The University of Auckland

ISAAC 20 year Anniversary Symposium

Asthma, eczema, rhinitis and the environment

Auckland, New Zealand

Thursday 27 January 2011


The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Steering Committee with The University of Auckland and Massey University hosted this international symposium on asthma, eczema, rhinitis and the environment 20 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ISAAC study. Members of the ISAAC Steering Committee gave illuminating talks on recent research and findings in these fields. The symposium was opened by Hon. Tariana Turia ,Associate Minister of Health. View Speech

Selected speakers presentations are available to download below.

For more details on topics and speakers, download the programme.


Guest Speakers

Professor Innes Asher
- New Zealand
The University of Auckland
Professor Innes Asher

Topic: ISAAC The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood - what have we learned? Download notes
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Professor Neil Pearce
- New Zealand
Massey University
Professor Neil Pearce

Topic: Non-allergic asthma
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Professor David Strachan
- United Kingdom
St Georges University of London
Prof D Strachan

Topic: Genetics of asthma and allergy: from Gee-Whizz to GWAS to GWIS
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Professor Javier Mallol
- Chile
Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Professor Javier Mallol

Topic: The International Study of Wheezing in Infants (EISL)
Notes: Coming soon

Professor Bert Brunekreef
- The Netherlands
Universiteit Utrecht
Professor Bert Brunekreef

Topic: Climate change and respiratory health Download notes
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Professor Nadia Aït-Khaled
- Africa
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Prof. N At-Khaled

Topic: Access to asthma drugs in resource poor countries
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Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann
- New Zealand
Massey University
Dr Lis Ellison Loschman

Topic: Maori children with asthma - how can we do better? Download notes
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Professor Ross Anderson
- United Kingdom
St Georges University of London
Professor Ross Anderson

Topic: Does air pollution cause asthma?

Dr Carsten Flohr
- United Kingdom
St John's Institute of Allergy and Dermatology
Dr C Flohr

Topic: Do helminth parasites help or hinder allergic disease?
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Professor Jeroen Douwes
- New Zealand
Massey University
Prof Jeroen Douwes

Topic: Farm living: effects on childhood and adulthood asthma and allergy
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Professor Hywel Williams
- United Kingdom
The University of Nottingham
Professor Hywel Williams

Topic: What is new for children with eczema?
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Dr Sunia Foliaki
- Tonga
Massey University
Dr Sunia Foliaki

Topic: Asthma and Pacific children
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Professor Colin Robertson
- Australia
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Dr Colin Robertson

Topic: The management of wheeze in pre-school children
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Professor Luis García-Marcos
- Spain
University of Murcia
Professor Luis Garca-Marcos

Topic: Rhinitis in children - how important is it?
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Professor Chris Lai
- Hong Kong
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr Chris Lai

Topic: Asthma guidelines - do they matter?
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