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Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Opens 14 September

01 September 2015

Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Opens 14 September

Do you have late-breaking research to share on food allergy and the microbiome? Submit your late-breaking abstract for consideration for the scientific program.

Submission Opens: 14 September 2015

For more information and how to submit your late-breaking abstract, click here

Regular Registration Deadline is 30 September

Register for the WAO Symposium on Food Allergy and the Microbiome, 5-6 December 2015, by 30 September and save money!

Speaker Highlights

Christina West, MD, PhD, Department of Clinical Sciences, Pediatrics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

What sets the WAO 2015 Symposium apart from other meetings?
"As attendance is limited, it will be a perfect opportunity for sharing, learning and for in-depth scientific discussions."

What makes the microbiome important in the allergy/immunology community?
"It is important that we as allergists/immunologists appreciate that the microbiome have multi-system effects. This symposium will give an overview of the microbiome from a life course perspective, in relation to health and disease and will also discuss strategies to beneficially modulate the microbiota."

What’s hot about the topic you are speaking on (Establishment of the Infant Gut-Microbiome)?
"The infant gut microbiome has potential to influence the risk of developing inflammatory diseases. Sequencing techniques, computer technology and bioinformatics have opened up new possibilities to detail the development of the gut microbiota also from a functional perspective. Ultimately, this information may be used to improve treatment and prevention strategies targeting the gut microbiota in allergic disease."

What new information will be given during your session?
"I will discuss the most recent data on gut microbiota establishment in early life, how this is influenced by our modern environment and the implications for inflammatory diseases."

Attend the Microbiome Track of Prof. Christina West:
Saturday, 5 December 2015
13:30 - 15:00
Microbiome Track 2: Description of the Microbiome: Evolution and Life Course
Establishment of the Infant Gut-Microbiome"
Recent Publication: Gut microbiome and innate immune response patterns in IgE-associated eczema.