Rajka 2024 Doha motto:
Global Perspectives on Atopic Dermatitis:
Uniting for a better Care

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Keynote speakers

  • Mark HOON, NIH Bethesda, USA
  • Claudia TRAIDL-HOFFMANN, Germany
  • Kenji KABASHIMA, Japan
  • Rayana BOU HAKA, WHO, Qatar
  • Brian KIM, New York, USA
  • Shawn KWATRA, Baltimore, USA
  • Georg STINGL, Austria
  • Sabine WERNER, Switzerland

Preliminary program

Please note all sessions are be based on Doha, Qatar time zone.
Arabia Standard Time (AST) – UTC+3

Thursday, October 24th, 2024

08:00

Pre meeting

08:00
Patient-centered medicine – New Technological and Global Health Challenges

Part 1

10:00 30 min Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits
10:30
Patient-centered medicine – New Technological and Global Health Challenges

Part 2

12:10 50 min Lunch
 
13:00

Welcome addresses

13:00
Welcome to Doha

Martin STEINHOFF, Qatar

13:05
Welcome to Doha

HE. Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan AL-KUWARI, Qatar
Dr Rayana BOU HAKA, WHO, Qatar

13:15
President address

Alain TAÏEB, France

13:20
Introduction into History of ISAD and Rajka meetings

Johannes RING, Germany

13:28
Farewell

Suzanne RAJKA, Norway

 
13:30 1. Setting the stage – History of Atopic Dermatitis, ISAD
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: From Compassion to Action (45 min)
13:30
Speaker Introduction

Martin STEINHOFF, Qatar

13:30 KL1
Keynote lecture: Pruritus research: present and future

Mark HOON, NIH, USA

 
14:15 PS1 Poster presentations session 1
45 min Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits
 
15:00 2.1 Pathophysiology of Atopic Dermatitis – Barrier and Epidermis (90 min)
15:00 KL2
Keynote lecture: —
15:30 OL1
short communication pathophysiology, from call for abstracts
15:45 OL2
short communication pathophysiology, from call for abstracts
16:00 OL3
short communication pathophysiology, from call for abstracts
16:15 OL4
short communication pathophysiology, from call for abstracts
16:30 2.2 Pathophysiology of Atopic Dermatitis – Innate Immunity dysregulation (90 min)
16:30 KL3
Keynote lecture: Anti-IL4/13 therapy in pediatric patients

Kenji KABASHIMA, Japan / Stefan WEIDINGER, Austria

17:00 OL5
short communication pathophysiology, from call for abstracts
17:15 OL6
short communication pathophysiology, from call for abstracts
 
17:30 Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits
 
19:00 Welcome reception
Sheraton Hotel Garden
 

Friday, October 25th, 2024

08:00 30 min Continental Breakfast
 
08:30 3. Adaptive Immunity dysregulation (90 min)
08:30 KL4
Keynote lecture: New molecular and cellular players in the immunopathogenesis of AD

Georg STINGL, Austria

09:00 OL7
short communication, from call for abstracts
09:15 OL8
short communication, from call for abstracts
09:30 OL9
short communication, from call for abstracts
09:45 OL10
short communication, from call for abstracts
 
10:00 PS2 Poster presentations session 2
30 min Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits
 
10:30 4. Primary Prevention and Comorbidities (90 min)
10:30 KL5
Keynote lecture: —
11:00 OL11
short communication, from call for abstracts
11:15 OL12
short communication, from call for abstracts
11:30 OL13
short communication, from call for abstracts
11:45 OL14
short communication, from call for abstracts
12:00 OL15
short communication, from call for abstracts
 
12:15 45 min Lunch break & Visit Exhibits
Prayer location: follow signs and program book.
 
13:00 5. Pruritus and AD (90 min)
13:00 KL6
Keynote lecture: Peripheral mechanisms of prurigo (tbc)
13:30 IL7
Neuroimmune circuits of pruritus in AD

Martin STEINHOFF, Qatar

13:50 IL8
JAK-inhibitors for treatment of pruritus and prurigo (tbc)
14:10 OL16
short communication, from call for abstracts
14:25 OL17
short communication, from call for abstracts
14:40 OL18
short communication, from call for abstracts
14:55 OL19
short communication, from call for abstracts
15:10 RT
Round Table discussion
 
15:30 PS3 Poster presentations session 330 min Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits
 
16:00 6. Quality of Life & Comorbidities, Epidemiology
Chairs: Johannes RING, Germany (90 min)
16:00 KL9
Keynote lecture: —
16:30 OL20
short communication, from call for abstracts
16:45 OL21
short communication, from call for abstracts
17:00 OL22
short communication, from call for abstracts
17:15 OL23
short communication, from call for abstracts
 
19:00 Gala Dinner Event — Katara (old cultural city) (03h00)
 

Saturday, October 26th, 2024

08:00 60 min Continental Breakfast
 
09:00 7. New Technologies and Atopic Dermatitis (90 min)
09:00 KL10
Keynote lecture: Role of AI for AD (tbc)
09:30 IL11
Devices to assess pruritus (tbc)
09:50 IL12
Climate change and AD (tbc)
10:15 OL24
short communication, from call for abstracts
10:30 OL25
short communication, from call for abstracts
 
10:45 PS4 Poster presentations session 4
30 min Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits
 
11:15 8. Topical therapies for Atopic Dermatitis: New advances (60 min)
11:15 KL11
Keynote lecture: Topical signal transduction inhibitors (tbc)
11:45 IL12
Disease modification in atopic dermatitis: fiction or soon reality?

Thomas BIEBER, Switzerland

12:00 OL26
short communication, from call for abstracts
12:15 OL27
short communication, from call for abstracts
 
12:30 60 min Lunch break & Visit Exhibits
 
13:30 9. New Targeted and Systemic Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis (90 min)
13:30 KL11
Keynote lecture: Biologics in AD: an update (tbc)
14:00 IL16
JAK-inhibitors for treatment of AD (tbc)
14:20 IL17
New targeted therapies for AD

Andreas WOLLENBERG, Germany

14:35 OL28
short communication, from call for abstracts
14:50 OL29
short communication, from call for abstracts
15:05 OL30
short communication, from call for abstracts
 
15:20 PS5 Poster presentations session 5
30 min Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits
 
15:50 10. Future treatments of AD (90 min)
15:50 KL18
Keynote lecture: A precision medicine perspective (tbc)
16:20 OL31
short communication, from call for abstracts
16:35 OL32
short communication, from call for abstracts
16:50 OL33
short communication, from call for abstracts
17:05 OL34
short communication, from call for abstracts
17:20   Closing ceremony (20 min)
Best poster/presentation awards, local best posters

Martin STEINHOFF, Qatar

Next Rajka Symposium: Melbourne, Australia

John C. SU, Australia

Closing remarks

Alain TAÏEB, France

Sheraton Qatar