WAO News and Notes

Volume 8, Issue 5, May 2011

WAC 2011

President's Message

Richard F. Lockey


I am writing about the newly published WAO WHITE BOOK ON ALLERGY, not only to strongly encourage you to use this invaluable advocacy tool to promote the specialty, but also to acknowledge and thank the editors and contributors who made this book possible.

President-Elect Ruby Pawankar along with Walter Canonica, Stephen Holgate, and I edited the WAO WHITE BOOK ON ALLERGY. Seventy-nine authors collaborated to include data indicating that allergic diseases are a major global public health problem. There are six chapters, and each chapter covers a different allergic disease providing for a concise clinical overview. Information includes prevalence, treatment, unmet needs, and future therapies for each allergic disease. Read more>>


Member Societies

Mark Your Calendars!
WAO Member Society Forum - 14 June 2011 in Istanbul

The next WAO Member Society Forum has been scheduled for 14 June, during the 2011 EAACI Congress in Istanbul. Please join us from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm in room Dolmabahce A of the Istanbul Lütfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Centre (ICEC) to discuss new WAO initiatives, current projects and upcoming WAO meetings. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP your attendance to kkirchner@worldallergy.org by 1 June.


WAO Junior Members Group Update

By Claudia I. Gallego Corella, MD

The junior allergists/immunologists of México extend a warm welcome to the XXII World Allergy Congress, in Cancún, México to junior allergists/immunologists everywhere! We expect this meeting will be an excellent platform for consolidating the WAO Junior Members Group.

The Congress will provide us with many ways to get to know each other personally and to exchange opinions about how to develop the WAO Junior Members Group. We are very interested to know your needs and concerns, and to work together to enhance the careers of junior allergists/immunologists worldwide. Juniors in our field need to “speak the same language” around the world, and we have the opportunity to do so with your valuable collaboration in Cancún. Read more>>


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 in room Beylerbei 1 in the ICEC.

Richard F. Lockey, United States     
Cezmi Akdis, Switzerland 
Antoine Magnan, France - Pathophysiology of Small Airways Disease
Thomas Casale, United States - Physiology of Small Airways Disease
Lanny Rosenwasser, United States - 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 Diverse Treatments," to be presented at the 2011 EAACI Congress in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday, 14 June from 10:30 to 12:00 pm in the theater of the ICEC.

Richard F. Lockey, United States
Jan Lötvall, Sweden

Malcolm Greaves, United Kingdom - Phenotypes
Marcus Maurer, Germany - New and Diverse Approaches to the Treatment
                                        of Urticaria

Allen Kaplan, United States - Systemic Manifestations of Atopic Urticaria

We look forward to seeing you there!

Programmed by WAO. Funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis.



The Early Registration deadline for the XXII World Allergy Congress (WAC) in Cancún, México 4-8 December, is just a little over 5 weeks away. Take advantage of the Early Registration rate. Click here to register TODAY!

WAC Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 June 2011
Participate in the scientific program of the leading global Congress in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology! Click here to submit your abstracts before the deadline date!

Apply for WAO Travel Grants

Are you a medical professional under the age of 35 or within 5 years of your last training program in allergy, asthma, clinical immunology?

Apply for a Travel Grant and submit your abstract before 30 June! Travel Grant Applications MUST be submitted at the same time as an abstract is submitted and only through the Abstract Submission website. The Travel Grant Application Form is available by clicking here.

For more information on Travel Grants, click here

WAO Journal

May 2011
Volume 4, Issue 5
ISSN: 1939-4551
Lanny J. Rosenwaser, MD



Critical Documents on Cow's Milk Allergy and Anaphylaxis: Two Recent WAO Position Papers
Rosenwasser, Lanny J.
United States


New Allergens of Relevance in Tropical Regions: The Impact of Ascaris lumbricoides Infections
Caraballo, Luis; Acevedo, Nathalie

Wheezing in Infancy
El-Gamal, Yehia M.; El-Sayed, Shereen S.


A Journey With Allergy: A Recollection
Cua-Lim, Felicidad

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Events Calendar

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

International Eosinophil Society, Inc.
7th Biennial Symposium

June 21 – June 25, 2011

A Joint Scientific Meeting between the Chinese Society of Allergology (CSA) and the World Allergy Organization (WAO)
for October 2011. Watch for more details to come!

To view ALL upcoming member society events, click here.


WAO Henning Løwenstein Research Award

Application Deadline is 30 June 2011

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>>