Volume 6, Issue 7 WAO Events and Programs - July 2009
In This Edition
Information for the Practicing Allergist
All of this and more available at
New Conversations with Allergy and Clinical Immunology Experts
Malcolm Blumenthal, MD
"Genetics, Atopic Dermatits and Asthma"
Pramod S. Kelkar, MD
"Cough: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment"
Raymond Slavin, MD
"Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis"
Klaus E. Andersen, MD, DMSc
"Patch Testing – When and How
to Do it"
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WAO House of Delegates
We are near the deadline for our Electronic Vote to ratify the latest WAO Position Paper on Undergraduate Training in Allergy. If you have received a request for your vote, please be sure the WAO Secretariat receives your response by the 3rd of August 2008.
Once again, thank you for your participation in this important WAO process! Send questions to Kate Kirchner.
Sharing the News!
The Asia Pacific Aeroallergen Working Group (APAWG) has just released its second highly informative newsletter. Composed twice a year by Editor, Dr. Syed M. Hasnain and Associate Editor, Prof. Constance Katelaris, the APAWG newsletter reports about a variety of important regional and international events. In the July 2009 issue:
Find links to all APAWG newsletters in the Emerging Societies Program section of the WAO website.
News from EAACI Congress, Warsaw
WAO Leaders to
Professor G. Walter Canonica, President of the World Allergy Organization, and Professor Yehia El-Gamal, Member of the Board of Directors, will be recognized by the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) during the 2009 Annual Meeting 5-10 November 2009 in Miami, Florida USA. They will receive the International Distinguished Fellow award for outstanding contributions in allergy, asthma or immunology in their countries. Congratulations to Professors Canonica and El-Gamal!
The WAO Henning Løwenstein Research Award is a biennial award given to a young scientist who has shown excellence within the field of allergy.
The award winner will receive €20,000 and a travel grant to attend the WAO Congress in Buenos Aires, December 6-10, 2009.
For application guidelines and deadlines, please visit www.alk-abello.com "The WAO Henning Løwenstein Award 2009"
Allergic Disease Resource Center
Asthma, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and sports
Kai-Håkon Carlsen, MD, PhD;
Luis Delgado, MD, PhD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma: Similarities and Differences
Raquel Watkins, MD; Diane Laber, MD; and Stephen P. Peters, MD, PhD
June 2009 World Allergy Forum
If you missed this cutting edge debate at the EAACI Congress 2009, you can access the speaker slides and abstracts for free on the WAF page of the WAO website.
New Look for the World Allergy Organization Journal
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WAO Clinical Allergy Tips
WAO-AAAAI Immunology Series
Allergy Patient Information Online
The Study of Egg Allergy in Children with Atopic Dermatitis
Chronic Human Herpes Virus 8 Infection Successfully Treated with Valganciclovir
Allergy Diagnosis in Children and Adults, Performance of a New Point-of-Care Device, ImmunoCAP Rapid
Western Lifestyle and Increased Prevalence of Atopic Diseases, An Example from a Small Papua New Guinean Island
The Predictive Value of Eosinophil Cationic Protein and Lactate Dehydrogenase in Asthma: A Comparative Study of Serum Versus Sputum
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