World Allergy Congress News & Updates

May 18, 2011
Contact: Marechiel Santos-Lang
+1 414 276 1791

Register today for the 2011 World Allergy Congress and attend cutting-edge New Horizon Sessions, scheduled for full and half-days on the first and last day of the Congress.

Click here to view the full Online Scientific Program of the Congress.

New Horizon Session – Advances in Food Allergy
Thursday, 8 December
08:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session 1

Allergen Component and Cross Reactivity
Motohiro Ebisawa (Japan)
Related publication: Japan food allergen labeling regulation-history and evaluation.
  Advances in Diagnosis
Hugh Sampson (United States)
Related publication: The role of immunoglobulin E-binding epitopes in the characterization of food allergy.
  Oral Immunotherapy
A. Wesley Burks (United States)
Related publication: A randomized controlled study of peanut oral immunotherapy: Clinical desensitization and modulation of the allergic response.

 Session 2

Hidden Food Allergens
Thomas Holzhauser (Germany)
Related publication: Allergen sanitation in the food industry: a systematic industrial scale approach to reduce hazelnut cross-contamination of cookies.
  Food Allergy and Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Jonathan Spergel (United States)
Related publication: The link between allergies and eosinophilic esophagitis: implications for management strategies.
  Non-IgE-Mediated Gastrointestinal Food Reactions
Ichiro Nomura (Japan)
Related publication: Four distinct subtypes of non–IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food allergies in neonates and infants, distinguished by their initial symptoms.

New Horizon Sessions are the bookend sessions of the Congress. These sessions are designed to showcase the latest science in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology. Delegates will hear in-depth, varied perspectives on each topic from the premier presenters in the field. New Horizons Sessions are scheduled as either half-day or full-day sessions on 4 and 8 December.

If your company is interested in this New Horizon topic, please contact the WAO Secretariat ( to discuss partnership opportunities.

Click here to view a full list of Exhibition and Partnership Opportunities for the 2011 World Allergy Congress.