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World Allergy Organization
WAO's mission: To be a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy, advancing excellence in clinical care through education, research and training as a world-wide alliance of allergy and clinical immunology societies.

Mario Sanchez Borges, MD, PhD

Mario Sánchez-Borges graduated from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1974 and took the Postgraduate Course in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at that University from 1976 to 1978. Then he had a Visiting Investigator position at Tokyo University from 1979 to 1980 working with Prof. Tomio Tada and publishing papers on new genetic markers of murine IgE (IgH-7 allotype) and the antigen-specific suppression of IgE production by fatty acid-modified allergens.

In 1980, Dr. Sánchez-Borges became Professor at Universidad Central de Venezuela, and Chairman of the Department of Immunology, National Oncology/Hematology Institute. Presently he is Associate Professor of the Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Centro Medico-Docente La Trinidad in Caracas.

He has served as Treasurer, President, Secretary General, Scientific Secretary (two terms), Vice-president, and Foreign Affairs Secretary of the Venezuelan Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

At the Latin American Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology he has been Member at Large, Secretary General and Vice-president, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (member of the International Committee, Grants in Aid Subcommittee for two terms and presently Member of the Latin American Region Subcommittee), Member of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, and the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology.

Presently, Dr. Sánchez-Borges is Member of the Executive Committee of the World Allergy Organization for the term 2014-2015 (President Elect), where he was Member at Large (2008-2009), Treasurer (2010-2011), and Secretary General (2012-2013). He has published 163 articles in peer-reviewed journals, more than 40 original articles in Spanish language, and has presented 154 original papers in National and International Congresses.

He is presently Regional Associate Editor of the Journal of the World Allergy Organization, and Member of the Editorial Board of Revista Venezolana de Alergia, Asma e Inmunología, Archivos de Alergia e Inmunología, Revista Alergia (Mexico), and Brazilian Journal of Allergy and Immunopathology.