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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.

Member News - January 2011

2010 House of Delegates E-vote

A request was recently sent to all 2009-2011 House of Delegate representatives to ratify the latest WAO Position Paper and new WAO Membership Applications in the 2010 House of Delegates E-vote. Delegates should refer to the informational email (sent 21 December 2010) to access links to the ratification ballot and all supporting materials.

If any delegate has not received this email, please contact Kate Kirchner at to request further information. Only Member Society presidents and designated representatives of the WAO House of Delegates from Member Societies in Good Standing are eligible to vote. Please note the e-voting deadline is 21 March 2011.

Thank you! to the members of the House of Delegates that have already completed the e-ballot! Your prompt participation is greatly appreciated.

2011 Membership Renewals Issued

The 2011 Membership dues invoices and request for Annual Activity Reports were issued to Member Society Presidents and Primary Contacts by email on 14 January 2011. Please contact Kate Kirchner at with any questions, or if there is another member of your society that should receive the renewal notices. Due date for 2011 renewals is 15 April 2011. Thank you!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! WAO Member Society Forum – March 2011

You are invited to attend the WAO Member Society Forum during the AAAAI Annual Meeting, 18 March-22 March, 2011 in San Francisco, USA! Participate, network, and transform ideas into action by representing your Member Society in discussions with the WAO Board of Directors. Highlights include WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC) 2010 & World Allergy Congress (WAC) 2011 updates, WAO Advocacy and more. Date, time and location to be announced; RSVP to Kate at  Please extend this invitation to any Society Representative of your choice that will be attending the AAAAI Meeting.  We hope to see you there.

Member Accomplishment

From Richard F. Lockey: I have the great pleasure of sharing the news with you of accomplishments recognized through one of England’s highest awards, the Queen’s New Year Honours List. Stephen Holgate, who is professor of immunopharmacology at the University of Southampton, and a member of the WAO Board of Directors, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for service to clinical science through leadership in allergy and asthma research. To read more about Prof. Holgate’s recognition, view the press release online at the University of Southampton:

Registration is Now Open for XXII World Allergy Congress (WAC 2011)!

Gather together in Cancún, México on 4-8 December 2011 to participate in this global scientific event on allergy, asthma and clinical immunology. Co-hosted by Colégio Mexicano de Pediatras Especialistas en Inmunología Clínica y Alergia (COMPEDIA) and Colégio Mexicano de Immunología Clínica y Alergia A.C. (CMICA), this meeting is expected to gather over 5,000 attendees from all over the world. Delegates may count on a stimulating and varied scientific program, highly relevant to both the theory and practice of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology with highly esteemed experts in the field.

Go to to register today and for more information on the meeting. Abstracts will also be accepted online beginning in March, 2011. All accepted abstracts will be presented as oral or poster presentations.

We hope to see you on 4-8 December in Cancún, México for WAC 2011!