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Register today for the WAO Symposium on Food Allergy and the Microbiome, 5-6 December, to take advantage of a great rate to this unique symposium. Join your colleagues to learn about the latest research findings and clinical breakthroughs in food allergy and the microbiome

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Exciting Plenary Sessions at the WAO 2015 Symposium

Plenary presentations will set the stage with context and background through overviews and literature reviews to define unmet needs.

Plenary Session Schedule:

Saturday, 5 December 2015
8:00am - 10:00am
Plenary Session: The Microbiome
The Microbiome: Implications for Developmental Biology | Susan Prescott (Australia)
Respiratory Microbiome | Christine Joseph (United States)

Sunday, 6 December 2015
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Plenary Session: Food Allergy
Food Allergy: Past, Present and Future | Hugh Sampson (United States)
Secondary Prevention of Food Allergy | Gideon Lack (United Kingdom)

Speaker Highlights

Susan Prescott, MD, PhD, Immunology and Allergy, Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth, Australia

What makes this theme unique and important in the allergy/immunology community?
The microbiome is one of the most important environmental drivers of immune maturation and has implications for all aspects of health. It is also a rapidly evolving area, with new technologies, and has provided new perspectives on health and human interface with the environment.

What's hot about the topic you are speaking on (The Microbiological Implications for Developmental Biology)?
There are increasing developmental implications of the early microbiome across all aspects of health (the risk of allergy, obesity, cardio metabolic health, mental health and development), and many mediators through effects on the immune system and metabolism. All of this emphasizes the interconnectedness of these modern diseases and the need to take interdisciplinary approaches, beginning in the first moments of life.

Recent Publication: In-utero exposures and the evolving epidemiology of paediatric allergy.