WAO News and Notes - Announcing Events and Programs
Volume 6, Issue 1 WAO Events and Programs - January 2009
World Allergy Congress (WAC) 2009 - Buenos Aires, Argentina,  6-10 December 2009


Abstract Submission: 11 May 2009
Click here to submit your abstract online

Early Registration: 11 May 2009
Online registration will be available soon!

Seminars and Conferences Program

7th International Congress
of the Egyptian Society
of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

February 18 - 19, 2009
Cairo, Egypt

WAO Invited Lecturer

Richard F. Lockey

Richard F. Lockey, MD

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WAO Member Society Forum

Transform ideas into action

at the

AAAAI Annual Meeting in Washington DC
Sunday, 15 March 2009
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Convention Center, 204C

World Allergy Congress 2009
WAO Online - Web site & Journal
WAO Advocacy - Consensus Statements, Position Papers, etc

Don't miss it!
Confirm your Society's representation by emailing Kate Kirchner at kkirchner@worldallergy.org

World Allergy Forum

You are invited to attend the
World Allergy Forum (WAF)

"New Insights into Immunotherapy for Allergic Disorders"

2009 AAAAI Annual Meeting
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Washington D.C. USA

G. Walter Canonica, President, WAO
Hugh Sampson, President, AAAAI

Sublingual Immunotherapy for the Prevention and Management of Pediatric Asthma
Giovanni Passalacqua, Italy

Modular Antigen Translocating (MAT) Molecules: A Novel Allergy Vaccine Strategy
Cezmi Akdis, Switzerland

Effects of Allergen Immunotherapy and Omalizumab on Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Inflammation
Thomas B. Casale, U.S.A.

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


WAO Position Paper on
Sublingual Immunotherapy

22-24 January 2009
Paris, France

Delivery of immunotherapy by the sub-lingual (SLIT) route is an exciting therapeutic strategy gradually being adopted by allergy communities throughout the world.

WAO is hosting this meeting in Paris to develop a Position Paper, following a first meeting in Genoa in November 2008 to review experience of U.S. trials of SLIT.

The meeting will be attended by delegates and observers representing WAO Regional & Affiliate Member Societies and National Member Societies, as well as external organizations, including the US-NIH, GA²LEN, EFA, IPCRG, ARIA, and WONCA.


Web Chief Editor 2010-2014

This is an opportunity to lead WAO efforts to continually deliver
excellent online resources for allergists
and immunologists around the World.

After years of outstanding leadership of the WAO Web initiatives, Richard F. Lockey plans to transition from his post as Web Chief Editor over the course of the next year. His successor will begin full responsibility as Chief Editor at the start of 2010. Do you want to make a lasting impact on the future of the World Allergy Organization? Do you have a strong interest in building a professional medical community online? To apply, please request details from the WAO Secretariat. Applications are due by 15 February 2009.

WAO programs to be held
at The First Middle East-Asia
Allergy Asthma Immunology Congress


1st Emerging Societies Program (ESP)
for the Middle East North Africa region

WAO-ACAAI in collaboration with the MEAAAIC
26th March 2009

1st WAO Allergy Training School (WATS)
for the Middle East North Africa region

A joint program of WAO, ACAAI, AAAAI, EAACI, in collaboration with the MEAAAIC
29th March 2009

Global Resources in Allergy™ (GLORIA)
Speaker: Giorgio Walter Canonica
Module: Immunotherapy
27th March 2009

Seminars & Conferences
Speaker: Carlos E Baena-Cagnani
Managing Pediatric Asthma Airway Remodeling in Children: How early does it occur?
28th March 2009

WAO Lecture - a WAO Webinar
Speaker: Richard Lockey
Topic: Anaphylaxis
27th March 2009

New Horizons in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
March 26-29, 2009

WAO Webinar Recordings Online

Presentations given by WAO members as "webinars" via the Internet are recorded and archived for viewing on the WAO web site in the "Education in Allergy" section. Now available:

Shyam Mohapatra
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Illness: A Gateway to Asthma?
Shyam Mohapatra

Dennis Ledford
Asthma and GERD
Dennis Ledford

WAO Members

WAO JournalWorld Allergy Organization Journal
January 2009

The State of SLIT
Lanny J. Rosenwasser, Johannes Ring

Original Study
Monitoring and management of childhood asthma in Asian countries: a questionnaire study
Belle Wong, Colin Tan, Bee Wah Lee, Hugo Van Bever, and the APAPARI Study Group

Original Study
Immediate hypersensitivity to common food allergens - An investigation on food sensitization in respiratory allergic patients of Calcutta, India
Jyotshna Mandal, Mahasweta Das, Indrani Roy, Soma Chatterjee, Minai Chandra Barui, and Swati Gupta-Bhattacharya

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