WAO News and Notes - Announcing Events and Programs
Volume 6, Issue 7 WAO Events and Programs - July 2009

New Conversations with Allergy and Clinical Immunology Experts

Malcolm Blumenthal, MD
"Genetics, Atopic Dermatits and Asthma"
Pramod S. Kelkar, MD
"Cough: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment"
Raymond Slavin, MD
"Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis"
Klaus E. Andersen, MD, DMSc
"Patch Testing – When and How
to Do it"

Download these informative conversations and many others from the WAO Expert Interviews section of the website.

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WAO House of Delegates
Reminder to House of Delegates

We are near the deadline for our Electronic Vote to ratify the latest WAO Position Paper on Undergraduate Training in Allergy. If you have received a request for your vote, please be sure the WAO Secretariat receives your response by the 3rd of August 2008.

Once again, thank you for your participation in this important WAO process! Send questions to Kate Kirchner.

Sharing the News!
Latest Update from the Asia-Pacific Aeroallergen Working Group

The Asia Pacific Aeroallergen Working Group (APAWG) has just released its second highly informative newsletter. Composed twice a year by Editor, Dr. Syed M. Hasnain and Associate Editor, Prof. Constance Katelaris, the APAWG newsletter reports about a variety of important regional and international events. In the July 2009 issue:

  • WAO Allergy Training School (WATS) Dubai, UAE
  • Identification of Aeroallergens in Lebanon
  • Date Palm Pollen: A Significant Asthma and Allergy Inducer (Egypt)
  • Aeroallergens and allergy in Saudi Arabia
  • Aeroallergens study in Iran
  • The 15th National Conference of Aerobiology (Imphal, Manipur, India)
  • The Indian Journal of Aerobiology
  • MEAAAIC, Dubai 2009
  • World Asthma Day in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

APAWG Newsletter of July 2009

Find links to all APAWG newsletters in the Emerging Societies Program section of the WAO website.

News from EAACI Congress, Warsaw
Allergy and Asthma without Frontiers

EAACI welcomed 6,100 registrants to the 2009 Congress in Warsaw, Poland. For meeting news and photos visit the EAACI website and EAACI 2009 Congress page.

WAO Members


WAO Leaders to
Receive Prestigious Awards

G. Walter Canonica, President of the World Allergy OrganizationWalter Canonica, President of the World Allergy Organization

Professor G. Walter Canonica, President of the World Allergy Organization, and Professor Yehia El-Gamal, Member of the Board of Directors, will be recognized by the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) during the 2009 Annual Meeting 5-10 November 2009 in Miami, Florida USA. They will receive the International Distinguished Fellow award for outstanding contributions in allergy, asthma or immunology in their countries. Congratulations to Professors Canonica and El-Gamal!


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"

Allergic Disease Resource Center
Two new topics!

Asthma, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and sports
Kai-Håkon Carlsen, MD, PhD;
Luis Delgado, MD, PhD
View Synopsis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma: Similarities and Differences
Raquel Watkins, MD; Diane Laber, MD; and Stephen P. Peters, MD, PhD
View Synopsis

Allergic Disease Resource Center

World Allergy Forum

June 2009 World Allergy Forum
The Future use of Biologicals in Allergy and Asthma
Speakers: Klaus Rabe (Netherlands), Andrew Wardlaw (UK) and William Busse (USA)

If you missed this cutting edge debate at the EAACI Congress 2009, you can access the speaker slides and abstracts for free on the WAF page of the WAO website.

New Look for the World Allergy Organization Journal


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Recent Postings

WAO Clinical Allergy Tips
Brief presentations on insights and techniques of interest or value to the clinician

WAO-AAAAI Immunology Series
Online Lectures with CME

Allergy Patient Information Online
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WAO Webinars
WAO lectures delivered live over the Internet to WAO Member Society meetings and congresses

WAO JournalWorld Allergy Organization Journal
July 2009


The Study of Egg Allergy in Children with Atopic Dermatitis
Tahmineh Salehi, MD; Zahra Pourpak, MD, PhD; Shahnaz Karkon, MD; Raheleh Shokouhi Shoormasti, MSc; Samineh Kamali, MSc; Masoud Movahedi, MD; Mohammad Gharagozlou, MD; and Mostafa Moin, MD

Chronic Human Herpes Virus 8 Infection Successfully Treated with Valganciclovir
James J. Yun, MBBS; Veronica Preda, MBBS(Hons), BSc(Med); and Brad Frankum, BMed(Hons), FRACP

Allergy Diagnosis in Children and Adults, Performance of a New Point-of-Care Device, ImmunoCAP Rapid
Gunilla Hedlin, MD; Carmen Moreno, MD; Carl Johan Petersson, PhD; Gunnar Lilja, MD; Félix Lorente Toledano, MD; Antonio Nieto García, MD; Lennart Nordvall, MD; Mona Palmqvist, MD; Sabina Rak, MD; Staffan Ahlstedt, PhD; and Magnus P. Borres, MD

Western Lifestyle and Increased Prevalence of Atopic Diseases, An Example from a Small Papua New Guinean Island
Oliver Ch. Herbert, MD, PhD; Ross StC. Barnetson, MD; Wolfgang Weninger, MD; Ursula Krämer, PhD; Heidrun Behrendt, MD, PhD; and Johannes Ring, MD, PhD

The Predictive Value of Eosinophil Cationic Protein and Lactate Dehydrogenase in Asthma: A Comparative Study of Serum Versus Sputum
Amina Hamed Ahmad Al Obaidi, PhD; Abdul Ghani Mohamed Al Samarai, MD, PhD; Jasim Al-Janabi, PhD; and Abdulkareem Yahia, PhD

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