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Programme

The educational programme features sessions presented by each global society.

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TIME PROGRAMME
08:00 – 08:05 WELCOME
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WAO SESSION – IMMUNOTHERAPY
Chairs:

  • For WAO: Prof Bryan Martin, Ohio State University Columbus, USA
  • For BSACI: Dr George Gkimpas, Royal Preston Hospital, UK
08.05 – 08.20 Personalized medicine in immunotherapy

AIT is a paradigmatic example of Disease Modyfing Treatment and of Personalized Medicine. The Molecular Allergy Diagnosis (or Component Diagnosis or PAMD@) is a clear added value in defining the true sensitization in allergic patients and the possibility of shared decision with patients about SCIT.

Giorgio Walter Canonica, Humanitas Research Hospital, Italy

08.20 – 08.35 Immunotherapy and component testing: potential role in the future

The first premise for the prescription of immunotherapy based on PAMD@ is the assessment of IgE positivity to genuine versus cross-reactive allergens. Allergen immunotherapy should be prescribed to patients with demonstrated IgE-mediated sensitivity to relevant allergens that induce clinical manifestations.

Ignacio J. Ansotegui, Hospital Quironsalud Bizkaia, Spain

08.35 – 08.50 Oral Immunotherapy: A shared-decision discussion

Two clinicians will discuss 5 key questions most allergists and patients are asking about OIT. Practical advice on how to have an informative and effective shared-decision making conversation with a patient who is considering oral immunotherapy.
  • Dana Wallace, Nova Southeastern University College of Allopathic Medicine Fort Lauderdale, USA
  • John Oppenheimer, Clin professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-Rutgers, USA
08.50 – 09.05 Using immunotherapy to prevent the atopic march.
Mário Morais-Almeida, CUF – Hospitais e Clínicas, Portugal
09.05 – 09.30 Panel Q&A
09:30 – 09:45 BREAK
09.45 – 10:45 COMPANY SYMPOSIUM
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10:45 – 12:10

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EAACI UPDATE
Chairs:

  • For EAACI: Dr Maria Torres, University of Malaga and Malaga Regional University Hospital, Spain
  • For BSACI: Dr Mo Shamji, Imperial College, UK
10.45 – 11.00 New nomenclature on allergic diseases. From Bench to bedside

The cultural change brought by the new nomenclature will lead to novel concepts of diagnostic tools, improving therapies, and disease management and will guide future research into more innovative strategies for patient care.

Marek Jutel, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

11.00 – 11.15 EAACI Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of IgE-mediated food allergy
Alexandra F. Santos, King’s College London, UK
11.15 – 11.30 Allergy to stings and bites from non-Hymenoptera insects: available diagnostics and treatment

Allergy to rare or locally important arthropods is not well known. The key is to be aware of rare arthropods and learn how to diagnose and treat allergy.

Gunter Sturm, Medical University of Graz, Austria

11.30 – 11.45 Severe asthma in real life. The EARL initiative
11.45 – 12.10 Panel Q&A
12.10 – 12.25 BREAK
12.25 – 13.25 COMPANY SYMPOSIUM
13.25 – 14.10 Presidents’ Forum

  • For BSACI: Prof Graham Roberts, University of Southampton, UK
  • For WAO: Prof Bryan Martin, Ohio State University Columbus, USA
  • For AAAAI: Prof Jonathan Bernstein, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Bernstein Allergy group and Bernstein Clinical Research Center, USA
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14:10 – 15.35
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BSACI SESSION – CHALLENGING INTERACTIVE CASES
Chairs:

  • Dr Shuaib Nasser, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Dr Matt Doyle, Jersey Allergy Clinic, Jersey, Channel Islands
14.10 – 14.25 Food allergy cases

Composite dishes often make it difficult to track down the allergen responsible for food allergic reactions. It is key to take a detailed history of exactly what was in the dish that provoked symptoms and undertake a food challenge if the history does not match the test results.

Isabel Skypala, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust & Imperial College, UK

14.25 – 14.40 Perioperative allergy cases

Perioperative allergy is a rare but devasting event which can be uniquely challenging to recognise, investigate and diagnose. This session will cover some of the complexities and pitfalls in the end-to-end journey from initial event to eventual diagnosis.

Louise Savic, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

14.40 – 14.55 Gastro Allergy cases

Multi-system allergic disease is increasing globally. Although many will be aware about the increases in allergy respiratory and dermatological presentations, gastro-intestinal conditions are also seeing a significant rise in prevalence.
  • Edward Gaynor, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK
  • Leanne Goh, Imperial College Healthcare Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK
14.55 – 15.10 Immunodeficiency cases
Ariharan Anantharachagan, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
15.10 – 15.35 Panel Q&A
15:35 – 15:50 BREAK
15:50 – 16:50 COMPANY SYMPOSIUM
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16.50 – 18:10
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AAAAI UPDATE
Chairs:

  • For AAAAI: Prof Jonathan Bernstein, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Bernstein Allergy group and Bernstein Clinical Research Center, USA
  • For BSACI: Prof Graham Roberts, University of Southampton, UK
16.50 – 17.05 The ACAAI/AAAAI Atopic Dermatitis guidelines

The Atopic Dermatitis Guidelines: 2023 AAAAI/ACAAI Joint Task Force (JTF) on Practice Parameters GRADE- and Institute of Medicine-based recommendations will assist clinicians in caring for their patients with atopic dermatitis.

Lynda Schneider, Harvard Medical School & Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

17.05 – 17.20 GRADE guidelines for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

An update of the JTF chronic rhinosinusitis with NP guidelines which is a very common clinical presentation seen by Allergists and Immunologists. This is a GRADE document so the certainty of medical evidence supporting recommendations is provided. This talk could reaffirm or change the way clinicians are currently managing their patients with CRSwNP.

Jonathan Bernstein, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Bernstein Allergy group and Bernstein Clinical Research Center, USA

17.20 – 17.35 Asthma: What’s new in EPR4 and GINA.
Leonard Bacharier, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
17.35 – 17.50 Drug Allergy: A Practise parameter update
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17.50 – 18.15 Panel Q&A
18:15 – 18:20 CLOSING AND PRESIDENTS’ REMARKS