WAO News and Notes - Announcing Events and Programs
Volume 5, Issue 1
January 2008

WAC 2007
The World Allergy Congress 2007, in Bangkok, was a huge success.
Thanks to all the wonderful participants and organizers.
We are proud to announce that there were almost 4200 participants, representing 99 countries!

Media Highlights from WAC 2007!
Photos | Speaker Interviews

New Member Societies

The World Allergy Organization warmly wlecomes three new member societies who were voted in at the 2007 House of Delegates meeting during the World Allergy Congress in Bangkok, Thailand:

  • The Slovenian Association for Allergology and Clinical Immunology
  • The Honduran Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • The Allergy & Immunology Society of Sri Lanka

Member Societies: Don't miss the upcoming WAO Member Society Forum during the AAAAI Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, USA. More information will be provided to your Member Society soon.


This month's highlighted GLORIA Module is: Module 9 - Diagnosis of IgE Sensitization

This module reviews the specificity and sensitivity of the major diagnostic tests - skin testing and allergen-specific IgE antibody serology - that help to determine the pathological mechanisms underlying allergic symptoms.

world allergy forum

You Are Invited to Attend . . .
World Allergy Forum (WAF)

WAF Symposium: "The Application of Monoclonal Therapies and Therapeutics to Asthma and Allergy"

2008 AAAAI Annual Meeting
Sunday, 16 March 2008
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA, USA

G. Walter Canonica
Thomas B. Casale

Designer Drug Design: How are Monoclonal Antibodies Made in 2008?
Shyam S. Mohapatra

Adverse Effects in the Application of Biotechnology
Jean Bousquet

The Future Application of Monoclonal Antibodies to Asthma and Allergy
Stephen T. Holgate

World Allergy Forum is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from:

Upcoming Worldwide Allergy Meetings

Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI)
6th International Congress

21-22 February 2008
Cairo, Egypt

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