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World Allergy Organization
WAO's mission: To be a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy, advancing excellence in clinical care through education, research and training as a world-wide alliance of allergy and clinical immunology societies.

Upcoming Meetings

WAO International Scientific
Conference 2014

 World Allergy Congress 2015

6-9 December 2014
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Theme: Advancing the Borders of Allergy:
From Treatment to Prevention by Targeting the Environment, Infections and the Susceptible Patient

In collaboration with the Brazilian Association
of Allergy and Immunology (ASBAI)


14-17 October 2015
Seoul, Korea

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


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).






The WAO Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics was a 2 day meeting that summarized what is scientifically known, explored cutting-edge research and recognized the unmet needs of Immunotherapy and Biologics. Simultaneous tracks on Biologics and Immunotherapy were offered to attendees. Each track offered stimulating lectures, presentations and discussions presented by top international leaders and experts in the field.

Past Meetings

World Allergy Congress



22-26 June 2013
Milan, Italy
Allergy, a Global Health Challenge



Congresses have been held every three years from 1951- 2003 and every 2 years from 2005-2013. To view more past Congress meetings, click here.

WAO International Scientific Conference


6-9 December 2012
Hyderabad, India

Theme: Severe Allergies, Severe Asthma: New Strategies
for Optimal Treatment & Prevention



5-8 December 2010
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Theme: Asthma & Co-Morbid Conditions: Expanding the Practice of Allergy for Optimal Care


13-14 December 2013
Chicago, IL, USA

Theme: Immunotherapy and Biologics