WAO News and Notes

Volume 9, Issue 12, December 2012

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President's MessageRuby Pawankar

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Greetings from the World Allergy Organization!

I am very delighted to share with you that this month the first global allergy conference on Severe Allergies and Asthma in India, the 2nd WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012), was an enormous success from various perspectives. WISC 2012 was held under the Patronage of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, and took place in Hyderabad, India from 6-9 December. Over 1,000 delegates from 70 countries participated in the scientific program delivered by 90 top speakers in allergies and asthma from around the world. Read more »

WISC 2012

Attendees from 70 Countries Welcomed at the WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012)

From 6-9 December in Hyderabad, India, 1,044 attendees from 70 countries gathered for the WAO  International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012) held under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Read more »

Upcoming Events

EAACI Immunology School - Basic Immunology Research in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
27-30 January 2013
Pichl, Austria

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting
7-9 February 2013
Nice, France

69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI)
22-25 February 2013
San Antonio, Texas

To view ALL upcoming events, click here.

WAO Journal

December 2012
Volume 5, Issue 12
Chief Editor: Lanny Rosenwasser, MD

Consensus Document
ICON: Eosinohpil Disorders

WAO Guideline
WAO Guideline for the Management of Hereditary Angioedema

Research Article
Variability in Skin Prick Test Results Performed by Multiple Operators Depends on the Device Used

View full table of contents

Announcement: The World Allergy Organization Journal is moving to an open access platform with publisher BioMed Central on 1 January 2013. Watch for more details. Click here to submit manuscripts.

Medical Journal Reviews

Literature Review
Editors' Choice

Juan Carlos Ivancevich, MD
Phillip Lieberman, MD

A high risk of undiagnosed asthma and COPD

Read this month's article reviews »

Allergy Book Review

Book Review

Schwartz's Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics, Fifth Edition (2012)
Joseph J. Zorc, Elizabeth R. Alpern, Lawrence W. Brown et al.

Reviewed by: Daniel Munblit MD, MSc

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Book Reviewer Bibliography
now available.

What's New

First WAO Public & Patient Forum Held in Hyderabad, India, 9 December 2012

The First WAO Public & Patient Forum and a Children's Painting Competition, held on 9 December 2012 at the Apollo Hospital-Jubiliee Hills in Hyderabad, India, was a huge success! Patient organizations participated in networking and strategizing on strengthening the patient voice in advocacy. More than 90 children participated in a painting competition, drawing their concepts of "What do allergies look like?" Volunteer physicians from around the world also provided spirometry testing to those attending the Forum.

WAO sincerely thanks the patient organizations and physicians who contributed to this landmark event. We would also like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the staff and administration at Apollo Hospital! Without your efforts, this day would not have happened. Read more and view winning paintings »

What Is New in Small Airways Research?
By Ves Dimov, MD

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Emerging Societies Program, Hyderabad, India, 9 December 2012

The Emerging Societies Program (ESP), an initiative of the World Allergy Organization and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), hosted a successful World Allergy Training School (WATS) during the WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012) in Hyderabad, India, on 9 December 2012. With over 5 participating countries, the meeting was a great success in the development of the specialty of allergy and asthma.

PhARF Award 2013
It is time to nominate your candidate for the 2013 PhARF Award. The objective of PhARF is to encourage progress in allergy research, specifically through the PhARF Award, which is aimed at recognizing outstanding younger investigators. The Award amounts to $50,000 USD.

Nomination Deadline: 31 December 2012

To nominate, click here.