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.
Prof. Noel Rodriguez-Perez lecturing at The Panamanian Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology’s National Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress held 27-28 September in Panama. Approximately 240 people attended the Congress with representation from 9 provinces and 5 indigenous regions.
Prof. Nelson Rosario-Filho lecturing at The Argentine Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology’s Annual Congress in August 2012.
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...
Stephen T. Holgate, Treasurer, World Allergy Organization, recipient of the 2012 William Frankland Award, for outstanding achievements in clinical allergy, shown (left) with William Frankland and Prof. Glenis Scadding, President, British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, July 2012, London.
Professors Ulrich Wahn and Peter LeSoeuf, Chairpersons of the WAO Special Committee on Pediatric Asthma, were interviewed by Dr. Sylvia Sánchez-García, member of the WAO Special Committee on Asthma, in Geneva, Switzerland, June 2012 about the prevalence of pediatric asthma in the current global scenario and what research is doing to reduce prevalence. Read more…
Attendees at the forty-second symposium in the World Allergy Forum (WAF) series "Eosinophilia and Co-morbid Conditions." Recognizing the importance of Eosinophilia, the World Allergy Organization (WAO) was delighted to bring this symposium to the 2012 Annual EAACI Congress in Geneva, Switzerland in June 2012. Read more....
Prof. Ruby Pawankar, WAO President, Dr. Stanley Fineman, ACAAI President, and Dr. Dana Wallace, WAO Board Member presented an "Update on Food Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Asthma" at the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Conference in Long Beach, California, USA on 30 June 2012. Read more…
Prof. Mario Sanchez Borges, Prof. Lanny Rosenwasser, and Prof. Arnaldo Capriles Hulett at the 20th Congress of Venezuelan Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology held in Caracas on 9-11 May 2012. Read more…
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…
Hundreds of millions of people in the world suffer from allergies, and it is estimated that 300 million have asthma.* Inadequate or improper diagnosis and treatment of these chronic diseases and of immuno-deficiency disorders results in lost productivity and substantial medical and socioeconomic burdens throughout the world. Read more…
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A Posthumous Tribute to an outstanding scientist, clinician, and founder of several organizations in allergy and immunology whose leadership and generosity to colleagues especially the young transcended all geographical boundaries and touched the lives of many. Prof. Alain de Weck, the WAO President from 1985 to 1988, prepared this video presentation for WAO members in 2011.
View tributes to Prof Alain de Weck written by Prof Ruby Pawankar and Prof Werner Pichler.
Check Your AQ (Allergy Quotient)
Edited by Glenis Scadding, MD
A 17 year-old atopic boy with recurrent urticaria and dizziness during or shortly after physical activity correlates the symptoms to the consumption of pizza with tomatoes, cheese, ham and (button) mushrooms. Usually he tolerates pizzas of the same brand without any symptoms. Which is the most likely allergen for this patient?
Flagship Publication of WAO Now Open Access!
Now in its sixth year of publication, the World Allergy Organization Journal (WAO Journal) has moved to a new open access platform. It is available to all readers worldwide! View the latest articles and sign up for new-article email alerts.
Outlines data which indicate allergy is a major global public health issue and provides "high level" recommendation for action based on 62 WAO national member society reports on allergy education and service provision requirements. Learn more
Latest WAO Papers
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.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Urticaria: A Worldwide Perspective. World Allergy Organization Journal 2012; 5(11): 125-147.
Clinical Use of Probiotics in Pediatric Allergy (CUPPA): A World Allergy Organization Position Paper. World Allergy Organization Journal 2012; 5(11): 148-167.