WAO News and Notes

Volume 11, Issue 7, July 2014

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President's Message

Dear Colleagues,

 The World Cup has begun, and because of this event, the country of Brazil has been put into the spotlight to showcase everything they have to offer and the city of Rio de Janeiro will not only get to play host to the prestigious championship World Cup game, but also to the World Allergy Organization International Scientific Conference (WISC) 2014 and the XLI Annual Congress of the Brazilian Association of Allergy and Immunology (ASBAI) from 6-9 December 2014. [...] Read more>>

WAO International Scientific Conference 2014

The 31 July 2014 deadline is approaching.

Early Registration Rate Register today before prices increase.
Abstract Submission Deadline Submit your abstract for inclusion in the Scientific Program of WISC 2014.
Travel Grant Application Deadline Apply for a travel grant for WISC 2014.

World Allergy Forum – 10 June 2014
The World Allergy Forum (WAF) took place on 10 June 2014 at the EAACI Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. The topic, "Origins of Severe Airway Diseases,” presented by Prof Peter Le Souef, Prof Reynold Panettieri, Jr and Prof Roland Buhl was a great success! To see more, visit WAF online!

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

World Allergy Training School (WATS): Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 20 June 2014

On 20 June 2014, 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) and the Mongolia Society of Allergy (MSA) held a World Allergy Training School (WATS) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Training School was a great success! A special thank you to the speakers: Prof Ruby Pawankar, Dr Stanley Fineman, Prof Jiu Yao Wang and Prof Mila Bautista. In addition, we would like to thank Professors and Officers of the MSA: Prof Battur Ikhagvaa, Bayarlah Sonomjamts, Narantsetseg Logli, and Namjii Erdrnbeyer.

To view more information, visit our ESP/WATS-Ulaanbaatar Page online!

WISC 2014 Facebook Event Page

WAO would like to invite you to join the event page on Facebook. This page will bring you up-to-date information about WAO’s upcoming meeting, WISC 2014.
Click here to join the event page

And don’t forget about the other WAO social media sites!

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/world-allergy-organization

Twitter: @worldallergy

Facebook: facebook.com/worldallergyorg

View the WAO Meetings Calendar for more professional events!


July 2014
Volume 7
Alessandro Fiocchi, MD
Erika Jensen-Jarolim, MD
Deputy Editor


Allergenius, an expert system for the interpretation of allergen microarray results
Giovanni Melioli, Clive Spenser, Giorgio Reggiardo, Giovanni Passalacqua, Enrico Compalati et al
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Systems biology approaches to understanding Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) in mucosal remodeling and signaling in asthma
Talha Ijaz, Konrad Pazdrak, Mridul Kalita, Rolf Konig, Sanjeev Choudhary et al.
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International consensus on (ICON) anaphylaxis
F Estelle R Simons, Ledit RF Ardusso, M Bilò, Victoria Cardona, Motohiro Ebisawa et al.
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Happy 25th birthday, Bet v 1!
Erika Jensen-Jarolim
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Authors wishing to submit manuscripts can obtain a submission checklist online.

The worldwide platform of the WAO Journal offers a special opportunity for exchange of information and ideas among different regions of the world. But it is worth remembering that we are all dedicated to the care of patients with allergic diseases, and the Journal is dedicated to promoting any activity that enhances our capabilities in this area and extends new knowledge and information.
– Alessandro Fiocchi, MD

Allergy is a global clinical problem, but the answer to it lies in the allergen molecules. Only when understanding the mechanisms will we have a chance to prevent, diagnosis, and treat allergies in our patients in an optimal way.
– Erika Jensen-Jarolim, MD

Medical Journal Reviews

Editors' Choice
Literature Review

Juan Carlos Ivancevich, MD
John Oppenheimer, MD

Clinical Review. Allergic rhinitis in children.

Read this and all reviews

Allergy Book Review

Book Review

Contact Dermatitis

Edited by Young Suck Ro

Reviewed by Freya Helena Campos Romero, MD

Read the Review

What is New in Small Airways Research?

By Ves Dimov, MD

Role of macrolides in asthma: promise of efficacy, search for responsive phenotype continues

Read this and all article reviews

Research Article Summaries

By Juan Carlos Aldave Becerra, MD
Juan Felix Aldave Pita, MD

Classification, Diagnosis, and Approach to Treatment for Angioedema (Cicardia M et al, 2014)

Read the newest summaries

Read past summaries

Dr. John Oppenheimer has joined the WAO Website editorial team as a new editor of the WAO Editors' Choice Literature Review.

WAO would like to thank Dr. Phil Lieberman for his many years serving as an editor of Editors' Choice.

Thank you to all of the WAO review authors and translators!

What's New

New Education and Programs

Interactive Case Report
Progressive Hypoxia and Fatigue
Written by Tanvi R. Patel, Gregory M. Cowan, Richard F. Lockey
Reviewed by Bob Lanier

Allergic Diseases Resource Center
Pharmacotherapy for Allergic Diseases
By Shironjit Saha, Salman Siddiqui, Peter Bradding, Stephen T. Holgate

Allergic Diseases Resource Center
Allergy Diagnostic Testing
By John Oppenheimer, Stephen Durham, Harold Nelson, Ole D. Wolthers

WAO Junior Members Group - July Member News

During the EAACI Congress, held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 7-11 June, the WAO Junior Members had a great opportunity of learning and updating knowledge, networking and strengthening friendship ties and reviewing Junior Member activities and planning future initiatives. Please stop on over to the WAO Junior Members webpage for updates from WAO Junior Member Chair, Prof Luciana Kase Tanno!

WAO Junior Members- Updates!

XXI Pediatric Allergy & Immunology National Meeting

The XXI Pediatric Allergy & Immunology National Meeting, a joint collaboration between WAO and the Mexican College of Pediatricians Specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (COMPEDIA), was held in Mazatlán, México, on 25-28 June 2014. We are pleased to announce that the meeting was a great success with 600-800 attendees taking part in an outstanding program.

We extend a special thank you to Prof Ruby Pawankar, WAO Immediate Past President, who presented on “Microbioma and disruption of natural barriers in respiratory disease”. We also especially thank Dr. Noel Rodriguez and COMPEDIA, the hosts of the meeting.

Congratulations to Prof. Stephan Weidinger, the winner of the PhARF Award 2014

The winner is Professor Stephan Weidinger, MD, PhD, MaHM from the Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergy, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany.

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Asthma: Comorbidities, Coexisting Conditions, and Differential Diagnosis

Asthma: Comorbidities, Coexisting Conditions, and Differential Diagnosis edited by Richard F. Lockey and Dennis K. Ledford with the World Allergy Organization is now available!

This book is the first volume to provide a centralized, comprehensive clinical reference on the diagnosis and management of the comorbid conditions that affect asthma. Because comorbid conditions of asthma have not yet been included in international and national management guidelines, this volume will help fill a gap in current clinical knowledge, aiding physicians in delivering optimal patient care. Click here to order.

Call for Clinical Allergy Tips

Would you like the opportunity to write a allergy tip on allergy/immunology and related topics?

WAO is looking for volunteers for the Clinical Allergy Tip section of the website. Each Clinical Allergy Tip is announced in the monthly newsletter, WAO News & Notes. Your published review counts for academic stature and can be included on your CV.

We hope you will join in developing an enjoyable learning experience for allergist/immunologist and trainees around the world.

For more information, contact Samantha Machart.