Volume 7, Issue 10 WAO Events and Programs - October 2010
Note from the President
If you are reading this, then there is good chance that you are already familiar with the WAO Journal (www.waojournal.org) and the WAO web site (www.worldallergy.org). At least that is my hope. As a teacher, researcher and clinician, I regularly use both these excellent vehicles of information and learning. And, as President of the WAO, it is one of my aspirations that more of us will do the same. The editorial teams of the WAO Journal (led by Chief Editor Lanny Rosenwasser) and the WAO web site (led by Chief Editor Juan Carlos Ivancevich) work extremely hard to continually provide new and updated content, and present this content in new and different forms and using various approaches to get the most out of the material. And the editorial teams are ably supported by the WAO staff. All these contributors have my heartfelt thanks.
This month, I am excited to remind you of some of the features of the WAO Journal that make it such a valuable resource. Check it out today! I will highlight the web site in November.
The World Allergy Organization Journal
This Journal was mandated to be universally accessible, truly global in its content and reach, and have monthly issues in order to keep up with the latest developments. Now in its third year of publication, this global online-only Journal has posted issues every month without fail, featuring both original research and review articles from all over the world. The WAO continues to make the Journal available free of cost for all its members spanning its 84 member societies.
Lanny Rosenwasser has introduced several new features, including new series:
Basic and Clinical Translational Science in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Clinical Reviews in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
2010 also saw the publication of the WAO DRACMA Guidelines
And these articles continue to be some of the most viewed:
2009 Asthma Summit: "Beyond the Guidelines"
Sub-Lingual Immunotherapy: World Allergy Organization Position Paper 2009
Another New feature this year: Chief Editor Interviews
Easily & universally accessible Audio Podcasts: Lanny Rosenwasser conducts interviews with authors of articles of particular interest to clinicians on the science and practice of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.
Interviews currently available:
What you can look forward to: a new series based on case reports discussed by clinicians from different parts of the world and including an interactive feature.
Many of the contributors listed here will also be present as faculty, presenters and delegates at the upcoming WAO International Scientific Conference on Asthma and Co-morbid Conditions: Expanding the Practice of Allergy for Optimal Patient Care in Dubai, UAE, 5-8 December 2010. Join us by registering today at http://www.worldallergy.org/2010dubai/. Stop me when you see me and give me your ideas for the WAO Journal, ultimately your Journal.
See you in Dubai! Thanks and all the best, Dick
Update from the
In This Edition
World Allergy Organization Journal
Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD - Editor-in-Chief
Differential Role of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1 Alpha in Toll-Like Receptor-Mediated and Allergic Inflammatory Reactions
Comparison of Effectiveness between Beclomethasone Dipropionate and Fluticasone Propionate in Treatment of Children with Moderate Asthma
HOW TO ACCESS THE WAO JOURNAL
Go to the WAO website (www.worldallergy.org). Click "Members Only" and you will be provided with 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 to newly access the full text.
Not a member? Sign up for the WAO Journal at: www.waojournal.org
DRACMA Document to Become a WAO Position Paper
THANK YOU! to the WAO Member Societies that endorsed or supported the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Diagnosis and Rationale for Action against Cow's Milk Allergy (DRACMA) Guidelines! The document will now be presented to the WAO House of Delegates for formal ratification toward becoming a WAO Position Paper. In the coming months, look for the official announcement of the DRACMA document's graduation to a WAO Position Paper at www.worldallergy.org and in the World Allergy Organization Journal!
House of Delegates 2010 Electronic-Vote
There is an electronic-vote of the WAO House of Delegates scheduled to open this month. Items for ratification include 2 new WAO Position Papers, and approval of 5 new member society applications! Delegates will be contacted individually with clear instructions on how to review the materials and cast their vote.
The House of Delegates consists of representatives appointed by their Member Society and carries a minimum term of 2 years. For a list of your society's chosen representative(s), please visit http://www.worldallergy.org/ wao_societies/houseofdelegates2009.php.
It is exceedingly important for the WAO House of Delegates members to remain active in WAO governance; therefore, we remain continuously grateful to all House of Delegates representatives for your involvement on behalf of your society. Thank you in advance for your continued support and participation!
WAO Clinical Allergy Tips - New Topic!
The Best Way to Use Nasal Sprays
By Glenis K. Scadding, MD
Do you have vignettes to share with other practicing allergists/immunologists? Contact Stuart Friedman, MD, Medical Editor, Clinical Allergy Tips, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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