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08.30 - 10.00

Symposium - Drug Allergy in Children

Room 211/212

Enrique Martí-Guadaño, Spain
George du Toit, United Kingdom

Antonino Romano, Italy

Allergic reactions to vaccines
Carmelo Escudero Diez, Spain

Hypersensitivity to non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents
Mário Morais-Almeida, Portugal

Symposium 31 - Emerging Allergies

Room 116

Noel Rodríguez-Perez, Mexico
José Zubeldia, Spain

New allergens
Maria del Mar San Miguel-Moncin, Spain

Allergies in migrants
Carmi Geller-Bernstein, Israel

"Alternative" treatments
Luis Miguel Borrego, Portugal

IRINE Symposium- Immunology Research Institute of New England: Advances in Allergy in Eastern Europe

Room 122/123

Lawrence DuBuske, United States
Rakhim Khaitov, Russian Federation
George Drannik, Ukraine

Respiratory syncytial virus and asthma
Musa Khaitov, Russian Federation

New treatments in allergy and asthma
Lawrence DuBuske, United States

New assessments in venom immunotherapy
Mitja Kosnik, Slovenia

Long term immunologic consequences of Chernobyl
Leonid Titov, Belarus

Epidemiology of allergy in Western Hungary
Laslo Soti, Hungary

Lipid mediators in asthma
Krzysztof Kowal, Poland

IRINE Symposium is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Allergy Therapeutics, PLC.

PRACTALL Symposium - Bronchoconstriction, Allergy, Asthma in Sports and Exercise (the BASE initiative)

Room 131/132

Roy Gerth van Wijk, The Netherlands
Jan Lötvall, Sweden

Exercise-induced hypersensitivity disorders: the impact on sports
Luis Delgado, Portugal

Bronchoconstriction and asthma in athletes: early recognition and control
Timothy Craig, United States

Exercise-induced anaphylaxis: triggers and diagnostic workup
Marta Ferrer, Spain

Workshop 28 - Asthma Phenotypes and Treatment

Room 113/114

Marek Kowalski, Poland
Carlos Baena-Cagnani, Argentina

Asthma phenotype and allergy
Joaquín Sastre, Spain

Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease
Cesar Picado, Spain

Severe asthma
Leif Bjermer, Sweden

Workshop 29 - Innate Immune Response

Room 115

Edward Knol, The Netherlands
Michael Kemeny, United States

Pattern recognition receptors
Hermann Wagner, Germany

Oxidative stress and asthma
Ömer Kalayci, Turkey

Translating innate to adaptive immune response
Thilo Jakob, Germany

Workshop 30 - C1 Inhibitor Deficiency: New Insights

Room 124/125

Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Switzerland
Maria Teresa Español Boren, Spain

Pathophysiology and genetics of hereditary angioedema
Marco Cicardi, Italy

Clinical features and provocation factors
Konrad Bork, Germany

Treatment of hereditary angioedema: old and new perspectives
Henriette Farkas, Hungary

Workshop 31 - Exposure to Endotoxin and Asthma

Room 111

Ramón Lleonart, Spain
Antermo Palma Carlos, Portugal

Eosinophilic bronchitis in the workplace
Mona-Rita Yacoub, Canada

Vocal cord dysfunction caused by occupational agents
Xavier Muñoz, Spain

Monika Raulf-Heimsoth, Germany

Workshop 32 - Aerobiology

Room 118

Jordina Belmonte Soler, Spain
Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, Germany

EXPO study: component resolved epidemiological survey in pollen allergic patients
Domingo Barber Hernández, Spain

Boostering effect of pollen sensitisation on allergy
Kristof Nekam, Hungary

Forecast of pollen emission
Lorenzo Cecchi, Italy

Oral Abstract Session 26 - Pediatric Asthma

Room 133/134

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: José Eduardo Rosado Pinto, Portugal
Chairperson: Angel Mazón, Spain

Introductory lecture: Different phenotypes in asthma in children

Oral Abstract Session 27 - Diagnostic Tools in Rhinitis and Rhinosinusitis

Room 120

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Livije Kalogjera, Croatia
Chairperson: Albert Roger Reig, Spain

Introductory lecture: Measurement of symptoms, quality of life and inflammation - where are the pitfalls?

Oral Abstract Session 28 - Progress in Drug Allergy Diagnosis

Room 121

Introductory lecturer and chairperson: Miguel Blanca, Spain
Chairperson: Philippe Bousquet, France

Introductory lecture: How to assess hypersensitivity to penicillins?

Poster Discussion Session 14 - Infection and Allergy – From Methodology to Risk Factors

Room 127/128

Nikos Papadopoulos, Greece
Johan Alm, Sweden

Poster Discussion Session 15 - Highlights in Dermatological Research

Room 129/130

Enrico Scala, Italy
Conrad Hauser, Switzerland

Immunotherapy IG - Business Meeting and Session

Room 119

Moises Calderon, United Kingdom
Giovanni Passalacqua, Italy

Meta-Analyses of Specific Allergen Immunotherapy
Moises Calderon, United Kingdom

10.00 – 10.30 COFFEE BREAK

10.30 – 12.00

Plenary Symposium 4 - Immunotherapy: the Future

Room 211/212

Victoria Cardona, Spain
Sergio Bonini, Italy

What have we learned from mechanism studies
Giovanni Passalacqua, Italy

Optimizing current therapy
Ana Tabar, Spain

Promises for the future
Anthony Frew, United Kingdom

12.15 – 13.00

Closing Ceremony / Abstract Prizes / Entertainment

Room 211/212

Basic highlights of the Congress
Cezmi Akdis, Switzerland

Clinical highlights of the Congress
Christian Virchow, Germany

Ending with a get-together with drinks and snacks

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