-SIT
-Management of insect venom hypersensitivity
-What did we learn from T cell clones?

 

08.30-10.00


JMA Forum - Rocketing Airway Inflammation


Role of progenitor cells in sustaining
airway inflammation
Joanna Makowska, Poland

Interaction between respiratory virus
infections and chronic airway
inflammation in COPD
Gernot Rohde, Germany

Pathways and phenotypes in virus
associated asthma
Chrysanthi Skevaki, Greece

Interaction between airway dendritic
cells and sensory nerves in allergic
inflammation
Tibor Veres, Germany



Symposium - PRACTALL Pediatric Asthma



Symposium - Immune Tolerance World Allergy Forum (WAF) – invited by WAO


Concepts in tolerance induction
Dale Umetsu, United States

Modulation of IgE-related diseases in
children
Patrick Holt, Australia

Can omalizumab synergize
immunotherapy?
Thomas Casale, United States



Symposium - IRINE
Advances in Allergy and Asthma: the
IRINE Initiatives in Eastern Europe


Review of IRINE initiatives in eastern
Europe
Lawrence DuBuske, United States

Exhaled breath temperature and
respiratory disease
Todor Popov, Bulgaria

The role of neuropeptides and
rhinitis
Radislaw Gawlik, Poland

Asthma symptoms versus breath
condensates
Alexander Emelyanov, Russia

Immunopathogic assessments of
atopic dermatitis
George Drannik, Ukraine

The epidemic of ragweed allergy in
Hungary
Laslo Endre, Hungary



Symposium / Workshop - Progenitors and
Stem Cells in Allergic Disease


Stem cells from human adult subjects:
a heterogenous family
Sergio Romagnani, Italy

Modulatory role of pregenitors in
allergic inflammation
Judah Denburg, United States

Regulation of stem cell and
progenitor cell trafficking
TBC
 


Workshop - Future Prospects in Allergy
and Asthma Treatment


Vaccinations to develop endogenous
anti-IgE
Sven-Erik Dahlén, Sweden

Novel anti-inflammatory drugs for
allergy treatment
Peter Barnes, United Kingdom

Novel ultra-long-acting beta-2-
agonists
William Busse, United States

Anti-TNF in asthma treatment
Klaus Rabe, The Netherlands

 

10.00-10.30

 Coffee Break

 

10.30-12.00



Symposium - NIH: T Cell Homing and
Memory in the Development of Allergic
Diseases


Immune protection and pathology
mediated by memory CD4 T cells
Donna Farber, United States

Dendritic cells and immunity
Yong-Jun Liu, United States

Regulation of memory CD8+ T cells in
the lung airways
David Woodland, United States



Symposium / Workshop - What Makes an
Allergen an Allergen


Structural features of allergenic
molecules
Rob Aalberse, The Netherlands

Importance of allergen epitopes for
allergic disease
Rudolf Valenta, Austria

Bioinformatics to understand crossreactivity
Heimo Breiteneder, Austria

Effects of allergen processing for
allergenicity
Ronald van Ree, The Netherlands
 


Workshop - Early Virus Infections - Impact
on Allergy and Asthma Development


Cytokine profiles during RSV
infection
Sigurdur Kristjánsson, Iceland

Host or virus – what matters for
allergy and asthma development
Mark Everard, United Kingdom

Early intervention in RSV-induced
wheezing
Hans Bisgaard, Denmark

Helminths - hygiene and allergy
models
Maria Yazdanbakhsh, The Netherlands



Workshop - Asthma Clinics and Allergy
Testing in Primary and Secondary Care


Nurse based asthma clinics, an
overview
Monica Fletcher, United Kingdom

Asthma clinics in primary care
Björn Ställberg, Sweden

Asthma clinics in secondary care
Birthe Hellquist, Denmark

Allergy testing in primary care –
when, where, and why
David Price, United Kingdom
 


Workshop - Cough and Bronchial Sensory
Hyperresponsiveness vs Asthma


Capsaisin cough provocating testing
Brigita Sikauskiene, Lithuania

Regulation and treatment of cough
Kian Fan Chung, United Kingdom

Sensory hyperresponsiveness in
patients with airway symptoms
Eva Millqvist, Sweden
 


Company Sponsored Symposium – ALKAbelló - Tablet-Based Immunotherapy - A Landmark in Grass Allergy Treatment
 



 

12.00-13.30


Lunch & Poster Session

13.30-15.00


Symposium - The Biology and Functions
of Mast Cells and Basophils


Allergy diagnosis based on mast cells
and basophil products
Per Stahl Skov, Denmark

Activation cascades in mast cells
Petr Draber, Czech Republic

The traffic of basophils in allergic
responses
Hajime Karasuyama, Japan

The clinical role of mast cells and
basophils in allergic responses
Gianni Marone, Italy
 


Symposium - Tobacco and Allergy


Effect of tobacco smoke on allergic
sensitisation and asthma
Guy Joos, Belgium

The smoking asthmatic versus the
COPD patient
Mario Cazzola, Italy

Effects of treatments in smoking
asthmatics
Neil Thomson, United Kingdom

Effects of passive smoking in childhood
Antonio Nieto, Spain



Symposium - Severe and Difficult to Treat Asthma


Update on clinical trials in severe
asthma – the NIH SARP network
William Busse, United States

Update on clinical trials in severe
asthma – the European networks
(BIOAIR and GA2LEN)
Elisabeth Bel, Belgium

Overlapping phenotypes of severe
asthma
Marek Kowalski, Poland

Atopic versus non-atopic severe asthma
Mark Humbert, France



Symposium - PRACTALL - Early Diagnos
and Risk Prediction in Anaphylaxis


Basic mechanisms of anaphylaxis
Dean Metcalfe, United States

Laboratory measures of anaphylaxis
Lawrence Schwartz, United States

Distinguishing those at risk of further
anaphylaxis
Ulrich Müller, Switzerland



Workshop - Contact Dermatitis, Inducers
and Mechanisms


Immunological mechanisms
Ian Kimber, United Kingdom

Hapten structures and complete
antigens
TBC

Contact dermatitis – the most
frequent occupational allergic disease
Margitta Worm, Germany

Current and future diagnostic tools
Klaus Andersen, Denmark
 


Workshop - Remodelling Good or Bad in
Asthma


Epithelial interaction and
remodelling
Kian Fan Chung, United Kingdom

Airway smooth muscles and
remodelling
Judith Black, Australia

Eiconsanoids in remodelling
Marc Peters-Golden, United States

Fibrocytes in central and peripheral
airways – a future target for
treatment?
Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, Sweden



Company Sponsored Symposium - UCB - Trends and Management of Today's Allergies


 

15.00- 15.30

Coffee Break

15.30-17.00



Symposium - Are Allergies Still
Increasing? An update from New
Epidemiological Studies


Are allergies still increasing in
children? Evidence from ISAAC
Stephan Weiland, Germany

Are allergies still increasing in adults?
Bo Lundbäck, Sweden

Increase of allergies - implications for
research in food industry
Annick Mercenier, Switzerland

Implications for protection of the
workforce?
Dennis Nowak, Germany



Symposium - New Developments in
Occupational Allergy


Work-related exacerbation of asthma
Kjell Torén, Sweden

Genetics and occupational asthma
Anthony Newman-Taylor, United Kingdom

Changes of occupational asthma and
occupational rhinitis over time
Paul Blanc, United States

IgE-mediated occupational asthma,
rhinitis, and contact urticaria
Oliver Vandenplas, Belgium



Symposium – WAC 2007 - Masquerades of Allergic Disease


Conjunctivitis
Pakit Vichyanond, Thailand

Asthma
Ronald Dahl, Denmark

Rhinosinusitis
Michael Kaliner, United States



Workshop - The Good and Bad of
Advanced Treatments in Atopic
Dermatitis


Scientific mechanisms of calcineurin
inhibitors and topical steroids
Georg Stingl, Austria

Clinical effects of topical steroids and
calcineurine inhibitors
Antti Lauerma, Finland

How safe are topical treatments
Thomas Werfel, Germany

Efficacy and safety of old and new
systemic treatments
Mark Boguniewicz, United States



Workshop - Allergy and Tolerance


Induction of tolerance to allergens
Harald Renz, Germany

Peripheral tolerance
Martien Kapsenberg, The Netherlands

Mechanisms of oral tolerance
Esbjörn Telemo, Sweden

Mucosal tolerance
Ursula Wiedermann-Schmidt, Austria
 


Workshop - Concordance, Communication, Compliance and
Adherence – any Differences?


Compliance
Gunnar Jónasson, Iceland

Patient centred asthma management:
listen, watch and speak
Martyn Partridge, United Kingdom

What parents with children with
asthma tell us
Sřren Pedersen, Denmark

What general practitioners and
pediatricians think about their
patients’ asthma
Norbert van den Berg, The Netherlands


 

17.30-19.00


Developing EAACI Position Papers



Successful Grant Application



Satellite Symposia




 

 
Last update: 19 March 2007