Program Nordic allergology meeting

20. - 22. november 2019

"Bridging knowledge and practical allergology in the Nordic countries in 2019"- the 11th scientific/3rd clinical Nordic Allergy Meeting in collaboration with the Norwegian Society of Allergology and Voksentoppen annual seminar November 20-22 2019 in Oslo, Norway.

​Scientific committee

  • Karin C. Lødrup Carlsen (N) Chair
  • Vivi Schlunssen (DK)
  • Knut Øymar (N)
  • Maria Jernmalm (S)
  • Nanna Fyhrquist (F)
  • Sigurveig Sigurdardottir (IS)

Scientific programme

This Nordic Allergy symposium reaches out to clinicians and researchers within all aspects of allergology, and the programme provides an excellent opportunity to discuss state of the art allergy practice in the Nordic countries. The highly profiled as well as up-and-coming young speakers come from all the Nordic countries as well as from EAACI.


1030-1300 REGISTRATION  

1100-1200 NFAI general assembly. Members of NFAI, Norway

1200-1300 LUNCH 1 hour  

1300-1310 WELCOME to NFA. Jon Olav Hunderi, Norway

1310-1410 The atopic march and early allergy  
The pros, cons and implications of the atopic march.
Sigurveig T Sigurdardottir, Iceland

Early recognition and presentation of allergy.
Karin C. Lødrup Carlsen, Norway

1410-1430 20’ BREAK  

1430-1600 Advances in Allergy diagnostics  
BAT, MAT and beyond.
Lars Poulsen, Denmark

Discussion: laboratory tests in allergy  

CRD: clinical value in inhalant and food allergy.
Anna Asarnoj, Sweden

Discussion: when to use and not to use CRD?  

1600-1620 20’ BREAK  

1620-1650 News from EAACI  
Strategies to improve outcomes in rhinitis care anno 2019.
Peter Hellings, Belgium

1700 NFA GENERAL ASSEMBLY/Get-to-gether  


0830-1030 Nature and nurture: the microbiome and allergy development in “the Nordic countries” 

Cutting edge: Host-microbe interactions in health and disease
Knut Rudi, Norway

Gene-microbiome interaction in allergic disease
Klaus Bønnelykke, Denmark

Microbiome- immune function
Maria Jenmalm, Sweden

Environmental exposure, human health and allergies
Nanna Fuhrquist, Finland

1030-1100 30’ BREAK  

Reducing the allergy burden in Nordic countries in 2019  

A paradigm shift by the Finnish Allergy Programme 2008-2018 Tari Haahtela Finland


1200-1300 LUNCH  

1300-1430 Choosing Wisely in allergic disease  
Choosing wisely; what and why
Kjetil Størdal, Norway

Knut Øymar, Norway

Torgeir Storaas, Norway

Food allergy
Mika Makela, Finland

1430-1500 30’ BREAK 
1500-1730 Modifiable factors in allergic disease, primary, secondary & tertiary prevention 
Current primary allergy prevention in “Norden”
Susanne Halken, Denmark

Skin barrier - basic concepts and role in primary prevention
Eva Maria Rehbinder, Norway

Are skin interventions in infancy useful to reduce atopic dermatitis? 
Håvard O Skjerven, Norway

Nature-derived microbiome exposure to reduce allergic sensitisation
Aki Sinkkonen, Finland


1630-1645 15’ BREAK  

Pipeline biologicals
Marit Westman, Sweden

Discussion and close for Thursday session


0830-1000 Research around "Norden”  
News from the Finnish Russian Karelia Allergy project
Joseph Ndika, Finland

Probiotics for preventing allergies
Melanie Rae Simpson, Norway

Atopic dermatitis at preschool age and contact allergy in adolescence
Anna Bergström, Sweden

1000-1030 30’ BREAK  

1030-1130 Old diseases, new challenges?
Eosinophil oesophagitis an emerging epidemic?
Ari Vidir Axelsson, Iceland

Drug allergy during anaesthesia
Lene Heise Garvey, Denmark

AIT in the pipeline, including Intralymphatic Immunotherapy
Lars Ahlbeck, Sweden

1130-1145 15’BREAK
1145-1300 Oral immunotherapy in Nordic countries in 2020  
Peanut OIT
Geir Håland, Norway

Egg, milk OIT
Mika Makela, Finland


1300 CLOSE
Jon Olav Hunderi, Norway


Chair: Jon Olav Hunderi, Hospital trust Østfold. E-mail:

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