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Ignacio J. Ansotegui
Head of Department of Allergy & Immunology, Hospital Quironsalud Bizkaia

Dr. Ansotegui is Head of Department of Allergy and Immunology at Hospital Quironsalud Bizkaia in Bilbao, Spain. Actually he serves as Executive Medical Director and Counselor of the World Allergy Organization (WAO), Treasurer of Global Asthma Association (INTERASMA) and Vice-President of the Latin-American Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (SLAAI).

After finishing his medical studies at the University of Basque Country, Dr. Ansotegui moved to the Department of Immunology at the Karolinska Institute of Stockholm where he completed his PhD studies and medical specialization in Immunology. Later, at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, he got his second specialty in Allergology and Clinical Immunology. Between 2007 and 2010, he was appointed as Consultant Immunologist at Royal Hospitals and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University of Belfast, UK.

Dr. Ansotegui has been President of the World Allergy Organization 2018-2019 and he has published over 200 peer reviewed articles.

He received International Distinguished Fellow Award from the ACAAI and he is current Honorary Member of the Italian Society of Allergology, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, Georgian Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, the Lebanese Society of Allergy and Immunology and the Argentinean Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology.

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Leonard Bacharier
Professor of Pediatrics; Janie Robinson and John Moore Lee Chair in Pediatrics, Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA

Dr. Bacharier is the Janie Robinson and John Moore Lee Chair in Pediatrics, Professor in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Section Chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Scientific Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Director of the Center for Pediatric Asthma Research. Dr. Bacharier is a pediatric allergist/immunologist with extensive experience in pediatric asthma research, particularly clinical trials.  He has led and participated in multiple federally-funded multicenter clinical trials in childhood asthma.  He has over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts derived from these projects.  He is the sole American pediatrician on the Global Initiative for Asthma Science Committee and serves as an Associate Editor for The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology as well as Editor of the 2 leading textbooks in the field of Allergy and Immunology.
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Jonathan Bernstein
Professor of Medicine University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Partner of Bernstein Allergy Group and Bernstein Clinical Research Center

Jonathan Bernstein is Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and a partner of the Bernstein Allergy Group and Clinical Research Center. He received his MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (1981-1985), completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital (1985–1988) and Allergy/Clinical Immunology training at Northwestern University (1988–1990). He has been a faculty member of UC since 1990. His has a spectrum of research interests including allergic skin diseases notably chronic urticaria, angioedema, atopic dermatitis, mast cell disorders as well as chronic cough, asthma and chronic rhinitis
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Georgio Walter Canonica
Professor Respiratory Diseases & Chair Personalized Medicine Asthma & Allergy Unit, Humanitas University & Research Hospital, Italy

MD Genoa University


Pulmonary Medicine Genoa University

Allergy and Clinical Immunology Florence University

Uppsala University Sweden

MedUniv South Carolina Charleston USA

1995 Genoa University Full Professor Internal Medicine

Director Allergy Clinical Immunology Specialty School

Full Professor of Pulmonary Medicine

Director Pulmonary Medicine Specialty School

Chairman Dept Medical Specialties

Laurea Honoris Causa ClujiNapoca Romania

Legend of Allergy and Immunology Allergy 2021

2022 Lyfetime Achievement Award APAACI

2023 Lyfetime Achievement Award WAO

Former President of



SIAAIC -Italian Soc Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol

SIMER-Italian Soc Resp Med ( currently IRS-Ital Resp Soc )


President REG-Resp Effectiveness Group

GINA International Advocate

ExCom Member of ARIA- GALEN

Chair EAACI Methodology Committee

Chair WAO Biologics in Allergy

Steering Com SANI-Severe Asthma Network Italy (registry).


H index 134 Citations >88.000

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Edward Gaynor
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK

Dr Edward Gaynor is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, having practiced as a consultant since 2018.

He graduated from Oxford University, completing his postgraduate training in some of the largest centres in Britain, such as Oxford, Barts Health and King’s College London, before moving to Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2019.

He is a specialist in paediatric gastroenterology – his special-interests are in inflammatory and autoimmune bowel diseases; and gastro-intestinal allergy, in which he is the clinical lead at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Outside of clinical medicine, he is an advocate for national improvements in health care. He has been the NHS’s National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow in 2016-17, and is now using these skills in leading the benchmarking national framework for Quality Standards in Paediatric Gastroenterology within the UK. He has in interest in bio-informatics, and it’s impacts on improving healthcare outcomes. He is an Innovation Officer at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

He is excited to be speaking at the BSACI Global Symposium

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Leanne Goh
Consultant Paediatric Allergist, Imperial College Healthcare Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dr Goh is a consultant paediatric allergist and has practiced as a consultant since 2015.

She graduated from Queen’s University, completing her Masters in Allergy at Imperial College London with distinction. She completed her postgraduate training in some of the largest tertiary allergy services in the UK, including St Mary’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Evelina Children’s Hospital. She currently leads the paediatric allergy team at St Mary’s London Hospital and the Gastrointestinal and Dermatology allergy services at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

She is a specialist in paediatric allergy – her interests include food allergy, eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis/hayfever, chronic urticaria – with particular interests in complex gastrointestinal and skin allergies.

Outside of clinical medicine, she is committed to quality improvement and medical education. She leads on regular governance projects to ensure quality improvement and safety both locally and nationally. She co-founded the RISK (responsive in situ simulation for kids) programme when she was clinical lead for paediatric allergy at UCLH. She is particularly passionate about improving quality of care for young people.

She attends BSACI council meetings and founded the national Gastro-Allergy Network. She is also a member of several national and international Paediatric, Allergy and Gastroenterology medical societies including: EAACI, ESPGHAN, BSPGHAN and the RCPCH; particularly of note allergy representative on the ESPGHAN Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases working group.

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Marek Jutel
Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Immunology; Medical University and ALL-MED MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Wroclaw, Poland

Prof. Marek Jutel, MD, PhD,

Marek Jutel was born in Wroclaw, Poland. He is currently a professor of allergy, clinical immunology, and internal medicine, and Head of the Department and Clinical Immunology at the Wroclaw Medical University, and Director of ALL-MED Medical Research Institute in Wroclaw, Poland. He is immediate Past President of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) 2019-2022. He has served as EAACI Executive Committee member (2009-ongoing), chair of the EAACI Scientific Programme Committee (2013-2015), and Treasurer (2015-2019).  Currently, he is a member  Board of Officers Member as Past President. He keeps the governmental position as the Allergy Consultant in-chief for the Lower Silesia Region. He is a board member of the Immunotherapy Committee in the Polish Allergy Society. He is deputy Editor-in Chief of the journal ALLERGY an Associate Editor of Allergy and Clinical and Translational Allergy and a member of the editorial boards of 10 other journals. Prof. Jutel’s research has been focused on immune tolerance mechanisms, especially in the model of allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT). He is also constantly involved in clinical research on immunotherapy, biologics, and pharmacotherapy in allergic diseases, asthma, and COPD. He pioneered the use of recombinant allergens in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases. He was the principal investigator in more than 40 clinical trials in allergy, asthma, COPD, and other immune-mediated diseases.

Prof. Jutel has authored more than 300 scientific articles and 50  books and book chapters. He has directed 14 doctoral theses. He constantly contributes to a large number of guidelines and position papers on the management of allergic and immune-mediated diseases published by EAACI and other scientific organizations.

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John Oppenheimer
Clin professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-Rutgers, USA

John Oppenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of Newark, New Jersey, USA, and Director of Clinical Research at Pulmonary and Allergy Associates, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. He is board certified in internal medicine, allergy and immunology. His past roles have included Chairman of the ADT section and member of the Coordinating Committee of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He has served on the Joint Task Force of the Practice Parameter Committee for Allergy Immunology, and is presently the liaison to the American Board of Internal Medicine council.

Dr Oppenheimer has focused his career on guideline development and has been actively involved in measurement development in the field of allergy and immunology. He serves as the Associate Editor of Annals of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, co-section editor of Current Reports of Allergy and Immunology and Current Opinion of Allergy and Immunology, and is a reviewer for several journals including the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and JAMA. He has participated in over 100 clinical studies with over 250 peer-reviewed publications.

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Gunter Sturm
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University of Graz and Allergy Outpatient Clinic Vienna

Gunter Sturm is head of the Allergy Outpatient Clinic Reumannplatz in Vienna and Associate Professor at the Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University of Graz in Austria. He is first author of the EAACI guidelines on Hymenoptera venom immunotherapy and was chair of the EAACI working group Insect Venom Hypersensitivity for several years. Recently, he coordinated the EAACI position paper “Allergy to stings and bites from rare or locally important arthropods”. He and his research group focuses on diagnosis and treatment of insect venom allergy since more than 24 years.
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Louise Savic,
Consultant Anaesthetist and Drug Allergy Specialist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Dr Louise Savic is a consultant anaesthetist with a clinical and research interest in drug allergy and perioperative anaphylaxis. She is currently a doctoral fellow with the NIHR, undertaking mixed-methods research to explore the problems of drug allergy in surgical patients. Her areas of interest include the development of novel diagnostic pathways in drug allergy, ‘delabelling’ of penicillin allergy, and the psychological impact of perioperative anaphylaxis. She recently led the development of a national guideline for penicillin allergy delabelling by non-allergists and is developing a complex intervention for routine delabelling in surgical patients. Working closely with the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Clinical Immunology Professional Network, she is leading a cross speciality working party for improving allergy care among surgical patients.
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Lynda Schneider
Section Chief and Allergy & Director, Atopic Dermatitis Center Boston Children’s Hospital, Director, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Lynda C. Schneider, MD.  Dr. Schneider is Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Section Chief of Allergy in the Division of Immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital.  In 2000, she started the multidisciplinary atopic dermatitis program to improve the care of children with atopic dermatitis and other allergic co-morbidities. She continues as the Director of the Atopic Dermatitis Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and heads the Division of Immunology clinical trials scientific review. She led the Allergy/Immunology (A/I) fellowship program for 30 years and has been responsible for training over 50 Allergy/Immunology fellows.   She was a principal investigator for the NIH sponsored Atopic Dermatitis Research Network as well as for many other allergy and immunology clinical trials.  She has been recognized for many years as a Top Doctor by Boston Magazine.
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Isobel Skypala
Consultant Allergy Dietitian, Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Isabel has been working in the field of food allergy for over 30 years. She established a bespoke adult food allergy service and in 2014 became the UKs first consultant adult allergy dietitian. Her research has primarily been focussed on plant food allergy, including Pollen Food Syndrome and Lipid Transfer Protein Allergy, and she has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and books. Isabel teaches on several Allergy MSc programmes and lectures nationally and internationally. Together with others, Isabel has spent the last 20 years developing the dietitian’s role in food allergy through the establishment of allergy specialist groups in the UK, Europe and world-wide. Isabel received the BSACI William Frankland award for services to clinical allergy in 2014 and the AAAAI Allied Health Professional Recognition Award in 2022.
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Dana Wallace
Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University Allopathic School of Medicine, Dept of Medicine, USA

Dana V. Wallace, M.D., ABAI-certified, FAAAAI, FACAAI, is Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Allopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Wallace is on the volunteer faculty for the Memorial Regional A/I Fellowship Program at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.

Dr. Wallace is the past President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Dr. Wallace is currently on the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Wallace is a past member of the World Allergy Organization Board of Directors, is current co-chair of the WAO Emerging Societies/World Allergy Training School.

Dr. Wallace is the recipient of the ACAAI’s Gold-headed Cane Award. She has received the ACAAI Distinguished Fellow Award, ACAAI Distinguished Service Award, and the ACAAI Woman in Allergy Award.

Dr. Wallace is the current website Editor and advisor for the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters of which she is the immediate past co-chair. She is an author of the JTFPP Anaphylaxis and Allergen Immunotherapy Practice Parameter Update 2023, currently in publication and is on the JTFPP Allergen Immunotherapy workgroup at the current time.

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Matt Doyle
General Practitioner, States of Jersey, Jersey

Matt Doyle is a UK General Practitioner who has had a specialist interest in Allergic Medicine since 2009. He is the current Chair of Primary Care for the BSACI and a member of the EAACI Allied Health and Primary Care Board. He works full-time in Jersey in the British Channel Islands.
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Bryan Martin
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, The Ohio State University Hospital, USA

Dr. Bryan Martin is currently the President of the World Allergy Organization (WAQ) and a Past President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). He has been honored by the College for Distinguished Service and as a Distinguished Fellow. He has won national awards such as the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Courage to Teach Award and the US Army’s Lewis Aspey Mologne Award for Military Academic Excellence. Dr. Martin was most recently at The Ohio State University where as a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, he served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, the Designated Institutional Official and the Associate Medical Director for University Hospitals as well as serving as the program director in Allergy and Immunology and as Chief of the Allergy Immunology Division. Prior to his service at Ohio State, Dr. Martin spent 29 years in the US Army. He spent his last 9 years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he served as chair of the Department of Allergy and Immunology fellowship Immunology, the program director for the Allergy and the consultant to the US Army Surgeon General for Allergy and Immunology.
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Shuaib Nasser
MA MD FRCP, Consultant Allergist and Respiratory Physician, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Affiliated Associate Professor, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr Shuaib Nasser is Consultant in Allergy and Asthma at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and affiliated Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge.  He set up the asthma service and heads the Allergy Service.  He trained in medicine, respiratory medicine and Allergy in both London and Cambridge.  He has published over 100 papers and his clinical and research interests are in asthma, drug allergy, food allergy and anaphylaxis. His work on Thunderstorm Asthma, drug allergy, perioperative anaphylaxis and Covid vaccine allergy have improved patient care.  Dr Nasser’s work on asthma mortality led to the National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD).

He has worked in several roles to improve the delivery of allergy care and reduce variability in standards. He set up and chaired the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Allergy (BSACI) Standards of Care Committee leading to the publication of 10 national Allergy guidelines. He was a member of the Resuscitation Council Working Group that published the first guidelines on the management of anaphylaxis. He was a lead author on the Royal College of Physicians National Review of Asthma Deaths, chaired the NICE Drug Allergy Guideline published in 2014 and sat on the steering committee for the Royal College of Anaesthetists Perioperative Anaphylaxis National Audit Project (NAP6).

In 2011 he was awarded the William Frankland BSACI award for outstanding services to Allergy and from 2015 to 2018 served as BSACI President.

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Graham Roberts
Prof in Paed. Allergy & Resp. Medicine, University of Southampton, UK

Graham Roberts is a Professor and Consultant in paediatric allergy and respiratory medicine at University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the Director of the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre on the Isle of Wight. Professor Roberts is President of the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He is also Chair of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Adolescent and Young Adult Taskforce.
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Maria Torres
Full Professor and Head of Allergy Unit, University of Malaga and Malaga Regional University Hospital, Spain

Maria J Torres is Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Malaga, Head of Allergy Unit at Malaga Regional University Hospital, Coordinator of the Allergy research group of the Institute of Biomedical Research in Málaga (IBIMA-BIONAND), and elected President of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).

She has placed the unit as one of the main allergy services at both national and international level, becoming in 2018 Center of Excellence by the World Allergy Organization.

Her main research area is drug and food allergy and immunotherapy. She has been principal investigator of 17 national competitive projects and collaborating researcher in more than 25. Currently, she coordinates a work-package of a Horizon 2020 European project, two JPI European projects, and one Euronanomed European project. She is author of more than 200 publications in international journals, more than 300 communications to national and international congresses, and has been invited speaker in more than 40 conferences. She has also received 6 research awards. Finally, she is Deputy Editor of the Allergy journal, one the leading journals in the field of Allergy, and inventor of 9 patents, one of which has been licensed to the industry for diagnosing betalactam allergy.

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