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07.30-08.15



Meet the Expert 1 - Environmental Factors in Allergic Diseases

Room 122/123

Gennaro D’Amato, Italy

Meet the Expert 2- Allergy to Beta-Lactam antibiotics

Room 124/125

Miguel Blanca, Spain

Meet the Expert 3 - Anaphylaxis During General Anesthesia

Room 127/128

Michel Mertes, France

Meet the Expert 4 - Allergy to Radiocontrast Media

Room 129/130

Knut Brockow, Germany

Meet the Expert 5 - Breaking News in Assessment of Occupational Asthma and Occupational Rhinitis

Room 131/132

Gianna Moscato, Italy
Santiago Quirce, Spain

Meet the Expert 6 - Heterogeneity of CRS

Room 133/134

Claus Bachert, Belgium

Meet the Expert 7 - Role of Nitric Oxide in Upper Airway Disease

Room 118

Glenis Scadding, United Kingdom

Meet the Expert 8 - Management of Non-Allergic Rhinitis

Room 119

James Baraniuk, United States

Meet the Expert 9 - Animal Models in Allergy

Room 120

Peter Hellings, Belgium

Meet the Expert 10 - Rhinitis and Otitis Media with Effusion: Is there a Connection?

Room 121

Ruby Pawankar, Japan

08.30 -10.00



Clinical Plenary Symposium 1 - Allergy, an Epidemic of the XXIst Century

Room Auditorium

Chairpersons:
Ignacio Ansotegui, Spain
Roy Gerth van Wijk, The Netherlands

When did it start?
Thomas Platts-Mills, United States

Where are we now?
Giovanni Viegi, Italy

How can we prevent?
Ulrich Wahn, Germany

Basic Plenary Symposium 1 - Regulation of the Immune Response

Room 211/212

Chairpersons:
S.G.O Johansson, Sweden
Sergio Romagnani, Italy

Central versus peripheral tolerance
Bruno Kyewski, Germany

Th1, Th2, Th17, Treg: why stop at four
Cezmi Akdis, Switzerland

Visualisation of T cell priming by dendritic cells in vivo
Ulrich von Andrian, United States

10.00 -10.30 COFFEE BREAK



09.00-12.00



EUROPEAN MEETING OF ALLERGY NURSING


Free communications
Room 122/123

This session will be interpretated into English/Spanish

Closure of the European Meeting of Allergy Nursing

10.30 -12.00



Symposium 1 - Prevention of Allergic Diseases

Room Auditorium

Chairpersons:
Patrick Holt, Australia
Antonella Muraro, Italy

Role of nutritional factors
Magnus Wickman, Sweden

Exposure to allergens - how much is too much?
Arne Høst, Denmark

Exposure to allergens - what is the right timing?
Gideon Lack, United Kingdom

Symposium 2 - Natural Course of Asthma

Room 211/212

Chairpersons:
Gunilla Hedlin, Sweden
Christian Virchow, Germany

Long-term follow up of childhood asthma: What lessons have we learned?
Malcolm Sears, Canada

Environment and asthma - can we modify disease in childhood?
Fernando Martinez, United States

Does childhood asthma lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults?
Ronald Dahl, Denmark

Symposium 3 - Novel Developments in Genetics of Allergic Diseases

Room 115

Chairpersons:
Juha Kere, Sweden
Carlos Lahoz, Spain

Update on asthma genetics
Stephen Holgate, United Kingdom

Genetics of atopic dermatitis
Stefan Weidinger, Germany

New genes influencing specific immunoglobulin E response
Luis Caraballo, Colombia

Symposium 4 - Allergy Issues at the 2008 Olympics

Room 111

Chairpersons:
Sergio Bonini, Italy
Franchek Drobnic, Spain

The relevance of allergy in the competitive athlete: what to know?
Stefano Del Giacco, Italy

Beta 2 agonists: to be permitted or banned?
Kai-Håkon Carlsen, Norway

Indoor swimming and allergic patient
André Moreira, Portugal

Symposium 5 - Clinical Aspects of Antibiotic Hypersensitivity

Room 117

Chairpersons:
Mercedes Corominas Sanchez, Spain
Paola Toche, Chile

Epidemiology, burden and risk factors
Philippe Bousquet, France

Where are we now in beta-lactam allergy?
Maria José Torres, Spain

Allergy to non beta-lactam antibiotics
Paolo Campi, Italy

NIAID Symposium - The United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Mast Cells

Room 112

Chairpersons:
Matthew Fenton, United States
Gianni Marone, Italy

Mast cells as a therapeutic target in allergy and inflammatory diseases
Jean-Pierre Kinet, United States

Regulation of mast cell functions by cysteinyl leukotrienes and their receptors
Joshua Boyce, United States

Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive functions of mast cells
Stephen Galli, United States

Company Sponsored Symposium - UCB - Treatment of "Today's Allergies" from Acute Interventions to Chronic Management

Room 113/114

Chairperson:
Joaquim Mullol, Spain

Crossing the allergen jungle: new allergens in allergy management
Alessandro Fiocchi, Italy

Anaphylaxis: acute interventions and long-term control
Pascal Demoly, France

Persistent Allergic Rhinitis (PER): persistent clinical challenge
Joaquim Mullol, Spain

Chronic urticaria (CU): continuous management challenge
Ted Popov, Bulgaria

Workshop 1 - Advances in Workplace-Related Asthma and the Impact on Health

Room 116

Chairpersons:
Gianna Moscato, Italy
Ana Todo Bom, Portugal

Work-aggravated asthma
Susan Tarlo, Canada

Acute and near fatal occupational asthma
Santiago Quirce, Spain

Cleaning agents - impact as a cause of occupational asthma
Gabrielle Pauli, France

Practical Course 1 - Skin Testing in Allergy

Room 118

Speaker: Bettina Wedi, Germany
Junior: Luísa Geraldes, Portugal

Practical Course 2 - Challenge Tests in Drug Allergy

Room 119

Speaker: Antonino Romano, Italy
Junior: Anna Sala, Spain

Hot Topic

Room E1

Oral Abstract Session 1 - Education

Room 118

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Daniel Vervloet, France
Chairperson: Jan de Monchy, The Netherlands

Introductory lecture: Innovative way and patient's survey

Oral Abstract Session 2 - Technological Innovations in Immunotherapy

Room 120

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Marek Jutel, Poland
Chairperson: Oliver Pfaar, Germany

Introductory lecture: Mechanisms of immunotherapy: recent acquisitions

Oral Abstract Session 3 - Mechanisms in the Development of Atopy

Room 121

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Claudio Nicoletti, United Kingdom
Chairperson: Susanne Halken, Denmark

Introductory lecture: New advances in food allergy pathogenesis

Poster Discussion Session 1 - Progress in Hymenoptera Venom Allergy

Room 127/128

Chairpersons:
Hans de Groot, The Netherlands
Beatrice Bilò, Italy

Poster Discussion Session 2 - Treating Allergic Rhinits

Room 129/130

Chairpersons:
Ignacio Jauregui Presa, Spain
Yeong Ho Rha, Republic of Korea

Aerobiology & Pollution IG - Business Meeting and Session

Room 124/125

Chairpersons:
Carlos Nunes, Portugal
Lorenzo Cecchi, Italy

Particulate Matter and Respiratory Allergic Diseases
Isabella Annesi Maesano, France

12.00-13.30 LUNCH & POSTER VIEWING



The pediatric posters 394-474 will be located in the corridor to the Auditorium. Posters 475-814 and 1725-1775 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 - The Treatment of Mild Persistent Asthma in Childhood should be Continuous?


Chairperson: Mário Morais-Almeida, Portugal

Pro: Charles Naspitz, Brazil
Con: John Warner, United Kingdom

12.45-13.30



The Ring of Pro & Con - Drugs Provocation Tests are Crucial for the Diagnosis of Drug Allergy


Chairperson: Antonino Romano, Italy

Pro: Pascal Demoly, France
Con: Werner Pichler, Switzerland

13.30-15.00



Symposium 6 - The Origins of Allergy & Asthma from Conception through Early Life

Room 112

Chairpersons:
Paolo Matricardi, Germany
Enrique Martí-Guadaño, Spain

Candidate genes for allergy & asthma: global cohort studies
Juha Kere, Sweden

Epigenetic modification of allergy & asthma genes
Donata Vercelli, United States

Environmental triggers of allergy & asthma in utero and early life: "the home front"
John Warner, United Kingdom

Symposium 7 - Relationship between Objective and Subjective Outcome Measures in Airway Disease

Room 211/212

Chairpersons:
Ioana Agache, Romania
Anselmo Sánchez Palacios, Spain

Do objective outcome measures correlate with symptom severity in the lower airways?
Adnan Custovic, United Kingdom

Objective severity staging and symptom scores in rhinosinusitis
Peter Hellings, Belgium

The objective severity assesment of rhinitis and quality of life
Roy Gerth van Wijk, The Netherlands

Symposium 8 - Cellular and Molecular Interactions in Allergy

Room 115

Chairpersons:
David Edgar, United Kingdom
Clemens Dahinden, Switzerland

Mast cells: not only in allergy
Marcus Maurer, Germany

Regulatory and effector T cells
Sergio Romagnani, Italy

Dendritic cells
Thomas Bieber, Germany

CSS - ALK-Abelló- Grass Allergen Tablet Benefits Children with Grass Allergy!

Room 113/114

Chairperson:
Maria Dolores Ibáñez Sandín, Spain

Grass allergy - a fast growing problem for European children
Glenis Scadding, United Kingdom

Does the ALK grass allergen tablet benefit children with grass allergy?
Albrecht Bufe, Germany

Health economic benefits of early initiation of ALK grass allergen tablet treatment
Fernando Antoñanzas Villar, Spain

Questions from the audience
Maria Dolores Ibáñez Sandín, Spain

Workshop 2 - Food Allergy in Children

Room Auditorium

Chairpersons:
Albert G. Oehling, Spain
Martin Bozzola, Argentina

Are there different clinical patterns with different food allergens
Cristina Pascual, Spain

Eosinophilic food-allergic diseases
Jonathan Spergel, United States

Practical management of food-allergic children
Ana Maria Plaza Martin, Spain

Workshop 3 - Asthma Control - Pharmacology and Beyond

Room 117

Chairpersons:
Eric Bateman, South Africa
Mario Sanchez-Borges, Venezuela

The role of the patient personality in compliance to asthma treatment
Eva Brink, Sweden

Treating the family of a child with asthma
Jose Rosado Pinto, Portugal

Questionnaires in asthma monitoring
Jose Maria Olaguibel, Spain

Workshop 4 - Chronic Urticaria: An Update

Room 111

Chairpersons:
Alexander Kapp, Germany
Consuelo Martínez Cócera, Spain

Urticaria and infections
Bettina Wedi, Germany

Immunological mechanisms of chronic urticaria
Marta Ferrer, Spain

Update on urticaria knowledge
Clive Grattan, United Kingdom

Workshop 5 - Update in Autoimmune Disorders

Room 116

Chairpersons:
David Wraith, United States
Yehuda Shoenfeld, Israel

Connective tissue diseases
Sergio Del Giacco, Italy

Link between autoimmunity and atopy
Marianne Frieri, United States

Autoantibodies in gastroenterology
Stan McMillan, United Kingdom

Workshop 6 - Mechanisms of Cell Communication

Room E1

Chairpersons:
Carsten Schmidt-Weber, United Kingdom
Thilo Jakob, Germany

Intercellular communication through exosomes
Jan Lötvall, Sweden

Modified antigen delivery
Thomas Kündig, Switzerland

Novel cell communication mechanisms in granulocytes
Hans-Uwe Simon, Switzerland

Practical Course 3 - Double Blind Placebo Controlled Challenge Tests in Food Allergy

Room 118

Speaker: Alessandro Fiocchi, Italy
Junior: Maria Xatzipsalti, Greece

Practical Course 4 - Conjunctival and Nasal Allergen Challenges: When and How

Room 119

Speaker: Joan Bartra, Spain
Junior: Monika Jedrzejczak-Czechowicz, Poland

Oral Abstract Session 4 - Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis in Children

Room 133/134

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Hugh Sampson, United States
Chairperson: Antonella Muraro, Italy

Introductory lecture: Food anaphylaxis in children

Oral Abstract Session 5 - Hymenoptera Venom Allergy

Room 120

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Ulrich Müller, Switzerland
Chairperson: Beatrice Bilò, Italy

Introductory lecture: 30 year of hymenoptera venom immunotherapy - what do we know?

Oral Abstract Session 6 - A Functional Genomics Perspective on Allergic and other Inflammatory Diseases

Room 121

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Mikael Benson, Sweden
Chairperson: Lars Olaf Cardell, Sweden

Introductory lecture: Gene expression in allergic disease

Late Breaking Oral Abstract Session 1 – Basic Science I

Room 122/123

Chairpersons:
Harald Renz, Germany
Madeleine Ennis, United Kingdom

Drug Allergy IG - Business Meeting and Session

Room 124/125

Chairpersons:
Pascal Demoly, France
María José Torres Jaen, Spain

Improving Drug Allergy Diagnosis: What Does the European Network for Drug Allergy Offer You?
Pascal Demoly, France

15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK



15.30-17.00



Symposium 9 - Update in Allergic Skin Disease

Room 117

Chairpersons:
Thomas Bieber, Germany
Celso Pereira, Portugal

Genomics and proteomics in Allergic skin diseases
Enrico Scala, Italy

Atopic Dermatitis
Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Switzerland

Management of urticaria
Alexander Kapp, Germany

Symposium 10 - Immunotherapy: State of the Art in the Clinic

Room 211/212

Chairpersons:
Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Germany
Sabina Rak-Wajngarten, Sweden

Immunotherapy: where are we now?
Emilio Alvarez-Cuesta, Spain

Regulatory aspects of immunotherapy: news from the EMEA (European Medicines Agency)
Stefan Vieths, Germany

How to assess the clinical efficacy of immunotherapy
Marek Jutel, Poland

CSS - GlaxoSmithKline - Nasal and Ocular Relief: Can We Change the Way We Look at Allergic Rhinitis?

Room 113/114

Chairperson:
Joaquim Mullol, Spain

Chair’s welcome and introduction
Joaquim Mullol, Spain

Rhinitis-suffering doctors: novel data as to the impact of rhinitis on their personal life and professional behaviour
David Price, United Kingdom

How does a nasal steroid relieve eye symptoms: the hidden link?
Robert Naclerio, United States

Fluticasone Furoate an enhanced affinity steroid: how does this translate clinically?
Glenis Scadding, United Kingdom

Fluticasone Furoate attributes, what matters to the patient?
Ulrich Wahn, Germany

Questions and discussions
All

Summary and close

Workshop 7 - Management of Anaphylaxis in Childhood

Room Auditorium

Chairpersons:
Graham Roberts, United Kingdom
Hugh Sampson, United States

Surveillance programs in the community
Antonella Muraro, Italy

Impact of anaphylaxis in children
F Estelle R Simons, Canada

Management in the school
Andrew Clark, United Kingdom

Workshop 8 - Asthma Mortality and Management in Developing Countries

Room 115

Chairpersons:
Valente Merida, Mexico
Revaz Sepiashvili, Russian Federation

Management of asthma in poor environments
Eric Bateman, South Africa

Asthma management in Eastern Europe
Ioana Agache, Romania

Asthma in Latin America
Hugo Neffen, Argentina

Workshop 9 - Pathogen-Derived Immunotherapeutics in Allergy Treatment

Room 111

Chairpersons:
Roger Lauener, Switzerland
Andreas Jung, Switzerland

CpG motifs
José Zubeldia, Spain

Proteins from Gram positive bacteria
Barbara Bohle, Austria

Probiotics
Eckard Hamelmann, Germany

Workshop 10 - Plant Food Allergy

Room 112

Chairpersons:
Heimo Breiteneder, Austria
Vera Mahler, Germany

Immunoglobulin E responses to molecular plant food allergens across Europe: the big picture
Jonas Lidholm, Sweden

Plant food immunotherapy
Ernesto Enrique, Spain

Gene technology to reduce the allergenicity of foods
Stephan Scheurer, Germany

Workshop 11 - Basophils in Allergy

Room 116

Chairpersons:
Massimo Triggiani, Italy
Maria Luisa Baeza, Spain

Are basophils relevant in allergy?
Madeleine Ennis, United Kingdom

Basophils and innate immunity
Franco Falcone, United Kingdom

Th2 immune responses and allergy preduced upon mast cell-basophil interactions
Clemens Dahinden, Switzerland

Practical Course 5 - Allergy Vaccination: How to be Effective and Safe

Room 118

Speaker: Anthony Frew, United Kingdom
Junior: Joana Caiado, Portugal

Practical Course 6 - Lung Function Tests: Spirometry, Plethysmography, Oscylometry

Room 119

Speaker: Gert-Jan Braunstahl, The Netherlands
Junior: Anna Ferrer Franco, Spain

Year in Review – Respiratory Allergy

Room E1

Chairpersons:
Ignacio Ansotegui, Spain
Ronald Dahl, Denmark

Asthma
Christian Virchow, Germany

Allergic rhinitis/rhinosinusitis
Philippe Geveart, Belgium

Persistent cough
Ira Finegold, United States

Oral Abstract Session 7 - Adaptive Immunity

Room 133/134

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Mübeccel Akdis, Switzerland
Chairperson: Edward Knol, The Netherlands

Introductory lecture: T and B cells in allergic diseases

Oral Abstract Session 8 - Recent Insights into Atopic Dermatitis

Room 120

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Ulrike Raap, Germany
Chairperson: Aranzazu Vega, Spain

Introductory lecture: Neuropeptides in atopic dematis

Oral Abstract Session 9 - Tools and Methods for Diagnosing Allergy

Room 121

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Uta Jappe, Germany
Chairperson: Beda Stadler, Switzerland

Introductory lecture: Are diagnostic tests lacking regulatory control in Europe?

Late Breaking Oral Abstract Session 2 – Treatment of Allergic Diseases

Room 122/123

Chairpersons:
Philippe Eigenmann, Switzerland
Dolores Hernandez de Rojas, Spain

Poster Discussion Session 3 - T Cells, Cytokines and Antibody Regulation

Room 127/128

Chairpersons:
Martin Mempel, Germany
Markus Ollert, Germany

Poster Discussion Session 4 - Molecular Allergens Defining a New Approach to Allergy Diagnosis

Room 129/130

Chairpersons:
Werner Aberer, Austria
Gabrielle Pauli, France

Poster Discussion Session - Indoor and Outdoor Allergens

Room 131/132

Chairpersons:
Gennaro D’Amato, Italy
Martin Chapman, United Kingdom

Infection & Allergy IG - Business Meeting and Session

Room 124/125

Chairpersons:
Christoph Grüber, Germany
Apostolos Bossios, Sweden

Infections & Allergy, Where We are Now?
Stephen Holgate, United Kingdom

17.30-19.00



Satellite Symposium - Leti - RUSH Preseasonal Immunotherapy with Depigmented and Polymerised Allergen Extracts

Room 116

Chairperson:
Victoria Cardona, Spain
Douglas Robinson, United Kingdom

Immunological response after treatment with depigmented and polymerised allergen extracts
Jerónimo Carnés, Spain

Overview of clinical data
Antonio Nieto, Spain

Efficacy and safety of a rush preseasonal immunotherapy with depigmented and polymerised allergen extracts
Randolf Brehler, Germany

Discussion

Satellite Symposium - Uriach - Towards Improving Allergy Control Beyond Anti-Histamine Effects

Room 115

Chairpersons:
Glenis Scadding, United Kingdom
Ignacio Ansotegui, Spain

Welcome and introduction
Glenis Scadding, United Kingdom
Ignacio Ansotegui, Spain

New insights about multifunctional mediators in the allergic cascade
Walter Canonica, Italy

Mainstays of symptom control in allergic rhinitis
Jean Bousquet, France

Quality of life in allergic rhinitis: new tools
Joaquin Sastre, Spain

Modern treatment options and clinical expectations in urticaria
Marcus Maurer, Germany

Discussion and concluding remarks
Glenis Scadding, United Kingdom
Ignacio Ansotegui, Spain

Satellite Symposium - Schering-Plough - Management of Histamine-Mediated Allergic Disease

Room 113/114

Welcome and Introduction
Ulrich Wahn, Germany

Management of atopic disease
Ulrich Wahn, Germany

Contemporary thinking in chronic urticaria management
Torsten Zuberbier, Germany

Treatment of allergic rhinitis within current ARIA guidelines
Claus Bachert, Belgium

Question & Answer
Claus Bachert, Belgium

Satellite Symposium - Phadia - Allergens, Sensitisation and Clinical Disease

Room 111

The PhARF Award will be presented after this symposium

Chairperson:
Gideon Lack, United Kingdom

Allergen exposure and sensitisation in relation to risk of evolving allergic disease
Catarina Almqvist, Sweden

Allergenic potency and cross-reactivity of food and pollen
Heimo Breiteneder, Austria

Allergen components as tools to distinguish between different types of
allergic reactivity
Riccardo Asero, Italy

Development of allergy and tolerance assessed in the individual patient
Kirsten Beyer, Germany

Satellite Symposium - HAL Allergy Group - SIT from Past to Present – A Practical Approach

Room E1

Chairperson:
Josep Torres-Rodríguez, Spain

History of immunotherapy
Karl-Christian Bergmann, Germany

Allergoids in mite allergy – first results of a DBPC study
Herbert Riechelmann, Austria

Vitamin D – new adjuvant in SIT?
Wytske Fokkens, The Netherlands

New cluster strategies in SIT – comparison of different dosage schemes with an allergoid
Oliver Pfaar, Germany

Satellite Symposium - Allergy Therapeutics - Adjuvanted Specific Immunotherapy from First Steps to the Future

Room 117

Welcome and chair’s introduction
Emilio Alvarez-Cuesta, Spain

Seasonal allergic rhinitis: immunotherapy in day to day clinical practice
Lawrence DuBuske, United States

Immunological adjuvants in specific immunotherapy: MPL and TLR signalling
Ludger Klimek, Germany

Evolution of clinical trail design in seasonal allergic rhinitis: do we need holistic outcome measures?
Friedrich Horak, Austria

G301: prospective evaluation of a grass allergen uSCIT in the 2007 pollen season
Anthony Frew, United Kingdom

Allergy, Asthma and Sports IG - Business Meeting and Session

Room 124/125

Chairpersons:
André Moreira, Portugal
Ted Popov, Bulgaria

Asthma and allergy in Olympians: a network project
Kai-Håkon Carlsen, Norway

JMA Forum: Urticaria and Anaphylaxis - The Hot Spots in Allergy

Room 112

Chairpersons:
Michael Rudenko, Russian Federation
Maria Xatzipsalti, Greece

Urticaria in childhood
George Konstantinou, Greece

Drug allergy: from rash to collapse
Joanna Makowska, Poland

Hot topics in anaphylaxis
Rodrigo Rodrigues Alves, Portugal

19.00-22.30



JMA Poster Discussion

Corridor to Auditorium

Chairperson:
Luis Miguel Borrego, Portugal

The JMA poster session is aimed to promote the work of the juniors in an informal athmosphere. Posters are exclusively presented by juniors in form of poster walk with junior and senior chairpersons. Poster prizes will be awarded for outstanding abstracts and poster presentations. The prizes will be announced during this session.






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