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The over-arching, long-term objectives of this committee are:
- To educate physicians worldwide in the assessment and management of anaphylaxis,
- To equip physicians with tools that will help in making the correct diagnosis and providing the most effective treatment for anaphylaxis
- To create and raise awareness in patients toward improved management
In February 2011, the World Allergy Organization Anaphylaxis Guidelines were published concurrently in the WAO Journal and The Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. The illustrated World Allergy Organization (WAO) Anaphylaxis Guidelines were created in response to absence of global guidelines for anaphylaxis.
World Allergy Organization Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Anaphylaxis
World Allergy Organization Journal, 2010; 4(2):13-37, February 2011
During 2011, these Anaphylaxis Guidelines were presented at various international congresses, including the AAAAI Annual Meeting (San Francisco, March 2011), the 2nd Middle East-Asia Allergy Asthma Immunology Congress (Dubai, April 2011), EAACI (Istanbul, June 2011), and WAC (Cancun, December 2011).
Updates related to the Guidelines:
Simons FE, Ardusso LR, Dimov V, Ebisawa M, El-Gamal YM, Lockey RF, Sanchez-Borges M et al. World Allergy Organization Anaphylaxis Guidelines: 2013 update of the evidence base. International Archives of Allergy and Immunology 2013; 162(3):193-204. doi:10.1159/000354543
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Simons FE, Ardusso LR, Bilò MB, Dimov V, Ebisawa M, El-Gamal YM, Ledford DK et al. 2012 Update: World Allergy Organization Guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2012; 12(4):389-399. doi:10.1097/ACI.0b013e328355b7e4
The Guidelines and updates continue to be used as clinical resources and are presented at major medical meetings and in other educational venues and formats.
The Anaphylaxis Guidelines Posters and Pocket Cards
The Guidelines posters and pocket cards have been translated into the following languages:
Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Mandarin
To purchase prints of the Anaphylaxis Guidelines posters and pocket cards, please fill out this order form and return it by email the WAO Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to +1 414 276 3349.
You can also visit a future WAO exhibit booth to pick up copies of the posters and pocket cards. To view future WAO Meetings, please visit our WAO Meetings page here.
Allergic Diseases Resource Center - Anaphylaxis: Synopsis
Ask the Expert - Peanuts and Anaphylaxis due to Cashew Nut
Book Review - Anaphylaxis (Chemical Immunology and Allergy, Volume 95)
Clinical Allergy Tips - Early Anaphylaxis Recognition: When an Itch is Not Just an Itch
GLORIA - Module 8: Anaphylaxis
WAO Allergy Quiz - January 2014
WAO White Book on Allergy - Section 2.5. Anaphylaxis
Plenary Session 4: Anaphylaxis - A WAO plenary session (4) delivered during the WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012) in Hyderabad, India (8 December 2012)
WAO Anaphylaxis Guidelines Symposium - A Symposium by the WAO Special Committee on Anaphylaxis during the XXII World Allergy Congress (WAC 2011) in Cancun, Mexico (7 December 2011)
Advances in Our Understanding of Anaphylaxis - A WAO-JSA Lecture during the 61st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Allergology in Tokyo, Japan (10 November 2011)
Risk Assessment in Anaphylaxis - A WAO Webinar by Richard F. Lockey, MD, FAAAAI presented during the evening symposium at The First Middle East - Asia Allergy, Asthma, Immunology Congress (MEAAAIC) conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (27 March 2009)
Anaphylaxis in America - Scientific Interviews with Experts interview with Dr. Phil Lieberman, MD about his research, Anaphylaxis in America: The prevalence and characteristics of anaphylaxis in the United States, during the AAAAI annual meeting in San Diego, CA, USA (March 2014)
World Allergy Organization Anaphylaxis Guidelines: 2013 update of the evidence base - Scientific Interviews with Experts interview with Dr. Richard Lockey, MD, FACP, FAAAAI about his research, World Allergy Organization Anaphylaxis Guidelines: 2013 Update of the Evidence Base, during the AAAAI annual meeting in San Diego, CA, USA (March 2014)
Last updated: 23 June 2016