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June 2018

2015 Annual Meeting: Saturday & Cutting-Edge Research Keynote Speakers Revealed

Saturday Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ioannidis

The Annual Meeting Program Subcommittee is pleased to announce John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc, as the speaker for the Keynote on Saturday, February 21 at the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Ioannidis holds many titles at Stanford University, including the role of C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention. He is also a member of the executive board of the Human Genome Epidemiology Network and has served on editorial boards for many leading international journals, including the European Journal of Clinical Investigation as Editor-in-Chief.

He has given more than 300 invited and honorary lectures. He is one of the most-cited scientists worldwide and has received several awards, including: the European Award for Excellence in Clinical Science for 2007; induction into the Association of American Physicians in 2009; induction into the European Academy of Cancer Sciences in 2010; Brave Thinker selection by The Atlantic for 2010, claiming that he “may be one of the most influential scientists alive.”

Keynote Session: Ioannidis

Saturday, February 21, 2015

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Monday Cutting-Edge Research Keynote Speaker Confirmed: Gideon Lack, MD

Professor Gideon Lack, MD, has been confirmed as a speaker at the Cutting-Edge Research Keynote in Houston. Lack will be discussing the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study, which is a randomized controlled trial of 640 infants aged 4-11 months with severe eczema and/or egg allergy. The trial was supported and funded by the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and co-funded by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE).

The clinical and immunological results, and safety outcomes of this study will be presented and clinical implications of the findings will be discussed.

Professor Lack joined King’s College in London in 2006 as Professor of Pediatric Allergy and Head of the Children’s Allergy Service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He has established two of the nation’s five pediatric allergy centers, and is a cofounder of the Allergy Academy at King’s College.

Cutting-Edge Research Keynote Session: Lack

Monday, February 23, 2015

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm