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2018 World Allergy Training School - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

With the expert guidance and organizational skills of Professor Munkhbayarlakh of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the World Allergy Organization and the ACAAI held a one-day World Allergy Training School (WATS) 22 June, 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. WAO faculty consisted of John Oppenheimer, MD, Sami Bahna, MD, and Dana Wallace, MD who presented lectures and workshops on immunotherapy/skin testing; asthma/ spirometry; food allergy, drug allergy, anaphylaxis, and skin allergies/patch testing. The workshop assistant (and volunteer photographer) was Ralph "Gene" Cash, PhD. There were 45 attendees from Mongolia, Inner Mongolia ROC, and the Republic of Buryatia of the Russian Federation. Throughout the day and evening during formal lectures, informal workshops, social breaks, and concluding with a celebration dinner, attended by participants, faculty, Mongolian Society of Allergology members, and local organizers, it was truly an educational and enjoyable event. Many participants expressed their sincere appreciation and their dedication to stay engaged by attending all 8 hours! They all demonstrated a quest for more knowledge.

We offer a special thank you to all who contributed to the organization of this meeting. Please find below a select photos from our WATS program. Thank you to all participants!


Pictured Physicians Include: John Oppenheimer, MD, Sami Bahna, MD, and Dana Wallace, MD, Associate Professor Logii Narantsetseg, PhD, Secretary General of MSA, Lecturer of Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences; Clinical Professor Tsendeekhuu Naidansuren, MD, Lecturer of Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences; Professor Sonomjamts Munkhbayarlarkh, MD, PhD, Dean School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences; Associate Professor Elena Vladimirovna Grigoreva MD, PhD, Buryat State University; Valentina Anatolyevna –°orobeynikova, allergist in Ulan-Ude, Buryatia, Russia