WAO News and Notes

Volume 9, Issue 4, April 2012

President's Message

Ruby Pawankar

Dear Colleagues,

Happy World Allergy Week 2012!

Yesterday, along with Marek Kowalski and Motohiro Ebisawa, I had the opportunity to participate in a press teleconference to launch World Allergy Week 2012. The theme of this year’s World Allergy Week is “The Rising Global Burden of Asthma and Allergic Diseases.” We shared with the press the impact of complex allergic disease on the quality of life of patients and made recommendations for improved patient care as the prevalence of allergic diseases and asthma continues to rise to epidemic levels. Read more »
WISC 2012



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Junior Members Group
by Razvigor Darlenski, MD, PhD

What’s Next? Challenges and Perspectives

Dear Colleagues,

I take the opportunity to address you at the dawn of World Allergy Week 2012 (16-22 April). Read more »

WAO Journal

April 2012 - Volume 5, Issue 4
Chief Editor:
Lanny Rosenwasser, MD

Review Article

Maintenance of Skills, Competencies and Performance in Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Time to Lay the Foundation for a Universal Approach


Managing Co-morbid Asthma with Allergic Rhinitis: Targeting the One-Airway with Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists

Allergic Rhinitis and Its Impact on Asthma in Asia Pacific and the ARIA Update 2008

Asthma in Patients with Japanese Cedar Pollinosis

See full table of contents

Medical Journal Reviews

Literature Review
Editor's Choice

Juan Carlos Ivancevich, MD
Phillip Lieberman, MD

A global estimate of the burden of asthma in adults suggests that asthma continues to be a major public health concern worldwide

Read more »

Allergy Book Review

Book Review

The Allergy Epidemic:
A Mystery of Modern Life

by Susan Prescott, MD, PhD

Reviewed by:
Phillip L. Lieberman, MD
Germantown, Tennessee (USA)

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What's New

What is New in Small Airways Research?

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XXII World Allergy Congress Symposia Recordings Now Online!
Recordings on the topics of "The Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) and the WAO Consensus Document"; "Why are Small Airways Important in Asthma"; and "WAO Anaphylaxis Guidelines" are available for viewing now. View recordings.

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