World Allergy Congress News & Updates

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

Oral Abstract and Poster Sessions Now Listed in the Online Scientific Program!

The WAC 2011 Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce that Oral Abstract and Poster Sessions have been programmed for WAC 2011. The 693 abstracts from 67 countries that have been accepted can now be viewed in the Online Scientific Program.

To emphasize the importance of research by WAC 2011 delegates, all abstract sessions have been scheduled during the lunch hour on 5, 6 and 7 December. No other sessions will take place during this time.

Save Money and Register at the Regular Registration Rate: Deadline 31 October!

After 31 October, the rate for Delegate Registration will increase to $760 USD. Take advantage of the Regular Registration of $660 by registering on or before Midnight on Monday, 31 October 2011, US Central Time. Register today!

Attention WAO Member Societies: Is Your Society Featured in WAC 2011?
The deadline to reserve a booth is fast approaching.

WAO Member Societies will showcase their programs and activities in the global Member Society Village. Your Society can make this your meeting point with members and colleagues from your country and also network with other practitioners and experts from neighboring and far-away countries - in a stimulating international atmosphere. The Member Society Village will be open during regular Exhibition hours.

The following WAO Member Societies have already confirmed their participation:

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Argentine Society of Allergy and Immunopathology
  • Asia Pacific Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology
  • Brazilian Society of Allergy and Immunopathology
  • Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS Society)
  • European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Georgian Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology
  • Japanese Society of Allergology
  • Korean Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology
  • Latin American Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Mexican College of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology
  • Mexican College of Pediatricians Specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • National Association for Private Algerian Allergists
  • Polish Society of Allergology
  • Romanian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Ask your Member Society to reserve a booth for the Member Society Village. The deadline to reserve a booth is Saturday, 15 October 2011. Space is limited, so encourage your Member Society to reserve a booth today! To make a reservation, contact

¡Vive México!
Cancún Ranks as a Favorite Tourist Destination in México

In 2010, Cancún welcomed 3,015,660 international visitors, even more than in 2009 (a 4.8% increase). According to the Cancún Hotel Association, visitor activity has continued to accelerate in 2011. In fact, already hotel occupancy levels through June this year are exceeding those of 2010.

The excitement about Cancún is the great natural beauty that welcomes visitors. They are surrounded by the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea that teems with colorful fish and coral reefs and feel the soft white sand underneath their feet as they relax and re-energize in the tropical sunshine and exotic evening air.

Click the image “Vive México” to watch a video clip of Quintana Roo, the state that is home to Cancún. The video is provided courtesy of the México Tourist Board and the Cancún Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Learn about the many experiences, cuisines, and enjoyable activities that await you in Cancún this December. Visit the Cancún Tourist website.

Sing with Josemanuel Fernández – Learn a Mexican Song, La de la Placita

 The friendly culture and beautiful surroundings of México have captivated the hearts of many, including the heart of songwriter and artist Josemanuel Fernández, who wrote a love song about México and its people. Now you can listen or even sing along to a beloved Mexican song, “La de la Placita.” Learn the lyrics and add a little Spanish to your vocabulary!

Click the image to your left to see a Music Video of “La de la Placita” with English subtext. Please be patient as the video may take a minute to load. For faster viewing, download the file to your computer hard drive. Enjoy! 


Did You Know?

Mr. Felipe Calderón, President of México, decreed 2011 as the Year of Tourism in Mexico? Find out why.