Volume 6, Issue 2 WAO Events and Programs - February 2009
Inside this Issue
Information for the
AAAAI Annual Meeting in Washington DC
Don't miss it!
"New Insights into Immunotherapy for Allergic Disorders"
Sublingual Immunotherapy for the Prevention and Management of Pediatric Asthma
Modular Antigen Translocating (MAT) Molecules: A Novel Allergy Vaccine Strategy
Effects of Allergen Immunotherapy and Omalizumab on Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Inflammation
WAO Expert Interviews
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:
Global Meeting Held on
WAO invited its 77 Regional, National and Affiliate Member Societies to participate in a meeting in Paris, 22-23 January 2009, to develop a consensus to be published as the first global Position Statement on Sub-lingual Immunotherapy.
The resulting documents comprising the Position Statement will be published in The World Allergy Organization Journal, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and Allergy. Moreover, the findings of the meeting will be presented at the 2nd International Immunotherapy Day during World Allergy Congress (WAC), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 6-10 December 2009.
Read more in the meeting report online.
Sharing the News!
Congratulations to Editor, Dr. Hasnain and Associate Editor, Prof. Katelaris on launching the newsletter of the Asia-Pacific Aeroallergen Working Group (APAWG). Conceived under the guidance of WAO at the World Allergy Congress (WAC 2003) in Vancouver, APAWG exists to encourage and support the emerging societies in the Asia Pacific region to undertake research in aeroallergens, and to make clinical colleagues aware of the impact of indoor and outdoor allergens in the sensitization and development of allergic diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis.
Currently comprised of a coordinator, Prof. Anand B. Singh, executives Dr. Syed M. Hasnain, Dr. Shahid Abbas and advisors, Prof. Constance Katelaris, Dr. Ed Newbigin, the APAWG welcomes new volunteers to join and assist the group further in its endeavors.
Read about upcoming regional and international events and projects as well as past work in the APAWG Newsletter of January 2009. The newsletter also offers a publications list, featured book review, and links to a variety of key resources including APAWG's publication, Aeroallergen Monitoring Standard for the Asia Pacific Region.
WAO will post each new issue of the APAWG newsletter on www.WorldAllergy.org and include a notice in WAO News & Notes.
Upcoming US GLORIA Placements
Kentucky Allergy Society
South Carolina Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
1st Emerging Societies Program (ESP)
1st WAO Allergy Training School (WATS)
Global Resources in Allergy™ (GLORIA)
Seminars & Conferences
WAO Lecture - a WAO Webinar
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The World Allergy Organization's mission is to be a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy, advancing excellence in clinical care through education, research and training as a world-wide alliance of allergy and clinical immunology societies. Visit us on the Web at www.worldallergy.org