Welcome to the WAO Junior Members Group!

What benefits will you enjoy as a
WAO Junior Member?

Travel grants to WAO educational activities, including the World Allergy Congress

A worldwide professional network of junior physicians and scientists

Occasions to interact with the leading international experts in the field

The opportunity to develop a leadership role in the specialty

Junior Member rates for WAO scientific meetings

Dedicated activities and educational sessions for Junior Members at WAO Scientific meetings

Opportunities for publication of research in the World Allergy Organization Journal

WAO Junior Members Monthly Article Summaries

Scientific Interviews with the Experts on WAO TV

An online destination for Junior Member news ad networking

A column in the WAO News and Notes electronic newsletter written by and for Junior Members


To assure the future of the specialty of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the World Allergy Organization (WAO) wants to support and encourage young clinicians and scientists in their professional careers. WAO is looking for those individuals who have the passion and ability to contribute to the ongoing work of the WAO and become its future leaders.

The WAO Junior Members Group was launched in March 2011. As the group continues to develop, dedicated educational and social activities geared toward the needs of the Junior Members will be arranged during WAO meetings!


Joining the WAO Junior Members Group - Requirements

To become a member of the WAO Junior Members Group, individuals must meet the membership requirements listed below:

Working in the field of allergy/clinical immunology

Under 35 years of age or within 5 years of a training program in allergy, asthma, clinical immunology or related field

A current member of a WAO Member Society


We look forward to your involvement in the WAO Junior Members Group!

Please Note: Activities of the WAO Junior Members Group are subject to the availability of resources and based on priorities decided upon by the group members.




WAO Junior Members Group - Steering Committee

Senior Advisors Chair Co-Chair Past Chairs
Ignacio Ansotegui, Spain
Luo Zhang, China
Razvigor Darlenski, Bulgaria
Marco Caminati, Italy
Luciana Kase Tanno, Brazil
Ves Dimov, United States

Committee Members

Dario Antolín-Amérigo, Spain Juan Carlos Aldave-Becerra, Peru Mariana Couto, Portugal Nana Fenny, United States
Alexei Gonzalez, United States Pavel Kolkhir, Russia Manuel Rial Prado, Spain Jingyun Li, China
Yifan Meng, China Duy Le Pham, Vietnam Denica Zheleva, Bulgaria  


Last Updated: 16 March 2016