APAAACI & APAPARI 2018 - Program at a Glance


Plenary Session


Collaboration Session

Industry Symposium

Free Paper

Special Session


Satellite Symposium

Meeting / Interest group


Day 0; October 11, 2018 (Thursday), Pre-Congress
World Ballroom B
World Ballroom A
World Ballroom C
Lotus 13
Lotus 14
APAAACI/APAPARI Junior Members Meeting
(pre-registration required)
WAO Training School
(pre-registration required)
APSID School
(pre-registration required)
Allergy Diagnosis Workshop
(pre-registration required)

(By invitation only)
Junior Member meeting

APAAACI/APAPARI Junior Members Meeting
(pre-registration required)
WAO Training School
(pre-registration required)
APSID School
(pre-registration required)
Drug Allergy Workshop
(pre-registration required)

(By invitation only)
APAAACI 2016-2018
Board Meeting


Program at a Glance
Congress Day 1; October 12, 2018 (Friday)
Hall A 
Lotus 5-7
Lotus 1-2
Lotus 3-4
Lotus 11
Lotus 10
Lotus 9

Plenary 1: Food & Drug Allergy & Anaphylaxis

Chairpersons: Muthita Trakultivakorn (Thailand) and Frank Thien (Australia)
a. Hugh Sampson (USA) – Tolerance induction in food allergy – A better understanding of how to get there.
b. Phillip Lieberman (USA) Anaphylaxis – Mechanism of understanding of the Non-IgE mediated events
c. Pascal Demoly (France) – Severe drug reactions – How do we approach it?
Coffee Break, Poster, Exhibition
Symposium #1 – WAO Position on Food Allergy
Chairpersons: Ignacio J. Ansotegui (Spain) and Suwat Benjaponpitak (Thailand)
a. Mario Sánchez Borges (Venezuala): Oral mite allergy: the Pancake syndrome
b. Ignacio J. Ansotegui (Spain): Food allergy diagnosis: What is right and what is not validated.
c. Motohiro Ebisawa (Japan): Precision Allergy Molecular Diagnostic Applications (PAMD@) in food allergy
Satellite Symposium 1; supported by Nutricia
Revolutionizing Nutritional Strategies Targeting the Gut Microbiota & Its Role in Early Life Allergy Development
Chaipersons: Jarungchit Ngamphaiboon (Thailand) and Udo Herz (the Netherlands)
a. Nikos Papadopoulos (UK) – Food allergy: where are we now?
b. Jan Knol (the Netherlands) – The role of nutrition in gut microbiota development and early life immunity
c. Anneke Rijnierse (the Netherlands) – The role of protein exposure in the development of immune tolerance and future prospect of a unique synbiotic combination
Symposium #2 –Asthma – Infections, Omics, MicroRNA and Severe Asthma
Chairpersons: Kiat Ruxrungtham (Thailand) and Sang-Heon Cho (South Korea)
a. Robert Lemanske (USA) – Infections and asthma – The current information
b. You Sook Cho (Korea) – What is the best practice for uncontrolled severe asthma?
c. Kittipong Maneechotesuwan (Thailand) – Role of microRNA in asthma
d. Yoshihiro Kanemitsu (Japan) – The utility of serum periostin as a biomarker in asthma
Symposium #3 – APSID Session 1:
Clinical approach in Primary Immunodeficiencies (PID) care
Chairpersons: Kohsuke Imai (Japan) and Narissara Suratannon (Thailand)
a. Surjit Singh (India) – Diagnostic challenges in real life cases of children with PID
b. Narissara Suratannon (Thailand) – Managing PIDs in a resource-limited region: from conventional approaches to new tools
c. Kohsuke Imai (Japan) – (Predominant) Antibody deficiency: a diagnostic and management challenge d. Panel Discussion – Improving PID clinical care in Asia – is it possible?
Satellite Symposium 1; supported by Nutricia
(broadcast from Lotus 5-7)
Satellite Symposium 1; supported by Nutricia
(broadcast from Lotus 5-7)
Free Paper 1: Asthma
Chairpersons: Hiroshi Chantaphakul (Thailand) and Wiparat Manuyakorn (Thailand)
Symposium #4 – Allergic Rhinitis
Chairpersons: Ariya Thepchatri (Thailand) and Allen Liang (New Zealand)
a. Wen Chin Chiang (Singapore) – Allergic/Non-allergic and local rhinitis in children
b. Pongsakorn Tantilipikorn (Thailand) – House dust mite immunotherapy in Asia, how much efficacy can we expect from it?
c. G. Walter Canonica (Italy) – The United Airways – a revisit to an important unison
d. Yoshimasa Imoto (Japan) – Eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis
Sponsored Lunch Symposium 1; supported by Nutricia
Revolutionizing Nutritional Strategies Targeting the Gut Microbiota & Its Role in Early Life Allergy Development (continue)
Chaipersons: Jarungchit Ngamphaiboon (Thailand) and Udo Herz (the Netherlands)
a. Rosan Meyer (UK) – Translating the latest scientific insights for the dietary management of allergy into clinical practice
b. Alessandro Fiocchi (Italy) – What can we recommend from evidence based medicine – guidelines?
c. Q&A
Sponsored Lunch Symposium 2; supported by
AstraZeneca Nebulized inhalation therapy for pediatric respiratory disease
Chairperson: Dr. Rus Anida Awang, Malaysia
12.00-12.40 TBC – Nebulized inhalation therapy in real life practice
12.40-13.20 Chalerat Direkwattanachai (Thailand) – Asia Area Nebulization Consensus
13.20-13.30 Q&A
Sponsored Lunch Symposium 3;
supported by GSK
Take Control in Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis Management
Chairperson: Orapan Poachanukoon (Thailand)
a. Warren Lenney (UK) – How to Take Control in Asthma Management
b. Orapan Poachanukoon (Thailand) – How to Take control in Allergic Rhinitis Management
Sponsored Lunch Symposium 1; supported by Nutricia
(broadcast from Lotus 5-7)
Sponsored Lunch Symposium 1; supported by Nutricia
(broadcast from Lotus 5-7)
Plenary 2: “Asthma – from diagnosis to treatment and prevention” Chairpersons: Mukda Vangveeravong (Thailand) and Ashok Shah (India)
a. Robert F. Lemanske (USA) – Childhood asthma, lessons learnt from recent studies
b. G. Walter Canonica (Italy) – Novel therapeutics in allergy
c. Stephen Holgate (UK) – Can we alter progression of asthma by newer therapies?
Coffee Break, Poster, Exhibition
Product Theater by Nutricia
Nutritional solutions for infants at risk of allergy: the past, the present & the future
Udo Herz (Netherlands)
a.  Past strategies for infants at risk of allergy
b. Present challenges & opportunities
c. Future prospect by targeting the gut microbiota
Symposium #5 – Grand Master Symposium in Food Allergy
Chairpersons: Jarungchit Ngamphaiboon (Thailand) and Hugh Sampson (USA)
a. Hugh Sampson (USA) – Update on the predictability of specific IgE in food allergy
b. Alessandro Fiocchi (Italy) – The changing role of pre/pro biotics in the prevention of food allergy
c. David Fleischer (USA) – Is LEAP applicable to ASIA?
d. Yitzhak Katz (Israel) – Allergic proctocolitis and food-protein induced enterocolitis
Symposium #6 – Recent Advances in Atopic Dermatitis
Chairpersons: Nualanong Visitsuntorn (Thailand) and Zakiudin Munasir (Indonesia)
a. Pantipa Chatchatee (Thailand) – Food allergy & atopic dermatitis
b. Kang-Mo Ahn (Korea) – Air pollution, the environment and atopic dermatitis
c. Yukihiro Ohya (Japan) – Barrier dysfunction in atopic dermatitis
d. Andreas Wollenberg, (Germany) – Immunomodulators in atopic dermatitis
Symposium #7 – Drug Allergy – Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations
Chairpersons: Wen-Hung Chung (Taiwan) and Wiparat Mayurakorn (Thailand)
a. Wen-Hung Chung (Taiwan) – Application of Pharmacogenetics
b. Jettanong Klaewsongkram (Thailand) – In vitro test in replacement of provocation tests
c. Ticha Rerkpattanapipat (Thailnd) – Graded challenge and desensitization; when should be considered and How
d. Pascal Demoly (France) – Approach to beta-lactam allergy: provocation or decision model
Symposium #8 – APSID Session 2 : Allergy & Autoimmunity in Primary Immunodeficiencies (PID)
Chairporsons: Yu Lung Lau (HK) and Muthita Trakultivakorn (Thailand)
a. Panida Sriaroon (Thailand) – Primary immunodeficiencies presenting with allergy
b. Hans Ochs (USA) – Hyper IgE syndromes: a family of disorders with a misleading name
c. Yu Lung Lau (HK) – Autoimmunity in Primary immunodeficiencies
d. Panel Discussion – Can pediatricians practice as both an allergist and an immunologist in Asia?
(By invitation only)
APAPARI Anaphylaxis Interest Group
Free Paper 2: Atopic Dermatitis & Urticaria
Chairpersons: Sira Nanthapisal (Thailand) and Prapasri Kulalert (Thailand)
17.00-17.40 Evening Symposium 1; supported by
United airways revisited

Moderator: Pakit Vichyanond (Thailand)
Speaker: Giorgio Walter Canonica (Italy)
Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception


Congress Day 2; October 13, 2018 (Saturday)
Plenary Hall
Lotus 5-7
Lotus 1-2
Lotus 3-4
Lotus 11
Lotus 10
Lotus 9
7.45-8.30 .
(By invitation only)
Wheat Allergy Special Group Meeting
(By invitation only)
AP Allergy Journal
Editorial Board Meeting
Meet the Expert 1; supported by
Anti-IgE: Update management in Severe allergic asthma and Chronic spontaneous urticaria
Moderator: Wasu Kamchaisatian (Thailand)
a. Stephen Holgate (UK) – Severe Allergic Asthma (SAA)
b. Vesarat Wessaogowit (Thailand) – Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)
Meet the Expert 2; supported by
Leo Pharma
Evolution of Conventional Therapy in Atopic Dermatitis
a. Siriwan Wananukul (Thailand) – Welcome & Introduction
b. Andreas Wollenberg (Germany) – Evolution of Conventional Therapy in Atopic Dermatitis
c. Q&A
Plenary 3: Environment, Climate Change and Immunology
Chairpersons: David Peden (USA) and Chalerat Direkwattanachai (Thailand)
a. Yu-Lung Lau (HK) – Immunology – the newly emerged specialty in Asia
b. David Peden (USA) – Air pollution and allergy
c. Frank Thien (Australia) – Thunderstorm asthma
Coffee Break, Poster, Exhibition
Symposium #9 – Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Management: An Update
Chairpersons: Narissara Suratannon (Thailand) and Peter Schmid-Grindelmeier (Switzerland)
a. Marc Reidl (USA) – HAE symptoms, pathophysiology, genetics and diagnosis
b. Connie Katelaris (Australia) – Update on International WAO/EAACI Guideline for the management of HAE
c. Anthony J. Castaldo & Henrik Balle Boysen (HAEi) – The value of patient advocacy groups and the key role of physician advisors
d. Gun Pongsamart (Thailand) – Thai HAE patients registry
Symposium #10 – Food Allergies in Asia Pacific
Chairpersons: Wasu Kamchaisathien (Thailand) and Lynette Shek (Singapore)
a. Wen Chin Chiang (Singapore) – Critical review of pro/prebiotics in food allergy and GLAD-P
b. Motohiro Ebisawa (Japan) – Low dose vs high dose oral immunotherapy for food allergy
c. Sooyoung Lee (Korea) – Food allergy to other plants
d. Agnes Leung (HK) – Seafood allergy, the most common food allergens for Asia
Symposium #11 – Allergen, Mechanism and Biomarker Chairpersons: AB Singh (India) and Wanpen Chaicumpa (Thailand)
a. Anchalee Tangtrongchitr (Thailand) – Cockroaches – The second most important source of allergens in Asia
b. Maria Socorro Agcaoili-de Jesus (Philippines) – Insect allergen and clinical allergy
c. Akiko Yagami (Japan) – Allergy to hydrolyzed wheat protein in Japan
d. Ioana Agache (Romania) – Biomarkers in asthma
Symposium #12 – APSID Session 3 : Innate Immunity Deficiency
Chairpersons: Amir Hamzah Dato’ Abdul Latiff (Malaysia) and Tassalapa Daengsuwan (Thailand)
a. Reinhard Seger (Switzerland) – Chronic Granulomatous Disease, a venue of infection and inflammation
b. Amir Hamzah Dato’ Abdul Latiff (Malaysia) – Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial infection as in born errors of the innate immunity
c. Pamela Lee (HK) – Gain or loss – A story of STATs
d. Panel Discussion – The price to pay for universal BCG vaccination – could we avoid paying?
Free Paper 3:
Rhinitis, sinusitis and immunotherapy
Chairpersons: Orathai Piboonpocanun (Thailand), Mongkol Lao-araya (Thailand)
Symposium #13 – Advocacy and Education in Allergy
Chairpersons: Ruby Pawankar (Japan) and Kanika Piromrat (Thailand)
a. Yoon-Seok Chang (Korea) – Asthma and Allergy Program: Korean experience
b. Richard Loh (Australia) – National Allergy Strategy: Australian experience
c. Sooyoung Lee (Korea) – Atopic dermatitis education and advocacy
d. Pakit Vichyanond (Thailand) – Food allergy education to families and school environment
Sponsored Lunch Symposium 4; supported by
Marcus Maurer (Germany) – Bilastine – Optimal treatment for Urticaria
Kornkiat – How can we treat Allergy Rhinitis better?
Sponsored Lunch Symposium 5; supported by
Hugh Sampson (USA)
David Fleischer (USA)
Sponsored Lunch Symposium 6; supported by
Mead Johnson
Geoff Cleghorn (Australia)
Plenary 4: Allergic skin diseases
Chairpersons: Yeong-Ho Rha (South Korea) and Kanokvalai Kulthanan (Thailand)
a. Andreas Wollenberg (Germany) – Clinical variations and optimized treatment of atopic dermatitis
b. Marcus Maurer (Germany) – Advances in the management of chronic urticaria
c. Kang-Mo Ahn (Korea) – Pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis, from gene to environment
Coffee Break, Poster, Exhibition
Debate / Case Discussion
Prevention of Allergy
Chairperson: Alfred Tam (HK)
Pros: Ruby Pawankar (Japan)
Cons: Hugo van Bever (Singapore)
Symposium #14 – ACAAI Symposium on Asthma – Asthma Control and Outcomes
Chairpersons: Bradley Chipps (USA) and Frank Thein (Austrilia)
a. Bradley Chipps (USA) – Chronic Cough
b. Stephen Holgate (UK) – New approaches to personalised healthcare in asthma
c. Todd Mahr (USA) – Asthma Control: How do we measure up?
d. Orapan Poachanukoon (Thailand) – Strategic management of ICS in asthma
Symposium #15 – Urticaria: From Research to Guideline and Real-life Practice
Chairpersons: Kanokvalai Kulthanan (Thailand) and Iris Rengganis (Indonesia)
a. Orathai Piboonpocanun (Thailand) – Chronic urticaria in children
b. Marcus Maurer (Germany) – Guidelines for urticaria in clinical practice
c. Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier (Switzerland) – Forms of Urticaria – or what may look like (differential diagnosis)
d. Kanokvalai Kulthanan (Thailand) – Urticaria: The Asian perspectives
Symposium #16 – Microbes, Allergy and Asthma
Chairpersons: Nikos Papadopoulos (UK) and Pantipa Chatchatee (Thailand)
a. Narissara Suratannon (Thailand) – TBC
b. Nikos Papadopoulos (UK) – Influenza, respiratory virus and Asthma
c. Chih-Yung Chiu (Taiwan) – Microbiome and mite sensitization effect on allergy and asthma
d. An-Soo Jang (Korea) – Nectin-4/afadin: its implication in asthma
Symposium #17 – APSID Session 4 : Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) for PID
Chairpersons: Pamela Lee (HK) and Wasu Kamchaisatian (Thailand)
a. Pamela Lee (HK) – Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for SCID in Asia: challenges, priorities and opportunities
b. Reinhard Seger (Switzerland) – Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for chronic granulomatous disease
c. Andrew Gennery (UK)- Advances in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
d. Panel Discussion – How can Asia catch up with the West in HSCT for PID patients?
Free Paper 4: Junior Members
Chairpersons: Gary Wong (Hong Kong), Ho Joo Yoon (South Korea)

Evening Symposium 2; supported by
Abbott (ALK)
New advances in house dust mite allergy treatment
Moderator: Pakit Vichyanond (Thailand)
Speaker: Pascal Demoly (France)
17.00 -18.30
(By invitation only)
House of Delegate Meeting
(By invitation only)
Birth cohort business meeting
Faculty Dinner (invited)


Congress Day 3; October 14, 2018 (Sunday)
Plenary Hall
Lotus 5-7
Lotus 1-2
Lotus 3-4
Lotus 11
Lotus 10
Lotus 9
7.45-8.30 . 7.00-8.20
(By invitation only)
APAPARI Board meeting
Meet the Expert 3; supported by
Stallergenes Greer
Stephen Durham (UK)
Plenary 5: Precision Medicine and Biologics Chairpersons: Pasuree Sangsupawanich (Thailand) and Stephen Durham (UK) a. Stephen Durham (UK) – Allergen immunotherapy – mechanisms and new understanding
b. Rudolf Valenta (Austria) – Molecular allergology – precision medicine in allergy comes of age
c. Gary Wong (Hong Kong) – Personalized treatment of asthma: Science or Fiction?
Coffee Break, Poster, Exhibition
(By invitation only)
APAAACI 2018-2020 Board Meeting
Symposium #18
EAACI Perspectives on Key Allergic Disease
Chairpersons: Ioana Agache (Romania) and Muthita Trakultivakorn (Thailand) a. Roy Gerth van Wijk (the Netherlands) – Immunotherapy for food allergy, where are we?
b. Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier (Switzerland) – Atopic dermatitis; precision medicine is moving in
c. Ioana Agache (Romania) – Non-eosinophilic asthma: Phenotypes and endotypes
Symposium #19 – Significant and New Findings from the Asian Cohort Studies Chairpersons: Lee Bee Wah (Singapore) and Tassalapa Daengsuwan (Thailand) a. Chih-Yung Chiu (Taiwan) – The PATCH cohort (Prediction of Allergies in Taiwanese children)
b. Lynette Shek (Singapore) – GUSTO (Growing in Singapore towards Healthy Outcomes) cohort
c. Soo-Jong Hong (Korea) – COCOA cohort (Cohort for Childhood Origin of Asthma and Allergies)
d. Lee Bee Wah (Singapore) – How do Asian results compare with those from Western countries?
Symposium #20 – Prevention of Allergy and Future Perspectives Chairpersons: Jarungchit Ngamphaiboon (Thailand) and Yukihiro Ohya (Japan) a. Ting Fan Leung (HK) Vitamin D use in the prevention of allergy, a critical look
b. Supinda Bunyavanich (USA) – Microbiome in food allergy
c. Yukihiro Ohya (Japan) – Use of emollient in the prevention of atopic dermatitis
d. Hugo van Bever (Singapore) – Prevention of asthma
Free Paper 5:
Food and drug allergy
Chairpersons: Nualanong Visitsunthorn (Thailand), Ticha Rerkpattanapipat (Thailand)
Symposium #21 – Clinical Pearls from Leading Journals in Allergy Chairpersons: Philippe Eigenmann (Switzerland) Orathai Piboonpocanun (Thailand) a. Philippe Eigenmann (Switzerland) – Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (PAI)
b. Yoon-Seok Chang (Korea) – Asia Pacific Allergy (APA) c. Kiat Ruxrungtham (Thailand) – Asia Pacific Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (APJAI)
Symposium #28- Late-breaking session in Allergy: Advances in Allergy Chairpersons: Gary Wong (Hong Kong) and Pasuree Sangsupawanich (Thailand) a. Myunghyun Sohn (South Korea) – The role of activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (ALCAM) in allergic disease
b. Supinda Bunyavanich (USA) – Omics approaches to asthma and allergy: Future perspectives
c.Takao Fujisawa (Japan) – Novel biomakers in Atopic Dermatitis
d. Gary Wong (Hong Kong) – Does hygiene hypothesis apply to Asia?
Sponsored Lunch Symposium 8; supported by
Chairpersons: Diamant Thaci (Germany) and
Jorge Fernando Maspero (Argentina)
Introduction: Jorge Fernando Maspero (Argentina)
Type 2 inflammation: Diamant Thaci (Germany)
AD – a new era of Therapies: Diamant Thaci (Germany)
Severe Asthma – a new era of Therapies: Jorge Fernando Maspero (Argentina)
Symposium #22 – Anaphylaxis – All You Need to Know about Anaphylaxis Chairpersons:  Richard Loh (Australia) and Hiroshi Chantaphakul (Thailand) a. Phillip Lieberman (USA) – Controversies in the management of anaphylaxis
b. Wiparat Manuyurakorn (Thailand) – Epinephrine in anaphylaxis – the current and unresolved issues
c. Sooyoung Lee (Korea) – A prospective registry if anaphylaxis in Korea – 2 years data analysis
d. Mizuho Nagao (Japan) – Anaphylaxis from vaccine
Symposium #23 – Rhinitis, Nonallergic Rhinitis and Chronic Rhinosinusitis Chairpersons: Chaweewan Bunnag (Thailand) and Yu Zhi Chen (China) a. Kiat Ruxrungtham (Thailand) – Practical approach for difficult to treat allergic rhinitis
c. Luo Zhang (China) – Chronic rhinosinusitis in Asia
c. Ruby Pawankar (Japan) – Impact of environment biodiversity and air pollution on allergic rhinitis
d. Jiu-Yao Wang (Taiwan) – Nerve growth factor in allergic rhinitis?
Symposium #24 – How to Manage Food Allergy? Chairpersons: Yukihiro Ohya (Japan) and Araya Yuenyongwiwat (Thailand) a. Yukihiro Ohya (Japan) – Preventing egg allergy, to do or not to do?
b. Lynette Shek (Singapore) – Peanut, treenuts and seeds allergy
c. Pakit Vichyanond (Thailand) – Wheat anaphylaxis – A rising cause of food anaphylaxis in children
d. Yitzhak Katz (Israel) – Cow milk allergy, natural history and how to prevent it
Coffee Break, Poster, Exhibition
Symposium #25 –Immunotherapy – From Basic to the Ultimate Chairpersons: Carmela Kasala (Philippines) and Mongkol Lao-Araya (Thailand) a. Stephen Durham (UK) – Mechanism and biomarkers of immunotherapy
b. Nitat Sookrong (Thailand) – Liposome-based allergen immunotherapy for house-dust mites and cockroaches
c. Roy Gerth van Wijk (Netherlands) – Allergen immunotherapy: the right treatment for the right patient.
d. Mongkol Lao-Araya – Systemic side effects from SCIT and SLIT – critical look and how to avoid them
Symposium #26 –
Back to the Basic – the Allergens
Chairpersons: Suwannee Uthaisangsuk (Thailand) and Rudolf Valenta (Austria) a. Rudolf Valenta (Austria) – Factors determining the allergenic activity of an allergen
b. Punchama Pacharn (Thailand) – Cross-reactivities among grass sensitization, comparison of Asian vs Western data
c. Alain Jacquet (Thailand) – House dust mite allergens, pattern of sensitization and approach to immunotherapy
d. Wisuwat Songnuan (Thailand) – The changing pattern of prevailing pollens
Symposium #27 – Air Pollution and Allergy: Global Challenges Chairpersons: Hee Bom Moon (South Korea) and Jamaree Teeratakulpisaran (Thailand) a. Ting Fan Leung (HK) – Air pollution in Asia
b. David Peden (USA) – Global perspective of Air pollution on allergy prevalence and relapse
c. Supat Wangwongwatana (Thailand) – Air pollution in Bangkok, what kind of smog are we facing now?
d. Soo-Jong Hong (Korea) – Outdoor and indoor particulate matter for lung health in children
Closing Ceremony


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