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Thank You to Attendees, Speakers and Organizers of the WAO Symposium on Food Allergy and the Microbiome

Chairs of the WAO Symposium:
Dr. Lanny J. Rosenwasser, President, World Allergy Organization & Prof. Mario Sanchez-Borges, President-Elect, World Allergy Organization

From 5-6 December 2015 in Miami, FL, United States, 250 attendees from 39 countries gathered for the WAO Symposium on Food Allergy and the Microbiome. A faculty of 25 internationally recognized experts reported on current understanding, new insights and advances, and unmet needs in food allergy and the human microbiome and its role in allergic disease.

Dr. Lanny Rosenwasser, President of the World Allergy Organization, expressed his appreciation, “On behalf of WAO, I thank the speakers who took the time to deliver meaningful discussion throughout the program. I would also like to express my appreciation to everyone on the Symposium Steering Committee and WAO Board of Directors for all of their hard work. I would also like to give a heartfelt thanks to all of the delegates who attended this Symposium. It wouldn’t have been possible without you.”

Along with two tracks of 12 sessions and one poster session, attendees heard four plenary speakers:
The Microbiome: Implications for Developmental Biology with Prof. Susan Prescott, Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth, Australia
The Gut Microbiome in Food Allergy: A Review with Dr. Christine Joseph, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, United States
Food Allergy: Past, Present and Future with Dr. Hugh Sampson, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States
Secondary Prevention of Food Allergy with Prof. Gideon Lack, Kings College London, Guy's & St. Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Thank you for your participation in the WAO Symposium on Food Allergy and the Microbome. We hope that you enjoyed your time in Miami, Florida, USA.