WAO News and Notes

Volume 9, Issue 8, August 2012

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President's MessageRuby Pawankar

Dear Colleagues,

Warm Greetings from the World Allergy Organization!

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that in line with our mission, the WAO continues to share science and build capacity in collaboration with our member societies and with related organizations that share a similar vision. We do this through our world-wide congresses and conferences, our peer-reviewed journal, position papers, the WAO White Book on Allergy, and a variety of educational programs that include live lectures, webinars, workshops, online education and training schools. Read more »
WISC 2012


Register today for WISC 2012 and earn CME Credits! Click here for more details.

Click here to view the most up-to-date scientific program.

Emerging Societies Program (ESP), Nairobi, Kenya, 10-12 September
The ESP, a joint initiative of the WAO and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), will collaborate with the Allergy Society of Kenya, and Ministries of Medical Services, Public Health and Sanitation in Nairobi, Kenya to host an ESP Delegates Meeting and World Allergy Training School in September.

WAO/ERS Joint Symposium, Vienna, Austria, 3 September, 8:30 – 10:30 am, Room A4
Don’t miss the Joint Symposium of the WAO and the European Respiratory Society on “The bacterial microbiota: implications for health and disease,” moderated by Prof. Ruby Pawankar, WAO President, and Prof. Marc LA Decramer, with presentations by Prof Peter Howarth, Prof. William Cookson, Prof. Benjamin Marsland, and Prof. Gary Huffnagle. For complete session information, search for 201 Hot Topic in the scientific program on page 256.

WAO Journal

August 2012 - Volume 5, Issue 8
Chief Editor: Lanny Rosenwasser, MD

Original Article

Evaluation of Different Combined Regimens in the Treatment of Cholinergic Urticaria
Abdulghani M. Alsamarai, Ali A. Hasan, Amina H. Alobaidi

Book Review

Immunology IV: Clinical Applications in Health and Disease by Joseph A. Bellanti
Sergio Bonini

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Medical Journal Reviews

Literature Review
Editors' Choice

Juan Carlos Ivancevich, MD
Phillip Lieberman, MD

What is the relationship between allergy and auto-immunity?

Read more »

Allergy Book Review

Book Review

Immunology of Pregnancy
Editor: U.R. Markert

Reviewed by:
Ian Pollock, FRCPCH
Enfield, Middlesex
United Kingdom

Read more »

What's New

NEW! Interactive Case Report
A child with chronic cough
By Jennifer Fergeson, David Fitzhugh, and Richard F. Lockey
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What Is New in Small Airways Research?
By Ves Dimov, MD

View this month’s reviews

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Education Program Recently Europeanized
It is estimated that across Europe, less than two-fifths of those with hereditary angioedema (HAE) have received a formal diagnosis of their condition. As part of our continued partnership with “HAE: Learn About It, Talk About It,” read more>>

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

Thank You! WAO Translators
Thank you to all of WAO's translators for your ongoing commitment to translate the monthly "Editors' Choice Literature Review" and "Book Review." It is greatly appreciated. View the translations.

If you would like to apply to be a WAO translator,  please send an email to Becky Anderson at: banderson@worldallergy.org. WAO is currently looking for Japanese, German, Italian, and Chinese translators with a good command of English.

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.