Mark C. Glaum, M.D., Ph.D., WAO Guest Editor, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of South Florida College of Medicine, reviewed premier June medical journal articles for practicing allergists. Read his top 3 picks below and for the other 7 reviews, click here.
1. ACID SUPPRESSION IMPROVES BREATHING FUNCTION IN PERSISTENT ASTHMATICS WITH GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX (GERD) AND NOCTURNAL SYMPTOMS
2. CONTACT HYPERSENSITIVITY IS MEDIATED BY NATURAL KILLER (NK) CELLS IN THE ABSENCE OF T AND B LYMPHOCYTES
3. NOVEL BETA-2 RECEPTOR (B2) POLYMORPHISM IS ASSOCIATED WITH ASTHMA SEVERITY IN AFRICAN AMERICANS
To read the additional reviews, click here.
The Japanese Society of Allergology (JSA) is pleased to announce that the forthcoming Fall Meeting, "Pursuing the Goal of Allergolgy – Elucidation of Pathologic Condition, Treatment and Prevention–" will be held at Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo, Japan on November 2-4, 2006. As a new initiative, the International Session, in which all presentations and discussions are conducted in English, is taking place. Its purpose is to promote the further internationalization of JSA so that JSA's biannual conferences will serve as the meeting ground for researchers from all over the world in the future. For more information on this conference, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome you to participate in our conference which will be attended by more than 3,000 Japanese researchers and will give them an opportunity to discuss their topics. The JSA members are looking forward to meeting you in Japan.
Another significant announcement from JSA is that JSA's official English journal, "Allergology International" (AI), is available online. You are welcome to access the current issue (http://ai.jsaweb.jp/current.html) as well as the past issues (http://ai.jsaweb.jp/past.html). AI publishes peer-reviewed articles of scientific excellence in human and experimental allergology and related fields of research. The journal aims to further the international exchange of results and encourages authors from all countries to submit papers in the following categories: Original Articles, Case Reports, Short Communications, Letters to the Editors and Hypotheses. The journal is now accepting submissions of articles for possible publication. The acceptance for all papers is based on the quality and originality of the research and its significance to the journal's readership. Except where it otherwise states, manuscripts are peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers and the Editor. The original manuscript and three copies should be submitted to Editor-in-Chief, Allergology International, Japanese Society of Allergology, 7F Ishimizu Bld., 1-35-26 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan. For further instructions regarding the submission of papers visit the website: http://ai.jsaweb.jp/
WAO Long-Term Research Fellowship
The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is offering a two-year Long-Term Research Fellowship, commencing late 2006. The Fellowship supports a junior allergist following an approved research program at a WAO proposed host center. A list of centers is included in the application. WAO will contribute a monthly stipend and yearly travel expenses.
Priority will be given to junior clinicians within five years of award of the most recent professional degree, who are specializing in allergy and who are affiliated with an academic department or clinical institute. Applicants must be active members of a WAO member society.
The Long-Term Fellowship will be applied to a project which meets one of the WAO Research Priorities:
Application forms may be downloaded here.
World Allergy Forum Held at the XXV Congress of the EAACI:
"Life-Threatening Allergy – An Homage to Von Pirquet"
Our superb international faculty was chaired by Michael A. Kaliner and Anthony Frew, and provided a worldwide update on life-threatening allergy conditions. The first speaker, Aziz Sheikh (Edinburgh, Scotland), presented an analysis of the epidemiology of anaphylaxis, and the presentation by Richard F. Lockey (Tampa, FL. U.S.A.) focused on the mechanisms of anaphylaxis. The symposium was concluded by F. Estelle R. Simons (Winnipeg, Canada), who discussed management of anaphylaxis.
Click here to view abstracts and slides and hear the presentations.
We are pleased to announce a new WAO Conversation, an interview with Malcolm R. Sears. To hear Dr. Sears discuss current issues associated with beta agonists, click here.
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