The Congress

Partnering Societies

World Allergy Organization (WAO)

Mexican College of Pediatricians Specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (COMPEDIA)

Mexican College of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (CMICA)


The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is an international umbrella organization consisting of 89 regional and national allergy, asthma and clinical immunology societies from around the world. By collaborating with member societies, WAO provides direct educational and outreach programs to members in nearly 100 countries across the globe.

WAO was founded in 1951 and has successfully organized 21 major congresses. WAO also sponsors scientific symposia and training schools in emerging societies and jointly sponsors postgraduate programs on allergy, asthma and clinical immunology during professional congresses.

WAO provides advice and active support to member societies with the mission of building a global alliance of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology societies to advance excellence in clinical care through research, education and training.

COMPEDIA brings together pediatric allergists and allergy experts to study topics that promote continuing medical education in pediatric allergy and immunology, including practical application of scientific knowledge through the completion of courses, and participation in conferences and symposia.

COMPEDIA disseminates updated and accurate information to health professionals, patients, parents and/or the general public and encourages research that contributes to solving problems of pediatric allergy that represent a public health concern.

Mexican College of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (CMICA) is the first and oldest such Society in México and brings together the majority of certified clinical allergists/immunologists in the country. CMICA is committed to the study and treatment of immuno-allergic diseases in México.