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SIAF Scientific Opening Symposium

Friday, 27 September 2019 at the new Medicine Campus Building


08:30-08:50 Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann Novel developments in our understanding of skin microbiome in atopic dermatitis
08:50-09:10 Thomas Bieber Why we need a precision medicine approach for the management of atopic dermatitis
09:10-09:30 Thomas Kündig Future of atopic dermatitis treatment
09:30-09:50 Cezmi Akdis The epithelial barrier hypothesis and allergic skin and respiratory diseases
09:50-10:00 Arturo Rinaldi Rapid detection of skin barrier by electric impedance spectroscopy
10:00-10:10 Remo Frei The effects of short chain fatty acids


Coffee break

10:50-11:10 Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier Novel highlights in the treatment of atopic dermatitis
11:10-11:30 Roger Lauener Hygiene hypothesis: Novel aspects for immune intervention
11:30-11:50 Liam O’Mahony Microbial products and immune regulation
11:50-12:10 Stephen Durham Past present future of AIT: clinical perspective
12:10-12:20 Welcome Address President SFI, Swiss Research Institutes for High Altitude Climate
12:20-12:30 Welcome Address Representative of the Community of Davos


Lunch break

14:00-14:20 Mohamed Shamji Specific IgG4 treatments and future of Allergy treatments
14:20-14:40 Kari Nadeau Allergic diseases are systemic diseases
14:40-15:00 Mübeccel Akdis B cells in immune tolerance and regulation of tissue responses
15:00-15:20 Willem van de Veen In vivo clonality of antigen-specific B cell responses
15:20-15:30 Kirstin Jansen Mechanisms of breaking immune tolerance to allergens
15:30-15:40 Pattraporn Satitsuksanoa B cell responses in food allergy and tolerance


Coffee break

16:20-16:40 Onur Boyman Neutrophilia and novel mechanisms of its regulation
16:40-17:00 Hans-Uwe Simon Novel aspects of eosinophil biology
17:00-17:20 Katja Bärenfaller Novel pathways of post-transcriptional regulation
17:20-17:40 Milena Sokolowska Allergen-specific T cell regulation and allergen tolerance during allergen immunotherapy
17:40-17:50 Urszula Radzikowska Novel tissue inflammatory mechanisms of rhinovirus in the presence of house dust mite<
17:50-18:00 Andrzej Eljaszewicz Epithelial cell regulation by novel surface molecules
18:00-18:20 Harald Renz Targeting DNA transcription for specific cell suppression



CHF 50.- / person
Registration includes 2 coffee breaks and one lunch break (food and beverages will be provided)

Please fill out the registration form by clicking to the button and transfer the registration fee of CHF 50.- to the stated account. Thank you very much.



6 Credits Kernfortbildung Allergologie und klinische Immunologie (SSAI-SGAI)


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