Beautiful Vienna was the location for the 3rd International Scientific Advisory Board Meeting which took place in May 2017.

What are doctors’ and patients’ experiences with the improved ImuPro concept? Which possible new indications are there for IgG tests? These were the main questions discussed in the Austrian capital. The meeting showed once more that the continuous exchange among the board members is extremely fruitful for the advancement of ImuPro.

Physicians from eight countries now form the Scientific Advisory Board. In Vienna, a local physician joined the panel: Dr. Johanna Helm, a general practitioner with focus on Health prevention, Occupational health and Nutrition consultation. She has been working with ImuPro for at least 12 years with great success. Expertise in a lot of different medical fields makes the ImuPro Scientific Board and its conferences so valuable. This was also proven by the fact that three professors and doctors from Poland – specialists in Endocrinology, Clinical immunology and Pediatric infectious diseases – attended the Vienna Meeting as guests.

In their surgeries, the doctors have been treating patients with chronic complaints as different as atopic diseases and other skin lesions, infertility, IBS and ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) diseases for many years. Case reports presented in Vienna during the two-day conference showed remarkable clinical successes, e.g. in patients with gastro-intestinal diseases or severe eczema. It could be demonstrated that the regeneration of the intestinal flora in combination with a diet based on the ImuPro test result helped to improve the patients’ symptoms or even made them disappear.

Is there a link between auto-immune diseases like Sjörgen’s syndrome, Crohn’s disease or psoriasis and food allergies type III? Taking into account the existing international studies, there was a lively discussion on this topic during the Scientific Advisory Board meeting. One conclusion was that even if food does probably not induce the disease, it may play an important role in maintaining and aggravating the progression of it as hypersensitivity to food mediated by pro-inflammatory IgG (IgG1-IgG3) may be responsible for ongoing inflammation and destruction of the targeted tissue. Therefore, it is important to identify the pro-inflammatory foods by the determination of specific IgG to food. A diet based on the ImuPro test result may help to reduce the inflammatory burden, enable the body to eliminate the respective antibodies and to repair the tissue.

Naturally a setting like Vienna with breath-taking Schoenbrunn Palace, the magnificent Old town and not to forget its typical Austrian wine taverns ensured an atmosphere just right for a lively exchange among the board members and the guests. This also makes for a good cooperation in the time between the bi-annual meetings.