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President's Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The continuous commitment to education around the world is what makes the World Allergy Organization a truly unique voice in the field of allergy and clinical immunology. WAO is dedicated to ensuring that clinicians and educators in all regions of the globe have access to information about the most up-to-date developments in our field and are in turn able to pass that knowledge along to both patients and the future leaders of our profession. >>Read more...

Inside the Issue

WISC 2016

WAO International Scientific Conference 2016

 

Register by 30 September 2016 to receive a reduced registration price!

Late-Breaking Abstract Submission opens 05 September 2016.

Meet Your WAO Leaders

MEET YOUR WAO LEADERS

Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD
Past-President, World Allergy Organization
Professor of Medicine, Allergy/Immunology
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Member Society: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

What inspired you to become more involved in WAO?
After being involved with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology for 12 years it seemed like a natural progression in my career to become more involved with WAO.

What would you like to share about the work of your national member society?
From clinical work to translational research, AAAAI is a leader in the United States and internationally. In addition to that, AAAAI provides opportunities to lead in all aspects of research in allergy and clinical immunology. I was proud to be President of AAAAI in 2003. My leadership roles there allowed me to grow in allergy and become part of WAO.

What is one of your current special interests in the field of allergy/immunology?
I have an investigative interest. I am interested in cytokines, genetics of allergic disease, and dermatitis.

Do you have any recent publications to share?
Linkage and Genetic Association in Severe Asthma
Eosinophilic bioactivities in severe asthma

What's New

WORLD ALLERGY TRAINING SCHOOL (WATS): ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA JULY 2016

On 2-3 July 2016, the Emerging Societies Program (ESP) held the World Allergy Training School (WATS) at the Park Pribaltiyskaya Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia. This World Allergy Training School, a joint initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), along with the CIS Congress on Allergology and Immunology, hosted delegates from Russia, Georgia, Mongolia and other surrounding countries. WAO President, Prof Mario Sánchez Borges, President-Elect, Prof Ignacio Ansotegui and Dr. Dana Wallace represented WAO as they worked in tandem with ACAAI representatives, Dr. Bryan Martin and Dr. Sami Bahna. A great thank you to Prof Revaz Sepiashvili and Prof Tatiana Slavyanskaya for their hard work in putting together this excellent conference!

To view more information, visit our ESP/WATS-St. Petersburg, Russia page online!


ALLERGIC DISEASES RESOURCE CENTER (ADRC)

Newly Updated Disease Summary!

"Vasculitis”, By Dennis K Ledford, MD Access

The ADRC helps you find concise overviews about allergic diseases and up-to-the-minute news of developments in allergy management and treatment which are written by the world's leading allergy experts. Visit the ARDC to view all topics in the library at: www.worldallergy.org/adrc.


COLLABORATION ON SEVERE ASTHMA (COSA)

NEW! ASTHMA BRIEFS ON WAO TV

Now available on WAO TV, brief presentations for physicians on asthma, highlighting new developments, effects on patients, and where research on severe asthma is headed.

What Is Severe Asthma? Why Is It Important?
Eugene R. Bleecker, MD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
Watch Video
Precision Medicine as It Relates to Severe Asthma
Sally E. Wenzel, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Watch Video
Blood Eosinophils in Severe Asthma
David B. Price, MD
University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Watch Video
Severe Asthma in Developing Countries
Alvaro A. Cruz, MD
Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Watch Video
Asthma COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS)
Maarten van den Berge, MD, PhD
University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
Watch Video

Find more resources on severe asthma at: www.worldallergy.org/severe-asthma.


WAO JUNIOR MEMBERS NEWS

Check out this month’s Junior Members News by Prof Mariana Couto, on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the home of our WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC) 2014!  We greatly thank Prof Mariana Couto for her contribution to this month’s WAO Junior Members News.


WAO IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR WAO CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE FOR 2016

Would you like your organization to have a rich and lasting impact on the field of allergy/immunology? Submit your application by 30 September 2016 for a chance to become a WAO Center of Excellence.

For more information and to submit an application, click here.


WAO SOCIAL MEDIA

Join us on the WISC 2016 Facebook Event Page

WAO invites you to join the event page on Facebook. This page will bring you up-to-date information about WAO’s upcoming meeting, the WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2016) in Jerusalem in December.

Click here to join the event page.

And remember to visit the other WAO social media sites!

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Editor's Choice Literature Review

A prebiotic galactooligosaccharide mixture reduces severity of hyperpnoea-induced bronchoconstriction and markers of airway inflammation.

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Book Review

COPD Clinical Perspectives



 

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What's New in Severe Asthma Research

Toll-like Receptor 7 Is Reduced in
Severe Asthma and Linked to an
Altered MicroRNA Profile

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What's New in Small Airways Research

Asthma endotypes: does it matter when
considering which treatment to
recommend?

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WAO Journal

WAO Journal

 

 

The use of inhaled corticosteroids in pediatric asthma; update View Article

Prevention of food and airway allergy: consensus of the Italian Society of Preventive and Social Paediatrics, the Italian Society of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology, and Italian Society of Pediatrics View Article

Dissemination of definitions and concepts of allergic and hypersensitivity conditions View Article

Assessing worldwide research activity on probiotics in pediatrics using Scopus database: 1994-2014 View Article