WAO News and Notes - Announcing Events and Programs
Volume 6, Issue 2 WAO Events and Programs - February 2009
World Allergy Congress (WAC) 2009 - Buenos Aires, Argentina,  6-10 December 2009


Abstract Submission: 11 May 2009
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Early Registration: 11 May 2009
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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

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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 Expert Interviews
New Conversations!

G. Walter Canonica
Interview with
Prof. G. Walter Canonica
Title: Annual WAO Update

Hans de Groot
Interview with
Prof. Hans de Groot
Title: Sublingual Immunotherapy

David Khan
Interview with
Dr. David Khan
Title: Drug Hypersensitivity

Lanny Rosenwasser
Interview with
Dr. Lanny Rosenwasser
Title: Immunologic Advance

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

Global Meeting Held on
Sub-Lingual Immunotherapy

Meeting Photo

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.

Meeting Photo

Sharing the News!
New Initiative from Asia-Pacific Aeroallergen Working Group

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.


The Global Resources in Allergy (GLORIA) curricula educates medical professionals worldwide, through local, state, regional and national presentations. Modules are created from established guidelines and recommendations to address different aspects of allergy-related patient care. To learn more, click here.

Upcoming US GLORIA Placements

Kentucky Allergy Society
March 9-10, 2009
Louisville, KY
Speaker: David Khan
Module: Uriticaria

South Carolina Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
March 21-22, 2009
Charleston, SC
Speaker: Allen Kaplan
Modules: Uriticaria, Drug Allergy

2009 US GLORIA is funded through unrestricted educational grants from:


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 JournalWorld Allergy Organization Journal
February 2009

ISSN: 1939-4551

Original Study
A Novel Phenotype of NSAID Hypersensitivity: The High-Risk Patient
Mario Sánchez-Borges, Arnaldo Capriles-Hulett, and Fernan Caballero-Fonseca

"United Airways Disease" in immigrants: an emerging entity
Giovanni Passalaqua

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