Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Board of Directors, it is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC), taking place 4-6 April 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon.

To advance its mission as a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy, advancing excellence in clinical care through education, research and training, the World Allergy Organization (WAO) launched the WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC) in 2010. Each WISC is a theme-based scientific conference, which attracts a global audience.

The scientific program will consist of lectures from the top international experts. Our aim is to summarize what is scientifically known, learn about the cutting-edge research and to reach a consensus about the unmet needs.

Key Reasons to Participate

  • Discover the late-breaking and cutting edge science which will be presented during the scientific sessions
  • Participate in scientific discussions
  • Attend state-of-the-art lectures by world experts in the field
  • Gain invaluable visibility for your own research by submitting an abstract
  • Network with other colleagues in the field

I look forwarding to seeing you in Beirut, Lebanon!


Ignacio J. Ansotegui

Ignacio J. Ansotegui, MD, PhD
President, WAO

Dear Guests & Colleagues:

Welcome to Lebanon !!

The Lebanese Society of Allergy & Immunology is proud to partner with the World Allergy Organization to host the WAO International Scientific Conference, WISC 2019, on April 4-6, 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon and is delighted to invite you to attend this prestigious medical congress whose theme and focus is “Novel Approaches to the Worldwide Allergy Epidemic”.

As Allergic Disease continues to expand globally with increasing complexity, our knowledge of its underlying immunopathology has never been better, which is prompting novel approaches and therapeutic strategies for millions of sufferers across the world. The main objective of this congress is to educate medical professionals about the global nature and vast array of Allergic Diseases, Asthma & related Immunologic Disorders, focusing on fundamental principles of recognition and management as well as advanced treatment modalities for severe and complex conditions. Attendees will appreciate a scientific program that is rich in substance and variety that appeals to all physicians, regardless of their subspecialty, who encounter and manage Allergy patients. 

WISC 2019 in Lebanon will feature a sizeable number of distinguished international “Who’s Who” experts in Allergy/Immunology as well as regional Key Opinion leaders in the field. Delegates from the entire Middle East region as well as parts of Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Americas are expected to attend this prime event to witness and engage in 3 days of state-of-the-art educational activities in Allergy/Immunology.

Last but not least, we invite you to take this opportunity to visit and experience the charm of Lebanon, where history, culture, natural beauty and exceptional hospitality uniquely blend to provide friends and guests with a most enjoyable and memorable experience.

Looking forward

Fares Zaitoun, MD, FACAAI
President, LSAI

Important Dates

Online Registration Opens
Open Now!

Abstract Submission Opens
Open Now!

Abstract Submission Closes
20 March 2019

Online Registration Closes
31 March 2019

On-site Registration Begins
4 April 2019

WISC 2019
4-6 April 2019