WAO News and Notes

Volume 11, Issue 8, August 2014

Bookmark and Share

President's Message

Dear Friends,

We are excited that so many of you are planning on joining WAO and ASBAI in Rio de Janeiro for WISC 2014. WISC 2014 is on the way to being the largest WISC Conference to date, so if you haven’t already registered and made your travel arrangements, we encourage you to visit the website to begin planning your Conference experience. If you would like to participate in the Scientific Program, our Late Breaking Abstract submission is opening today. Submit your ground-breaking, innovative research for the opportunity to present to some of the key opinion leaders in the field. Late Breaking Abstract submission will close on 15 September – so don’t miss this opportunity. [...] Read more>>

WAO International Scientific Conference 2014

Submit your Late-Breaking Abstract by 15 September 2014

Register by 31 October 2014 to receive a reduced registration price!

Keep up-to-date with the Online Scientific Program

World Allergy Training School (WATS): Maputo, Mozambique

On 14 August, the Emerging Societies Program (ESP), a joint initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) and the American College of Allergy held a World Allergy Training School (WATS) in Maputo, Mozambique. Dr Dana Wallace, Prof Joao Tebyrica and Dr Daniel Ein were present to conduct the Training School. Be sure to check out the ESP Homepage to see where we have been, and to read more about the WATS in Mozambique.

View the WAO Meetings Calendar for more professional events!

WAO on Twitter

WAO would like to thank its followers: WAO now has 2,000 followers on Twitter!
Join the other 2,000 followers on WAO’s Twitter. WAO will bring you up-to-date information about current news and events of interest to allergists and immunologists. You will also get updates on future meetings, scientific content, and what is new at www.worldallergy.org.

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

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

Twitter: @worldallergy

Facebook: facebook.com/worldallergyorg 


August 2014
Volume 8
Alessandro Fiocchi, MD
Erika Jensen-Jarolim, MD
Deputy Editor


Prevalence and triggers of allergic rhinitis in the United Arab Emirates
Bassam Mahboub, Suleiman Al-Hammadi, Vijayshree P Prakash, Nabil Sulaiman, Michael S Blaiss et al
Full Text

Audit of nasal lysine aspirin therapy in recalcitrant aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease
Rachel Howe, Rita M Mirakian, Prathap Pillai, Simon Gane, Yvonne C Darby, Glenis K Scadding
Full Text

Allergenius, an expert system for the interpretation of allergen microarray results
Giovanni Melioli, Clive Spenser, Giorgio Reggiardo, Giovanni Passalacqua, Enrico Compalati et al
Full Text


New strategies with anti-IgE in allergic diseases
Stephen T Holgate
WAO Immunotherapy & Biologics Online Monograph
Full Text

Sign up for email notifications of new articles!

Articles published in the WAO Journal are available through PubMed Central and PubMed.

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

Estimating the socio-economic costs of allergic diseases to the European Union.

Read this and all reviews

Allergy Book Review

Book Review

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Allergies

Edited by Gao Z-S, Shen H- H, Zheng M, Frewer LJ, Gilissen LJWJ

Reviewed by Pankaj Salphale, MD

Read the Review

What is New in Small Airways Research?

By Ves Dimov, MD

Thiazolidinediones may provide a new anti-inflammatory approach to asthma

Read this and all article reviews

Research Article Summaries

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

Allergic Rhinitis is a Risk Factor for Traffic Safety (Vuurman EFPM et al, 2014)

Read the newest summaries

Read past summaries

What's New

New Education Programs

Allergic Diseases Resource Center
Eczema, Atopic Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis
By Ulf Darsow, Kilian Eyerich, Johannes Ring

Interactive Case Report
Recurrent Flushing, and Abdominal Cramping
Written by Michael C. Balduzzi and Richard F. Lockey
Reviewed by Bob Lanier

WAO Junior Members Group - August Member News

WAO Junior Member, Prof Ming Zheng, talked about his recent fellowship under the care of WAO Board Member, Prof Claus Bachert, and his work with the WAO Member Society: German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology. Likewise, he summarized the 25th Congress of the European Rhinologic Society (ERS) in conjunction with the 32nd International Symposium of Infection & Allergy of the Nose (ISIAN) on 26 June 2014 in the Netherlands. Please be sure to read all about the WAO Junior Members on their Members News Page!

WAO Junior Members- Updates!

WAO TV - New Video

WAO TV has a new video from the EAACI Congress 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Role of IgE-Receptors in Airway Inflammation and Remodeling - Ruby Pawankar, MD, PhD, Immediate Past President of WAO

For more information on WAO TV and to watch WAO's videos, click here.

Call for Allergy Quizzes

Would you like the opportunity to submit a quiz question along with answers and explanation that can be used for future quizzes?

Dr. Glenis Scadding, Editor, is looking for volunteers for the Allergy Quiz section of the website. Each quiz will be featured on the homepage of the WAO website and announced in the monthly newsletter, WAO News & Notes. Join Dr. Scadding in developing an enjoyable learning experience for allergists/immunologists and trainees around the world.

For more information, contact Samantha Machart.

Asthma: Comorbidities, Coexisting Conditions, and Differential Diagnosis

Asthma: Comorbidities, Coexisting Conditions, and Differential Diagnosis, edited by Richard F. Lockey, MD, and Dennis K. Ledford, MD, 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.