WAO News and Notes

Volume 8, Issue 4, April 2011

WAC 2011

President's Message

Richard F. LockeyDear Colleagues,

Like many of you, I’ve been receiving the new Cancún Insider, an upbeat and informative electronic newsletter delivered to your InBox by WAO. The newsletter shares the latest updates on the XXII World Allergy Congress (4-8 December 2011). It also includes topics of interest about what makes Cancún, México, such a special place to visit. Read more>>


Member Societies

Request to WAO Member Society Presidents: 2011 WAO Membership Renewal
The deadline for WAO Membership renewals was 15 April 2011. If you have not yet sent your 2011 Membership Dues and Annual Activity Reports, please send them to Kate Kirchner at kkirchner@worldallergy.org as soon as possible. Thank you!

Mark Your Calendars! WAO Member Society Forum in June 2011
A WAO Member Society Forum is being planned for the 2011 EAACI Congress in Istanbul this June. More details coming soon – don’t miss it!

Thank you! to WAO Member Societies and all organizations and individuals who participated in World Allergy Week, April 4 – 10, 2011.

In many parts of the world the critical message of “Allergic Diseases as a Global Public Health Concern” was shared widely in television and radio interviews, information sessions for patients or lectures for professionals, on society, news and blog websites, through Twitter and Facebook, and in printed materials.

The World Allergy Week Steering Committee and WAO Secretariat are compiling event reports, and they will provide an update in the next issue of WAO News & Notes. If you haven’t contacted WAO yet about your events and promotions, and you would like them to be included in the report, please send an email to Sofia Dorsano (sdorsano@worldallergy.org).

Upcoming WAO Small Airways Symposium
The WAO Small Airways Working Group invites you to attend the Small Airways Symposium: Why are Small Airways Important to Asthma? to be presented at the 2011 EAACI Congress in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday 12 June from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

Richard F. Lockey, United States     
Cezmi Akdis, Switzerland 
Antoine Magnan, USA - Pathophysiology of Small Airways Disease
Thomas Casale, USA - Physiology of Small Airways Disease
Lanny Rosenwasser, USA - Particle Deposition and Pharmacotherapy of Small
                                         Airways Disease

We hope to see you there!

Programmed by WAO. Funded through an unrestricted educational grant from TEVA Specialty Pharmaceuticals.

Upcoming World Allergy Forum
The WAO invites you to attend the World Allergy Forum, Urticaria: Different Phenotypes and Different Treatment, to be presented at the 2011 EAACI Congress in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday, 14 June from 10:30 to 12:00 pm.

Richard F. Lockey, USA
Jan Lotvall, Sweden

Malcolm Graves, United Kingdom - Phenotypes
Marcus Maurer, Germany - New and Diverse Approaches to the Treatment of Urticaria
Allen Kaplan, USA - Systemic Manifestations of Atopic Urticaria

We look froward to seeing you there!

Funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis.


GLORIA™ US - Accepting Applications for
Four Placements

WAO is NOW accepting applications for 2011 US placements of the GLORIA Angioedema Module!

This year's US GLORIA Module focuses on Hereditary Angioedema (HAE), a difficult disease to manage, which presents challenges for both patient and physician. Fortunately, there have been great strides in management approaches recently, and the GLORIA HAE Module has been updated by an international panel of experts to provide a review of new therapies. Read more>>


WAO Henning Løwenstein 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. Read more>>

WAO Journal

April 2011
Volume 4, Issue 4
ISSN: 1939-4551
Lanny J. Rosenwaser, MD



Asthma Care in Resource Poor Settings
Mario Sánchez-Borges, MD
Arnaldo Capriles-Hulett, MD
Fernan Caballero-Fonseca, MD


Bradykinin and the Pathogenesis of Hereditary Angioedema
Allen P. Kaplan, MD
United States

See the Full Table of Contents 


WAC 2011 Update

Online Scientific Program
Now Available!

Keep abreast of the latest developments in the scientific program of the XXII World Allergy Congress. Check out session topics and confirmed speakers. Click here to access the online program.

Register Now for the World Allergy Congress and Submit Abstracts
Early registration and deadline for abstracts submission is June 30.
Click here for more information.


WAO Around the World:
April Meetings

As the only world federation of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology national and regional societies, the WAO works to advance our field worldwide, and does that to a large extent, by collaborating with its Member Societies. Read more>>


Events Calendar


Spring Meeting of the Japanese Society of Allergology
May 14 – May 15, 2011

2nd IPCRG Scientific Meeting
May 26 – May 27, 2011

Annual Spring Meeting of the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
June 3 – June 4, 2011

30th European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress- Bridging Science and Culture
June 11 – June 15, 2011

To view ALL upcoming member society events, click here.