WORLD ALLERGY WEEK 2015: Airway Allergies - The Human and Economic Burden
Lanny Rosenwasser MD, introduces World Allergy Week 2015 (13-19 April), Airway Allergies – The Human and Economic Burden and information on how to get involved.
View this and more videos from WAO leaders at www.worldallergyweek.org.
Member Societies: Click here to download the World Allergy Week 2015 logo for your website and be sure to link the logo back to WorldAllergyWeek.org.
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WAO AND McMASTER UNIVERSITY PROVIDE THE FIRST GRADE GUIDELINES ON ALLERGY PREVENTION
World Allergy Organization (WAO) and McMaster University Guidelines for Allergic Disease Prevention. World Allergy Organization Journal 2015; 8:4. (doi:10.1186/s40413-015-0055-2)
Authors: Alessandro Fiocchi, Ruby Pawankar, Carlos Cuello-Garcia, Kangmo Ahn, Suleiman Al-Hammadi, Arnav Agarwal, Kirsten Beyer, Wesley Burks, G Walter Canonica, Motohiro Ebisawa, Shreyas Gandhi, Rose Kamenwa, Bee Wah Lee, Haiqi Li, Susan Prescott, John J Riva, Lanny Rosenwasser, Hugh Sampson, Michael Spigler, Luigi Terracciano, Andrea Vereda-Ortiz, Susan Waserman, Juan José Yepes-Nuñez, Jan L Brożek, and Holger J Schünemann
Allergic diseases represent a spectrum of health conditions and a worldwide burden in different populations. In the field of allergy and immunology the focus on prevention has become as important as effective disease management. Now for the first time there are guidelines that recommend proactive strategies for the prevention of allergic diseases: World Allergy Organization – McMaster University Guidelines for Allergic Disease Prevention (GLAD-P): Probiotics. An author panel of international allergists, allergy patient representatives, and evidence-based medicine experts developed the document. They evaluated current evidence on the preventive effects of probiotics on allergic diseases and related clinically important outcomes. Published in the World Allergy Organization Journal, the guidelines are freely available for access online.
Support for the dissemination of the document has been provided by these founding sponsors:
And these additional sponsors:
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Spring Season vs Thunderstorm Asthma
I see a lot of patients with spring seasonal asthma every year in Australia, but so-called "thunderstorm asthma" cases are few and occur in mini-epidemics. Is there a difference in the pathogenesis of these two forms of asthma?
Experts Responses from: Wayne Thomas, PhD and Jonathan Bernstein, MD
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WAO JUNIOR MEMBER NEWS
WAO Junior Member, Prof Marco Caminati highlights an exciting new survey developed in collaboration with WAO, EAACI and AAAAI. Please check out the WAO Junior Members News for more details!
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 2015 Award includes €20,000* and a travel grant to attend the Symposium of Specific Allergy, SOSA, in Rome, Italy, 19-21 November, 2015.
Deadline of application: 30 June 2015
For more information and how to apply, click here.