Volume 6, Issue 9 WAO Events and Programs - September 2009
In This Edition
Information for the Practicing Allergist
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Allergic Disease Resource Center
Allergen Standardization and Characterization
Announcing the 1st WAO theme-based,
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
Immunology Self-Study Course Online: Excellent for Fellows in Training
The new WAO-AAAAI Immunology Series of Online Lectures is an ideal format for trainees. It is a popular self-directed learning series featuring expert lectures on the basic immunology mechanisms underlying allergic disease. Fellows in Training as well as physicians, residents and non-allergist practitioners have found this an invaluable resource for understanding the rationale behind immunotherapeutic strategies.
WAO House of Delegates
REMINDER! WAO House of Delegate nominations for the 2009-2011 term must be submitted to the WAO Secretariat by 25 September 2009! Please contact Kate Kirchner with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 GLORIA Placements
Joint Congress on Total Lung Health and Allergy
WAO EXPERT INTERVIEWS
Francine DuCharme, MD, MSc
High dose inhaled corticosteroids for virus-induced wheezing in young children
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WAO Clinical Allergy Tips
Read about the latest topic in this series of clinical insights and techniques.
Presumed pizza allergy disproven
By Madhu B. Narra
What tips for practicing allergists do you have to share? Contact Stuart Friedman, MD, Medical Editor, at: email@example.com.
Check Your Allergy Quotient. The WAO Allergy Quiz is a new feature edited by Dr. Glenis Scadding posted on the home page.
Which of the following statements about the influenza vaccine are true? Take the quiz.
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 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!
WAO Clinical Allergy Tips
WAO-AAAAI Immunology Series
Allergy Patient Information Online
NOTES OF ALLERGY WATCHERS
Expertise in Allergy and Immunology Can Aid Other Medical Specialties
Clinico-immunological Analysis of Eggplant Allergy Indicates Preponderance of Allergens in the Peel
Cross-allergenicity between Pollen Grains and Their Cytoplasmic Granules on Brown Norway Rats
Detection of Fungi in Indoor Environments and Fungus-specific IgE Sensitization in Allergic Children
Eosinophils in Chronic Urticaria: Supporting or Leading Actors?
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