WISC 2010 Outstanding Poster Awards

SPECIFIC IGE SENSITIZATION TO CEPHALOSPORINS IN HOSPITAL PERSONNEL
J. E. Kim, S. H. Kim, H. J. Jin, J. H. Kim, Y. M. Ye and H. S. Park
Department of Allergy & Rheumatology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, South Korea

PREVALENCE OF ASTHMA IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AFTER AN OIL LEAK IN THE WESTERN COAST OF KOREA
Y. K. Jee, MD, PhD1, K. M. Kim1, D. H. Kim1, Y. S. Kim1, J. S. Park1, W. C. Jeong2, J. I. Hur2, S. C. Jung, MD3 and S. C. Roh, MD, MPH, PhD3
1Internal Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, South Korea. 2Taean Institute of Environmental Health, Taean,South Korea. 3Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, South Korea

IMPLEMENTATION OF GUIDELINES IN REAL-WORLD UK ASTHMA MANAGEMENT
D. Ryan, MD1, J. Haughney, MD2, M. Thomas, MD2, H. Pinnock, MD3, D. Price, Prof, MD2, S. Ellis4 and A. Chisholm4
1Woodbrook Medical Centre, Loughborough, United Kingdom. 2Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen,United Kingdom. 3Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences: GP Section, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 4Research in Real Life, Cawston, United Kingdom

EFFECTS OF TRAFFIC AIR POLUTION ON RESPIRATORY HEALTH AND ALERGIES IN EGYPTIAN SCHOOL CHILDREN
M. Shamssain, Ph.D1, W. Al Qerem, B.Sc2, K. McGarry, Ph.D1 and L. Neshat, M.Sc1
1Pharmacy, Health and Wellbeing, University of Sunderland, U.K, Sunderland, United Kingdom. 2Pharmacy, Health and Wellbeing, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

IL-17 DRIVES THE RECRUITMENT OF B CELLS TO THE BRONCHIAL TISSUE OF SEVERE ASTHMATIC PATIENTS
R. Halwani, Msc, Ph.D1, S. Al-Muhsen, MD, FRCPC, FAAP2 and Q. Hamid, MD, PhD3
1Asthma Research Chair and Prince Naif Center for Immunological Research, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh,Saudi Arabia. 2Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Saud University. 3McGill University, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, Montreal, Canada

EPITHELIAL CELL DERIVED CHEMOKINES ENHANCE THE PROLIFERATION AND SURVIVAL OF AIRWAY SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS VIA THE ACTIVATION OF ERK1/2 SIGNALING PATHWAY
S. Al-Muhsen, MD, FRCPC, FAAP1, R. Halwani, Msc, Ph.D2, H. Al-Jahdali, MD, FRCPC, FCCP3 and Q. Hamid, MD, PhD4
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Saud University. 2Asthma Research Chair and Prince Naif Center for Immunological Research, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 3King Saud University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 4McGill University, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, Montreal, Canada

TH-17 CYTOKINE MODULATION OF STEROID INSENSITIVITY IN PERIPHERAL BLOOD MONONUCLEAR CELLS
A. Vazquez Tello, Ph.D.1, R. Halwani, Msc, Ph.D2, S. Al-Muhsen, MD, FRCPC, FAAP3 and Q. Hamid, MD, PhD4
1Asthma Research Chair and Prince Naif center for Immunology Research, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2Asthma Research Chair and Prince Naif Center for Immunological Research, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 3Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Saud University. 4McGill University, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, Montreal, QC, Canada

ANALYSIS OF GENE EXPRESSION PROFILES OF PERIPHERAL BLOOD B LYMPHOCYTES IN VARIOUS CLINICAL PHENOTYPES OF ASTHMA
N. E. Q. Ahmad1, R. Harun2 and R. Othman2
1Institute of Medical Science Technology (MESTECH), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), Kajang, Malaysia. 2UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Cheras, Malaysia

FOXP-3, A REGULATORY T CELL SPECIFIC MARKER, AND ITS EXPRESSION IN NASAL POLYPS
K. Roongrotwattanasiri1, R. Pawankar, MD, Ph.D2, S. Kimura3, S. Mori3 and T. Yagi3
1Otolaryngology, Chiang Mai University and Nippon Medical School, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 2Allergy and Rhinology, NIPPON MEDICAL SCHOOL, Tokyo, Japan. 3Rhinology and Allergy, Otorhinolaryngology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan

CHARACTERISTICS OF RHINOVIRUS-INDUCED PBMC IMUNE RESPONSES IN ASTHMATICS, FROM INFANCY TO ADULTHOOD
I. Katsuhito1, T. Katsunuma1, H. Saito, MD, PhD, Director2 and K. Matsumoto, MD, PhD, Laboratory, Head2
1Pediatrics, Jikei University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. 2Laboratory for Allergy, Department of Allergy and Immunology, National Research Institute for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo, Japan

THE STATISTICS TAKE IT ALL: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE GENOMIC BACKGROUND OF CHILDHOOD ASTHMA IN CAUCASIAN POPULATION
E. Hadadi1, I. Ungvari1, V. Virag1, Z. Nemeth2, G. Hullam3, P. Antal3, A. Falus1 and C. Szalai1
1Genetics, Cell and Immunbiology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. 2Csertex Kft, Budapest, Hungary. 3Department of Measurement and Information Systems, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

SEROPREVALENCE OF ANISAKIASIS ANALISYS RESIDENTS FROM “ALDEA DE PESCADORES” TOWN, PUERTO LA CRUZ, ANZOA TEGUI 2010
M. Naime, Estudiante, M. Sofia and P. Elizabeth
Escuela De Ciencias De La Salud, Universidad de oriente, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

EVALUATION OF SMALL AIRWAYS OF JAPANESE CHILDHOOD ASTHMA BY HRCT AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH SNPS
M. Tomikawa, M.D.1, T. Oguma, M.D.2, A. Niimi, M.D., Ph.D.2, E. Matsui, M.D., Ph.D.3, N. Kondo, M.D., Ph.D.3 and M. Ebisawa, M.D., Ph.D.1
1Pediatrics, Sagamihara National Hospital, Sagamihara, Japan. 2Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. 3Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine Gifu University, Gifu, Japan

THE ROLE OF CHITINASE-LIKE PROTEINS IN ALERGIC INFLAMMATION ON PEDIATRIC ADENOID TISSUE
S. Y. Shin1, Y. M. Ye2, K. H. Lee1, S. W. Kim1, J. S. Cho1 and H. S. Park2
1Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea. 2Department of Allergy & Rheumatology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, South Korea