WAO News and Notes

Volume 10, Issue 01, January 2013

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President's MessageRuby Pawankar

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Greetings from the World Allergy Organization!

This year the World Allergy Organization (WAO) has partnered with the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) to jointly organize the largest congress in the field of allergy and clinical immunology, the EAACI-WAO World Allergy & Asthma Congress 2013 from 22-26 June at the MiCo Milano Congressi, in Milan, Italy. Both societies are excited to partner for this congress … read more >>

WAAC 2013

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24 February 2013

The World Allergy Forum (WAF) invites you to attend the session, “Advances in Tolerance Induction to Allergens,” at the 2013 AAAAI Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas (USA) from 10:45 am to 12:00 pm on the Concourse Level, Room 217AB, Convention Center.

WAO Member Society Forum
25 February 2013

You are invited to attend the WAO Member Society Forum in San Antonio, Texas, USA! Participate, network, and transform ideas into action by representing your Member Society in discussions with the WAO Board of Directors. Please RSVP to Amanda (ahegg@worldallergy.org.) Please extend this invitation to any Society Representative of your choice who will be attending the AAAAI Meeting. We hope to see you there!        

To view ALL upcoming events, click here.

WAO Journal

Volume 5, Issue 12
Chief Editor: Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD

Consensus Document
ICON: Eosinohpil Disorders

WAO Guideline
WAO Guideline for the Management of Hereditary Angioedema

Research Article
Variability in Skin Prick Test Results Performed by Multiple Operators Depends on the Device Used

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WAO is pleased to announce the re-launch of the World Allergy Organization Journal (WAO Journal) to an open access platform with publisher BioMed Central. The first issue of Volume 6 will publish on 31 January 2013. Sign up for email notifications of new articles and issues on the new journal site. Articles published in the WAO Journal will also be available through PubMed Central. Authors wishing to submit manuscripts can obtain a submission checklist online.




Medical Journal Reviews

Literature Review
Editors' Choice

Juan Carlos Ivancevich, MD
Phillip Lieberman, MD

Expression of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in relevant cytokines expressed in food allergic patients.

Read this summary and all of this month's article reviews »

Allergy Book Review

Book Review

Illustrated Manual of Pediatric Dermatology, Diagnosis and Management
By Susan Bayliss Mallory, Alanna Bree, Peggy Chern

Reviewed by: Pavel V. Kolkhir, MD, PhD

Read the review »

What is New in Small Airways Research?
By Ves Dimov, MD

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What's New

New WAO Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) International Alliance Webpage!

We are excited to launch the WAO Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) International Alliance webpage! Please browse the page for  updates, including the newly published “WAO Guideline for the Mangement of Hereditary Angioedema”, along with HAE Global Guideline Slide Sets.

WAO Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) International Alliance Updated Webpage!

WAO Junior Members

The WAO Junior Members Group is excited to share with you their involvement at WISC 2012. The meeting was a great success especially for the WAO Junior Members Group as they continue to grow and establish their footprint around the globe. Please visit the WAO Junior Members webpage for updates by Junior Member, Dr. Luciana Kase Tanno!

WAO Junior Members- Updates!


Editor-in-Chief, World Allergy Organization Journal

The World Allergy Organization is accepting applications and nominations for Editor-in-Chief of the World Allergy Organization Journal. The newly appointed Editor-in-Chief will work in this transition year with the current Editor-in-Chief, assuming full responsibility for the role on 1 January 2014. Candidates must be practicing allergists/immunologists and an individual member of a WAO Member Society with experience on the editorial board of a scholarly medical journal. For more information, please contact the WAO Journal Editorial Office by email. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2013.


World Allergy Week
Food Allergy- A Rising Global Health Problem
8-14 April 2013

The WAO Henning Lowenstein Research Award
The WAO Henning Løwenstein Research Award is a biennial award given to a young scientist who has shown excellence within the field of allergy. The winner will receive € 10,000 and will be offered a travel grant to attend the EAACI-WAO World Allergy & Asthma Congress in Milan, Italy, 22-26 June, 2013. For more information or to submit an application, please email: WAOHLAward@alk-abello.com.