Allergy Related Organizations
WAO has assembled a comprehensive list of a wide variety of allergy-related links for patients and health professionals. For links relating to a
specific allergic disease, please visit the links section at the end of specific topics within the Allergic Diseases Resource Center sections.
If you have information about other global allergy-related links or wish to list your organization here, please click here to submit the
website address. WAO will review the site and notify you of its decision.
WAO Member Societies
The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is an international umbrella organization. By collaborating with member societies, WAO provides direct educational outreach programs, symposia and lectureships to members in nearly 100 countries around the globe.
International Organization Links
Allergic Rhinitis and It's Impact on Asthma - ARIA - is a non-governmental organization working in collaboration with the World Health Organization. The purpose and mission of ARIA is to educate and implement evidence-based management on allergic rhinitis and its
association with asthma.
Global Allergy and Asthma European Network. The objective of the European Union funded GA²LEN Network of Excellence is to establish an internationally competitive network of European centers of excellence in allergy and asthma. The program aims to strengthen European research, spread excellence and knowledge, to address allergy and asthma in their totality and eventually to decrease the burden of allergy and asthma in all regions of Europe.
The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) works with health care professionals and public health officials around the world to reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality.
Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. The objectives of GOLD are to address diagnosis, management, prevention and awareness of chronic obstructive lung disease.
International Union of Immunological Societies (I.U.I.S.)
The I.U.I.S. Allergen Nomenclature Sub-committee operates under the auspices of the International Union of Immunological Societies (I.U.I.S.) and the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). The objectives of the I.U.I.S. Allergen Nomenclature Sub-committee are to:
- Maintain a unique and unambiguous nomenclature for allergen molecules
- Maintain the 'official list of allergens'
- The Allergome website has been designed to supply information on Allergenic Molecules (Allergens).
- Identified molecules causing an IgE-mediated (allergic, atopic) disease (anaphylaxis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, urticaria) have been selected from international scientific journals and from web-based resources.
- It also contains data on allergenic sources whether they have identified molecules or not.
Asia Pacific Aeroallergen Working Group (APAWG)
The objectives of Asia Pacific Aeroallergen Working Group (APAWG) are to promote the impact of various indoor and outdoor aeroallergens in the sensitization and development of allergic diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis and to encourage and support technically the regional and emerging societies in the Asia Pacific region to undertake research and advance the knowledge of aeroallergens.
Januray 2010 APAWG newsletter