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.
2017 Symposium on Hot Topics in Allergy: Pediatric and Regulatory Aspects
WAO Rome Symposium
27-29 April 2017
Rome, Italy/Vatican City
2017 Symposium on Mite Allergy: From Basics to Clinical Applications
WAO Cartagena Symposium
6-9 September 2017
In collaboration with the Colombian Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Association (ACAAI)
AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress (WAC)
2-5 March 2018
Orlando, FL, USA
In collaboration with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)
6-9 December 2018
In collaboration with the Italian Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology (SIAAIC)
In collaboration with the Israel Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (IAACI) and their mutually collaborating partner Allergists for Israel (AFI)
Theme: Food Allergy and the Microbiome
In collaboration with the Korean Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI)
In collaboration with the Brazilian Society of Allergy and Immunology