WG on Infections

  • Task Force Project: 'The potential of anti-infectives as therapies for asthma and asthma exacerbations'

    Infections play an important role in the development of asthma and as a trigger of asthma exacerbations. While there are many data regarding the role of viruses and other kind of microbes in asthma pathogenesis, there is little emphasis on the potential effectiveness of anti-infective agents in the treatment and prevention of asthma and asthma exacerbations.

    The Infection and Allergy Interest Group has conducted 'The potential of anti-infectives as therapies for asthma and asthma exacerbations' Task Force Project  in order to address this important clinical question that may become the basis of further guidelines on asthma and asthma exacerbation prevention and treatment.

    Last updated: 22 February 2016
  • Infection & Allergy IG related presentations EAACI Congress 2014


    Plenary Symposium PL2 08:30 – 10:00

    IgE paradigm in the immune system
    Why is IgE formed?
    Andreas Radbruch, Germany

    Can we block the IgE-mediated response?
    Ted Jardetsky, United States

    IgE and parasitic disease
    Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Netherlands

    Symposium SYM 1 10:30 – 12:00

    Explanations for the high prevalence of asthma and allergy
    Influence of nutrition?
    Influence of viruses?
    James Gern, United States

    Influence of bacteria?
    Liam O'Mahony, Switzerland

    Year in Review YIR 1 10:30 – 12:00

    New treatment options for asthma
    Targeting neutrophils
    The role of antibiotics in asthma
    Biologicals in asthma treatment

    Symposium SYM 6 13:30 – 15:00

    The natural history of allergy can be changed
    T cells in the inception of allergy and asthma
    Patrick Holt, Australia

    Evolution of IgG and IgE responses in healthy vs allergic children
    Paolo Matricardi, Germany

    Early dietary intervention against allergy
    Susanne Halken, Denmark

    Symposium SYM 7 13:30 – 15:00

    Epigenomics and metagenomics in allergy
    Environment and methylation in asthma
    Michael Kabesch, Germany

    Systems biology and functional analysis of disease genes
    Alexessander Couto Alves, United Kingdom

    Perinatal programming of allergic disease: the role of intestinal flora
    John Penders, Netherlands


    Symposium SYM 18 10:45 – 12:15

    Asthma treatment: beyond guidelines
    Huib Kerstjens, Netherlands

    Guy Brusselle, Belgium

    Thomas Casale, United States

    Pro & Con PC 4 13:00 – 13:30

    The microbiome is central for upper airways disease
    Ruby Pawankar, Japan

    Philippe Gevaert, Belgium

    Symposium SYM 20 13:45 – 15:15

    Genetics of atopy
    Which genes are responsible for asthma development?
    William Cookson, United Kingdom

    Is there a genetic risk factor for asthma exacerbations?
    Fernando Martinez, United States

    Comparative genetics applied for atopic dermatitis
    Stephan Weidinger, Germany

    Sister Society Symposium SSS 6 17:30 – 19:00

    Allergy in Africa
    Chair: Habib Douagui, Algeria
    Chair: Michael Levin, South Africa

    Education for allergic rhinitis: lessons from asthma care
    Michael Levin, South Africa

    Parasitic infections and asthma in Uganda
    Harriet Mpairwe, Uganda


    Meet the Expert MTE 14 07:30 – 08:15

    Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Paul Greenberger, United States

    Symposium SYM 28 10:30 – 12:00

    Women in science. Mechanisms of asthma: lessons from farm environment studies
    Chair: Antonella Muraro, Italy
    Chair: Mübeccel Akdis, Switzerland

    Effects of different farm environments on childhood asthma and allergies
    Erika von Mutius, Germany

    Business Meeting BM 16 10:30 – 12:00

    Business Group IG Infection and Allergy
    Lessons from the farm environment
    Bianca Schaub, Germany

    Sister Society Symposium SSS 7 13:30 – 15:00

    WAF Symposium: Origins of Severe Airway Diseases
    Chair: Nikos Papadopoulos, Greece
    Chair: Lanny Rosenwasser, United States

    Role of Viruses in Pediatric Asthma (Exacerbations and Development)
    Peter Le Souef, Australia

    Workshop WS 21 15:30 – 17:00

    Mechanisms of viral bronchiolitis
    Epithelial cells and innate cytokines
    Thomas Eiwegger, Austria

    Lung antigen-presenting cells
    Jürgen Schwarze, United Kingdom
    Neural mechanisms
    Armin Braun, Germany


    Workshop WS 22 10:30 – 12:00

    Viral infections and drug hypersensitivity
    Impact of herpes control on the immune system
    Simon Mallal, Australia

    Herpes viruses and drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS)
    Vincent Descamps, France
    Herpes viruses and multiple drug allergy
    Last updated: 22 February 2016
  • 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

    Last updated: 17 October 2014
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