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SEVERE ASTHMA EDUCATION UPDATES

New Online Learning Modules!

Linking Upper and Lower Airways in Severe Asthma, by Makoto Nashino and Motohiro Ebisawa
This interactive case history is based on a real life scenario. Participants have the opportunity to test their knowledge on various aspects of the case. They also will find references to publications and other resources online.

Severe and Uncontrolled Asthma, by Mario Sanchez-Borges
This module provides definitions, differential diagnoses, comorbidities, clinical case presentation, complementary studies consideration, evaluation and diagnosis, treatment considerations, and asthma phenotypes.

Other recent severe asthma resources:

Recent Understanding for New Mechanisms of Allergy and Airway Inflammation (Recorded Symposium)
Presentations by Hans-Uwe Simon, Deborah Strickland, and Koichiro Asano cover the topics of New Insights into Eosinophil-Mediated Immunopathology, Similarity and Difference between Th2 Inflammations, and Clinical Phenotypes and Molecular Mechanisms of Severe Asthma.

Eosinophilic Bioactivities in Severe Asthma (Article)
This review by Tara Carr, Sergejs Berdnikovs, Hans-Uwe Simon, Bruce S. Bochner, and Lanny J. Rosenwasser provides information on Effector and Pro-Inflammatory Mechanisms of Eosinophils, Markers on Eosinophils, and Eosinophils, Severe Asthma, and Allergic Inflammation.


WORLD ALLERGY TRAINING SCHOOL (WATS): SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

The first WATS for 2016 took place in St. Petersburg, Russia on 2-3 July 2016 in conjunction with the IX World Asthma, Allergy, and COPD Forum and the X CIS Congress on Allergology and Immunology at the Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya Hotel. The Training School was a great success! A special thank you to the speakers: Prof. Mario Sanchez Borges, Dr. Dana Wallace, Prof. Ignacio Ansotegui, Dr. Bryan Martin and Dr. Sami Bahna. In addition, we would like to thank Prof. Revaz Sepiashivili and the officers of CIS for hosting this WATS and congratulate them on a successful meeting!


ASK THE WORLD EXPERTS

New Question!

Systematic Reviews: There is a lot of criticism of systematic reviews, both in medical journals and social media. It is claimed that systematic reviews have a bias towards non-recommendation of an intervention, often in the face of one or two very well structured randomized clinical trials. How do we handle this anomaly in our clinical practice, especially when patients are often very knowledgeable due to internet searches?

Are you curious to read what the experts have to say on this question? Click here to read their answer.

To pose educational, scientific or medical questions about allergy, asthma and clinical immunology to WAO international experts, click here if you are a physician. Find a growing list of answered questions here.


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

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

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


WAO JUNIOR MEMBERS NEWS

Check out this month’s Junior Members News by the WAO Junior Member Chairs, Prof Razvigor Darlenski and Prof Marco Caminati on the Junior Members activities.  We greatly thank both Prof Razvigor Darlenski and Prof Marco Caminati for their contribution to this month’s WAO Junior Members News.


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