WAO News and Notes - Announcing Events and Programs
Volume 7, Issue 9 WAO Events and Programs - September 2010
WISC Dubai, 5-8 December 2010 - Submit your abstract and register online today

Note from the President

Richard F. LockeyDear Members,

The 1st World Allergy Organization (WAO) International Scientific Conference, entitled "Asthma and Comorbid Conditions: Expanding the Practice of Allergy for Optimal Patient Care," is scheduled for approximately three months from now, December 5 - 8, 2010, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The focus of the scientific program will be extraordinarily unique, one of a kind, from which physicians will learn about varied comorbid conditions associated with asthma. The faculty are an internationally recognized "Who's Who" in the world, each one of whom will participate in a variety of different educational venues including postgraduate lectures, symposia, plenary sessions, "hands-on" conferences and poster presentations. Comorbid conditions covered are too numerous to mention but some of them include sleep apnea, various forms of rhinitis, vocal cord dysfunction, obesity, osteoporosis and osteopenia, endocrine disorders, and psychological problems. There will be sessions on food challenge testing, the role of bone scanning to diagnose osteoporosis and osteopenia, managing chronic cough, spirometry, skin testing, rhinoscopy, management of sleep disorders, smoking cessation, aspirin desensitization, use of nitric oxide and other markers of inflammation, bronchial provocation testing, practical aspects of immunotherapy, and weight management.

Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the UAE located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. It dates from 1799, its geographical location making it an important trading hub by the beginning of the 20th century. Dubai has attracted world attention for its large construction projects and architectural highlights. It is known as the "shopping capital" of the Middle-East, and its rich collection of buildings and structures include the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's largest building.

As President of WAO, I will be honored to greet you at the opening ceremony, December 5, to which all are invited. Remember, this conference is intended to expand the practice of allergy for optimal patient care. Many of the subjects covered are those which will enhance the skills of the practitioner to take care of patients with asthma, other chronic respiratory problems, and their comorbid conditions. Please go to the WAO website at www.worldallergy.org and register for this most unusual and wonderful conference, in fact, a first of its kind.

See you there!

Richard F. Lockey, MD
President, World Allergy Organization

New Lecture!

Small Airways Working Group

Small Airways Working Group Lecture

Lanny J. RosenwasserWAO's Small Airways Diseases Working Group project will host a lecture on "Particle Deposition and Small Airways in Asthma", presented by Lanny J. Rosenwasser, Chair, WAO Small Airways Diseases Working Group; Chief Editor, WAO Journal & Secretary General, WAO.

The 60th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Allergology
Thursday, November 25 - Saturday, November 27, 2010
Tokyo International Forum

WAO Journal Chief Editor Interviews
New podcast!

Alessandro FiocchiLanny J. Rosenwasser, MD, Editor-in-Chief, recently spoke with Alessandro Fiocchi, MD, about the recent publication he co-authored, "World Allergy Organization (WAO) Diagnosis and Rational for Action against Cow's Milk Allergy (DRACMA) Guidelines" (Fiocchi A, Brozek J, Schünemann H, Bahna SL, von Berg A, Beyer K, Bozzola M et al., World Allergy Organization Journal 2010; 3(4): 57-61. Full text.

To listen to this interview, download it from the podcast section of the WAO Journal.

WAO Allergic Diseases Resource Center -
Now Available in Polish

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Congratulations to the Polish Society of Allergology for translating the WAO Allergic Diseases Resource Center into the Polish language. As a service to its members, the Society will spend the next year translating all the synopses. The work is being done by Krzysztof Chmielewski of Medplus, a translator with medical background, and it is reviewed by Michel Panek, MD, of the Department of Internal Diseases, Asthma and Allergy, Medical University of Lodz, Poland. The first synopsis can be found on the new WAO page at: http://www.worldallergy.org/adrc/polish/.

To All WAO Member Societies, if you have plans to translate WAO medical education content into the language(s) of your members, please contact Juan Carlos Ivancevich, MD, Web Editor-in-Chief.

Asia Pacific Allergy
New Journal to Launch in November 2010

APA coverThe Asia Pacific Association of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI) will launch the first edition of Asia Pacific Journal (AP Allergy), the association's official journal, in November 2010. The purpose of Asia Pacific Journal will be to promote communication, education and research among scientists, clinicians, trainees and allied health professionals in the Asia Pacific region who are interested in allergy, inflammatory disease and immunodeficiency. The journal will be published four times a year and will be free to APAAACI members. Manuscripts will be peer reviewed, and published articles will include case discussions, original articles, editorials, current reviews, epidemiology studies and more. The editorial leadership of the journal will be shared among APAAACI, the Asian Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology & Immunology (APAPARI), and the West Pacific Allergy Organization (WPAO).

Congratulations to S. I. Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Constance Katelaris, Associate Editor-in-Chief (President-Elect, APAAACI), Akihiro Morikawa, Associate Editor-in-Chief (President, APAPARI), and H.B. Moon, Associate Editor-in-Chief (Secretary General, WPAO). For more information about the journal contact Managing Editors, C.S. Lee (cslee@sookmyung.ac.kr) or Y.S. Chang (addchang@sunbh.org).


ACAAI Save the Date

2010 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Registration closes October 31, 2010.

General Information
Exhibitor prospectus and forms available at http://www.acaai.org/about/Pages/AnnualMeeting.aspx

Abstract Submission
Abstracts are being accepted only for Fellows in Training (FITs) and directing first year FITs. Email Debra Kroncke at debrakroncke@acaai.org for login information.

WISC Dubai


To Register for WISC 2010, click here.

To Submit a Late-Breaking Abstract or Review Abstract Submission Guidelines, click here.

To Book your Accommodations and View Optional Tour Information, click here.

Scientific Program Highlights

  • Keynote Lunch Symposia
    During the lunch hour on each day of the meeting, there will be a 20-minute lecture from one of the key opinion leaders in the field. Lunch boxes will be available for all attendees.
  • Plenary Sessions
    The 6 plenary presentations will set the stage with distinguished international experts providing context and background through overviews and literature reviews to define unmet needs.
  • Symposia
    The 16 symposia will address a wide range of topics, providing the opportunity for in-depth and detailed exploration.
  • Postgraduate Courses
    Postgraduate Courses will be oriented toward the clinic, have a less formal approach, and be more participatory.

To view the WISC 2010 Invited Speakers, click here.

To view the WISC 2010 Preliminary Scientific Program, click here.

World Allergy Organization Journal
Volume 3, Issue 9
September 2010
ISSN: 1939-4551

Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD - Editor-in-Chief


Association of BDNF Gene Polymorphism with Asthma in Polish Children
Aleksandra Szczepankeiwicz, Anna Bręborowicz, Paulina Sobkowiak, and Anna Popiel


Probiotics in Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis
Rashmi Ranjan Das, Meenu Singh, and Nusrat Shafiq


New Perspectives in Hereditary Angioedema: Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Choices
A CME Symposium presented at the 2009 World Allergy Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 9, 2009
Bruce Zuraw, Michael Frank, and Marc Riedl

1. Introduction, New Perspectives in Hereditary Angioedema: Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Choices
Bruce Zuraw, Michael Frank, and Marc Riedl

2. The Pathophysiology of Hereditary Angioedema
Bruce Zuraw

3. Hereditary Angioedema: Recombinant and Purified Human C1 Inhibitors
Michael Frank

4. A Review of HAE Treatments: Kallikrein Inhibitors and Bradykinn Type 2 Receptor
Marc Riedl

5. Summary and Conclusions, New Perspectives in Hereditary Angioedema: Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Choices
Bruce Zuraw

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A Patient with Facial Rash and Angioedema
A WAO Interactive Case Report
By Robbie Pesek, MD and Richard F. Lockey, MD

Editor: Bob Q. Lanier, MD

Robbie Pesek Richard Lockey

Upcoming WAO Activities in September

22-24 September, Barcelona, Spain
2-day WAO Educational Session titled, "Strategic Communication: Improving the Exchange of Information for Improved Care in Allergy and Asthma."
Support by an unrestricted educational grant from Grupo Uriach

26 September, Gargnano, Italy
First in-person meeting of the Steering Committee of the WAO HAE International Alliance

Upcoming Member Society Meetings

Georgia Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology Annual Meeting
1-3 October 2010
Tbilisi, Georgia

XXVII Congress of Czech and Slovak Allergists and Clinical Immunologists
6-9 October 2010
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Third International Congress of Allergy and Immunology
13-15 October 2010
Amman, Jordan

Israeli Association of Territorial and Hospital Allergists Annual Meeting
14-16 October 2010
Nazareth, Israel

EAACI/GA2LEN Allergy School "Allergy and Immunotheraphy"
21-23 October 2010
Berlin, Germany

Annual Conference of Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology (ICAAI) 2010
22-24 October 2010
Udiapur, Rajasthan

4th International Symposium on Molecular Allergology (ISMA) 2010
29-31 October 2010
Munich, Germany

World Allergy Congress (WAC) 2011 - Cancun, Mexico, 4-8 December 2011

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