WAO News and Notes

Volume 9, Issue 7, July 2012

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President's MessageRuby Pawankar

Dear Colleagues,

Warm Greetings from the World Allergy Organization!

As the Olympics approach, we are reminded of how important the good health of our athletes is. Several studies indicate that allergic diseases and asthma occur more frequently in elite athletes even more frequently than in the general population. While physical exercise is recommended worldwide for its positive physiological and psychological effects, and sedentary lifestyles have been shown to have negative health effects, strenuous exercise can trigger or exacerbate several hypersensitivity syndromes such as... read more »
WISC 2012

WISC 2012 Abstract Submission Deadline Extended!

Submit your abstract
by 10 August 2012.

For more information, view the Online Scientific Program

WAO Session on "Current Update on Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma"

INTERASMA, XXI World Congress
of Asthma

Quebec, Canada
Sunday, 19 August 2012
16:00 – 17:30

Management of Allergic Rhinitis and Comorbid Asthma
Ruby Pawankar (Japan)

Molecular Allergology and Diagnosis
Ignacio Ansotegui (Spain)

Sub-Lingual Immunotherapy in Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma
G Walter Canonica (Italy)

Small Airways Disease: Pathogenesis to Particle Deposition for Treatment
Lanny Rosenwasser (USA)

WAO Journal

July 2012 - Volume 5, Issue 7
Chief Editor: Lanny Rosenwasser, MD

Review Articles

The Pholcodine Case. Cough Medicine, IgE-Sensitization, and Anaphylaxis: A Devious Connection
E. Florvaag, S.G.O. Johansson

The Hyper-IgE Syndromes: Lessons in Nature, from Bench to Bedside
E.L. Rael, R.T. Marshall, J.J. McClain
United States of America

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Medical Journal Reviews

Literature Review
Editor's Choice

Juan Carlos Ivancevich, MD
Phillip Lieberman, MD

Highlighting the key common messages of the existing guidelines about asthma in childhood

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Allergy Book Review

Book Review

Rudolph’s Pediatrics (22nd Edition)
Edited by: C.D. Rudolph, A.M. Rudolph, G. Lister, L.R. First, and A.A. Gershon

Reviewed by:
Nicole M. Chase, MD
Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA

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What's New

Check Your AQ (Allergy Quotient)
Edited by Glenis Scadding, MD

What has been shown to reduce examination performance in teenagers?  Take the quiz

What Is New in Small Airways Research?
By Ves Dimov, MD

View this month’s reviews

Host a U.S. GLORIA™ Angioedema Presentation During 2012
For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Translators
WAO is looking for Japanese, German, Italian, and Chinese translators with a good command of English to translate the monthly "Editors Choice Literature Review" 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.

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.