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Scientific Program Highlights of the WAO Symposium

27 August 2013

Scientific Program Highlights of the WAO Symposium

Immunotherapy and Biologics Track Sessions will address more specific topics within the field of Immunotherapy and Biologics, providing the opportunity for in-depth and detailed exploration. Discussion among participants will be encouraged.

Immunotherapy Track 3: Immunotherapy Targets for Food
Friday, 13 December

15:30 – 17:00
  Use of Allergen Components: A New Era in Allergology
Motohiro Ebisawa (Japan)
Recent Publication: Asthma diagnosis and treatment - 1005. Optimization for the withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroid treatment by monitoring fractional exhaled nitric oxide (feno) and lung function
Oral and Sublingual Immunotherapy for Food Allergy
Wesley Burks (United States)
Recent Publication: Update on allergy immunotherapy: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology/European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology/PRACTALL consensus report

Epicutaneous Immunotherapy for Food Allergy
Hugh Sampson (United States)
 Recent Publication: Mucosal immunology of food allergy


Biologics Track 2: Novel Anti-Cytokines
Friday, 13 December 2013

13:30 - 15:00

IL-1 and IL-17 Cytokine Families: New Targets for Allergy Related Disorders
Lanny J. Rosenwasser (United States)
Recent Publication: Genetic Variation in the TNFA Promoter Region and TNFA Gene Expression in Subjects with Asthma

Anti-IL-5 in Asthma and Beyond
Parameswaran Nair (Canada)
Recent Publication: Mepolizumab for prednisone-dependent asthma with sputum eosinophilia

Anti-IL-13 Prospects in Asthma
Sally Wenzel (United States)
Recent Publication: Dupilumab in Persistent Asthma with Elevated Eosinophils


Immunotherapy Track 2: Sublingual Immunotherapy
Friday, 13 December 2013

13:30 - 15:00

Recommendations for Appropriate Sublingual Immunotherapy Clinical Trials
Giovanni Passalacqua (Italy)
Recent Publication: Grading local side effects of sublingual immunotherapy for respiratory allergy: Speaking the same language

Current Status of Sublingual Immunotherapy in the United States
Michael Blaiss (United States)
Recent Publication:Pediatric sublingual immunotherapy efficacy: evidence analysis, 2009-2012

WAO Position Paper Update on Sublingual Immunotherapy
G. Walter Canonica (Italy)
Recent Publication: Sublingual immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis

Register for the WAO Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics and attend cutting-edge sessions.

Regular Registration Rate Deadline: 31 October 2013

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