The Congress

Welcome from Partner Societies: COMPEDIA & CMICA

It is my sincere pleasure to warmly welcome all of you to the XXII World Allergy Congress (WAC 2011) which will be held from 4 to 8 December 2011 in México, at the Cancún Center Conventions & Exhibitions.

This knowledge-building event fabulously framed by the Mexican Caribbean Coast will be a forum for allergy experts from throughout the world to share experiences, as we expand our awareness of allergic and immunologic diseases for the benefit of our patients. The emphasis on timely subjects presented by leaders in the field will build upon the momentum of achievements from previous Congresses held around the world to continually increase awareness of allergic diseases and equip clinicians with knowledge and resources for improved patient care.

México is committed to ensuring that WAC 2011 ultimately benefits our patients. I am particularly pleased by the opportunity the Congress will offer to interact with delegates from 84 Member Societies that constitute the World Allergy Organization. The increasing alignment of technology with the needs of Allergy and Immunology professionals not only gives added impetus to scientific development, but also helps to build new frontiers in modern medicine. At the same time, the synergies and insights that occur when we meet each other in person give impetus to our ongoing individual efforts as well as collaborations.

As the President of COMPEDIA, I am pleased to work with CMICA and the World Allergy Organization to make WAC 2011 a resounding success and to welcome all delegates from WAO Member Societies, speakers, exhibitors, students, trainees and all the distinguished physicians interested in the field of allergy and immunology to our beautiful country. In support of the meeting, the Congress will also
serve as the 2011 COMPEDIA Annual Meeting.

I trust you will find time to enjoy our historic monuments, beautiful beaches, Mayan culture centers, museums and the famous Mexican hospitality.

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome!

Dr. José Antonio Ortega Martell
President of the Mexican College of Pediatricians
Specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (COMPEDIA)

Dear Delegates:

The Mexican College of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (CMICA) and The Mexican College of Pediatricians Specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (COMPEDIA) are pleased to partner with the World Allergy Organization to bring to you the XXII World Allergy Congress (WAC 2011).

We are honored to co-host the XXII World Allergy Congress on 4-8 December at the Cancun Center Conventions & Exhibitions, and the Fiesta Americana Hotel in Cancún México. We are pleased that the Congress also serves as the 2011 Annual Meeting for CMICA. A compelling scientific program is being developed under the direction of Richard F. Lockey, MD, President, World Allergy Organization, and Thomas B. Casale, MD, Vice Chair, Scientific Program Committee. Together with the Scientific Program Committee, and with the help of invaluable comments and suggestions received from WAO Member Societies, we will develop opportunities for worldclass
learning in the form of scientific sessions for specialists, general practitioners and allied health professionals. These will include Breakfast Symposia, Debate, Member Society Sessions, New Horizon Sessions, Abstract and Poster Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Sister Society Sessions, University Training Program, Allied Health Sessions and Workshops.

The value of this international meeting will be further enhanced by the spectacular Cancún Sea and comfortable climate. Delegate hotels enable easy access to the Convention Center. With plenty of recreational activities in Cancún, your family can enjoy this wonderful venue during the Congress. We look forward to welcoming you in Cancún, México on 4-8 December. Please join us. Register today at

We look forward to seeing you in Cancún!

Dra. María Isabel Rojo Gutiérrez
President of the Mexican College of Clinical
Immunology and Allergy (CMICA)