Volume 6, Issue 8 WAO Events and Programs - August 2009
In This Edition
Information for the Practicing Allergist
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Announcing the 1st WAO theme-based, international scientific conference!
WAO International Scientific Conference
A unique forum for clinicians, researchers, physicians and allied health professionals with interests in asthma, allergy, immunology, pediatrics, co-morbid conditions and pulmonology.
Conference President: Richard F. Lockey
WAO Clinical Allergy Tips
This series presents an insight or technique of interest or value to the clinician. The latest topic:
Initial Evaluation of Cough
By Michael A. Kaliner, MD
Share your tips with practicing allergists! Write to Stuart Friedman, MD, Editor at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAO EXPERT INTERVIEWS
Jonathan M. Spergel, MD, PhD
Klaus E. Andersen, MD, DMSc
Patch Testing - When and How to Do It
Download these informative conversations and many others in the WAO Expert Interviews section of the website
Now you can subscribe to the RSS feed and receive immediate notification of newly posted conversations.
WAO Allergy Quiz
The WAO Allergy Quiz, a new feature edited by Dr. Glenis Scadding, has just launched on the WAO home page. Be sure to visit and Check Your Allergy Quotient.
A 30 year-old female from the United Kingdom reports immediate lip and mouth irritation on eating a hazelnut. Which of the following might aid diagnosis? Take the quiz.
Allergic Disease Resource Center
Practical Issues in the Treatment of Acute Asthma in Children
Pakit Vichyanond, MD
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital
Help Promote the
"A World Allergy Organization Position Statement: Recommendations for Competency in Allergy Training for Undergraduates Qualifying as Medical Practitioners"
Primary care physicians, rather than trained specialists, treat the majority of patients with common allergic diseases around the world, and the burden of allergic diseases is increasing. This document contains guidelines for inclusion of allergy education and training in the undergraduate medical curriculum. The guidelines will help ensure that medical graduates have the basic knowledge required to recognize and treat common allergic diseases at the primary care level, and to identify when to refer the more complex problems to appropriate organ-based or allergy specialists.
Please promote the paper in your Member Society journal and newsletters. The paper is available as an article in the World Allergy Organization Journal (www.WAOJournal.org).
WAO House of Delegates
New WAO Position Paper
Thank you! to the 2007-2009 House of Delegates members that participated in WAO's first electronic-vote put in process to ratify a new WAO position paper. With 100% approval from participating delegates (approximately 70% responded), WAO's new position paper, "A World Allergy Organization Position Paper: Recommendations for Competency in Allergy Training for Undergraduates Qualifying as Medical Practitioners" is now posted in the World Allergy Organization Journal and available for reference at www.WAOJournal.org.
Call for 2009-2011 House of Delegates
WAO is now in the process of requesting Member Societies to identify delegates for the House of Delegates 2009-2011 term. Please contact Kate Kirchner (email@example.com) to access the online link where you may provide your society's delegate(s). Hurry! Delegate selections must be submitted by 24 August 2009! (Please note that only the Society President or an executive representative may submit delegate selections - please contact Kate with any questions.)
The Global Resources in Allergy (GLORIA) curriculum educates medical professionals worldwide, through local, state, regional and national presentations. Modules are created from established guidelines and recommendations to address different aspects of allergy-related patient care. To learn more, click here.
Upcoming US GLORIA Placements
Ohio Society of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Los Angeles Society of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology
2009 US GLORIA placements are funded through unrestricted educational grants from:
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!
Allergy & Training Resources - Update
WAO would like to share information about a valuable online learning resource:
Conferences On-Line for Allergy (COLA)
COLA is a collaboration of the Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics section of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology with the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI). It provides access to allergy-related educational experiences for practicing and academic allergists as well as for primary care providers and the general public. Attend the live conferences or download the podcasts.
View the WAO site for a growing list of training resources.
WAO Clinical Allergy Tips
WAO-AAAAI Immunology Series
Allergy Patient Information Online
WAO POSITION PAPER
A World Allergy Organization Position Paper: Recommendations for Competency in Allergy Training for Undergraduates Qualifying as Medical Practitioners
NAR CONSENSUS PANEL PROCEEDINGS, PART TWO
Consensus Review and Definition of Nonallergic Rhinitis with a Focus on Vasomotor Rhinitis, Proposed to Be Known henceforth as Nonallergic Rhinopathy. Introduction, Part 2.
The Role of Antihistamines in the Treatment of Vasomotor Rhinitis
Anticholinergic Drugs in Nonallergic Rhinitis
The Treatment of Vasomotor Rhinitis with Intranasal Corticosteroids
Consensus Description of Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria for Clinical Studies of Nonallergic Rhinopathy (NAR), Previously Referred to as Vasomotor Rhinitis (VMR), Nonallergic Rhinitis, and/or Idiopathy Rhinitis
Anaphylaxis as a Manifestation of Horse Allergy
How To Access the WAO Journal
Current Members of WAO Member Societies:
Go to the WAO Web site (www.worldallergy.org). Click "Members Only" and you will be provided instructions on how to access the full text of all articles published in the WAO Journal. To enjoy continual access, return to www.WorldAllergy.org and Members Only each time.
Not a Member?
Publish Your Paper for a Global Audience!
The World Allergy Organization's mission is to be a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy, advancing excellence in clinical care through education, research and training as a world-wide alliance of allergy and clinical immunology societies. Visit us on the Web at www.worldallergy.org