WAO News and Notes

WAC 2011

Volume 8, Issue 2, February 2011

President's Message

Richard F. Lockey

Dear Friends,

This month WAO continues to prepare for the next WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012) to be held in India. As I write this message, Ruby Pawankar, President-Elect, and Charu Malik, Executive Director, are traveling in India to visit eight properties in various cities in order to prepare venue recommendations. We look forward to planning another successful WISC, building upon the achievements of WISC 2010 in Dubai, UAE.

The nominating process is also taking place this month and Read more...

Member Societies

House of Delegates E-vote
All 2009-2011 House of Delegate representatives must ratify the items in the 2010 House of Delegates E-vote that is currently in progress before 21 March 2011. Delegates should refer to the informational email from Kate Kirchner to access links to the ratification ballot and all supporting materials. Read more...

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! 20 March 2011 - WAO Member Society Forum
You are invited to attend the WAO Member Society Forum on 20 March 2011 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm during the AAAAI Annual Meeting, 2011 in San Francisco! Participate, network, and Read more...

World Allergy Week 2011

WAO is launching World Allergy Week, to be held this year from 4 to 10 April, to widely disseminate the message of Allergic Diseases as a Global Public Health Concern.

You are invited to join WAO’s global effort to highlight the needs of patients with allergic and immunologic diseases and asthma, to provide information about the prevalence of these disorders, and to explain the global need for medical professional education and patient care services.

As it has in the past for World Allergy Day, WAO will again develop online materials for Member Societies. Visit www.worldallergy.org for more information or contact the WAO Secretariat (info@worldallergy.org).

Education Resources

Looking for online CME opportunities or the chance to test your knowledge on allergy, asthma and immunology topics? WAO offers interactive, case-based learning on Food Allergy and Drug Allergy and a lecture series on Immunology.

Read summaries of the latest literature on allergy as well as medical book reviews in WAO Reviews. If you would like to publish a book review on the WAO website, please contact the WAO editorial staff at: info@worldallergy.org.

Find valuable information on the link between Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis in the new online lecture series, and read the latest additions to the WAO Allergic Diseases Resource Center.

WAC 2011

WAC 2011 Join us in Cancún, México for the XXII
World Allergy Congress (WAC 2011) on
4 to 8 December 2011.

Over 5,000 delegates are expected to participate in this meeting in partnership with the WAO Member Societies in México including: Mexican College of Pediatricians Specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (COMPEDIA) and the Mexican College of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (CMICA). Read more...


World Allergy Forum The World Allergy Forum invites you to attend the session, Allergic Diseases, Asthma and Sleep Disturbances, being presented at the 2011 AAAAI Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA (USA) on Saturday, 19 March from 10:45 am - 12:00 pm in
Moscone Center-West, 2024, Second Floor.

Chairs: Richard F. Lockey (US) and Mark Ballow (US)

The Upper Airway, Asthma and Sleep Disorders in Children
Athanasios Kaditis (Greece)

Upper Airway and Sleep Disorders in Adults
Richard J. Schwab (US)

Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorders in All Age Groups
W. McDowell Anderson (US)

Programmed by WAO and AAAAI. Funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis

WAO Journal

February 2011 Volume 4, Issue 2
ISSN: 1939-4551
Lanny J. Rosenwasser, M.D.

 PREVIEW: Coming Soon!

World Allergy Organization Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Anaphylaxis

Assessing Peanut Consumption in a Population of Mothers and their Children in the UK: Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire

Effects of a Novel GA2LEN Training Program on Urticaria on the Knowledge of General Practitioners in Saudi-Arabia

Antihistaminic, Anti-Inflammatory, and Antiallergic Properties of the Nonsedating Second-Generation Antihistamine Desloratadine: A Review of the Evidence

Hereditary Angio-edema Caused by C1-Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency: A Literature-Based Analysis and Clinical Commentary on Prophylaxis Treatment Strategies (Supplement)

See the Full Table of Contents...


Applications Invited for US GLORIA™ Placements, 2011

The US GLORIA™ module on Angioedema, updated for release in 2011, offers exciting insights into new treatments for hereditary angioedema (HAE). The US GLORIA™ program has funding for four placements of this module in 2011. Regional, state and local allergy societies in the US are invited to submit applications via the attached form. Click on the following link to submit an application: US Gloria 2011 Angeioedema Application.


 Henning Lowenstein Research Award 2011

The WAO Henning Løwenstein Research Award is a biennial award given to a young scientist who has shown excellence within the field of allergy. Read more...


 Feb/Mar Events Calendar

1st Global Congress for Consensus in Pedatrics & Child Health
17 February – 20 February
Location: Paris, France

EAACI FAAM 2011 - Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting
17 February – 19 February
Location: Venice, Italy

12th Malaysian Congress and Exhibition on Allergy and Immunology
11 March – 13 March 2011
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


To view all calendar events, click here.

 2012 WAO International Scientific Conference

WISC 2012
December 2012 India
More information coming soon.