Warsaw  Poland  


Improving Allergy Risk Assessment Strategy for new food proteins (ImpARAS)


1st Training School

19 – 20 September 2016


2nd International Conference

20 – 22 September 2016


Click here to see NEW Final Scientific Program

Click here to see Conference Book


Golden Tulip Hotel Warsaw
Warszawa, Poland

Organized by Pan Olsztyn, Poland


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Abstract Submission Is Closed


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Topics of the Training School:

■ Novel food history and regulation Presentations from leading risk assessors with regards to novel food dossiers and allergen risk assessment
■ Case studies Trainees will evaluate novel food dossiers and assess the quality of each submission from different stakeholder perspectives

Topics to be discussed during the Conference:

■ Intrinsic properties of allergens, including processing, matrix, physical/chemical, digestion, bioinformatics, protein purifications and analysis
■ In vitro and in vivo methods to unravel mechanisms of (food) allergy and activation of innate and adaptive immune system
■ Allergenicity risk assessment, including current status, examples and applications (novel food dossiers) and visions

Invited speakers

■ Prof. Bożena Cukrowska (Hospital – Institute “Memorial – Children’s Health Center Warsaw”) – “The role of intestine microbiota in allergy development”
■ Scott McClain (Syngenta) – “Modeling informatics performance for allergens; identifying significance criteria from the ground up”
■ Eva Untersmayr (Medical University of Vienna, Dept. of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research) – “The role of gastric digestion in food allergy”
■ Prof. Irene Heijink (University Medical Center Groningen) – “The effect of house dust mite allergen on airway epithelial barrier function”

Conference fee

A small fee is requested to join the conference. The fee includes entrance to the oral and poster session, coffee/thee, lunches, welcome diner and conference diner.
■ ImPARAS members: €100
■ Non-ImPARAS members: €150
■ Industry: €200

Important dates:

■ May 1st- July 8th: Deadline for Abstract Submission
■ August 15th: Selection/acceptance information to the authors
■ August 21st: Publication of final program
■ August 28th: Deadline for registration

Abstract submission:

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations can be submitted via an online application form. Format: background, method, results, conclusion, max 2000 characters (including spaces).

20 abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. Young scientist can participate in the poster contest. If you like to participate please specify this in the abstract application form. Poster board size: 100 cm length x 80 cm width.

Abstracts are to be submitted May 1st – July 8th. The information below is required when submitting abstracts. Click here for abstract inquiries or send email directly to marloes.vanderwal@tno.nl.

· Name
· Institution (country)
· Email address
· Topic: WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4
· Type of presentation: poster, oral presentation
· COST member/Non COST member/Industry : fees will be different

Registration fees have to be paid to Pan Olsztyn Warsaw.  An invoice will be send to you.

Transfer to bank account

Name of account: Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Tuwima 10, 10-747 Olsztyn, Poland

Bank address:
Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
BGK O/Olsztyn
ul. Seweryna Pieniężnego19, 10-039 Olsztyn, Poland

Bank account No.:
EUR PL36113011890025014598200055
IBAN:    PL39113011890025014598200001

Hotels & Directions:

Click the following links to read and download information regarding location and accommodations:  Directions from Airport, Golden Tulip Hotel (booking form English | Polish), Campanile Hotel (booking form English | Polish), Premiere Classe Hotel (booking form English | Polish).  NOTE:  Please send hotel reservation forms directly to the hotel.

Pan Olsztyn Committee

■ Prof. Barbara Wróblewska
■ Dr Lidia Markiewicz
■ Dr Agata Szymkiewicz
■ Mgr Joanna Fotschki
■ Dr Anna Szyc (conference secretary)

ImpARAS Scientific Committee:

■ Dr. Kitty Verhoeckx
■ Mr. René Crevel
■ Prof. Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber
■ Dr. Gabriel Mazzucchelli
■ Dr. Erwin Roggen
■ Dr. Edyta Sienkiewcz-Szlapka
■ Dr. Liam O’Mahony
■ Dr. Katrine Bøgh
■ Dr. Anne Constable
■ Dr. Ben Remington
■ Dr. Paola Roncada

Conference Organizing Committee

■ Prof. Barbara Wróblewska
■ Dr Lidia Markiewicz
■ Dr Agata Szymkiewicz
■ Mgr Joanna Fotschki
■ Dr Anna Szyc (conference secretary)
■ Ir Astrid Kruizinga
■ Dr Kitty Verhoeckx
■ Marloes van der Wal