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World Allergy Organization
WAO's mission: To be a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy, advancing excellence in clinical care through education, research and training as a world-wide alliance of allergy and clinical immunology societies.

Allergic Training Resources Around the World

National Certification and Accreditation Requirements

Here you will find details of national allergy certification/accreditation/training requirements. Governments, health departments, member societies of the WAO and allergy training programs around the world can use them as resources and models for developing national training programs.

University Accredited Educational Programs in Allergy

This section provides details of university accredited educational courses in allergy that offer internationally transferable credits and includes links to the websites of the providers.

Allergy and Immunology Lectures at the University of South Florida

USF (University of South Florida, USA) Allergy & Immunology Lecture Series
(The 55-minute lectures are recorded in wma format and are best viewed by using Windows Media Player software.)

Dennis Kim, MD
Second Year Advanced Subspecialty Resident and Chief Resident
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine
University of South Florida College of Medicine and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
Tampa, Florida

Richard F. Lockey, MD
Joy McCann Culverhouse Chair in Allergy and Immunology
Professor of Pediatrics, Public Health, and Medicine
Director, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine
University of South Florida College of Medicine and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
Tampa, Florida

Conferences On-Line for Allergy (COLA) at Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics
University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Medicine

Conferences On-Line for Allergy (COLA) is a collaboration of the Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics section of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology with the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI). The purpose of this venture is to provide access to allergy-related educational experiences for practicing and academic allergists as well as for primary care providers and the general public.

Conferences are held generally on Mondays and Fridays from 10:00 am to noon (Central time). They can be attended live via GoToMeeting. In addition, they are recorded and archived for on-demand listening. They are also available as video podcasts through iTunes.

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Allergy Webinars - University of Capetown

The University of Cape Town Division of Paediatric Allergy runs a series of lectures at the Red Cross Children’s War Memorial Hospital in Cape Town. These lectures cover issues relating to allergy and asthma, with a special focus on allergy practice in developing countries. In 2013 we will offer these talks via a live video feed to accommodate people who are unable to attend these lectures due to distance.

The method we will use is Adobe Connect. No additional software or hardware is needed. Participants will be able to hear and see the speaker and see their powerpoint presentation as well as ‘sms’ any questions you may have to them. There is no cost to participate in the webinars.

The talks can be accessed by individuals or a group of interested parties in your hospital, university or community could arrange to meet around one computer or screen. The webinars will take place at 8:00 am South African time and are thus suited for people in Africa, Europe, and the Indian subcontinent. Participants who would like to join but cannot make the sessions live due to timezone differences will be able to view the webinars from our website.

To sign up for future correspondence about the lectures or to ask any questions please email Heidi Thomas at

The African Paediatric Fellowship Program

The African Paediatric Fellowship Program aims to develop child health capacity in Africa including:

  • Training Fellowships for specialists and sub-specialists from Africa
  • Post-Fellowship support and contact
  • Enabling candidates to return empowered to provide and build health care capacity in their own countries.

African academic partners are invited to nominate trainees for consideration, based on the needs of the partner institution and the suitability of applicants. The division of Allergy in the Department of Paediatrics would be happy to support applications and to provide training for successful candidates.

For further information, please see the APFP website: The website will answer all questions about our Fellowship program and details for application.


Last Updated: 20 December 2012

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