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Infection & Allergy IG related presentations in Geneva Congress 2012

Saturday, 16 June 2012

14:00 - 15:30
From Innate immunity to allergy

Intestinal microbiota and allergic immune response
Charles Mackay, Australia

Sunday, 17 June 2012

07:30 - 08:15
Meet the Experts
Pre-registration required

Meet the Expert 8
Hypersensitivity to non-betalactam antibiotics

Maria Jose Torres, Spain

13:30 - 15:00


Novel epidemiological insights on asthma and infection

Respiratory virus in the inception of childhood asthma

Robert Lemanske, United States

Role of rhinovirus C in childhood asthma
Peter Le Souef, Australia

Bacterial colonisation as a risk factor for initiatiuon and expression
Hans Bisgaard, Denmark

15:30 - 17:00


How can anti-infective drugs influence allergic disease?

Peter Openshaw, United Kingdom

Thibaut van Zele, Belgium

Maria Yazdanbakhsh, The Netherlands

15:30 - 17:00


Microbiota, nutrition and allergic diseases

Probiotics and prebiotics for the prevention and treatment
Matthias Kopp, Germany

15:30 - 17:00

JMA Scientific Symposium

Bronchiolitis and the infant immune system
Maggina Paraskevi, Greece

Monday, 18 June 2012

07:00 - 07:45
Meet the Experts

Pre-registration required

Meet the Expert 15
Vaccinations in allergic children

Christoph Gruber, Germany

09:00 - 10:30

Plenary Symposium 4

Revisiting the origins of allergy

How does the microenvironment shape the allergic response?
Stephen Holgate, United Kingdom

10:45 - 12:15


Understanding urticaria

Germs and worms in urticaria
Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Switzerland

13:30 - 15:00

Business Meeting

Interest Group Infections & Allergy

Opening lecture:
Clinical relevance of superantigens in allergic disease. Task force conclusions

Philippe Gevaert, Belgium

15:30 - 17:00


Viral mechanisms in airway inflammation

Innate immune mechanisms in viral bronchiolitis - from mouse to infant
Riny Janssen, The Netherlands

Interferon response in virus-induced asthma
Sebastian Johnston, united Kingdom

Viral and bacterial interactions: their role in driving airway inflammation
Chrysanthi Skevaki, Greece

15:30 - 17:00


EAACI meets Russia

The interaction of RSV and epithelial cells in the lung
Musa Khaitov, Russia

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

08:30 - 10:00
Meet the Expert 21

Environmental pressure on epigenetic changes
William Cookson, United Kingdom

13:00 - 13:30
Pro & Con 6
Probiotics and prebiotics can reduces the incidence of infantile eczema

Pro: Philippe Eigenmann, Switzerland
Con: Matthias Kopp, Germany

15:30 - 17:00

Business Meeting

Asthma Section

Opening lecture:
Asthma exacerbation

Sebastian Johnston

15:30 - 17:00

Business Meeting

Pediatrics Section

Opening lecture:

Prebiotics and probiotics in allergy prevention and treatment: true or false?
Hania Szajewska, Poland

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

08:30 - 10:00

Plenary Symposium 7

Risk factors for allergy

Infections at the inception of allergy
Nikos Papadopoulos, Greece

10:30 - 12:00


Molecular profiling of allergy and inflammation

Immunoproteomics: inflammatory response to staphylococcal superantigens
Barbara Broker, Germany