WAO News and Notes

Volume 10, Issue 5, May 2013

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President's Message

Ruby Pawankar

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Greetings from the World Allergy Organization!

We are only a month way from the World Allergy and Asthma Congress (WAAC 2013)! I hope you have already registered for this biggest ever allergy Congress. We already have a record number of attendees, and we want to make sure you are among them. The Scientific Program promises a wide variety of stimulating and interesting sessions, from cutting-edge science and clinical updates to practical issues in allergy as well as discussions for you to take part in. Read more>>

Plan your participation at the
EAACI-WAO World Allergy & Asthma Congress!

Click here to view the details of the
scientific program.


Click here to register early.
Attendance will be limited!

Participate in the scientific program by submitting your abstract before 23 August 2013

Upcoming WAO Meetings

World Allergy Training School (WATS) and WAO Symposium on Severe Allergies
15 June 2013, 8:30 am
Jakarta, Indonesia
On 15 June 2013, the Emerging Societies Program (ESP), a joint initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) along with the Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology (APAPARI), will be holding a World Allergy Training School (WATS) and WAO Symposium on Severe Allergies at the Indonesia Allergy Society Congress.

House of Delegates Meeting
24 June 2013, 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Milan, Italy
WAO is pleased to announce the 2013 House of Delegates Meeting on June 24 (3:15 to 6:00 pm) at the World Allergy and Asthma Congress (WAAC 2013) in Milan, Italy. If your Society has not yet submitted your 2013 – 2015 delegate(s), or if your delegate(s) would like to RSVP for the Meeting, please contact Kathrine at kstainbrook@worldallergy.org. As a kind reminder, only Societies with Good Standing will have voting rights at the 2013 Meeting. To submit your 2013 membership renewal materials, please contact Kathrine.

World Allergy Forum
25 June 2013, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Milano Convention Centre, Milan, Italy
The World Allergy Forum (WAF) invites you to attend the session, "Omics in Allergic Disease,” being presented at the EAACI-WAO World Allergy and Asthma Congress in Milan, Italy from 10:30-12:00 at the Milano Convention Centre Room Red 2. Visit WAF online.

Programmed by AAAAI and WAO. Funded through an educational grant from Novartis.

WAO Small Airways Disease Working Group Symposium
25 June,  10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Milano Convention Centre, Milan, Italy
Small Airways in Asthma – Leif Bjermer, Sweden
Physiology of Small Airways – Charles Irvin, USA
Pathology of Small Airways – Qutayba Hamid, Canada


May 2013 - Volume 6
Chief Editor: Lanny Rosenwasser, MD


Differences in IgE mediated basophil degranulation induced by proteic fractions from whole flea body extract in patients with popular urticaria by flea bite and healthy controls
Dominguez-Amorocho O, Duarte S, Garcia E, Halpert E, Cuellar A, Rodriguez A

Abstract (Provisional PDF Available)

Allergic manifestations and cutaneous histamine responses in patients with MCcune Albright Syndrome
Jacobson JD, Turpin AL, Sands SA

Abstract (Provisional Full Text Available)

Association between autoimmune reactions and severity of atopic dermatitis in children with herpes virus infection
Samoylikov P, Gervazieva V, Kozhevnikov S

Full Text

The most common aeroallergens in a tropical region in Southwestern Iran
Assarehzadegan MA, Shakurnia AH, Amini A

Full Text


2nd WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012), Abstracts

Abstract List

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Articles published in the WAO Journal will also be available through PubMed Central.

Authors wishing to submit manuscripts can obtain a submission checklist online.

Medical Journal Reviews

Literature Review
Editor's Choice


Juan Carlos Ivancevich, MD
Phillip Lieberman, MD

Effectiveness and safety of subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and asthma...

Read all reviews»

Allergy Book Review

Book Review

Atopic Dermatitis in Childhood and Adolescence
By T. Werfel, J. Spergel, W. Kiess

Reviewed by
José Ignacio Larco Sousa, MD

Read the review

What Is New In Small Airways Research?

By Ves Dimov

Targeting small airways asthma phenotype: preserved FEV1 but abnormal midexpiratory flow and airway resistance

Read the article reviews

Junior Members Monthly Research Article Summaries

By Juan Carlos Aldave Becerra

Basophils Unlimited

Read more

What's New

WAO Centers of Excellence
The purpose of WAO Centers of Excellence (WCOE) is to intensify and accelerate multidisciplinary scientific and clinical innovation, education, and advocacy worldwide providing excellence in education, research, and training to various stakeholders in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.

The benefits of becoming a WAO Centers of Excellence include:

  • Providing scientific support in the development and dissemination of global educational resources
  • Providing mentorship for research and training for WAO Junior Members (societies can be involved in recommending Junior Members)
  • Collaboration opportunities through lectureships and research fellowships with other WCOEs to further education and research
  • Conducting educational programs in collaboration with WAO, including Webinars
  • Collaborating in Primary Care Physician programs of WAO

For more information, click on this WCOE link and Application.

NEW! Clinical Allergy Tip
House Dust Mites – Practical Guidance for Avoidance
By Menachem Rottem, MD

WISC 2012 Symposia
Recordings now available for viewing online!