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Media Coverage

The WAO Congress in Vancouver was heavily covered by media, including outlets such as:

Advanced Studies in Medicine
Allergy & Asthma News
Calgary Today (CHQR)
Cardio Spec
City TV Vancouver
Clinical Newswire
CTV News
Elsevier Japan KK - Excerpta Medica
Europa Press
Family Practice News
International Medical News Group
Latarnik SA
La Opinion diario de la Monana
Medical Education Network
The Medical Post
Mediscript Communications
Neonatal Intensive Care
Poseidon Development Ltd
The Province
Respiratory Digest
Respiratory Product News
Seattle Times
South China Sea Commercial News
Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer
Vancouver Sun


The press conducted many interviews with attendees, faculty and abstract presenters. Below is a list of interviews that the WAO Secretariat worked with the media to arrange.

  • Television
    Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer - Richard Lockey
    CTV News in Canada - Allen Kaplan, Hugh Sampson, Ulrich Wahn, Ronald Walls, Vincent Ho and Jonathan Spergel

  • Radio
    CBC French, Rendezvous - Daniel Vervloet
    CBC Radio, BC Almanac - F. Estelle R. Simons
    Calgary Today (CHQR) - Erika Jensen-Jarolim

  • Internet/Web
    Medscape (a division of WebMD) - George E. Stewart

  • Other
    CBC News - Wade Watson, H. C. George Wong and Robert Schellenberg
    Reuters - Raymond Slavin, John Warner and Erika Jensen-Jarolim
    Vancouver Sun - Jeffrey Miller and F. Estelle R. Simons

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is an international umbrella organization whose members consist of 71 regional and national allergology and clinical immunology societies from around the world. By collaborating with Member Societies, WAO provides educational outreach programs, symposia and lectureships to approximately 38,000 individual members in 92 countries.

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) exists to build a global alliance of allergy societies to advance excellence in clinical care, research, education and training.

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