WAO News and Notes - Announcing Events and Programs
Volume 6, Issue 5 WAO Events and Programs - May 2009
World Allergy Congress (WAC) 2009 - Buenos Aires, Argentina,  6-10 December 2009

Abstracts deadline 31 May  |  Late registration deadline 16 September

WAO Member Society Forum
Coming Soon in Warsaw

Tuesday, 9 June 2009
12:00 - 13:30
Palace of Culture and Science
(Convention Center)
Room to be announced
Warsaw, Poland

RSVP by 22 May 2009 to Kate Kirchner at kkirchner@worldallergy.org. If you cannot attend, we would be happy to welcome another representative on behalf of your society. We hope to greet you at this important Member Society event!

WAO House of Delegates
Special Thanks and Important Information

Many thanks to all the representatives of the 2007-2009 WAO House of Delegates who are participating in the first Electronic Vote to ratify the latest WAO Position Statement, which is on Undergraduate Training in Allergy. If you have received a request for your vote, please be sure the WAO Secretariat receives your response by 3 August 2009. Please contact Kate Kirchner, at kkirchner@worldallergy.org, with any questions or concerns.

Interactive Case Review - NEW!

Asymptomatic Hypoxia in a Young Male
By Dr. Ian Myles
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland USA

You can view this new case review and many more on the WAO web site.

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.

Richard F. Lockey
Risk Assessment in Anaphylaxis
Richard F. Lockey

Allergy Patient Information
in Many Languages

Links Now on the WAO Website!

Now your patients and other visitors to the site can search links to patient organizations, hospitals, clinics and allergy societies that offer information for patients. They can search by language, country or region.

This feature has been made possible by the WAO Member Societies who have been sharing their links and by Dr. Bernard Thong, the leader of this project.

Visit the site to see the growing list.

call for applicants
The WAO Henning Løwenstein Research Award 2009
Call for applicants

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

The 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"

World Allergy Forum

Upcoming WAF Symposium

"The Future Use of Biologicals in
Allergy and Asthma"

Sunday, 7 June 2009
15:30 - 17:00
Warsaw, Poland

G. Walter Canonica, President, WAO
Roy Gerth van Wijk, President, EAACI

Future use of biologicals in allergy and asthma - Pro
Andrew Wardlaw, United Kingdom

Future use of biologicals in allergy and asthma - Con
Klaus Rabe, The Netherlands

Anti-IgE - beyond the current indications
William Busse, United States

For more topics from past symposia, please visit the World Allergy Forum page.

World Allergy Forum is funded through an unrestricted educational grant from


WAO-AAAAI Immunology Series
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Chemokines and
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John Steinke
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Defects of T Cell

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The Global Resources in Allergy (GLORIA) curriculum 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

Minnesota Allergy Society
May 26, 2009
St. Paul, Minnesota
Speaker: Allen Kaplan
Module: Angioedema

Allergy Association of Northern California
June 3, 2009
San Francisco, CA
Speaker: Anthony Montanaro
Module: Angioedema

Allergy Society of Virginia
June 20-21, 2009
Virginia Beach, VA
Speaker: Lanny Rosenwasser
Module: Allergic Conjunctivitis

2009 US GLORIA is funded through unrestricted educational grants from:


WAO Members

WAO JournalWorld Allergy Organization Journal
May 2009

Editor's Commentary
Introduction to the New Editorial Series, "Notes of Allergy Watchers".
Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD

Notes of Allergy Watchers
Memories: Failures and Dreams by Alain de Weck. A Book Review.
Johannes Ring, MD, PhD

Original Articles
Serum interleukin-18 expression in children with bronchial asthma.
Elham M. Hossny, MD, PhD, Shereen S. El-Sayed, MD, PhD, Eman S. El-Hadidi, MD, PhD, and Sherif R. Moussa, MS

Probiotics in the treatment and prevention of allergy in children.
Erkki Savilahti, MD, Kaarina Kukkonen, MD, and Mikael Kuitunen MD, PhD

Pediatric Asthma Mortality and Hospitalization Trends Across Asia.
Kun Lin Chua, MBBS, Shu E Soh, BSc(Hons), Stefan Ma, CStat, PhD, and Bee Wah Lee, MBBS, MMed (Pediatrics), MRCPCH, MD, on behalf of the Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology & Immunology (APAPARI)

The long term effects of allergen sensitization and exposure.
Stephen J. Fowler, MD, Stephen J. Langley, MD, Nicholas J. Truman, BSc, Ashley Woodcock, MD, Angela Simpson, MD, and Adnan Custovic, PhD

Review Article
The Pancake Syndrome (Oral Mite Anaphylaxis).
Mario Sánchez-Borges, MD, Raúl Suárez-Chacon, MD, Arnaldo Capriles-Hulett, MD, Fernan Caballero-Fonseca, MD, Victor Iraola, PhD, and Enrique Fernández-Caldas, PhD

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