Volume 7, Issue 11 WAO Events and Programs - November 2010
Note from the President
How does the WAO web site (www.worldallergy.org) support WAO's mission of advancing excellence in clinical care through education, research and training for optimal patient care? It does so by being a resource that:
What can you expect to find on www.worldallergy.org?
1. A comprehensive collection of WAO educational materials on current issues in Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology for practitioners, researchers, educators and trainees, which is continually updated and provides:
2. Resources for the Specialty & Profession
3. Specialty Sub-sites
Small Airways Diseases Working Group (http://www.worldallergy.org/small_airways_group/)
Special Committees (http://www.worldallergy.org/wao_societies/ committeesandcouncils.php#scientific)
4. Allergic Diseases Resource Center: provides clear information about allergic diseases and up-to-the-minute news of developments in allergy management and treatment, written by the world's leading allergy experts.
5. Reviews and News (http://www.worldallergy.org/reviews.php)
6. Clinical Allergy Tips (http://www.worldallergy.org/clinical_allergy_tips/)
7. Interactive Case Reports (http://www.worldallergy.org/interactive_case_reviews/)
8. WAO Publications (http://www.worldallergy.org/publications/)
9. Online Learning and CME Programs
10. WAO Scientific Meetings
Upcoming Member Society Meetings
Fall Meeting of the Icelandic Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (ISACI)
Information for the Practicing Allergist
In This Edition
Remembering a Colleague and Friend
It was with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Professor Cassim Motala of South Africa, who was attending the APAACI congress in Singapore. Cas Motala served on the WAO Board of Directors from 2001 to 2007, and made an outstanding contribution to the work of the World Allergy Organization during this time. Cas was a dear friend, an altruistic physician, always following his conscience and doing what is right for his patients, science, medicine, the specialty and WAO. I am proud to say that I was privileged to serve together with him on the WAO Board. My condolences to his family and all those who knew and loved him.
Richard F. Lockey
WAO White Book on Allergy, 2011
The WAO White Book on Allergy is imminent! To help promote Allergy in the Middle East region, the White Book Executive Summary will be launched at the WAO International Scientific Conference in Dubai, December 2010, prior to publication of the full document in January 2011. The Executive Summary contains key statements from the White Book and recommendations for action based on WAO member society reports on allergy education and service provision requirements.
The WAO White Book has been designed to:
Further details will be announced in future editions of WAO News and Notes.
Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Survey
Dr. Gisoo Ghaffari from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine would appreciate readers' assistance with a short survey on the evaluation and management of eosinophilic esophagitis. Please click here to read his invitation to participate and to link to the electronic survey.
World Allergy Organization Journal
Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD - Editor-in-Chief
An Approach to Preschool Wheezing: To Label as Asthma?
On the Sustainability of Guideline Implementation
Molecular Cloning and Immunochemical Characterization of a New Japanese Cedar Pollen Allergen Homologous to Plant Subtilisin-like Serine Protease
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
Applications invited for GLORIA™ US placements, 2011
The GLORIA module on Angioedema has been updated for release in 2011, offering exciting insights into new treatments for hereditary angioedema. The GLORIA US program has funding for four placements of this module in 2011. Regional, state and local allergy societies in the USA are invited to submit applications via the attached form.
10th Annual International Alliance Meeting
From September 20-23, 2010, The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) hosted the 10th annual meeting of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Alliance, which unites organizations from around the world whose missions involve education, awareness, research, and advocacy on behalf of individuals affected by food allergy and anaphylaxis.
This year's meeting included presentations from the World Allergy Organization (WAO). Dr. Michael Kaliner, Historian and Member-at-Large of the WAO Board, presented WAO's educational and research activities related to anaphylaxis and food allergy. Dr. Alessandro Fiocchi, Chair, WAO's Special Committee on Food Allergy, presented on the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Diagnosis and Rational for Action against Cow's Milk Allergy (DRACMA) Guidelines. The document is a reappraisal of the recent literature on diagnosis and treatment of cow's milk allergy (CMA), and it contains evidence-based guidelines for CMA that were drafted according to the GRADE methodology and which encompass experience from 10,000+ studies translating it into practical recommendations.
WAO and FAAN are long-time partners and will continue to collaborate on projects for improving patient care.
The 2011 Alliance meeting will be held from Sept 19-22 in Fairfax, Virginia (USA). For more information, please contact Christopher Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhARF Award 2011
It is now time to nominate for the PhARF Award 2011. deadline is December 31, 2010. The Award amounts to USD 50.000. How to nominate, just follow the link: Nomination to PhARF Award 2011.
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