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Junior Member News - February 2015

This year the XVIII Latin American Congress will be held in March 14-16, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

During the Congress it will be a WAO Symposium in March 16 at 12:15 – 13:45. It will be a Presidents Collaborative Symposium with SLaai.

The speakers will be:

  • Mario Sanchez Borges (Venezuela): “Inflammatory markers in asthma”
  • Walter Canonica (Italy): “Compliance in Asthma Treatment: What´s New?”
  • Lanny Rosenwasser (USA): “The role of small airway in asthma”

The Latin American Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (SLaai) was founded in 1961. It is a coalition of 17 Allergy and Immunology National Societies from Central and South America, the Caribbean area and the Iberian Peninsula.

The mission of SLaai is:

  • To promote and improve knowledge about allergic and immunologic diseases as well as other related conditions,
  • To bring together allergists and other related healthcare providers in order to foster clinical and research experience exchange and
  • To establish the specialty of allergy and clinical immunology as well as to include it in the undergraduate curriculum in all the Latin-American countries.

SLaai dreams to have the specialty of Allergy and Immunology in all the Latin-American countries and to enhance public awareness of the burden of allergic diseases in the region.

Visit SLaai web page for further information: http://slaai.org/

Leonor Villa

Specialist in Allergy and Immunology
WAO Junior Members Group
Marcos Juárez-Córdoba-Argentina