Volume 7, Issue 6 WAO Events and Programs - June 2010
In This Edition
Member Society Forum
Thank you to everyone who attended the WAO Member Society Forum during the EAACI Congress in London! The WAO Leadership greatly appreciates every opportunity to interact with WAO's Member Society representatives. Thank you for your participation!
WAO White Book on Allergy
Thank you! to all who participated on behalf of your WAO Member Society in providing information on the current status of allergy in your country. This information will be included in the WAO White Book on Allergy, scheduled to be published later in 2010. Please check the WAO website, www.worldallergy.org, for announcements regarding the book's publication.
Anaphylaxis Document Review
Thank you! to everyone who participated in reviewing the document, WAO Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Anaphylaxis. This has been a rigorous and successful research initiative of the WAO Special Committee on Anaphylaxis, and we look forward to sharing this informative and useful document upon its publication. Please visit www.worldallergy.org for publication announcements. Once endorsed by the WAO Member Societies and ratified by the WAO House of Delegates, this document will become a WAO Position Paper.
WAO Allergy Quiz
This month's quiz was contributed by Nikos Papadopoulos and Heidi Makrinioti, Allergy Department, 2nd Pediatric Clinic, University of Athens, Goudi, Greece.
Which of the following wheezing phenotypes seems to be more likely to persist into childhood?
WAO Research Fellowship Report
Dr. Liliana Cifuentes from Colombia was awarded the 2008-9 WAO Long-Term Research Fellowship to study with Prof. Johannes Ring in Munich. Her report on the study "Evaluation of Risk Genes for Atopy and Eczema in Latin American Disease Cohorts and Comparison to European Cohorts" is available here.
WAO thanks Prof. Ring for hosting this very successful Fellowship.
A World Allergy Forum (WAF) on the topic of Severe Asthma was held on 6 June 2010 at the XXIX Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) in London.
Moderated by Richard Lockey, President, WAO, and Jan Lötvall, President EAACI, the speakers addressed phenotypes of severe asthma (Sally Wenzel), the effect of asthma exacerbations on natural history (Robert Lemanske), and severe asthma treatment in children (Ulrich Wahn). More than 400 delegates attended this well-received session.
To view abstracts and slides from this forum, visit the WAF web pages.
Winners of the PhARF 2010 Award
The Phadia Allergy Research Forum (PhARF) selected two winners this year for the prestigious PhARF Award, which encourages progress in allergy research by recognizing outstanding younger investigators. Christopher Kepley, PhD, (USA) and Nikolaos Papadopoulos, MD (Greece), received their awards at a ceremony on 7 June 2010 during the EAACI Congress in London.
Read the announcement.
To learn more about PhARF the award process, see the story at the Phadia website.
Information for the Practicing Allergist
2010 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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Update on Biological Therapeutics for Asthma
Anti-Ids in Allergy: Timliness of a Classic Concept
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