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


Ignacio Ansotegui, Spain
Luo Zhang, China


Razvigor Darlenski, Bulgaria
Research Specialty: Skin Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Urticaria, Contact Dermatitis


Marco Caminati, Italy
Research Specialty: Bronchial Asthma, Particularly Severe Asthma, Immunotherapy, Biologicals in Allergic Diseases, Food Allergy


Luciana Kase Tanno, Brazil
Research Specialty: Drug Hypersensitivity, Anaphylaxis, Skin Allergies, Classification of Allergic and Hypersensitivity Conditions and International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

Ves Dimov, United States
Research Specialty: Social Media, Respiratory Allergies and Immunotherapy


Dario Antolín-Amérigo, Spain
Research Specialty: Immunotherapy, Asthma, Food Allergy, Information and Communication Technologies Applied to Allergy and Mechanisms of Allergy

Juan Carlos Aldave-Becerra, Peru
Research Specialty: Primary Immunodeficiencies, Immunology Education

Mariana Couto, Portugal
Research Specialty: Asthma and Food Allergy

Alexei Gonzalez, United States
Research Specialty: Drug Hypersensitivity and Chronic Urticaria

Pavel Kolkhir, Russia
Research Specialty: Chronic Urticaria, Urticarial Vasculitis, Schnitzler Syndrome

Manuel Rial Prado, Spain
Research Specialty: Immunodeficiencies, Asthma, Probiotics and Atopic Dermatitis

Yifan Meng, China
Research Specialty: Rhinosinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis and Immunotherapy

Jingyun Li, China
Research Specialty: Genetics and Epigenetcs of the Allergic and Chronic Rhinitis

Denica Zheleva, Bulgaria
Research Specialty: Immunodeficiencies,Drug Induced Dermatoses, Allergic Skin Reactions in Children and Urticaria

Nana Fenny, United States
Research Specialty: Asthma Morbidity and Mortality Modifiable Risk Factors in Minority

Vered Schichter, Israel
Research Specialty: Urticaria, Angioedema, Acquired and Congenital, Food Allergy

Duy Le Pham, Vietnam
Research Specialty: Asthma, Severe Asthma and Rhinosinusitis



Last Updated: 9 May 2016