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Not registered? You can register on-site for WISC 2016

28 November 2016

Not registered? You can register on-site for WISC 2016

You can register on-site starting 5 December from 15:00 to 19:00.

WISC 2016 will cover a wide variety of hot topics including

  • Advances in allergen-specific immunotherapy
  • Impact of climate change on allergic diseases and the practice of allergology
  • Alternative routes of immunotherapy for food allergy
  • Targeted therapies for severe asthma, drug allergy and desensitization
  • Eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases.

Allergy Matters at WISC 2016!


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We asked the faculty!

Mariana Castells, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, United States

What are you looking forward to at WISC 2016?
The plenary lectures and keynote addresses are always a highlight and I always learn from them.

What new findings or insights can attendees look forward to in your session?
The new classification of children and adult cutaneous Mastocytosis and their prognostic implications.

Dean D. Metcalfe, MD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, NIH), Massachusetts, United States

What are you looking forward to at WISC 2016?
WISC 2016 is focused on allergy and immunology where there is new and exciting information on diagnosis and treatment to share.

What new findings or insights can attendees look forward to in your session?
The session will update attendees on revisions to the classification of clonal disorders of mast cells and review the latest in the understanding of pathogenesis and disease management.

Luis Caraballo, MD, PhD, University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia

What new findings or insights can attendees look forward to in your session?
Mite and cockroach allergens are the most important perennial sensitizer and risk factors for asthma worldwide. Several of these molecules have been isolated and produced as recombiant proteins. ​I will focus on the impact of these allergens in tropical countries; their relationships with parasite allergens and the possible platforms for component-resolved diagnosis of allergy. ​

Estelle Levetin, PhD, College of Engineering & Natural Sciences, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

What new findings or insights can attendees look forward to in your session?
I will present the current view of fungal classification as it applies to fungi considered important allergens. I will describe levels of exposure to allergenic fungi and also discuss some of the current literature linking exposure to exacerbation of asthma. DNA analyses of fungi over recent years has resolved many long-standing problems with fungal classification. One insight from the new fungal classification is that specific IgE levels in individuals sensitized to fungi appear to closely match fungal phylogenetic relationships. This may translate into diagnostic and treatment benefits.

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Did you know...

"With little rainfall, the water in most of Israel's streams is seasonal. Israel's largest river is the 250-kilometer Jordan which runs from the Hula Valley south through the Kinneret to the Dead Sea. There are also a number of perennial rivers in the coastal plain, including the Taninim and Yarkon Rivers. Several steep streams descend eastwards from the mountainous region, some creating beautiful canyons. Israel's main bodies of water are the Kinneret and Dead Sea. The Kinneret is the largest body of fresh water, a popular swimming site. The Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, attracts many nature-lovers as well as tourists." To learn more about the geography and nature in Israel, visit the Israel Ministry of Tourism Website. (Source: Go Israel)