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Professor Pascal Demoly
Professor of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Head of Department, University of Montpelier

Pascal Demoly, MD, PhD is a respiratory physician and allergist, Professor of Pulmonology and Head of Department at the University Hospital of Montpellier. He is the director of the INSERM research unit IDESP focusing on epidemiology and public health of chronic non communicable diseases, massive health and environmental data, and modern mathematics. Professor Demoly is president of the French Allergy Society (2010-2012 and again 2022-2024); he is chairing (2019- 2021) the French National Council for Allergology. In addition, he is a member of several national and international editorial boards of allergy journals and a full member of the French National Academy of Medicine. In the last few years, his research interest has focused mainly on allergy (rhinitis, asthma diagnosis and treatment, allergen immunotherapy, anaphylaxis, and drug allergy) where he has extensive experience of lecturing. Professor Demoly has published more than 900 articles including more than 600 in international peer-reviewed journals (H factor over 100 and citations over 58000, 2018 and 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher, category immunology) and is co-chair of the WHO Collaborating Center on Scientific Classification Support at the University Hospital of Montpellier.
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Professor Stephen R. Durham
Professor of Allergy and Respiratory Medicine, Imperial College London and Royal Brompton Hospital London

Stephen Durham is Professor of Allergy and Respiratory Medicine and Head of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital.

He trained at Downing College Cambridge and Guy’s Hospital London. He completed his higher specialist training in respiratory medicine in Oxford before returning to the Brompton in 1988. Over 40 years Dr Durham’s research has been into basic mechanisms of allergic rhinitis and asthma, local IgE regulation and translational clinical and mechanistic studies of allergen immunotherapy. He has led a general allergy and asthma clinic and a specialist combined medical/surgical rhinology service. He is Past President of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He is a Steering Committee Member of the Immune Tolerance Network, NAIAD and chaired the Allergy Advisory Group of the Immune Tolerance Network (2012-20). He has an h-index of 150 and has over 400 original peer-reviewed publications

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Dr Rubaiyat Haque
Consultant Allergist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Rubaiyat Haque is a Consultant Allergist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. He studied medicine at Cambridge University followed by clinical training at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals. After specialist training in allergy at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, he took up his current consultant post at Guy’s Hospital in London.

Dr Haque’s main clinical interests are in drug allergy, transitional care and allergic salivary gland disease. In his spare time he runs, swims and rides bikes.

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Dr Susana Marinho
Consultant Allergist and Clinical Lead of the Allergy Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust & Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

Susana graduated from the Medical School at University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and completed Specialist Training in Allergy in Lisbon.  She moved to Manchester in 2005 to do a PhD in gene-environment interactions in asthma and allergy, when she started working in the allergy clinic at Wythenshawe Hospital.

She was appointed as Consultant in 2009 and has been instrumental in the development of the Allergy Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, which has since expanded considerably to become the leading (and largest) service in the NW and one of the leading services in the UK, with excellent reputation in the Allergy and Immunology community. The Allergy Centre provides comprehensive allergy care for adults, with close links with the Paediatrics Service; it is also an integrated clinical and research unit with an active research programme. She is/has been PI or co-investigator in urticaria and food allergy trials.

Susana has extensive experience in all aspects of clinical allergy and her specialist areas of interest are drug hypersensitivity and food allergy.

She is a member of the BSACI’s Standards of Care Committee. She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and has a keen interest in education in Allergy. She is a member of the Allergy Specialist Advisory Committee from the JRCPTB and TPD for Allergy at HEE-NW. In addition to Allergy trainees, she regularly teaches Foundation, Internal Medicine and Respiratory trainees, GPs, and other clinicians/AHPs; she is also co-lead and teach for the Hypersensitivity Module of the Immunology MSc from the University of Manchester.

In addition, Susana is deeply committed to the further development of Allergy in the UK and is a member of the Allergy and Immunology CRG for Allergy, NHS England. She is the Allergy Chair of the North West Allergy and Clinical Immunology Network (NWACIN), and has been instrumental in fomenting joint working across the region’s services and developing regional management and referral pathways for primary care for common allergic conditions.

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Dr Glenis Scadding
Hon Consultant Allergist & Rhinologist and Hon Associate Professor, Royal National ENT Hospital and University College, London

Glenis Scadding is currently EUFOREA Board Member and Lead for Rhinitis, Scientific Chief Editor for Rhinology Section of the free to access online journal, Frontiers in Allergy and Chair of the Trustees of Rhinology and Laryngology Research Fund. Previously she has been BSACI President and President of the UK Semiochemistry Network. She is a Past Chair of the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology Ethics Committee.

Glenis has received several awards: Allergy UK-Allergist of the Year in 2011, the Clemens von Pirquet award for research from the European Academy of Allergy and Immunology, the British Medical Association -Walter Jobson Horne Award and Outstanding Clinician from the World Allergy Organization. In 2020 Glenis gave the BSACI Jack Pepys Lecture, making her one otf the few member s to have received that plus the BSACI William Frankland medal for outstanding services to UK Clinical Allergy. Her research interests include rhinitis and its co-morbidities, including asthma and rhinosinusitis; aspirin hypersensitivity and sublingual immunotherapy. She is the author of over 300 peer- reviewed publications (h index 76) and of 2 novels, proceeds from which go to dementia research.

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Dr Brian Vickery
Chief of Allergy/Immunology, Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Dr. Brian Vickery is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Marcus Professor of Pediatric Immunology at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He currently serves as Chief of the Division of Allergy/Immunology at Emory and Children’s, Medical Director for the Allergy/Immunology clinic, and the founding Director of the Food Allergy Center, a FARE Clinical Research Center of Distinction. He currently chairs the Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. His clinical and scientific interests focus on improving outcomes for children with allergic disease, especially food allergy and anaphylaxis, through the development of innovative technologies. Dr. Vickery has a 14-year track record of sustained extramural funding, national service, and scholarship in food allergy, work that has led to over 75 publications in leading journals and numerous clinical and research awards. He is committed to developing the careers of the next generation of clinicians/researchers in allergy, and has mentored 14 fellows, 4 residents, and 3 medical students, 13 of whom are currently in the academic or public sector after completing their training.
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Professor Riichiro Abe
Professor, Niigata Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan

Riichiro Abe received an M.D. degree in 1994 and a Ph.D. degree in 2001 from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Picower Institute for Medical Research, New York, from 1998 to 2000. Since September 2015, he has been a Professor at Niigata University. In addition, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Dermatological Sciences since 2018. His interests are in adverse drug reactions, skin regenerative medicine and skin oncology.
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Dr J. Andrew Bird
Professor of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Dr. Drew Bird is Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the director of the Food Allergy Center at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. His clinical and research interests are in food allergy diagnosis and in understanding and treating life-threatening reactions to foods, and he is currently working with colleagues in several ongoing clinical trials using food proteins for immunotherapy.
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Dr R. Sharon Chinthrajah
Director, Sean N Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, Stanford University, USA

R. Sharon Chinthrajah’s long-term research focus is to advance our understanding of immune dysfunction and regulation in allergic disorders, particularly in how early life atopy can contribute to the allergic march and development of food allergy and asthma, and to apply these insights to develop novel therapeutics to treat these diseases. She is a dually trained Pulmonary/Critical Care and Allergy/Immunology physician who also has broad experience in basic and clinical research. As the Director of the Sean N Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University, she oversees over 26 active clinical trials in the overlapping diseases of food allergy, asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, eosinophilic esophagitis, and COVID19 studies. Her team is focused on investigating novel therapeutics with broad applicability across the allergic disease spectrum beyond avoidance and reactive therapies. Her work within the field to date has elucidated safe and efficacious treatments for allergic patients, mechanistic insights into diagnostics and prognostics, and next generation therapies for multi-allergic individuals.
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Professor Pedro Giavina-Bianchi
Associate Professor, Clinical Immunology and Allergy Division of University of São Paulo, Brazil

Professor Pedro Giavina-Bianchi is an Associate Professor of the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Division of São Paulo University, Brazil, where he has developed two main lines of research, teaching, and medical care: one in adverse drug reaction and the other in respiratory allergies. He is also an academic in the fields of hereditary angioedema, urticaria, anaphylaxis and mastocytosis.

Currently, Professor Giavina Bianchi is member of the Board of Directors of the World Allergy Organization (2013/14). A highlight of his career was the two years he spent as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School (2012-14).

Professor Giavina-Bianchi is the Editor-in-Chief of the “Arquivos de Asma, Alergia e Imunologia”, which is the official journal of ASBAI and SLAAI, and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of “WAO Journal”. He was past-president of ASBAI-SP.

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Dr Claudia Gore
Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

Claudia Gore is a consultant in paediatric allergy and lead for the adolescent allergy service at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

Clinically, she has specific expertise in caring for children and young people with complex multisystem allergic disease and severe eczema and in providing as well as expanding services for allergic adolescents.

Her research background includes the role of probiotics and the gut microbiota in infant eczema, quality of life in allergic diseases, nutrition in allergic disease, allergen avoidance measures, eczema treatments and diagnostics.

Claudia is an active contributor to the EAACI Adolescent Taskforce and is the Paediatric Chair of the BSACI Transition Working Group – all aimed at improving healthcare transition for adolescents and young adults with allergic conditions.

These activities support the improvement of allergy as well as adolescent care through innovative ways of engaging patients, families, educators, health and care staff.

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Professor Sir Stephen Holgate
MRC Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton

Stephen has utilised many approaches to study the pathophysiology and treatment of asthma which have identified novel therapeutic targets and informed guidelines on management. He has published >1000 peer review outputs, is a past president of the British Society for Allergy, Clinical Immunology, British Thoracic Society and the Collegium International Allergologicum. He has a particular interest in air pollution and in 2020 provided the medical evidence for having this named on the death certificate of Ella Kissi-Debrah, a 9-year-old girl in London who died of asthma. He has been recipient of a number of personal awards including The King Faisal International Prize in Medicine, the J Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine (Canada), the British Thoracic Society and RCP President’s Medals, the EAACI Paul Ehrlich Award, Honorary Fellow Awards from the AAAAI and ACAAI and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the WAO and APAAACI. He is a member of the UK Natural Environment Research Council, is Special Advisor to the Royal College Physicians on Air Quality, member of their Advisory Group on Health Inequalities and is UK Research and Innovation Clean Air Champion. He was appointed CBE in 2011 for Clinical Science and Knighted in 2020 for Medical Research
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Dr Ricardo Madrigal-Burgaleta
Locum Consultant, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, UK

Ricardo Madrigal-Burgaleta trained as an allergist in Ramon y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. He currently works at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK, and has also worked as a research advisor for the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Barcelona, Spain.

His main research focus over the last decade has been hypersensitivity and drug desensitisation to chemotherapy and biologics, with over published 20 articles.

He is very active in the field of drug allergy and currently acts as the secretary for the Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions Committee of the World Allergy Organization (WAO). He has participated in several drug allergy task forces, working parties, and Standards of Care Committees for allergy associations.

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Dr Isabella Pali-Schöll
Senior Scientist, Group Leader, University of Veterinary Medicine & Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Isabella Pali-Schöll studied Nutritional Sciences at the University of Vienna, Austria, and holds a PhD in Medical Sciences. Her scientific research career is dedicated to the revelation of factors responsible for the prevention of allergy, the optimization of molecular diagnostic as well as management tools and practices for human and veterinary patients. She has focused on allergy-preventive molecules in farm dust and raw milk. Her decades-long research focussed on the pivotal role of gastric digestion on the risk of food allergy development. Novel foods, like edible insects and their allergenicity, where also on her plate. With her expertise in nutrition and food allergy, she has participated in numerous Position Papers on preventive dietary factors. Recently, she got intrigued about the One Health approach, taking into account the health of people, environment and animals. Isabella was awarded prestigious prizes like the Firnberg-stipend of the Austrian Research Agency, the Pirquet- Prize of the Austrian Society of Allergy, and many more in the field of allergy research. She is a dedicated speaker at national and international congresses, and engages enthusiastically in teaching and educating medical experts and students, as well as pupils and lay people. Isabella Pali-Schöll is the current chair of the EAACI WG One Health, and the former chair of the EAACI WG Comparative and Veterinary Allergology.
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Professor Alexandra Santos
King’s College London and Evelina London – Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Alexandra Santos is Full Professor of Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Alexandra qualified in Medicine from the University of Coimbra and completed her PhD in Allergy and Immunology at King’s College London, supervised by Professor Gideon Lack. Over the years, Alexandra has continued to combine clinical activity in Paediatric Allergy with clinical and laboratory translational research into food allergy.

The Santos Lab aims to improve the accuracy and safety of food allergy diagnosis and our understanding of the mechanisms of food allergy and oral tolerance in IgE-sensitised children in order to identify new targets for definitive treatment of food allergy.

Alexandra has received prestigious awards from the Medical Research Council (MRC): an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship, an MRC Centenary Early Career Award, the MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship and MRC Transition Fellowship. She has also obtained funding from the NIH for her work in the LEAP Study, from Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), Asthma UK, BBSRC and the Rosetrees Trust.

Alexandra is Past-Chair of the Board of the Food Allergy Interest Group of European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and Chair of the upcoming EAACI Food Allergy Guidelines.

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Professor Jürgen Schwarze
Chair of Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Prof Jürgen Schwarze is the Edward Clark Chair of Child Life and Health at the University of Edinburgh, a paediatric allergist and an internationally recognised expert in immune mechanisms of RSV bronchiolitis and associated airway allergy.

After qualifying in medicine from Freiburg University, Germany, and training in paediatrics, Prof Schwarze started working on immune responses in RSV bronchiolitis and allergic airway disease as a post-doctoral fellow at National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado. He continued his research at Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), at Imperial College London as a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow, and since 2007 at the Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh. Prof Schwarze’s research focuses on mucosal immune priming at the interface between innate and adaptive immunity in RSV infection and subsequent reactive airway disease.

Prof Schwarze has published over 100 scientific papers with over 11,100 citations and an H-index of 54.

Prof Schwarze was the Secretary General of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2019-2022).

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Dr Wayne Shreffler
Physician Investigator (Cl), Pediatric Allergy Group, Mass General Research Institute & Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dr Wayne Shreffler, Chief, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology,  Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA

Wayne Shreffler MD PhD, is Chief of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology and Director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hosptial, and a Principal Investigator at the Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Disease as well as the Food Allergy Science Initiative. Since coming to MGH in 2010, he has developed a highly integrated research and clinical program to better understand how adaptive immunity to dietary antigens is both naturally regulated and modulated by therapy in the context of food allergy.

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Dr Tina Sindher
Director, Clinical Translational Research Unit, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research

Dr. Sindher completed her Pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, NY and her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Philadelphia, PA. She joined the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research (SNP center) at Stanford University in January 2017 and is now the Director of the Clinical Translational Research Unit. Dr. Sindher divides her time between clinical research trials at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research (SNP) center and the Oral Immunotherapy Clinic at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH), which is focused on the care of pediatric allergy and immunology patients. Dr. Sindher is the principal investigator of several clinical trials addressing atopic conditions including food allergy, atopic dermatitis, and asthma. Her present interests lie primarily in food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis research involving strategies for prevention, diagnostics, and novel therapeutics.
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Dr Isabel Skypala
Locum Consultant, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, UK

Dr Isabel Skypala is a consultant allergy dietitian at the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, and an honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College. She was awarded a PhD in 2009 by Kings College London and has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and books focused mainly on adult food allergy and plant food allergy, Dr Skypala is currently co-chair of the Standards of Care Committee of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI). She was previously an Executive Committee member of the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology from 2015-2022. Dr Skypala was a founder member of the International Network of Diet and Nutrition in Allergy, now affiliated to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). In 2014 she received the BSACI William Frankland award for services to clinical allergy and in 2022, the AAAAI Allied Health Professional Recognition Award.
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Professor Erika von Mutius
MD, Dr. von Hauner Children´s Hospital Munich (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Germany

Erika von Mutius is Professor of Pediatric Allergology and holds a degree in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health, USA. She is head of the Asthma and Allergy Department at the Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital in Munich. Since 2017 she is furthermore leading the Institute for Asthma and Allergy Prevention at Helmholtz Zentrum Munich – German Research Center for Environmental Health. She is also a member of the German Centre for Lung Research (DZL).

In 2010 she was awarded the honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki and in 2013 the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation, the most important research award in Germany. 

Prof. von Mutius and her working group have been actively involved in design, implementation and data analysis of many large Pan-European multicenter and interdisciplinary projects, addressing the potential role of genetic and environmental factors for the development of allergic diseases. The group has furthermore developed expertise and gained excellence in the conduct of studies aiming at elucidating the role of the human and environmental microbiome for the development of allergies and asthma. 

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