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Last week in Cancún, México, you joined 3,517 attendees from 85 countries for the XXII World Allergy Congress (WAC 2011), one of the largest allergy/immunology scientific meetings in the world. Thank you for coming and participating in the scientific program and social events.
The Opening Ceremony, which was highlighted by Mexican cultural entertainment, the World Heritage Philharmonic Orchestra, and welcoming remarks of Roberto Borge Angulo, Governor of the State of Quintana Roo, was a fitting welcome to attendees and a tribute to the 2011 WAO Awards.
The Scientific Program was kicked off with 5 New Horizon Sessions that showcased the latest science related to allergy, asthma and clinical immunology, and the 1st WAO Allied Health Program designed for professionals who provide care to people with allergy, asthma and immunologic diseases. Other highlights of the program included:
- 10 Outstanding Scientific Awards
- 3,517 Total Registrants (3,186 pre-registrations and 331 on-site registrations)
- 247 Speakers
- 85 Travel Grants
- 716 Abstracts
- 205 sessions featuring Allied Health, Breakfast Symposium, Collaborating Partner, Debates, New Horizons, Oral Abstracts, Plenaries, Poster Symposia, Sister Society Symposia, University Training Programs, Workshops, Year in Review sessions.
The Congress organizers and WAO leaders thank you again for your participation and hope that you enjoyed your time in Cancún.
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Watch for a full report on WAC 2011 in the WAO News & Notes electronic newsletter on 22 December 2011. A WAC 2011 photo gallergy will be online in January 2012.