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It's Not Too Late To Register!

19 October 2015

It's Not Too Late To Register!

The WAO Symposium on Food Allergy and the Microbiome, 5-6 December, is your opportunity to connect and learn about food allergy and the microbiome in a unique setting.


Have you reserved your hotel for Miami? The WAO 2015 Symposium is pleased to provide delegates with a variety of accommodation choices at reduced rates. The special discounted rate for online hotel reservations ends 02 November 2015. Make your room reservation today.

For hotel accommodation information and to reserve a room, click here.

Speaker Highlights

Claus Bachert, MD, PhD, Upper Airway Research Laboratory, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

What do you like about speaking at WAO congresses and conferences?
"Scientific meetings are always fun, you meet people who think alike, and still can teach you something! And of course I myself am presenting and hope to get a good discussion!"

What makes the microbiome important in the allergy/immunology community?
The microbiome has really earned a lot of focus, and we currently have learned a lot of new things. However, it is important to still remember the former knowledge - no way to lose sight of this! With all the new germs, the old friends such as Staphylococcus aureus still play a major role!

What’s hot about the topic you are speaking on (Late Onset Respiratory Allergy: The Role of the Local)?
The upper airways have long been underestimated in there impact on the lower airways, and their is a Group of non-allergic patients with late-onset asthma and nasal polyps who seem to have an IgE-mediated disease, but they are not skin test positive! There is a local IgE production in the airways which can be successfully targeted, and this inflammation is likely to be triggered by a germ!

What new information will be given during your session?
We recently succeeded to decipher some of the proteins which are released into the mucosal tissue by intramucosal Staphylococcus aureus, and we could show what these proteins could do to the immune system - just incredible! S. aureus can very well trigger a pure type-2 response! This response of course opens a variety of new approaches for diagnosis and therapy which we were able to study in controlled trials already today.

Attend the Microbiome Track of Claus Bachert:
Sunday, 6 December 2015
08:00 - 09:30
Microbiome Allergy Track 4: Role of the Microbiome in the Development and Modulation of ‘Barrier Diseases’
"Late Onset Respiratory Allergy: The Role of the Local"
Recent Publication: The microbiome of the upper airways: focus on chronic rhinosinusitis