House of Delegates
The House of Delegates acts as a regulatory governing body for the World Allergy Organization (WAO). The House of Delegates meets at WAO’s biennial World Allergy Congress, and ratifies such business as the selection of new WAO Board of Directors and Executive Committee Members, selection of future Congress locations, admittance of new Member Societies, ratification of WAO position papers, etc. Under special circumstances, WAO may initiate an electronic vote for WAO matters requiring urgent ratification using the same qualifications and voter requirements as the House of Delegates regular in-person meetings.
The House of Delegates is comprised of representatives from each of the WAO Member Societies. The Delegates are nominated by the Society President(s), or may be the Society Presidents themselves, and ratify matters based on a majority vote. All WAO Member Societies are requested to send at least one delegate to all in-person meetings, and participate in all electronic ratifications. All National Member Societies with Good-Standing status will maintain voting privileges, with the number of voting delegates based on the Society’s total membership. Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Regional Members and National Member Societies who are not in Good-Standing (those who have not paid their annual dues) shall have a seat and a voice in the meetings but shall not have the right to vote. All Member Societies are highly encouraged to send their selected delegate to the WAO House of Delegates meeting, even if they carry a non-voting status.
Please refer to WAO Bylaws, Article IX for the rights, privileges and duties of the WAO House of Delegates, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.