Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to share with you the First Announcement of the XXIII World Allergy Congress, the biennial Congress of the World Allergy Organization (WAO). WAO warmly invites you to gather in Seoul, Korea, 14 – 17 October 2015 to participate in this global scientific event on allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.

As a global alliance of national and regional allergy, asthma and clinical immunology societies, WAO is proud to partner with the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI) and their mutual collaborating partner the Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology (APAPARI) to host WAC 2015.

The World Allergy Congress has grown and evolved from one edition to the next, and the meeting in Seoul will build on the hugely successful Congresses preceding it. Delegates may count on a stimulating and varied scientific program, highly relevant to both the theory and practice of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.

Facilitating and enhancing the science being presented will be the bustling metropolis of Seoul, Korea. The Han River, ancient palaces and Royal Shrines of the Joseon Dynasty, fall foliage, and the exquisite spices and sauces of Korean cuisine will frame our experience as we learn and network, absorbing the culture of Seoul.

As with every World Allergy Congress, 2015 Seoul will provide a forum for the most useful combination of latest research, review of current theory and practice, and hands-on, problem-based learning. Our aim is that participants gain insight into the most effective advances in the treatment and prevention of allergic and immunologic diseases. Let us gather in Seoul, Korea, 14 – 17 October, 2015 and continue to expand the science and practice of allergy.

We look forward to seeing you in Seoul, Korea!

 

Lanny J. Rosenwasswer
WAO President
Congress President
Steering Committee Member

Mario Sanchez Borges
WAO President Elect
Steering Committee Member
 

Ruby Pawankar
WAO Past President
Steering Committee Member
 

Hae-Ran Lee
KAAACI President
Steering Committee Member

Byoung Whui Choi
Steering Committee Member
 

Hee-Bom Moon
Local Organizing Committee Chair