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Prof. Sanchez-Borges, WAO President-Elect, participated in the XIII Central American and Caribbean Congress of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Panama from 19 - 21 August 2015.

The Emerging Societies Program (ESP), with the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (ACAAI), successfully held a World Allergy Training School (WATS) in Cuba on 22 May 2015.


Dr. Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD (President, WAO) giving his Keynote Lecture on Pathogenesis of Allergic Disease: Role of Cytokine Families at WISC 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

WAO Board of Directors (2014 - 2015) at WISC 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lanny J. Rosenwasser, WAO President, Flávia Sales Costa Janólio, ASBAI Congress President, and Fabio Fernandes Morato Castro, ASBAI President, during the Opening Ceremony at WISC 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mario Sanchez-Borges (President Elect, WAO Board of Directors) and Tatiana Slavyanskaya (Past Member-at-Large, WAO Board of Directors) received the International Distinguished Fellow Award during the 2014 ACAAI Annual Meeting.

The Emerging Societies Program (ESP) with APAPARI, MSA and the Ministry of Health of Mongolia successfully conducted a World Allergy Training School (WATS) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 20 June 2014.

Dr Dana Wallace at the Emerging Societies Program (ESP), a joint initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) and the American College of Allergy held a World Allergy Training School (WATS) in Maputo, Mozambique on 14 August 2014

WAO Board Members (Wesley Burks, Desiree Larenas Linnemann, Mario Sanchez-Borges, Joaquin Esquer Flores and Nelson Rosario) participate in the 68th Annual Congress of the Mexican College of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (CMICA)

Co-Chairs of the WAO Symposium WAO President (2012-2013) Prof. Ruby Pawankar & President-Elect Prof. Lanny J. Rosenwasser at the WAO Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics in Chicago, IL, USA, 13-14 December 2013

International faculty members Dr. Karla de Paula Arruda, Dr. Stanley Fineman, Prof. Ruby Pawankar, Prof. Adnan Custovic, and Prof. Ronald Dahl during IAACON 2013 held 27-29 September in Goa, India.


The Inauguration of the Indian Academy of Allergy at IAACON 2013 with Secretary-General V. Advani, President KS Satish, and Chief guests Vice President Ramesh and the Scientific Chair.


WAO President (2012 - 2013) Ruby Pawankar with the APAPARI Board Members during the 2013 APAPARI Congress from 2-4 October in Bangkok, Thailand.


APAPARI Board members, faculty, and delegates at the 2013 APAPARI Congress from 2-4 October in Bangkok, Thailand.

Participants in the 2013 WAO-APAPARI Symposium (from left to right): Prof. G. Walter Canonica, Chair; Prof. Ruby Pawankar, Speaker; Prof. Bee-Wah Lee, Chair; Prof. Stephen Holgate, Speaker; Prof. Motohiro Ebisawa, Speaker.

WAO Speakers Dr. Dana Wallace and Dr. Lanny Rosenwasser, and WAO ESP Delegate for Guatemala, Dr. Ann Michelle Rigalt, attending the Opening Reception at the Central American and Caribbean XII Congress in Guatemala City, August 2013.

Prof. Claus Bachert, WAO Board Member, was recipient of this year's GSK Vaccines Award for Scientific Research during WAAC 2013 in Milano.

Prof. Ruby Pawankar, WAO President (2012 - 2013), Congress President, and Prof. Cezmi Akdis, EAACI President, Congress President, officially opening the WAAC 2013 in Milano.

Prof. Ignacio Ansotegui, WAO Secretary-General, pictured with Venezuelan Junior Members during the Venezuelan National Congress 2013.

Prof. Luis Sarmiento, President of the Venezuelan Society, and Prof. Mario Sánchez-Borges, WAO President-Elect, during the Venezuelan National Congress 2013. Prof. Sánchez-Borges lectured on Update on Difficult to Treat Urticaria.


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Meteorological conditions, climate change, new emerging factors, and asthma and related allergic disorders. A statement of the World Allergy Organization. World Allergy Organization Journal 2015; 8:25. (doi:10.1186/s40413-015-0073-0)

The microbiome of the human lower airways: a next generation sequencing perspective. World Allergy Organization Journal 2015; 8:23. (doi:10.1186/s40413-015-0074-z)

World Allergy Organization-McMaster Guidelines for Allergic Disease Prevention (GLAD-P): Probiotics. World Allergy Organization Journal 2015; 8:4. (doi:10.1186/s40413-015-0055-2)

The Microbiome of the Upper Airways: Focus on Chronic Rhinosinusitis. World Allergy Organization Journal 2015; 8:3. (doi:10.1186/s40413-014-0048-6)

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