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WAO Meetings

About WAO Meetings

World Allergy Congresses (WAC)

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) held the first World Allergy Congress (WAC) in 1951 in Zurich, Switzerland, and is now held every two years. Each Congress attracts between 2,000 and 5,000 experts and scientists working and interested in the fields of allergy, immunology and other related fields. In most cases, WAO partners with a regional or national Member Society to host the Congress.

WAO International Scientific Conferences (WISC)

To advance its mission as a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy, advancing excellence in clinical care through education, research and training, the World Allergy Organization (WAO) launched the WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC) in Dubai, UAE in 2010. WISC is a theme-based Scientific Conference alternating with and complementing WAO’s main biennial scientific meeting, the World Allergy Congress (WAC).


Symposia are theme-based meetings over the course of one to three days.

Upcoming Meetings

World Allergy Congress (WAC) 2019 (AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress)

WAC 2018
2-5 March 2018
Orlando, FL, USA

In collaboration with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)


WISC 2018

WISC 2018
6-9 December 2018
Florence, Italy

In collaboration with the Italian Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology (SIAAIC)

Past Meetings

2017 Symposium on Mite Allergy: From Basics to Clinical Applications

WAO Cartagena Symposium
6-9 September 2017
Cartagena, Colombia

In collaboration with the Colombian Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Association (ACAAI)

2017 Symposium on Hot Topics in Allergy: Pediatric and Regulatory Aspects

WAO Rome Symposium
27-29 April 2017
Rome, Italy/Vatican City

Theme: Hot Topics in Pediatric Allergy & Regulatory Aspects

WISC 2016
6 - 9 December
Jerusalem, Israel

In collaboration with the Israel Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (IAACI) and their mutually collaborating partner Allergists for Israel (AFI)

Miami Symposium (2015)
5-6 December 2015
Miami, FL, USA

Theme: Food Allergy and the Microbiome

WAC 2015
14-17 October 2015
Seoul, Korea

In collaboration with the Korean Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI)

WISC 2014
6-9 December 2014
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In collaboration with the Brazilian Society of Allergy and Immunology

Meeting Handouts for Past Meetings