Scientific Programme

As of 16 November 2012
Thursday, 29 November 2012

13:00 Registration
13:45 – 14:00 Welcome

Clive Grattan (United Kingdom)
Session 1 Chair: Markus Magerl (Germany)

14:00 – 14:30 What’s new in allergic contact dermatitis?
Ana Giménez-Arnau (Spain)

14:30 – 15:00 Non-hereditary angioedema – risks and challenges for patients and physicians
Werner Aberer (Austria)

15:00 – 15:30 How quality of life instruments for daily practice can be used for therapy and diagnosis
Ilaria Baiardini (Itlay)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

Session 2 Chair: Marcus Maurer

16:00 – 16:30 Latest developments in food allergy – hope for affected patients?
Carsten Bindslev-Jensen (Denmark)

16:30 – 17:00 What causes aquatic dermatoses?
Gino Vena (Italy)

17:00 – 17:30 The role of sweat in skin disease – beyond hyperhidrosis
Michihiro Hide (Japan)

17:30 – 18:00 How important are basophils for the origin of skin allergies?
Sarbjit Saini (USA)

19:30 Welcome reception at the Löwenbräu
(Leipziger Strasse 65, 10117 Berlin)
Friday, 30 November 2012

Session 3 Free communications

Chair: Torsten Zuberbier (Germany)

08:00-08:07 Neo-epitope tissue transglutaminase autoantibodies as a biomarker of the gluten sensitive skin disease- Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Simon D. Lytton (Germany)

08:10-08:17 Exploration and management of the ‘stress’ or ‘mindbody’ aspects of chronic urticaria
Brian Broom (New Zealand)

08:20-08:27 Hereditary angioedema with C1 inhibitor deficiency: delay in diagnosis in Europe Andrea Zanichelli (Italy)

08:30-08:37 Rupatadine treatment improves quality of life in patients with mastocytosis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Frank Siebenhaar (Germany)

08:40-08:47 Involvement of daily metallic soap in skin conditions of patients with atopic dermatitis
Akane Tanaka (Japan)

08:50-09:00 Discussion

Session 4 Chair: Clive Grattan (United Kingdom)

09:00 – 09:30 Itch – a nasty accompanying symptom in skin diseases
Martin Metz (Germany)

09:30 – 10:30 Interactive discussion with experts on international approaches in allergology:
Moderation: Torsten Zuberbier (Germany)

Experts from different countries will discuss questions on how to address allergic problems, with the audience highlighting the differences and similarities between Asia and Europe. Xuejun Zhu (China), Kiran Godse (India), Michihiro Hide (Japan), Marcus Maurer (Germany)

10:30 – 11:00 Anaphylaxis – why prompt action is vital
Margitta Worm (Germany)

11:00 – 11:30 Do we have biomarkers for chronic urticaria?
Marta Ferrer (Spain)

11:30 – 13:30 Lunch & Poster session

11:30 – 13:30 Workshop: Exploration and management of the ‘stress’ or ‘mindbody’ aspects of chronic urticaria
Brian Broom (New Zealand)

Session 5 Chair: Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier (Switzerland)

13:30 – 14:00 Atopic dermatitis – practical guide for management
Torsten Zuberbier (Germany)

14:00 – 14:30 How does skin flora influence dermatitis?
Antti Lauerma (Finland)

14:30 – 15:00 How can we identify and treat mastocytosis?
Frank Siebenhaar (Germany)

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
Session 6 Chair: Martin Metz (Germany)

15:30 – 16:00 Autoinflammatory syndromes – how not to miss these rare diseases?
Karoline Krause (Germany)

16:00 – 16:30 Hereditary Angioedema – what’s new?
Konrad Bork (Germany)

16:30 – 17:15 KEYNOTE LECTURE
Role of histamine in skin physiology and allergies
Martin Church (United Kingdom/Germany)
Saturday, 1 December 2012

Session 7 Free communications

Chairs: Karoline Krause (Germany), Karsten Weller (Germany)

09:00 – 09:07 Urticaria, contact allergy and acne: 20 years MAS ‐ 90 Birth Cohort
Linus B. Grabenhenrich (Germany)

09:10-09:17 Clinical epidemiology of chronic urticaria in China: an open multicentre investigation
Fei Hao (China)

09:20-09:27 Low vitamin D status in patients with atopic dermatitis
Jung U Shin (Korea)

09:30-09:37 An Immuno-proteomic Search for Allergens from Airborne Rhizopus oryzae: A Mold Sensitizer in Allergy Patients
Sircar Gaurab (India)

09:40-09:47 Urticaria and angioedema associated with Anisakis simplex: usefulness of basophil activation test in discriminating sensitization from allergy
Gennaro Maietta (Italy)

09:50-09:57 Role of H1R and H4R in T-cell migration in a murine allergic skin inflammation model
Subhashree Mahapatra (Germany)

Session 8 Chair: Martin Church (United Kingdom/Germany)

10:00 – 10:30 Tropical and travelers’ dermatoses – what do we have to know?
Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier (Switzerland)

10:30 – 11:00 Urticaria – how do we provide the best treatment?
Marcus Maurer (Germany)

11:00 – 12:00 QUIZ – Allergic or not allergic
Can you spot the difference (and win a prize)?
Clive Grattan (United Kingdom)