Join us in mapping the future of Diamine Oxidase (DAO)

11th April 2024 - Virtual Event

Our goal is to reinforce the knowledge of DAO Deficiency through a complete scientific program with world-renowned experts.

DAO

What
is DAO?

The enzyme diamine oxidase (DAO) is found mainly in the intestinal mucosa, where it plays a crucial role in the digestion of food.

DAO Deficiency corresponds to a reduction in the functional activity of the main digestive enzyme responsible for removing histamine from food.

If histamine metabolism is disturbed and DAO activity is insufficient, there is an imbalance between the amount of histamine ingested and the ability to metabolise it.

About the Congress

11th April 2024 - Virtual Event

Share and discuss your findings and innovations with international colleagues in this comprehensive and influential interactive congress, where collaboration and knowledge exchange set the tone for advancing the understanding and global application of DAO enzyme

Congress Program

11th April 2024 - Virtual Event

14.00 – 14.05h Presentation

14.05 – 14.10h Official opening

Speaker: Mr. Gerald Dard

Managing Director - AB Biotek Human Nutrition & Health (a business division of Associated British Foods plc).

14.10 – 14.20h Opening Conference: DAO deficiency as a key element in understanding the adverse effects of dietary histamine

Speaker: Prof. Dr. M. Carmen Vidal-Carou

Prominent Professor at the University of Barcelona, Director of the Food and Nutrition Campus. Recognised for leading research on Bioactive Amines and Food Polyamines. She holds honorary positions, including President of the Scientific Committee of the Catalan Food Safety Agency.

18.30 – 18.45h Summary of what was seen in Congress

18.45h - Official congress closing

Speaker: Gerald Dard

Managing Director - AB Biotek Human Nutrition & Health (a business division of Associated British Foods plc).

14.30h – 16.30h ROUND TABLE I

DAO Deficiency

Moderator: Dr. Oriol Comas-Basté

PhD in Food & Nutrition. Assistant Professor - University of Barcelona (Food & Nutrition Campus). Postdoctoral Researcher of the Bioactive Amines and Polyamines in Foods from University of Barcelona (UB).

Diamine Oxidase, A Pillar of Clinical Care

Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Burdette

Educational Director of Xymogen and Precision Point Diagnostics

DAO Interactions with Migraine, Fibromyalgia, and ADHD Drugs

Speaker: Dr. Xavier Escoté Miró

Ph.D. in Biomedicine. Project Manager and Researcher – Eurecat. Associate Professor – URV. Research group Coordinator – PRENUT

New trends: DAO and probiotics

Speaker: Prof. Mark Lyte

Professor and Endowed Chair, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa USA

Preclinical experiments about the interaction of histamine and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in vascular and neural functions relevant for migraine generation

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Karl Messlinger

MD & PhD in Medicine and Surgery specialized in neuro-signaling peptides and headache related disorders. Professor of Physiology at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Member of the Society for Neuroscience, the International Association for the Study of Pain and the International Headache Society.

Pilot study on the prevalence of diamine oxidase gene variants in patients with symptoms of histamine intolerance

Speaker: Adriana Duelo, MSc.

Registered Dietitian. Predoctoral Researcher of the Food Bioactive Amines and Polyamines Research Group of the University of Barcelona (UB). Specialist in DAO Deficiency. General Director - Clinical Institute of DAO Deficiency.

Prevalence of DAO Deficiency in newborns

Speaker: Dr. Emma Fortes

MD specialized in Neonatology and Pediatric ICU. Pediatric Nephrology Unit – Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya (Quirónsalud)

Colloquium

16.30h – 18.30h ROUND TABLE II

Clinical DAO-New potential indications

Moderator: Maria Tintoré, PhD

R&D Manager for Dietary Supplements at AB Biotek HNH. Degree in Pharmacy, MSc in Molecular Biotechnology and PhD in Biotechnology (Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology).

DAO Deficiency Patient profiling: Initial Findings from a Cross-Sectional Study at Hospital Clínic Barcelona

Speaker: Dr. Rosa Casas

Postdoctoral researcher and laboratory head of the Cardiovascular Risk, Nutrition and Healthy Ageing research group at IDIBAPS-Hospital Clinic de Barcelona. Associate Professor – University of Barcelona. Coordinator – Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nutrition, Chronic Diseases and Healthy Ageing Master’s degree at University of Barcelona.

Histamine Intolerance and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS): Genetic DAO Deficiency Prevalence and Symptom Histamine Correlation

Speaker: Dr. Jose Luis Ponce

MD & PhD in Medicine. Head of Section of Urology Department - Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña (Spain)

DAO Deficiency in patients with dry eye syndrome

Speaker: Dr. Carlos Ruiz Lapuente

MD & PhD in Medicine and Surgery. Renown international researcher specialized in cataracts, macular oedema, and glaucoma. He was Head of the Ophthalmology Service-Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Sevilla; and Head of the Retina Department-Tacir Ophthalmological Clinic (Teknon). Medical Director-ArcClinic.

ADHD & Histamine - DAO deficiency, inflammation, and ADHD: quo vadis?

Speaker: Dr. Hilario Blasco-Fontecilla

MD & PhD in Medicine. Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. Medical Director- EMOOTI. Executive Director-UNIR-Itei. Founder of Haglaia solutions.

DAO Deficiency screening among patients with insomnia symptoms. Preliminary results

Speaker: Júlia Ferrer, MSc

MSc in Neuroscience. Project Manager - AdSalutem Institute for Healthy Sleep.

Clinic case

Speaker: Clara Elvers, MSc

Registred dietitian. University expert in food intolerances and allergies. Specialized in DAO deficiency

Colloquium 2

16.30h – 17.30h ROUND TABLE III

DAO Technology

Moderator: Jordi Cuñé, PhD

R&D Manager for Food and Berverages at ABBiotek HNH. Degree in Microbiology and Food Science and Technology, Master of Science and PhD in Molecular Microbiology

A New Microbial Diamine Oxidase for Application in Histamine Degradation

Prof. Lutz Fischer

Professor of Biotechnology and Enzyme Science at Universität Hohenheim

DAO microencapsulated and new enzymatic activity analysis methods

Speaker: Ana Valera, PhD

PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Zaragoza and Chemical Engineer from the University of Murcia. She is currently Project Manager in Microencapsulation Technologies at AINIA.

DAO for compounding pharma

Speaker: Daniela Baldan

Nutritionist and Specialist in Research and Development at Infinity Pharma

Animal-based DAO vs Plant-based DAO

Speaker: Jaume Bori, PhD

PhD in Environmental Engineering & Biotechnologist.Head of Production & R&D - DR Healthcare.

Colloquium

Scientific Committees

Prof. Dr. M. Carmen Vidal-Carou

Full Professor of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Director of the Food and Nutrition Campus of the University of Barcelona. Head of Bioactive Amines and Polyamines in Foods from University of Barcelona (UB) Research Group. President of the Scientific Committee of the Catalan Agency for Food Safety. Honorary Member of the Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Academic in Royal Academy of Pharmacy & Medicine of Catalonia.

Dr. Ramón Estruch

MD & PhD in Medicine and Surgery. Senior Consultant at the Internal Medicine Department of the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona. Associate Professor of the Department of Medicine of the Universitat de Barcelona. Group Leader of the research area “Cardiovascular risk, nutrition and aging”, of the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) and the CIBER OBN (Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain).

Dr. Antoni Esteve

PhD in Pharmacy. President of Esteve Teijin Healthcare and President and founder of AdSalutem Institute for Healthy Sleep. Academic in Royal Academy of Pharmacy & Medicine of Catalonia and in Royal Academy of Doctors of Spain.

Dr. Carlos de Lecea

MD & PhD in Medicine and Surgery. Global Director RD&A - AB Biotek Human Nutrition & Health.

Oriol Comas-Basté, PhD

PhD in Food & Nutrition. Assistant Professor - University of Barcelona (Food & Nutrition Campus). Postdoctoral Researcher of the Bioactive Amines and Polyamines in Foods from University of Barcelona (UB).

Speakers

Speakers

Dr. Rosa Casas

Postdoctoral researcher and laboratory head of the Cardiovascular Risk, Nutrition and Healthy Ageing research group at IDIBAPS-Hospital Clinic de Barcelona. Associate Professor – University of Barcelona. Coordinator – Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nutrition, Chronic Diseases and Healthy Ageing Master’s degree at University of Barcelona.

Dr. Jose Luis Ponce

MD & PhD in Medicine and Surgery. Head of Urology Department - Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña (Spain)

Dr. Carlos Ruiz Lapuente

MD & PhD in Medicine and Surgery. Renown international researcher specialized in cataracts, macular oedema, and glaucoma. He was Head of the Ophthalmology Service-Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Sevilla; and Head of the Retina Department-Tacir Ophthalmological Clinic (Teknon). Medical Director-ArcClinic.

Dr. Hilario Blasco-Fontecilla

MD & PhD in Medicine and Surgery. Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. Medical Director- EMOOTI. Executive Director-UNIR-Itei. Founder of Haglaia solutions.

Júlia Ferrer, MSc

MSc in Neuroscience. Project Manager - AdSalutem Institute for Healthy Sleep.

Clara Elvers, MSc

Registred dietitian. University expert in food intolerances and allergies. Specialized in DAO deficiency

Jordi Cuñé, PhD

R&D Manager for Food and Berverages at ABBiotek HNH. Degree in Microbiology and Food Science and Technology, Master of Science and PhD in Molecular Microbiology

Prof. Mark Lyte

Professor and Endowed Chair, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa USA

Ana Valera, PhD

PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Zaragoza and Chemical Engineer from the University of Murcia. She is currently Project Manager in Microencapsulation Technologies at AINIA.

Jaume Bori, PhD

PhD in Environmental Engineering & Biotechnologist.Head of Production & R&D - DR Healthcare.

Mr. Gerald Dard

Managing Director - AB Biotek Human Nutrition & Health (a business division of Associated British Foods plc.)

Prof. Dr. M. Carmen Vidal-Carou

A distinguished Full Professor at the University of Barcelona, leading the Food and Nutrition Campus. Renowned for directing research on Bioactive Amines and Polyamines in Foods from University of Barcelona (UB). Holds honorary positions, including as President of the Scientific Committee for Food Safety.

Dr. Oriol Comas-Basté

PhD in Food & Nutrition. Assistant Professor - University of Barcelona (Food & Nutrition Campus). Postdoctoral Researcher of the Bioactive Amines and Polyamines in Foods from University of Barcelona (UB).

Dr. Xavier Escoté Miró

Ph.D. in Biomedicine. Project Manager and Researcher – Eurecat. Associate Professor – URV. Research group Coordinator – PRENUT

Daniela Baldan

Nutritionist and Specialist in Research and Development at Infinity Pharma

Prof. Dr. Karl Messlinger

MD & PhD in Medicine and Surgery specialized in neuro-signaling peptides and headache related disorders. Professor of Physiology at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Member of the Society for Neuroscience, the International Association for the Study of Pain and the International Headache Society.

Adriana Duelo, MSc.

Registered Dietitian. Predoctoral Researcher of the Food Bioactive Amines and Polyamines Research Group of the University of Barcelona (UB). Specialist in DAO Deficiency. General Director - Clinical Institute of DAO Deficiency.

Dr. Emma Fortes

MD specialized in Neonatology and Pediatric ICU. Pediatric Nephrology Unit – Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya (Quirónsalud)

Maria Tintoré, PhD

R&D Manager for Dietary Supplements at AB Biotek HNH. Degree in Pharmacy, MSc in Molecular Biotechnology and PhD in Biotechnology Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology

Dr. Cheryl Burdette

Educational Director of Xymogen and Precision Point Diagnostics

Prof. Lutz Fischer

Professor of Biotechnology and Enzyme Science at Universität Hohenheim

Editions

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Edition 2022

Edition 2021

Our Goals

Our objective is to enhance understanding of DAO Deficiency through a comprehensive scientific program featuring world-renowned experts. The event will be live and conducted entirely online.

Technology will enable attendees to participate in all conferences, providing an immersive and comprehensive experience.

We will cover both diagnosis and management, ongoing clinical studies worldwide, and how understanding DAO Deficiency represents a paradigm shift in the field of medical nutrition.

In addition to the comprehensive medical and scientific program, the online interaction will provide a unique forum, much like a face-to-face event.

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