Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 September 2010

The World Allergy Organization invites you to submit abstracts for review for Poster Presentation.
Abstracts will be accepted online only.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • The abstract must be written and presented in English.
  • Abstracts must contain original data and meet international ethical standards.
  • A maximum of three abstracts may be submitted by the same Presenting Author.
  • An identical abstract cannot be submitted twice to different categories.
  • Use a maximum of 2,500 characters (approximately 350 words), including blank spaces, for the abstract text.
  • The abstract title must begin with a capital letter and be followed by lower case letters. Use capital and lower case letters as appropriate for abbreviations in title.
  • References (maximum of 2) can be included in the body of the text.
  • The abstract title and the author(s) or names of institutions are not to be included in the abstract text.
  • Credits or the authors' academic degrees or grant support are not to be included in the abstract.
  • Standard abbreviations may be employed in the text. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full wording the first time it appears in the body of the text.
  • Non-proprietary (generic) names of drugs, written in lower case, are required the first time a drug is mentioned.
  • Trade names are not allowed.

In order to make the abstract as informative as possible, please include a brief statement of the purpose of the study, the method used, the results observed, and the conclusions based upon the results. It is inadequate to state "The results will be discussed" or "The data will be presented". We kindly ask you to subtitle the paragraphs in bold format in the following order: Background, Method, Results, and Conclusion.

Abstracts May be Submitted in the Following Categories:

Airborne allergens and air pollution
Allergens: Biology
Allergens: Diagnosis
Allergic immune response
Allergy and tobacco smoke and other environmental factors
Allergy prevention and risk factors
Asthma: Education
Asthma: Epidemiology
Asthma: Management
Asthma: Mechanisms
Atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions: Management
Atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions: Mechanisms
Autoimmunity and immunodeficiency
Contact allergic dermatitis
Diagnosis and management of rhinitis
Drug allergy: Clinical aspects
Drug allergy: Mechanisms
Eosinophil and mast cell associated disorders
Epidemiology of rhinitis and conjunctivitis
Food allergy: Diagnosis and management
Food allergy: Epidemiology
Food Allergy: Mechanisms
Hymenoptera allergy and latex allergy                            
Immunogenetics and Immunogenomics
Immunotherapy (clinics)
Immunotherapy mechanisms
Immunotherapy vaccines
Infection and allergy
Innate and adaptive immunity
Laboratory tests for allergy
Molecular allergology
Occupational allergy
Occupational asthma and rhinitis
Ocular allergy
Pediatric allergy
Pediatric asthma and rhinitis
Pediatric: Epidemiology
Sinusitis and nasal polyps
Sports & allergy and asthma
Training and education
Urticaria and angioedema


Abstract Presentation

It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author. Abstracts will be rejected if they contain no data or if the English is unacceptable. All Presenting Authors will receive detailed guidelines when their abstract(s) have been accepted.

Accepted abstracts selected by expert reviewers will be presented as poster presentations.

Poster Sessions:
All posters will be presented in guided poster discussion sessions. The Presenting Authors will stand by their posters during the entire Poster Session and should be prepared to discuss their research with delegates.

Attendance of presenters:
WAO cannot guarantee that those Presenting Authors who do not show up during the session will be accepted for abstract presentations at future WAO meetings.

Updates and changes to your abstract:
Changes to abstracts are accepted only through the submission deadline and by using only the abstract submission website.


Notification of Acceptance

Notification of acceptance / rejection will be sent by the end of September 2010. The Presenting Author will receive all correspondence concerning the abstract. The Presenting Author is responsible for informing all other authors of the status of the abstract.


Registration of Presenters

All poster presenters must be registered for the Conference by 31 October 2010 or their abstract will be automatically withdrawn.


Publication of Abstracts

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Final Program, which will be distributed onsite during the Conference.

For submission support, please contact the WAO Secretariat at