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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.

WAO Member Society Activities

Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology

The society held a press conference on 17 April 2012 about emergency situations caused by allergy.

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Photo and Press Release (in German)

Cuban Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology

The Cuban Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (CSAACI) hosted an educational program on allergic diseases for World Allergy Week on 18 April 2012.

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Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

The Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI) in collaboration with Ain Shams University Hospital, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Unit (PAI) held a symposium and workshop for World Allergy Week and invited the press.

Download the Program (in English)
Download the Press Release (in Arabic)
Presentation Slides (in English)
Workshop Handout (in English)

Presentations by Professor Yehia El-Gamal and Professor Elham Hossny

Allergy Training Activities on Anaphylaxis and Skin Prick Testing


Italian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the Italian Association of Territorial and Hospital Allergists

The Italian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (SIAIC) in collaboration with the Italian Association of Territorial and Hospital Allergists (AAITO) conducted several promotions and events during World Allergy Week including highlighting banners during soccer games with permission of the Italian Soccer League with the motto of "L'Allergia si vince" (Allergy can be conquered!). For those suffering from allergies, there was free access and consultation in more than 40 allergy clinics throughout Italy on 24-25 March. World Allergy Week and events of the SIAIC were covered by national and regional media.

Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology

The Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI) held several events to highlight World Allergy Week including a talk on 22 April 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, 23 April in Johor and 24 April in Penang.

Mongolian Society of Allergology

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and joined by a representative from the regional office of the World Health Organization, the Mongolian Society of Allergology (MSA) held numerous informational and educational activities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Society held a press conference regarding the prevalence of allergies and asthma in Mongolia and worldwide. National and local television stations, daily newspapers, and national website portals covered the Society's activities throughout the week. MSA organized a seminar for allergists, internists, pulmonologists and dermatologists as well as a seminar specifically for doctors of family health centers and general practioners. For the community, allergic patients and parents of allergic children received training about common allergens in Mongolia and prevention strategies, and physican members of the MSA devoted a day to providing consultation for more than 600 patients and 100 children free of charge.

Polish Society of Allergology

A press conference was held by the Polish Society of Allergology (PTA) to cover allergy problems in Poland as well as global concerns on 16 March 2012. The press conference hosts were Professors Barbara Rogala and Jerzy Kruszewski. Presenters included Professors Marek Kulus, Piotr Kuna, Boleslaw Samolinski and Marek Jutel.

The conference video is available online.

Media coverage from the press conference is also available on the society’s website.

Venezuelan Society of Allergy and Immunology

The Venezuelan Society of Allergy and Immunology (SVAAI) reached out to media outlets to distribute the message of World Allergy Week 2012, including Primera Hora on 17 April in the Science and Health section: "40% de la población mundial sufre de enfermedades alérgicas" (40% of the world's population suffers from allergic diseases). The publication featured World Allergy Week 2012, the SVAAI, and the President of SVAAI.