Thursday 13 October


08:30 – 12:00

Pre-registration is required for the Postgraduate Courses.    

Postgraduate Course 1 - Immunotherapy for Children

Chairs:
Ulrich Wahn, Germany
Eva Maria Varga, Austria

Which children will benefit from immunotherapy?
Learning objectives:
1. To know the evidence base for immunotherapy in children
2. To know which children with rhinitis are likely to benefit from immunotherapy
3. To know which children with asthma are likely to benefit from immunotherapy

Ulrich Wahn, Germany

Successful subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) for children
Learning objectives:
1. To be able to assess a child for SCIT - pollen, animal dander or venom
2. To know how to undertake SCIT in a child
3. To understand how to modify SCIT therapy in response to factors such as intercurrent illness

Gunilla Hedlin, Sweden

10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break

 

Evidence based medicine for sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) in children 
Learning objectives:
1. To be able to assess a child for SLIT – inhalant allergens
2. To know how to undertake SLIT in a child
3. To understand how to modify SLIT therapy in response to factors such as intercurrent illness 

Moises Calderon, United Kingdom 

Challenges in immunotherapy for children
Learning objectives:
1. Knowledge of how to minimise the risk of adverse effects and be able to manage any that occur
2. Understand how to assess the potential effectiveness of immunotherapy in the multiply sensitised child
3. To to be able decide when to end a course of immunotherapy

Antonio Nieto, Spain


Postgraduate Course 2 – Drug Allergy 

Chairs:
Pascal Demoly, France
Antonino Romano, Italy

When should you suspect a drug allergy in children
Learning objectives:
1. To know the typical and unusual presentations
2. To know which drugs cause allergic reactions
3. To know the differential diagnosis

Marina Atanskovic, Serbia

Managing the child with a possible antibiotic allergy
Learning objectives:
1. To know how to investigate a child with possible antibiotic allergy
2. To know the common patterns of multiple antibiotic allergy
3. To understand how to treat a child with multiple antibiotic allergy

Jean-Christoph Caubet, Switzerland

10:00-10:30
Coffee Break

Investigating the child with an anaesthetic allergy
Learning objectives:
1. To know the common patterns of anaesthetic allergy
2. To know how to investigate a child with possible anaesthetic allergy
3. To understand how to prepare a anaesthetic plan for a child with anaesthetic allergy

Pascal Demoly, France

Managing a child with a possible vaccine allergy
Learning objectives:
1. To know the presentations of vaccine allergy compared to other vaccine complications
2. To understand how to investigation of a child with a possible vaccine allergy
3. To know how to manage vaccination in a child with egg allergy

Giovanna Zanoni, Italy 

13:15 – 13:30

Welcome

13:30 – 15:00

Plenary Session 1 - The Origins of Childhood Allergy

Chairs:
Gary Wong, Hong Kong
Cezmi Akdis, Switzerland

Early life influences on the development of childhood allergy and asthma
Graham Roberts, United Kingdom

Immune-infection interactions in the early development of allergy
Patrick Holt, Australia

How much can be explained by genetics and epigenetics?
Michael Kabesch, Germany

Supported by the EAACI Clemens von Pirquet Foundation.


15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break


15:30 – 17:00


Main Symposium 1 - Allergy Diagnostics: Current and Future Perspectives

Chairs:
Kirsten Beyer, Germany
Cristina Pascual, Spain

Maximising the value of skin prick testing and specific IgE results
Jonathan Hourihane, Ireland

Testing on a chip: making sense of the results
Marianne van Hage, Sweden 

Where next in allergy diagnostics?
Philippe Eigenmann, Switzerland


Main Symposium 2 - Anaphylaxis in Childhood: Assessment and Management

Chairs:
Frans Timmermans, The Netherlands
Giovanna Zanoni, Italy

Co-sensitisation to peanut and pollen, a non-risk for anaphylaxis?
Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Denmark

Diagnosing anaphylaxis in infancy
Antonella Muraro, Italy

Controversies in the prescription of self–injectable adrenaline
Anthony Dubois, The Netherlands


Oral Abstract Session 1 - Pediatric Asthma
Chairs:
Michael Kabesch, Germany
Vicky Xepapadaki, Greece 

Introductory lecture by Michael Kabesch: Making sense of gene-environmental interactions

Oral Abstracts O1-O6 will be presented.



Poster Discussion Session 1 – Pediatric Food Allergy
Chairs:
Robert Boyle, United Kingdom
Luis Miguel Borrego, Portuga

Poster Discussion Abstracts PD1 - PD13 will be presented.


17:15 – 18:45

Clinical Round 1 - Allergy and Anaphylaxis
(case based discussion – presentation by a junior with senior discussing)

Chairs:
Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, United States
Nikos Papadopoulos, Greece

Case 1 - A breastfed infant with bloody stools
Case presentation: Indre Butiene, Lithuania
Case discussion: Odilija Rudzeviciene, Lithuania

Case 2 - Severe reaction to cow's milk without ingestion
Case presentation: Sabrina Mietta, Italy
Case discussion: Antonella Muraro, Italy

Case 3 - Positive oral peanut challenge with a twist
Case presentation: Zaraquiza Zolkipli, United Kingdom
Case discussion: George du Toit, United Kingdom

 

Workshop 1 - Drug Allergy in Children and Teenagers

Chairs:
Marina Atanskovic, Serbia
Philippe Eigenmann, Switzerland

Approach to diagnosing
Pascal Demoly, France

Reliability of diagnostic tests for antibiotic allergy
Jean-Christoph Caubet, Switzerland

How clinically important is cross-reactivity between antibiotics?
Antonino Romano, Italy

 

Pro & Con Debate 1 - Immunotherapy Prevents the Development of Asthma and New Sensitisations

Chair: Adnan Custovic, United Kingdom

Pro: Ulrich Wahn, Germany
Con: Susanne Halken, Denmark



Practical Course 1 - How to Tackle Allergies at School 
Learning objectives:
i.  To know how to prepare a child with allergy for school
ii. To be aware of approaches to dealing with challenging situations at school 
iii. To understand how to successfully communicate with teachers

Karin Lødrup Carlsen, Norway
Hazel Gowland, United Kingdom


Practical Course 2 - Interpretation and Clinical Implications of Lung Function Tests
Learning objectives:
i.  To know which lung function test is most appropriate in which age group and presentation
ii. To understand the physiological basis of spirometry
iii. To be able interpret spirometry data to drive clinical management

Kai-Håkon Carlsen, Norway
Luis Miguel Borrego, Portugal


Practical Course 3 - Evaluation of a Child with Recurrent Infections 
Learning objectives:
i.  To understand the relationship between underlying immune deficiency and presention.
ii. To know when to investigate a child with recurrent infections
iii. To be able to interpret common immunological investigations

Roger Lauener, Switzerland
Christoph Grüber, Germany


Pre-registration is required for the Practical Courses. 



18:30 – 20:00
Welcome Reception

Pre-registration is required for the Welcome Reception.

Finger foods and drinks will be served.