World Allergy Congress News & Updates

May 04, 2011
Contact: Marechiel Santos-Lang
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Register today for the XXII World Allergy Congress and attend cutting-edge New Horizon Sessions scheduled for full and half-days on the first and last day of the Congress.

Click here to view the full Online Scientific Program of the Congress.

New Horizon Session - Skin Diseases
Sunday, 4 December
08:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session 1: 08:00 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.

Allergic Skin Disease:
Immunologic Consequences of Playing Host to Pathogenic Microbes
Mark Boguniewicz (United States)
Related publication: Recent insights into atopic dermatitis and implications for management of infectious complications.

Itch: The Primary “Lesion” in Eczema

Johannes Ring (Germany)
Related publication:Pruritus and Atopic Dermatitis

Urticaria and Angioedema

Torsten Zuberbier (Germany)
Related publication: Unmet clinical needs in chronic spontaneous urticaria. A GA²LEN task force report.

Cutaneous Vasculitis

Roger Fox (United States)

Session 2: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

itary Angioedema (HAE)
Bruce Zuraw (United States)
Related publication: Clinical practice. Hereditary angioedema.

Atopic Dermatitis

Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier (Switzerland)
Related publication: TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) and TNF-α cooperate in the induction of keratinocyte apoptosis.

Contact Dermatitis

Luz Fonacier (United States)
Related publication: Allergic skin diseases.

Anti-IgE Therapy in Allergic Skin Diseases

Marcus Maurer (Germany)
Related publication: Anti-immunoglobulin E treatment of patients with recalcitrant physical urticaria.


New Horizon Sessions are the bookend sessions of the Congress. These sessions are designed to showcase the latest science in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology. Delegates will hear in-depth, varied perspectives on each topic from the premier presenters in the field. New Horizons Sessions are scheduled as either half-day or full-day sessions on 4 and 8 December.

If your company is interested in this New Horizon topic, please contact the WAO Secretariat at: to discuss partnership opportunities.

Click here to view a full list of Exhibition and Partnership Opportunities for the XXII World Allergy Congress.