Sections, IGs & WGs

Wg on Immunomodulation & Nutrition

Elected board 2019-2022

Carina Venter (USA)

Franziska Roth-Walter (Austria)

Board Members
Diego Peroni (Italy)
Roberto Berni Canani (Italy)
Emilia Vassilopoulou (Greece)

Immunonutrition involves the study of the direct and indirect effects of nutrients and foods, on immune system development, functionality, and responsiveness. It is important to understand the long-term effect of nutrients and food on chronic disease prevention and management. The recent development of “omics” and the multi-disciplinary range of EAACI members will enable our task force to advance the study of nutrition on allergic disease outcomes now and in future. In addition, we will support the education of EAACI members in best practices for nutritional considerations in optimal patient care.

The aims of this group are to bring together the expertise of dieticians, clinicians, scientists and researchers across multiple disciplines including allergy, nutrition, immunology, genetics and the microbiome to:

(i) Identify the gaps in our knowledge on the effects of nutrition, both deficiencies and excesses, on immune development and function;
(ii) Provide updated knowledge and scientifically validated advice, via position papers and conference symposia, on the use of specific nutrients in allergy prevention and treatment;
(iii) Advance the field of Immunonutrition by coordinating grant applications and research collaborations between members of the working group;
(iv) Support the education of patients and the public on the importance of dietary choices for healthy immune development, during all stages of life.
Last updated 17 November 2021
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