About the Chairman - Dr. Marco Ho
Dr Marco Ho is a Consultant of Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital in charge of the paediatrics allergy service and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of The University of Hong Kong. Dr Ho is a specialist pediatrician in Alleger and Immunology, he received subspecialty training of Clinical Immunology in 2001 and started a Paediatric Allergy and Immunotherapy Clinic. In 2016, Dr Ho completed his MD thesis titled Clinical Care of Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis in Children and he was awarded Sir Patrick Mansion Gold Medal for the best MD thesis of the year. Dr Ho was the Founding Council Member of Hong Kong Paediatric Society for Immunology and Infectious Disease and currently serve as Vice President. He is the council member and the President of Hong Kong Institute of Allergy. He is one of the Founders and immediate-past-chairman of Hong Kong Allergy Association. In the research field, Dr Ho have authored and co-authored over 80 peer reviewed articles in immunodeficiency, clinical immunology, food allergy and general paediatrics.
About the Chairman - Dr. Vincent Cheung
- Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.
- Underwent obstetrics and gynaecology training in Hong Kong and obtained Membership and then Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from the United Kingdom in 1989 and 2001.
- Obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Canada in 1995 and had been working there for over 20 years.
- Currently working as Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
- Areas of interest:
- Minimally invasive gynaecological surgery
- Obstetrical and gynaecological sonography especially on: focused ultrasound therapy, and ectopic pregnancies
- Benign vulval conditions and sexual health
About the Speaker - Prof. Nikolaos (Nikos) Papadopoulos
Prof. Nikolaos (Nikos) Papadopoulos is Professor of Allergy and Paediatric Allergy at the University of Manchester, UK. He has also the Chair of Allergy and Pediatric Allergy at the University of Manchester, UK. He has also the Chair of Allergy and Pediatric Allergy at the University of Athens (NKUA), Greece. He has extensive clinical and educational experience in Paediatric Allegy, having headed for many years a unit caring for more than 7000 children with allergic diseases yearly, implementing state-of-the-art inventions and training medical students, resident pediatricians and allergists. His research focus is the interphase between infection and allergic disease, with emphasis in asthma exacerbations and food allergy. He is the Co-ordinator of the EU-funded project CURE. He has extensive collaborations in the context of EU Projects, such as PreDicta, GA²LEN, EUROPREVALL, iFAAM and FAST. Prof Papadopoulos has published over 300 papers (h-index:69), has received several international awards and is invited to speak at international scientific meetings some 30 times a year. Moreover, he has/is serving in Boards of EAACI, GA²LEN, WAO, EFA and ARIA. He was the 2013-2015 President of EAACI and is currently the President of the Respiratory Effectiveness Group (REG).
About the Speaker - Prof. Dr. Udo Herz
Prof. Dr. Udo Herz
• Danone Nutricia, Health Care Nutrition, Global Science Director
• Associate Professor for Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the Philipp’s University of Marburg & Giessen, Germany
• President of Specialized Nutrition (SNE), Brussels, Belgium.
Master of Science degree in Biology, Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin
1994, PhD in Molecular Biology & Immunology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen.
1994 to 1999, Senior Research Scientist, Virchow Clinic of the Free University of Berlin, Institute for Clinical Chemistry, Germany. Work on impact of environmental factors impacting the development of allergies and asthma, with special focus on the impact of early exposure to microbes.
2000 to 2003, University Hospital of the Philipp’s-University Marburg, Department of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, Head of Research and Development. Continued research on factors which could prevent the onset of allergies especially on bacterial components and their capacity to modulate the immune response.
2001, Associate Professor for Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the Philipp’s University of Marburg & Giessen, in Germany, working on infections in the immune - pathogenesis of allergy and asthma but also the role of probiotics for allergy prevention.
2002, guest Professor at the University of Salzburg, Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry.
2003, Mead Johnson Nutrition as Senior Principal Research Scientist, responsible for the company’s Global Allergy & Tolerance Technology Platform and external R&D program.
2005, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Director Research & Development Europe, heading the departments of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Nutrition Science, Product Development & Engineering and Process Management.
2014, Danone/Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, Director for Global Program Infant Formula, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Since 2015, , Danone/Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, Global Science Director, HealthCare Nutrition, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Author of > 100 publications in pre-reviewed journals and book chapters
2013, Board Member of the European Industry Association of Specialized Nutrition (SNE), Brussels, Belgium.
Since 2017, President of Specialized Nutrition (SNE), Brussels, Belgium.