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WAO Meetings

 WAO International Scientific Conference 2016

6 - 9 December 2016
Jerusalem, Israel

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


2017 Symposium on Hot Topics in Pediatric Allergy and Regulatory Affairs

27-29 April 2017
Rome, Italy/Vatican City



2017 Symposium on Mite Allergy: From Basics to Clinical Applications

Fall 2017
Cartagena, Colombia


AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress (WAC)

2-5 March 2018
Orlando, FL, USA

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


World Allergy Congress (WAC 2019)

October, 2019
Istanbul, Turkey

In collaboration with the Turkish National Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology


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

Past Meetings

Meeting Handouts for Past Meetings


5-6 December 2015
Miami, FL, USA

Theme: Food Allergy and the Microbiome

World Allergy Congress

14-17 October 2015
Seoul, Korea

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 2014
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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