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IDI-IRCCS and Allergy Data Laboratories are pleased to announce the

1st International Symposium
on Molecular Allergology

Allergen Molecules:
Basic and Clinical Aspects

Rome, Italy March 31 – April 1, 2006



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Under the scientific sponsorship of:

The European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)The European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
The EAACI Interest Group in Allergy Diagnosis (IGAD)

 

The Italian Society of Pediatric Allergology and Immunology (SIAIP)The Italian Society of Pediatric Allergology and Immunology (SIAIP)
The Italian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SIAIC)The Italian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SIAIC) The Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology (SIICA)
  SIBIOC
Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology
 
Preliminary program
Friday March 31, 2006 - Morning
10:00 Registration of Participants
10:30 Free Oral Communication Session
Friday March 31, 2006 - Afternoon
14:00 Registration of the Participants


14:20 Welcome to the Participants


          Moderators: Roberto Paganelli


14:30 Lecture 1: To be defined

          Speaker to be confirmed


14:50 Session 1: Allergen Structure and Classification

          Heimo Breiteneder (Austria) – “The molecular and structural classification of food allergens"
          Anna Pomes (USA) – “Arthropod allergens: molecular structure,
          function and relation to disease”
          Christian Radauer (Austria) ­ "Protein families of pollen allergens:
          taxonomic distribution, sequence conservation, and cross-reactivity"
          Fatima Ferreira (Austria) – “Recombinant allergens: the weed pollen model”


16:30 Break

 Moderators: To be defined

16:50 Lecture 2: Anaphylaxis

          Antonella Muraro (Italy)

17:10 Session 2: Immune-response to Allergen Molecules

          Enrico Scala (Italy) – “Biologicals: the forgotten allergens”
          Ronald van Ree (Netherlands) – “Biological activity of IgE antibodies against CCD”
          Isabella Schöll (Austria) – “Molecular Requirements of Allergens”
          Barbara Bohle (Austria) - "Characterization of the allergic T cell response"
Saturday April 1, 2006 - Morning
Moderators: Saveria Pastore plus Enrico Scala

08:30 Lecture 3: Atopic dermatitis

          Saveria Pastore (Italy)

08:50 Session 3: Allergens - Diagnosis and Epidemiology

          Riccardo Asero (Italy) – “Plant food allergenic molecules: from biology to clinics”
          Thomas Holzhauser (Germany) – “Identification and characterisation of soybean allergens”
          Montserrat Fernandez-Rivas (Spain) - “Patterns of sensitization to pollens and plant food allergens”
          Javier Cuesta-Herranz (Spain) - "Vegetalia Network: A study of pollens and plant-derived
          food allergy at molecular level"

10:30 Break

Moderators: To be defined

10:50 Lecture 4: Asthma

          Luca Perfetti (Italy)

11:10 Session 4: Allergens - Diagnosis and Epidemiology

          Jonas Lidholm (Sweden) – “Defined allergens in specific IgE testing - opportunities and advantages”
          Reinhard Hiller (Austria) – “Testing Allergens by means of Microarrays”
          Jörg Kleine-Tebbe (Germany) – “Single molecules in the allergy laboratory: Exciting clues or exorbitant dues?”
          Adriano Mari (Italy) – “Allergen Molecules: Is that all an allergist needs?”

12:50 Lunch		
Saturday April 1, 2006 - Afternoon
Moderators: To be defined

14:30 Lecture 5: Rhinitis

           Giorgio Ciprandi (Italy)

14:50 Session 5: Allergenicity and Immunotherapy

          Susanne Vrtala (Austria) – “Recombinant mite allergens for diagnosis and immunotherapy
          of mite allergic patients”
          Gabrielle Pauli (France) – “In vivo evaluation of recombinant allergen activity”
          Enrique Fernandez-Caldes (Spain) - “Immune response after immunotherapy with modified allergen extracts”
          Giovanni Passalacqua (Italy) – “Biodistribution of allergens for local immunotherapy in humans”

16: 30 Coffee Break

Moderators: To be defined

16:50 Lecture 6: “Epidemiology of Allergic Diseases: Old and New Tools?”

          Damiano Abeni (Italy)
17:10 Session 6: Immunotherapy Annemie Narkus (Germany) - "Recombinant birch and grass pollen preparations in the clinic" Verena Niederberger (Austria) - "Vaccination with genetically engineered allergens" Philippe Moingeon (France) – "Adjuvants for recombinant allergy vaccines" Carlo Pini (Italy) - “Allergenic extracts and molecules: regulatory aspects” 18:30 Closing Remarks

Invited Speaker:

Damiano Abeni, MD
Senior Epidemiologist
Health Services Research Unit
IDI-IRCCS
Rome, Italy

Riccardo Asero, MD
Allergy Unit
Clinica San Carlo
Paderno Dugnano, Italy

Barbara Bohle, PhD
Associate Professor
Center of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Department  of Pathophysiology
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Heimo Breiteneder, PhD
Associate Professor
Center of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Department  of Pathophysiology
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Giorgio Ciprandi, MD
Chief Allergist
Department of Head and Neck Diseases
University Hospital San Martino
Genova, Italy

Javier Cuesta-Herranz, PhD
Allergy Department
Fundación Jiménez Díaz
Madrid, Spain

Enrique Fernandez-Caldes, PhD
Director Research and Development
Laboratorios Leti
Madrid, Spain

Fatima Ferreira, PhD
Head of Department of Molecular Biology
University of Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Reinhard Hiller, PhD
Head of Proteomics Department
VBC-Genomics
Vienna, Austria

Thomas Holzhauser, PhD
Head of Research Group "Allergen Structures"
Division of Allergology
Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Langen, Germany

Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, MD
Allergy and Asthma Center Westend
Berlin, Germany

Jonas Lidholm, PhD
Research Manager
Research & Development
Pharmacia Diagnostics
Uppsala, Sweden

Adriano Mari, MD
Scientific Consultant
Experimental Allergology Unit
IDI-IRCCS
Rome, Italy
Chief Scientific Officer
Allergy Data Laboratories, sc
Latina, Italy

Philippe Moingeon, PhD
Research & Development
Stallergenes
Antony, France

Montserrat Fernandez-Rivas, PhD
Servicio de Alergia
Hospital Clínico San Carlos
Madrid, Spain

Antonella Muraro, MD
Veneto Region Reference Center for the Diagnosis
and Therapy of Food Allergy and Intolerance
Department of Pediatrics
University of Padova
Padova, Italy

Annemie Narkus, MD
Head of Clinical Development
Allergopharma
Reinbek, Germany

Verena Niederberger, MD
Department of Otolaryngology
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Roberto Paganelli, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine and Sciences of Aging
Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
University Gabriele d'Annunzio
Chieti, Italy

Giovanni Passalacqua, MD
Researcher
Institute for Respiratory Diseases and Allergology
University of Genova
Genova, Italy

Saveria Pastore, PhD
Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Cutaneous Physiopathology
IDI-IRCCS
Rome, Italy

Gabrielle Pauli, PhD
Department of Pneumology
University Louis Pasteur
Strasbourg, France

Luca Perfetti, MD
Allergy and Clinical Immunology Department
Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, IRCCS
Istituto Scientifico di Pavia
Pavia, Italy

Carlo Pini, PhD
Coordinator of Working Group for Immunobiologicals
Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-Mediated Diseases
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Rome, Italy

Anna Pomes, PhD
Research Director
Indoor Biotechnologies, Inc.
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Christian Radauer, PhD
Center of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Department of Pathophysiology
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Saveria Pastore, PhD
Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Cutaneous Physiopathology
IDI-IRCCS
Rome, Italy

Enrico Scala, MD
Head of Experimental Allergology Unit
IDI-IRCCS
Rome, Italy

Isabella Schöll, PhD
Center of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Institute of Pathophysiology
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Ronald van Ree, PhD
Head of Allergy Research
Department of Experimental Immunology
Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Susanne Vrtala, PhD
Research Assistant
Center of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Department  of Pathophysiology
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

			

Scientific Secretariat

Dr. Adriano Mari
adriano.mari@allergome.org

Dr. Enrico Scala
e.scala@idi.it

Experimental Allergy Unit

Dr. Mauro Giani
m.giani@idi.it

Clinical Allergy Unit

IDI-IRCCS
Rome, Italy

Organizing Secretariat

Mrs Flavia Sinatra
IDI-IRCCS
Via dei Monti di Creta 104
00167 Roma, Italy
Tel: +39 06 6646 4458
Fax: +39 06 6646 4496
E-mail: f.sinatra@idi.it

Allergy Data Laboratories, s.c.
Via Malipiero, 28 04100 Latina, Italy
Tel. +39 338 88 373 52
Fax +39 0773 620787
E-mail: Allergy.Data.Laboratories@allergome.org

Language:

The Official Language of the meeting is English

Registration Fees:

Within January 31, 2006 - € 350.00 (VAT included)
From February 1, 2006 - € 500 (VAT included)

A reduced fee, € 200.00 (VAT included), will be applied to EAACI, SIAIC, SIAIP, SIICA,
junior members only if registered before January 31, 2006.
Venue: Auditorium IDI-IRCCS Via dei Monti di Creta, 104 00167 Rome, Italy Tel: +39 06 6646 4458 Fax: +39 06 6646 4496 Email: f.sinatra@idi.it IDI-IRCCS is located in eastern part of Rome, not too far from the Leonardo da Vinci international airport (Fiumicino airport, 15 min by car). The meeting venue can be easily reached by underground line "A", stopping at "Cornelia" station.