WAO News and Notes - Announcing Events and Programs
Volume 6, Issue 3 WAO Events and Programs - March 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!

Reminder to Member Societies

2009 Member Society Dues and Annual Activity Reports are due no later than 15 April 2009.

Thank you, to all Member Societies that have already renewed!

As you know, 2009 is a Congress year for WAO members, which includes the biennial House of Delegates meeting. WAO looks forward to welcoming delegates from all our Member Societies. Please be sure that your society is represented in the House of Delegates at WAC 2009 this December by being a Member in Good Standing. Please renew your membership today.

Contact Kate Kirchner with Membership questions.

call for applicants

The WAO Henning Løwenstein Research Award 2009
Call for applicants

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

researcherThe award winner will receive €20,000 and a travel grant to attend the WAO Congress in Buenos Aires, December 6-10, 2009.

For application guidelines and deadlines, please visit www.alk-abello.com "The WAO Henning Løwenstein Award 2009"

Patient Information Page
Now Online

The WAO Web site has begun to provide a growing list of links to Web sites in various languages that contain patient information about allergic diseases. The sources of these links include patient organizations, hospitals, clinics and allergy societies that offer these resources on their Web sites. Clinicians will be able to refer patients to this page, and the list also will be a resource to individuals as they search the Internet for patient information about allergic disease.

The list of links, which is searchable by country, region, and or language, will be continually expanded and updated in the goal of making this a global patient education resource. Congratulations to Dr. Bernard Thong, Regional Assistant Editor, for his leadership and work on this project! Many thanks to the WAO Member Societies who have been contributing to this project.

Visit: www.worldallergy.org/links/ patient_links.php

WAO Webinar Recordings

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 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


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

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

Mid-South Allergy Forum
March 26, 2009
Memphis, Tennessee
Speaker: Michael A. Kaliner
Module: Anaphylaxis

2009 US GLORIA is funded through unrestricted educational grants from:


WAO Members

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 JournalWorld Allergy Organization Journal
March 2009

Review Articles
Asthma and allergic diseases in pregnancy. A review.
Isabella Pali-Schŏll, Erika Jensen-Jarocim, Cassim Motala

Nonallergic Rhinitis, with a Focus on Vasomotor Rhinitis: Clinical importance, differential diagnosis and effective treatment recommendations
Michael Kaliner, Mark D. Scarupa

Letter to the Editor
12-hour-ultrarush-immunotherapy in a patient with mastocytosis and Hymenoptera sting
Doris Jäeger, Barth Jürgen

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