Main Theme: ''Immune Mechanisms of Allergy''
Date: 9th January 2004, Davos, Switzerland

Meeting Program 9 January 2004

Session 1 Allergens
Chair: Kurt Blaser, Reto Crameri ·

09:00-09:30 Carlos Lahoz: How pollution may affect allergenicity in pollen

09:30-10:00 Reto Crameri: Recombinant allergens as tools for diagnosis and therapy

Coffee Break: 10:00-10:30

Session 2 Innate Immune Response
Chair: Hans-Uwe Simon, Annika Scheynius ·

10:30-11:00 Federica Sallusto: Regulation of dendritic cell and T cell migration in the immune response ·

11.00-11:30 Annika Scheynius: Host-microbe interactions in atopic eczema ·

11:30-12:00 Hans-Uwe Simon: Understanding neutrophil differentiation and function - implications for the therapy of inflammatory disorders

Lunch Break 12:00-13:30

Session 3 Regulatory Mechanisms I
Chair: Frederica Sallusto, Thilo Jakob ·

13:30-14:00 Cezmi Akdis: Histamine in the immune regulation of allergic inflammation ·

14:00-14:30 Mübeccel Akdis: Role of apoptosis in allergic inflammation

Coffee break 14:30-15:00

Session 4 Regulatory Mechanisms II
Chair: Cezmi Akdis, Carlos Lahoz ·

15:00-15:30 Kurt Blaser: Mechanisms of T cell tolerance ·

15:30-16:00 Carsten Schmidt-Weber: Role of TGF-beta in allergic inflammation ·

16:00-16:30 Thilo Jakob: Generation of novel mouse mutants with combined immunodeficiencies using genome wide ENU mutagenesis

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