Prof. Ignacio Ansotegui, WAO Board Member, pictured with Venezuelan Junior Members during the Venezuelan National Congress 2013.
Prof. Luis Sarmiento, President of the Venezuelan Society, and Prof. Mario Sánchez-Borges during the Venezuelan National Congress 2013. Prof. Sánchez-Borges lectured on Update on Difficult to Treat Urticaria.
Prof. Mario Sánchez-Borges, WAO Secretary-General, received the "Venezuelan Medical Excellence Award" from the Network of Venezuelan Scientific Medical Societies, 6 April 2013.
Prof. Ruby Pawankar and Prof. Motohiro Ebisawa address the press on the subject of food allergy in advance of World Allergy Week 2013, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, 3 April 2013.
Prof. Yehia El-Gamal presents award to Prof. Tari Haahtela during the 10th International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI 2013), in Cairo.
Prof. Yehia El-Gamal and Prof. Tari Haahtela speaking at the 10th International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI 2013), in Cairo.
WAO President Prof. Ruby Pawankar and Treasurer Prof. Stephen Holgate with WISC 2012 abstract winner Chhayi Goel
WAO President Prof. Ruby Pawankar and President-Elect Prof. Lanny Rosenwasser with all WISC 2012 abstract winners.
WAO Board of Directors at the 2012 WAO International Scientific Conference in Hyderabad, India.
WAO Board Members, Professors Lanny Rosenwasser, Ruby Pawankar, and Motohiro Ebisawa (L-R) at the 2012 Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology, and Immunology (APAPARI) meeting in Taiwan. View more
Prof. Lanny Rosenwasser, WAO President-Elect, lecturing at the Latin American Society of Allergy and Immunology's Congress in Cartagena, Colombia in October 2012. View more
Prof. Ruby Pawankar, President of the World Allergy Organization, (front row) was selected as a 2012 Honorary Member of the Georgian Association of Allergology & Clinical Immunology (GAACI) for her continued leadership in the field of Allergology and Immunology.
WAO President, Professor Ruby Pawankar, MD, PhD, speaking at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) 23 April – 4 May 2012 in New York City addressed members of parliament, Ambassadors, representatives of various country missions to the United Nations, academia, civil society and the staff of various UN agencies, on the the need for guidelines, global partnerships, and innovative strategies to reduce the burden of non-communicable disease, especially allergies and asthma. Read more…
The Emerging Societies Program (ESP) an initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO), and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) joined hands with the Ministry of Medical Services of Kenya, the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation of Kenya, and the Allergy Society of Kenya (ASOK) to organize the 1st World Allergy Training School (WATS) and ESP Delegates Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya 10-11 September 2012. With over 9 participating countries and 47 delegates, the meeting was a great success. Read more... …
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WAO Guideline on the Management of Hereditary Angioedema. World Allergy Organization Journal 2012; 5(12): 182-189.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Urticaria: A Worldwide Perspective. World Allergy Organization Journal 2012; 5(11): 125-147.
Clinical Use of Probiotics in Pediatric Allergy (CUPPA): A World Allergy Organization Position Paper. World Allergy Organization Journal 2012; 5(11): 148-167.