Volume 7, Issue 5 May 2010
Four months ago, I was honored to assume the Presidency of the World Allergy Organization (WAO). Since then, the WAO Board and staff have continued diligently to carry forward a variety of different projects, the most important of which in the immediate future is the Post-graduate International Scientific Conference: "Asthma and Co-morbid Conditions: Expanding the Practice of Allergy for Optimal Patient Care" to be held in Dubai, 5-8 December, 2010.
Please join us at the WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC) 2010 in Dubai, December 5-8.
WAO Board Retreat
The Fiscal task forces are working on fundraising and other financial matters. Content is another strategic area of focus, and the task forces are discussing clinical immunology and primary immunodeficiency, as well as pediatric allergy, asthma and immunology, and how these should be better integrated into the repertoire of subjects covered at the World Allergy Congress (WAC) and in other educational endeavors. The third strategic focus is Programmatic/WAO Activities, and those task forces are working on ways to grow the WAO Journal, and WAO website, as well as how to better integrate junior members into WAO activities.
In summary, this has been an exciting four months for me. I am pleased that so many of you have taken the time to write me and to express interest in various projects and activities. I appreciate the wonderful cooperation and assistance of the WAO Board and its staff. Keep those emails coming to: firstname.lastname@example.org
With warm regards,
Richard F. Lockey, M.D.