Prof. Richard F. Lockey, MD, WAO Web Editor-in-Chief, reviewed premier May medical journal articles for practicing allergists. Read his top 3 picks below and for the other 8 reviews, click here.
1. LONG-TERM INHALED CORTICOSTEROIDS (ICS) IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AT HIGH RISK FOR ASTHMA
2. INTERMITTENT INHALED CORTICOSTEROIDS IN INFANTS WITH EPISODIC WHEEZING
3. EFFECT OF CODEINE ON OBJECTIVE MEASUREMENT OF COUGH IN CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD)
To read the additional reviews, click here.
Dear colleagues and friends,
Here is the news from the Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI). We really enjoyed hosting so many of you at the Congress of the EAACI in Vienna, June 10 – 14, 2006.
The booth of the Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology in the "National Village" of this EAACI congress was a real success. You may remember that in our booth we offered not only information about Vienna but also delicious "Mozartkugeln," the famous sweets created in honor of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!
Last but not least, we would like to announce a newly funded Doctoral College CCHD (Cellular Communications in Health and Disease) at the Medical University Vienna, where we offer 24 doctoral positions for a newly established, high-quality PhD program. We cordially invite you to suggest that your best students apply for these truly attractive positions by the July 30, 2006 deadline.
The program offers cutting-edge education in the field of Neurobiology, Vascular Biology, Immunology and Inflammation Research and integrates basic, applied, and clinical sciences, as well as a huge spectrum of experimental techniques.
Admitted PhD Students will receive funding for at least three years including support to visit international conferences and specialized workshops. Applicants must hold a final degree in the diploma studies of Medicine, Dentistry, or in any scientific/technical subject-related diploma (such as cell or molecular biology) by the commencing term of the program.
Prof. Erika Jensen-Jarolim, MD
Introducing New GLORIA Modules
The World Allergy Organization is excited to announce the launch of two new modules of our flagship educational program, GLORIA™ (Global Resources in Allergy™) at the meeting of the Singapore Society of Immunology, Allergy & Rheumatology, 15 July 2006, Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
GLORIA Faculty: Cassim Motala, South Africa
New on the WAO Web Site
In WAO Conversations, hear Allen P. Kaplan share his informal ideas on the treatment of Urticaria. To hear the interview, click here.
We are pleased to announce two new Interactive Case Reviews that are based on Clinical Case Reports published in the ACII-JWAO.
To read the reviews, then make your diagnosis and learn if you agree with the experts, click here.
WAO Short-Term Research Fellowships Awarded
WAO has awarded three Short-Term Research Fellowships of $2,500 to enable young researchers to visit centers abroad and learn techniques to further their research programs. Congratulations to:
Eleonora Dehlink, Vienna, Austria who will visit Edda Fiebiger, Children's Hospital Boston, USA to further develop her project: Is Fc-epsilon-RI an antigen uptake/presentation receptor in the intestinal mucosa involved in the initiation of allergic immune responses in the gastro-intenstinal tract? An in-vivo approach.
Daniel P. Potaczek, Cracow, Poland who submitted an application to visit Hideoki Ogawa, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo where he will develop skills for his project: Genetic variability of alpha chain of high-affinity IgE receptor gene and its expression.
Dahlia Al-Ghoneimy, Cairo, Egypt who will study skin prick testing in the early diagnosis of atopy in infants and children, and the immunotherapeutic modalities. Her Fellowship will be hosted by G. Walter Canonica at DIMI, Genoa, Italy.
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Allergy Book Review
Allergy and Asthma in Modern Society: A Scientific Approach
List Price: $167.25 USD
Overall, this is a book to be used as a resource, rather than to be read from cover to cover. It would be a valuable addition to institutional libraries, and a useful purchase for clinical immunologists and allergists with wide-ranging scientific interests across the whole field of bronchial asthma and allergy. Others will find significant parts of this volume outside of their own areas of interest.
Find more allergy book reviews on the WAO Website here.
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