World Allergy Congress News & Updates

June 22, 2011
Contact: Marechiel Santos-Lang
+1 414 276 1791

Eight days to go before Early Registration Rate Deadline

Register before 30 June to receive the Early Registration Rate for the 2011 World Allergy Congress. Your registration includes a diverse and thought-provoking scientific program, including 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 – Drug Allergy
Sunday, 4 December
13:00 – 16:30

New Insights in Drug Hypersensitivity

Immunogenetics of Severe Drug Hypersensitivity | Daniel Yerly (Switzerland)
Recent publication: Delayed drug hypersensitivity: models of T-cell stimulation

Virus Infections and Drug Hypersensitivity | Barbara Daubner (Switzerland)
Recent publication: Drug hypersensitivity: flare-up reactions, cross-reactivity and multiple drug hypersensitivity

In-Vitro Diagnosis of Drug Allergy: Current Status and Perspectives | Thomas Fleisher (United States)
Recent publication: FAS Haploinsufficiency Is a Common Disease Mechanism in the Human Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome


Management of Drug Hypersensitivity

Beta-Lactam Allergy Diagnosis and Management
| Louis Mendelson (United States)
Recent publication: Drug allergy: an updated practice parameter

Intra-Operative Reactions | Pascal Demoly (France)
Recent publication: Perioperative anaphylaxis

Adverse Reactions to Biologics | Thomas Platts-Mills (United States)
Recent publication: Cetuximab-induced anaphylaxis and IgE specific for galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose


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. The sessions will include 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 ( to discuss partnership opportunities.

Click here to view a full list of Exhibition and Partnership Opportunities for the 2011 World Allergy Congress.

Call for Applicants: The WAO Henning Løwenstein Research Award

The WAO Henning Løwenstein Research Award is a biennial award given to a young scientist who has shown excellence within the field of allergy. The 2011 Award includes €20,000 and a travel grant to attend the World Allergy Congress in Cancún, Mexico, 4-8 December 2011. For application guidelines, click here.

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2011.
  For more information, or to submit an application, write to: WAOHLAward@alk-abello.comRead more.


Last updated: June 22, 2011