WAO News and Notes

Volume 9, Issue 5, May 2012

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President's Message

Ruby Pawankar

Dear Colleagues,

Warm Greetings from the WAO Board of Directors!

I am pleased to share with you that the Web Editorial Board, under the leadership of Prof. Juan Carlos Ivancevich, has taken great strides in initiating a Social Media Plan for WAO. WAO now has a presence on Twitter (@worldallergy), Facebook (WorldAllergyOrg), and Youtube (TheWAOChannel). Several colleagues from around the world have joined in on our social media initiatives.  Read more »
WISC 2012


Participate in the scientific program by submitting your abstract by 15 July 2012!


36 Hours in Hyderabad, India: New York Times, 10 May 2012

Host a U.S. GLORIA™ Angioedema Presentation in 2012

For more information and to apply to host a U.S. Global Resources in Allergy (GLORIA™) presentation on Angioedema during 2012, click here.

WAO Member Society Forum
19 June 2012, 9:00 am -10:00 am
Room E at the Palexpo

You are invited to attend the WAO Member Society Forum during the EAACI Annual Meeting (16-20 June) in Geneva! Participate, network, and transform ideas into action by representing your Member Society in discussions with the WAO Board of Directors. Highlights include WISC 2012. Please extend this invitation to a Society Representative of your choice who will attend the EAACI Meeting. RSVP to Tahira Chaudary.

WAO Journal

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

Original Article

Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases in Oman: Five Years’ Experience at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital

Letter to the Editor

Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmen-tation after Skin Prick Testing

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Medical Journal Reviews

Literature Review
Editor's Choice

Juan Carlos Ivancevich, MD
Phillip Lieberman, MD

Arguments to suggest that allergic immunity has an important role in host defence against noxious environmental substances
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Allergy Book Review

Book Review

Current Concepts in Clinical Management and Long Term Control of Atopic Dermatitis: Focus on Primecrolimus Cream 1%
by Seth J. Orlow

Reviewed by:
Virginia Bellido-Linares, MD
Seville, Spain
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What's New

PhARF Award Ceremony at EAACI 2012 Congress
The winner of the 2012 PhARF Award, Elizabeth Matsui, MD, Baltimore, Maryland (USA), will be honored at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) 2012 Congress on Sunday, 17 June from 08:30am-10:00am in the Geneva Palexpo, Hall 2. The ceremony will take place during the Plenary Symposium 1 "Childhood, the tipping point towards allergy." We invite you to join us for this event.

Call for Translators
WAO is looking for Japanese, German, Italian, and Chinese translators with a good command of English to translate the monthly "Editor's Choice Literature Reviews" and "Book Review" as well as possible other website content. If you would like to be considered, please send an email to Becky Anderson at: banderson@worldallergy.org.

What is New in Small Airways Research?

View this month’s reviews


INTERASMA, XXI World Congress of Asthma
We hope to see you at the WAO session during the INTERASMA, XXI World Congress of Asthma, at the Quebec City Convention Center in Canada, 18-21 August 2012.

Upcoming Meetings Worldwide
Looking for more information about allergy or clinical immunology? Attend one or more of the many meetings going on worldwide. View the Worldwide Meetings Calendar.