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07.30 – 08.15



Meet the Expert 11 - Multiple Food Allergies in Children

Room 122/123

Philippe Eigenmann, Switzerland

Meet the Expert 12 - The Asthmathic Child: Not just Asthma!

Room 124/125

Charles Naspitz, Brazil

Meet the Expert 13 - Lung Function Evaluation in Infants and Pre-school Children

Room 127/128

Karin Lřdrup Carlsen, Norway

Meet the Expert 14 - Peanut & Nut Allergy: Cracking the Nut!

Room 129/130

Pamela Ewan, United Kingdom

Meet the Expert 15 - Eosinophilic Lung Disease: New Classification

Room 131/132

Eduardo Giugno, Argentina
Daniel Colodenco, Argentina

Meet the Expert 16 - Molecular Allergy, the Future is Now

Room 133/134

Adriano Mari, Italy

Meet the Expert 17 - When to Start Specific Immunotherapy/Sublingual Immunotherapy in Infancy/Childhood?

Room 118

Zsolt Szépfalusi, Austria

Meet the Expert 18 - News in Flow Cytometry

Room 119

Hans Jürgen Hoffmann, Denmark

Meet the Expert 19 - Regulatory T cells in Allergy

Room 120

Mübeccel Akdis, Switzerland

Meet the Expert 20 - Immune Mechanisms of Sublingual Immunotherapy

Room 121

Barbara Bohle, Austria

Meet the Expert 21 - Mechanisms of Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Room M214

Stefan Martin, Germany

08.30 – 10.00



Clinical Plenary Symposium 2 - Allergy in the Airways

Room Auditorium

Chairpersons:
Tomás Chivato, Spain
Jan Lötvall, Sweden

United airways: still a valid concept?
Jean Bousquet, France

Upper and lower airway remodeling
Walter Canonica, Italy

Implications for clinical practice
Carlos Baena-Cagnani, Argentina

Basic Plenary Symposium 2 - Novel Concepts in Autoimmunity

Room 211/212

Chairpersons:
Carlos Lahoz, Spain
Luigi Fontana, Italy

Treg cells in the development of autoimmunity
David Wraith, United Kingdom

Predictive and protective antibodies in autoimmunity and allergy
Yeshuda Shoenfeld, Israel

Novel immunodulatory treatments in autoimmune diseases
Ravinder Maini, United Kingdom

10.00 - 10.30 COFFEE BREAK



10.30 - 12.00



Symposium 11 - Treatment of Pediatric Asthma

Room Auditorium

Chairpersons:
Susanne Halken, Denmark
Ömer Kalayci, Turkey

Safety and effectiveness of long-acting beta 2 agonist in children
Giovanni Rossi, Italy

When to use anti-leukotrienes
Antonio Nieto, Spain

Use of anti-immunoglobulin E treatment in children
Matthias Kopp, Germany

Symposium 12 - Anaphylaxis

Room 211/212

Chairpersons:
Ulrich Müller, Switzerland
Javier Fernández, Spain

Anaphylaxis epidemiology
Margitta Worm, Germany

Mediators and anaphylaxis
Martin Church, United Kingdom

Anaphylaxis to plant foods
Carlos Blanco, Spain

Symposium - Phenotyping Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Room 111

Chairpersons:
Philippe Gevaert, Belgium
Ludger Klimek, Germany

The immune system in chronic rhinosinusitis
Qutayba Hamid, Canada

Polyps are not all the same
Chaweewan Bunnag, Thailand

The 3 "A"s as in severe nasal polyposis: atopy, asthma, and aspirin
Joaquim Mullol, Spain

GA2LEN Symposium - Advances in Allergy: Results from the GA˛LEN Network

Room 115

Chairpersons:
Jean Bousquet, France
Peter Burney, United Kingdom

From birth to allergy
Karin Lřdrup Carlsen, Norway

Mechanisms linking sensitisation to symptoms
Wytske Fokkens, The Netherlands

Which sensitised individuals become allergic?
Philippe Bousquet, France

Interaction between allergens and viruses
Nikos Papadopoulos, Greece

Workshop 12 - Tolerance Induction and Allergy

Room 112

Chairpersons:
Marek Jutel, Poland
Eckard Hamelmann, Germany

DCs as tools to induce anergic and regulatory T cells
Esther de Jong, The Netherlands

T cell tolerance: An important mechanism of immunotherapy
Mübeccel Akdis, Switzerland

B cells, IgE regulation and long lived plasma cells - implications to immune tolerance
Gernot Achatz, Austria

Workshop 13 - Neural Mechanisms in Allergic and Non-Allergic Disease

Room 113/114

Chairpersons:
James Baraniuk, United States
Harald Renz, Germany

Neuroimmune interactions in chronic inflammatory skin
Ulrike Raap, Germany

Nerve growth factor modulation of goblet cell hyperplasia and mucin gene expression
Sergio Bonini, Italy

Neuroimmune mechanisms in the gut
Javier Santos, Spain

Workshoop 14 - Allergens

Room 117

Chairpersons:
Reto Crameri, Switzerland
Fatima Ferreira, Austria

Allergen evolution, structure and biological function
Heimo Breiteneder, Austria

Progress in the diagnosis of food allergy: how to use allergenic molecules in the clinic
Adriano Mari, Italy

Mollecullar allergens of plants
Javier Cuesta-Herranz, Spain

Practical Course 7 - Non Invasive Measures of Airway Inflammation: Induced Sputum, Exhaled Nitric Oxide

Room 118

Speaker: Joăo Fonseca, Portugal
Junior: Beatriz Sastre Turrión, Spain

Practical Course 8 - Bronchial Hyperreactivity Tests: Exercise, Mannitol versus Methycholine

Room 119

Speaker: Stefano Del Giacco, Italy
Junior: Marcin Kurowski, Poland

Hot Topic – Cellular Immunology

Room E1

Chairpersons:
Ashok Shah, India
Barbara Bohle, Austria

T regulatory cells
Matthew Fenton, United States

Human mast cells
Gianni Marone, Italy

Recent development in dendritic cells
Mirjam Kool, The Netherlands

Oral Abstract Session 10 - Asthma Pathogenesis – From Triggers to Inflammation and Remodelling

Room 133/134

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Jae Won Oh, Republic of Korea
Chairperson: Marek Kowalski, Poland

Introductory lecture: New insights with T-cell regulation of asthma pathogenisis

Oral Abstract Session 11 - Innate Immunity and Effector Cells

Room 120

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Michael Kemeny, United States
Chairperson: Hans Jürgen Hoffmann, Denmark

Introductory lecture: Innate immunity and effector cells

Oral Abstract Session 12 - Novel Clinical Aspects in Food Allergy

Room 121

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: George du Toit, United Kingdom
Chairperson: Paul Brand, The Netherlands

Introductory lecture: Novel clinical aspects in food allergy

Oral Abstract Session 13 - Airborne Allergens and immunoreactivity

Room 122/123

Oral Abstract Session - Airborne Allergens and immunoreactivity (122/123)
Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Heidrun Behrendt, Germany
Chairperson: Anna Pomés, United States

Introductory lecture: Airborne allergens and immunoreactivity

Poster Discussion Session - Drug Allergy – From Diagnostics to Management

Room 127/128

Chairpersons:
Antonino Romano, Italy
Radoslaw Spiewak, Poland

Poster Discussion Session 7 - Basic Mechanisms of Asthma – From Mouse Models to Humans

Room 129/130

Chairpersons:
Norbert Krug, Germany
Isil Barlan, Turkey

Poster Discussion Session 8 - Food Allergy – New Findings and Clinical Responses

Room 131/132

Chairpersons:
Bodo Niggemann, Germany
Riccardo Asero, Italy

12.00 - 13.30 LUNCH & POSTER VIEWING



The pediatric posters 815-891b and 1776-1800 will be located in the corridor to the Auditorium. Posters 892-1259 and 1801-1821 will be located in the Banquet Hall. A sandwich lunch will be available in the poster exhibition areas.

12.00 - 12.45



The Ring of Pro & Con - Probiotics in the Treatment and Prevention of Atopic Diseases


Chairperson: Paolo Matricardi, Germany

Pro: Maarten Hoekstra, The Netherlands
Con: Arne Hřst, Denmark

12.45 - 13.30



The Ring of Pro & Con - Is it Time to Switch from Extracts to Molecules for Diagnosing Allergy?


Chairperson: Martin Church, United Kingdom

Pro: Adriano Mari, Italy
Con: Rob Aalberse, The Netherlands

12.00 - 13.30


EAACI General Assembly & Council of National Societies

Room 112

The EAACI General Assembly is the governing body of the Academy. EAACI members are encouraged to actively participate in this meeting and present their views. We encourage members to arrive on time as we will begin promptly at 12.00 on Monday 9 June in Room 112 at the Barcelona International Convention Center. Please bring your EAACI membership card with you to gain entry to this meeting. If you have forgotten your membership card then please go to the EAACI stand in the Registration area to receive a replacement. Replacement cards can be given out from Saturday 09.00 until Monday 11.00 at the latest. Lunch boxes will be provided at this meeting.

13.30 - 15.00



Symposium 14 - Asthma in Childhood

Room Auditorium

Chairpersons:
Charles Naspitz, Brazil
Karin Lřdrup Carlsen, Norway

Natural history of wheezing from infancy to early adulthood
Göran Wennergren, Sweden

Bronchial remodelling in childhood
Michael Shields, United Kingdom

Early markers of ongoing allergic inflammation in children
Belén de la Hoz Caballer, Spain

Symposium 15 - Superantigens in Allergic Airway Disease

Room 117

Chairpersons:
Donald Leung, United States
Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Switzerland

Superantigens and mast cell/basophil triggering
Gianni Marone, Italy

Superantigens in severe asthma
Peter Howarth, United Kingdom

Superantigens in upper airways
Claus Bachert, Belgium

Symposium 16 - B Cells and Immunoglobulin E

Room 115

Chairpersons:
Rudolf Valenta, Austria
Mübeccel Akdis, Switzerland

Transcriptional regulation of immunoglobulin E
Hannah Gould, United Kingdom

Novel cytokines on immunoglobulin E: B cell factory at work
Lars Poulsen, Denmark

Maintenance of serological memory
Philippe Gevaert, Belgium

JMA Educational Session – The Successful Career of a Junior

Room 116

Chairpersons:
Elena Borzova, Russian Federation
Marcin Kurowski, Poland

From 0 to 100 in 8 seconds: how to successfully improve your career
David Groneberg, Germany

How to write a good paper
Wytske Fokkens, The Netherlands

The future of junior allergologists in Europe
Jan Lötvall, Sweden

CSS - Schering-Plough - The Face of Inflammation: Managing the Spectrum of Symptoms in Upper Respiratory Disease

Room 113/114

Welcome and Introduction
Eli Meltzer, United States

Treatment strategies of nasal symptoms in allergic rhinitis/rhinoconjunctivitis
Eli Meltzer, United States

Focus on ocular aspects of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis
Sergio Bonini, Italy

Best practices in the treatment of rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis
Valerie Lund, United Kingdom

Question & Answer

Workshop 15 - Stress and Allergy

Room 112

Chairperson:
Pontus Stierna, Sweden
Christian Virchow, Germany

Stress and the gut
Javier Santos, Spain

Neuroinmmune crosstalk
Armin Braun, Germany

Differential effects of acute and chronic stress on immune parameters
Gailen Marshall, United States

Workshop 16 - Insect Hypersensitivity

Room 211/212

Chairpersons:
Lluís Marqučs, Spain
Brunello Wütrich, Switzerland

Immunoglobulin E - negative anaphylaxis after hymenoptera sting
Beatrice Bilň, Italy

How to manage multisensitive patients?
Wolfgang Hemmer, Austria

Assessing the risk of relapse after venom immunotherapy
Ulrich Müller, Switzerland

Workshop 17 - Allergen Immunobiology and Vaccine Development

Room E1

Chairpersons:
Susanne Vrtala, Austria
Gabrielle Pauli, France

Lessons learned from cockroach allergen structure and function
Anna Pomés, United States

Genetic diversity among pollen allergens: implications for vaccine design
Fatima Ferreira, Austria

In silico prediction of allergens
Rob Aalberse, The Netherlands

Workshop 18 - Indoor and Outdoor Aerobiology

Room 111

Chairpersons:
Heidrun Behrendt, Germany
Thomas Platts-Mills, United States

Particulate air pollution and its impact on respiratory health
Gennaro D'Amato, Italy

Pollen counts as a tool for allergists: utility of the Alercon software
Javier Subiza, Spain

Human exposure to fungi and its relevance to health
Carlos Nunes, Portugal

Practical Course 9 - Ear, Nose & Throat at a Glance: Rhinoscopy, Radiology, Nitric Oxide, Rhinomanometry, Endoscopy

Room 118

Speaker: Joaquim Mullol, Spain
Junior: Michael Rudenko, Russian Federation

Practical Course 10 - Immunotherapy in Children

Room 119

Speaker: Antonio Nieto, Spain
Junior: Jaime Sánchez López, Spain

Oral Abstract Session 14 - Advances in Occupational Allergy

Room 133/134

Chairpersons:
Jolanta Walusiak, Poland
Gianna Moscato, Italy

Oral Abstract Session 15 - Molecular Allergology Diagnosis based on Single Proteins and Novel Antibody Technology

Room 120

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Adriano Mari, Italy
Chairperson: Steven Stapel, The Netherlands

Introductory lecture: How to manage results from molecular allergy diagnosis in clinical practice

Oral Abstract Session 16 - Clinical Advances in Immunotherapy

Room 121

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Hans-Jřrgen Malling, Denmark
Chairperson: Moises Calderon, United Kingdom

Introductory lecture: Expanding indications for immunotherapy?

Late Breaking Oral Abstract Session 3 – Diagnosing Allergy

Room 122/123

Chairpersons:
Mariana Castells, United States
Nelson Rosario, Brazil

Food Allergy IG - Business Meeting and Session

Room 124/125

Chairpersons:
Stefan Vieths, Germany
Thomas Werfel, Germany

Importance of Threshold Levels for Food Allergic Patients, Regulators, and Food Industry
Steve Taylor, United States

15.00 - 15.30 COFFEE BREAK



15.30 - 17.00



Symposium 17 - Immunotherapy in Children

Room Auditorium

Chairpersons:
Zsolt Szépfalusi, Austria
Hans de Groot, The Netherlands

How effective is immunotherapy in children?
Johannes Savolainen, Finland

Role of early immunotherapy to prevent asthma
Susanne Halken, Denmark

Sublingual immunotherapy in children
Giovanni Pajno, Italy

Symposium 18 - New approaches to Asthma Treatment

Room 117

Chairpersons:
Christian Virchow, Germany
Ronald Dahl, Denmark

Remodelling in asthma – still a target for therapy?
Santiago Quirce, Spain

New options in treatment of asthma exacerbations
Sebastian Johnston, United Kingdom

New options in asthma therapy
Mario Cazzola, Italy

World Allergy Forum(WAF) - An Update on Severe Asthma

Room 211/212

Chairpersons:
Walter Canonica, Italy
Roy Gerth van Wijk, The Netherlands

The TENOR study – the epidemiology of severe asthma
Eugen Bleecker, United States

Severe asthma – determinants and treatment
Klaus Rabe, The Netherlands

Four years' experience of omalizumab – efficacy and safety
William Storms, United States

CSS - Phadia - New Immune Perspectives in Allergy

Room 113/114

Chairperson:
Hugh Sampson, United States

A multiplex perspective of the immune responses in allergy
Patrick Holt, Australia

Allergy vs tolerance in food allergy
Hugh Sampson, United States

Clinical role of IgE antibodies to carbohydrates from anaphylaxis to protection
Thomas Platts-Mills, United States

Allergen-specific antibodies, allergic disease and individual susceptibility
Adnan Custovic, United Kingdom

Workshop 19 – New Insights into Allergic Immune Responses

Room 111

Chairpersons:
Martin Church, United Kingdom
F Estelle R Simons, Canada

Regulation of histamine H1 receptor expression in human inflammatory cells
Massimo Triggiani, Italy

Role of neutrophils in allergic diseases
Javier Monteseirin Mateo, Spain

Regulation of apoptosis in T cells by allergen immunotherapy
Javier Fernández, Spain

Workshop 20 - New Therapeutic Approaches to Nasal Polyps

Room 115

Chairpersons:
Eli Meltzer, United States
Claus Bachert, Belgium

Long term treatment with antibiotics
Wytske Fokkens, The Netherlands

Anti-cytokines
Philipe Gevaert, Belgium

Aspirin desensitisation
Glenis Scadding, United Kingdom

Workshop 21 - Ocular Allergy

Room 116

Chairpersons:
Sergio Bonini, Italy
Henriette Farkas, Hungary

Immunopathogenesis of conjunctivitis
Luis Delgado, Portugal

Insights from conjunctival challenge
Pascal Demoly, France

Management of persistent allergic inflamation in the ocular surface
Margarita Calonge, Spain

Workshop 22 - Intervention on Allergic Response

Room 112

Chairpersons:
Susanne Lau, Germany
Magnus Wickman, Sweden

Dynamic changes of immunoglobulin E responses from birth to puberty: clinical implications
Paolo Matricardi, Germany

Intervention for development of asthma and new sensitisations in children with rhinoconjunctivitis
Lars Jacobsen, Denmark

Lessons from Africa and Asia: the role of infections, diet and environment in the development of allergy
Ronald van Ree, The Netherlands

Practical Course 11 - Practical Management of Anaphylaxis

Room 118

Speaker: Johnathan Hourihane, Ireland
Junior: Maria Rueda, Spain

Practical Course 12 - Cellular in vitro Tests

Room 119

Speaker: Didier Ebo, Belgium
Junior: Lynn Maxwell, United Kingdom

Year in Review – HIV

Room E1

Chairpersons:
Natalija Novak, Germany
Rola Abou Taam, France

HIV – update of the situation
Fernando Aiuti, Italy

Pediatric HIV
Paolo Rossi, Italy

Oral Abstract Session 17 - Urticaria and Contact Dermatitis

Room 133/134

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Elena Borzova, Russian Federation
Chairperson: Susana Echechipía-Madoz, Spain

Introductory lecture: Autoimmune-induced urticaria

Oral Abstract Session 18 - Development of Allergic Disease: Predictors and Risk Factors

Room 120

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Donata Vercelli, United States
Chairperson: Rodolfo Espinoza-Vizcaíno, Mexico

Introductory lecture: Gene-environment interaction

Oral Abstract Session 19 - Primary Allergy Prevention in Children

Room 121

Chairpersons:
ArneHřst, Denmark
Fabienne Rancé, France

Late Breaking Oral Abstract Session 4 – Basic Science II

Room 122/123

Chairpersons:
Anthony Frew, United Kingdom
Roberto Paganelli, Italy

Poster Discussion Session 9 - Anaphylaxis and Drug Allergies in Children

Room 127/128

Chairpersons:
Andrew Clark, United Kingdom
Philippe Eigenmann, Switzerland

Poster Discussion Session 10 - Occupational Allergy in Health Care Workers and in Damp Environments

Room 129/130

Chairpersons:
Ramon Lleonart, Spain
Monika Raulf-Heimsoth, Germany

Poster Discussion Session 11 - Peanut, Wheat, and other Food Allergies in Children

Room 131/132

Chairpersons:
Cristina Pascual, Spain
Maria Dolores Ibáńez Sandín, Spain

Functional Genomics & Proteomics IG - Business Meeting and Session

Room 124/125

Chairpersons:
Mikael Benson, Sweden
Lars Olaf Cardell, Sweden

Computation is the Key to Unraveling Disease Mechanisms in High-Throughput Studies of Allergic Disease
Miguel Pujana, Spain

17.30 - 19.00



Satellite Symposium – Stallergenes - Desensitisation to Grass Pollens with Tablets: Evidence and Protocol

Room 117

Chairpersons:
Hans-Jřrgen Malling, Denmark
Joaquin Sastre, Spain

Onset of action of grass pollen SLIT
Friedrich Horak, Austria

Phase III in children with grass pollen tablets: an evidence based medicine immunotherapy
Susanne Halken, Denmark

From meta-analyses to Evidence-Based Medicine
Pascal Demoly, France

Satellite Symposium – Allergopharma - Benefits of High-Dose SIT - the Choice for the European Allergists

Room E1

Chairperson:
Ulrich Wahn, Germany

High-dose SIT with recombinant allergens
- Latest update
Ludger Klimek

Benefits of high-dose-SIT with hypoallergenic allergens
- Newest clinical results
Sabina Rak-Wajngarten, Sweden

The benefit of a High-Dose sublingual preparation
- More well-days and a reduction in SMS
Annemie Narkus, Germany

Practical aspects of high-dose SIT
- The role of the specialist - the care for the patient
Ulrich Wahn, Germany

Satellite Symposium – FAES FARMA - Towards a New World of Allergy

Room 133/134

Chairpersons:
Ignacio Ansotegui, Spain
Tomás Chivato, Spain

Reaching perfection in antihistamines
Martin Church, United Kingdom

Fighting the burden of allergies – why do we need evidence based medicine?
Jean Bousquet, France

Treating allergy – what is beyond evidence based medicine?
Walter Canonica, Italy

Satellite Symposium – Jerini -Icatibant: a Novel Treatment Option for Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

Room 115

Chairperson:
Teresa Caballero, Spain

Nonallergic angioedema and the role of the key mediator bradykinin
Konrad Bork, Germany

Blocking the bradykinin receptor with icatibant: results of the FAST-2 trial
Marco Cicardi, Italy

Clinical experiences with icatibant
Avner Reshef, Israel

Satellite Symposium – ALK-Abelló - ALK Grass Allergen Tablet - a Treatment that Changes Lives!

Room 112

Chairperson:
Waltraud Emminger, Austria

ALK grass allergen tablet – the current standard for grass pollen immunotherapy?
Claus Bachert, Belgium

Treatment options for specific immunotherapy - one grass or many?
Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Germany

Three years of perennial treatment secures significant patient benefit
Stephen Durham, United Kingdom

Health economic benefits of ALK grass allergen tablet in patients with co-existing asthma
Shuaib Nasser, United Kingdom

Questions from the audience
Waltraud Emminger, Austria

Satellite Symposium – UCB - Synergistic Asthma Control beyond the Central Airways

Room 111

Chairperson:
Peter Barnes, United Kingdom

Introduction
Peter Barnes, United Kingdom

Long-term asthma control: the turning point of GINA 2007
Christian Virchow, Germany

Cellular and molecular interactions between ICS and LABA
Peter Barnes, United Kingdom

Inflammation in small airways: requirement for improved lung deposition
Renauld Louis, Belgium

Asthma control with combination therapy
Pierluigi Paggiaro, Italy

Discussion






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