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WISC 2016 Poster Sessions

25 October 2016

 WISC 2016 Poster Sessions

6-8 December, 12:30-13:30

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is pleased to announce that 147 abstracts have been accepted by the Scientific Program Committee. Attend the poster sessions to see and discuss exciting new research from investigators around the world in allergy and clinical immunology and ask questions to the poster presenters in the following areas of research:

  • Asthma diagnosis and treatment
  • Basic and clinical immunology
  • Immunotherapy, rhinitis, sinusitis, ocular diseases and cough
  • Dermatology and drug allergy
  • Environmental and occupational factors in respiratory diseases
  • Food allergy and anaphylaxis
  • Health outcomes, education, delivery and quality
  • Mechanisms of asthma and allergic inflammation

To emphasize the importance of research for WISC 2016 delegates, poster sessions have been scheduled during the lunch hours (12.30 - 13.30) 6 to 8 December. The presenting authors will stand with their posters, answer questions and discuss their research.

To view the poster sessions and corresponding abstracts, please visit the Online Scientific Program.

Allergy Matters at WISC 2016!


Multi-sensitization at 2 years related to gut microbiota pattern in 1-month-old infants - Speaker Highlights

Christine Johnson PhD, MPH, Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences. Henry Ford Hospital and Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Why do you like attending WAO conferences and congresses?
I very much like the international settings and talks from scientists from all over the world. Compared to many other diseases, there are far fewer people engaged in research in this area, so bringing everyone from different countries together is a huge benefit.

What are you looking forward to at WISC 2016?
I am especially interested in talks related to the human and environmental microbiotas. I am also interested in talks related to allergy and asthma phenotypes.

What new findings or insights can attendees look forward to in your session?
We have found in one of our birth cohorts that a certain gut microbiota pattern in 1-month-old infants is related to multi-sensitization at age two years. Further, a number of environmental and lifestyle risk factors for allergy appear to independently impact the infant's gut microbiota.

Attend the Symposium Session of Prof. Johnson:
Tuesday, 6 December 2016 11:00 - 12:30
Symposium: The Microbiome and Its Role in Health Disease
Session: "Early Life Microbiome Dysbiosis and Development of Allergy"
Recent Publication: Joint effects of pregnancy, sociocultural and environmental factors on early life gut microbiome structure and diversity.

Did you know...

Israel is divided into three main regions lengthwise: the coastal plain, the mountain region, and the Jordan Valley Rift. The coastal plain is in the country's western strip, stretching from Rosh Ha-Nikra in the north to the Sinai Peninsula in the south. The coastal plain is densely populated with most of Israel's major cities, including Tel Aviv and Haifa. The mountain region stretches from Lebanon in the north to Eilat Bay in the south, between the coastal plain and the Jordan Valley Rift. Its highest peaks are the Galilee's Mt. Meron at 1,208 meters above sea level. The Jordan Valley rift extends the entire length of Israel from the northern town of Metula to the Red Sea in the south. Israel's largest river, the Jordan, flows through the Jordan Valley and includes Israel's two lakes: the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), the largest body of fresh water in Israel, and the salt water Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. To learn more about geography in Israel, visit the Israel Ministry of Tourism Website. (Source: Go Israel)