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.
President 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 Speaker Dr. Dana Wallace, WAO ESP Delegate for Guatemala Dr. Ann Michelle Rigalt, and Dr. Victor Chur, President of the Guatemalan Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology Association, at the Central American and Caribbean XII Congress in Guatemala City, August 2013.
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.
WAO ESP Delegate for Guatemala, Dr. Ann Michelle Rigalt, reading WAO President Prof. Ruby Pawankar’s President’s message at the Opening Ceremony of the Central American and Caribbean XII Congress in Guatemala City, August 2013.
Prof. Ruby Pawankar, WAO President, at the Royal College ceremony honoring her appointment as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians with Prof. Stephen Holgate, 25 July 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, Congress President, addressing delegates at the WAAC 2013 Opening Ceremony in Milano.
Prof. Ruby Pawankar, WAO President, Congress President, and Prof. Cezmi Akdis, EAACI President, Congress President, officially opening the WAAC 2013 in Milano.
Prof. G Walter Canonica, WAO Historian, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for WAAC 2013, welcoming delegates to Milano.
Prof. Ignacio Ansotegui, WAO Board Member, pictured with Venezuelan Junior Members during the Venezuelan National Congress 2013.
Prof. Luis Sarmiento, President of the Venezuelan Society, and Prof. Mario Sánchez-Borges during the Venezuelan National Congress 2013. Prof. Sánchez-Borges lectured on Update on Difficult to Treat Urticaria.
Prof. Mario Sánchez-Borges, WAO Secretary-General, received the "Venezuelan Medical Excellence Award" from the Network of Venezuelan Scientific Medical Societies, 6 April 2013.
Prof. Ruby Pawankar and Prof. Motohiro Ebisawa address the press on the subject of food allergy in advance of World Allergy Week 2013, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, 3 April 2013.
Prof. Yehia El-Gamal presents award to Prof. Tari Haahtela during the 10th International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI 2013), in Cairo.
Prof. Yehia El-Gamal and Prof. Tari Haahtela speaking at the 10th International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI 2013), in Cairo.
WAO President Prof. Ruby Pawankar and Treasurer Prof. Stephen Holgate with WISC 2012 abstract winner Chhayi Goel
WAO President Prof. Ruby Pawankar and President-Elect Prof. Lanny Rosenwasser with all WISC 2012 abstract winners.
WAO Board of Directors at the 2012 WAO International Scientific Conference in Hyderabad, India.
WAO Board Members, Professors Lanny Rosenwasser, Ruby Pawankar, and Motohiro Ebisawa (L-R) at the 2012 Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology, and Immunology (APAPARI) meeting in Taiwan. View more
Prof. Lanny Rosenwasser, WAO President-Elect, lecturing at the Latin American Society of Allergy and Immunology's Congress in Cartagena, Colombia in October 2012. View more
Prof. Ruby Pawankar, President of the World Allergy Organization, (front row) was selected as a 2012 Honorary Member of the Georgian Association of Allergology & Clinical Immunology (GAACI) for her continued leadership in the field of Allergology and Immunology.
WAO President, Professor Ruby Pawankar, MD, PhD, speaking at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) 23 April – 4 May 2012 in New York City addressed members of parliament, Ambassadors, representatives of various country missions to the United Nations, academia, civil society and the staff of various UN agencies, on the the need for guidelines, global partnerships, and innovative strategies to reduce the burden of non-communicable disease, especially allergies and asthma. Read more…
The Emerging Societies Program (ESP) an initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO), and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) joined hands with the Ministry of Medical Services of Kenya, the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation of Kenya, and the Allergy Society of Kenya (ASOK) to organize the 1st World Allergy Training School (WATS) and ESP Delegates Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya 10-11 September 2012. With over 9 participating countries and 47 delegates, the meeting was a great success. Read more... …
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Hypersensitivity reactions to non beta-lactam antimicrobial agents, a statement of the WAO special committee on drug allergy. World Allergy Organization Journal 2013; 6:18. (doi:10.1186/1939-4551-6-18)
A WAO - ARIA - GA²LEN consensus document on molecular-based allergy diagnostics. World Allergy Organization Journal 2013; 6:17. (doi:10.1186/1939-4551-6-17)
The Biodiversity Hypothesis and Allergic Disease: World Allergy Organization Position Statement. World Allergy Organization Journal 2013; 6:3 January. (doi:10.1186/1939-4551-6-3)
WAO Guideline on the Management of Hereditary Angioedema. World Allergy Organization Journal 2012; 5(12): 182-189.