WAO News and Notes

Volume 10, Issue 9, September 2013

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President's Message

Ruby Pawankar

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Greetings from the World Allergy Organization! Hope you all had a good summer break.

Upcoming Important Events:

We are only a few months away from the WAO Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics being held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from 13-14 December 2013 – the very first of its kind. With an excellent scientific program and opportunities to exchange knowledge and network, we encourage you to participate in the scientific program, not only as a delegate but also as an abstract presenter [...] Read more >>

 Late-Breaking Abstract Submission now open!

Click here to submit your abstract

Deadline: 11 October 2013


Exhibit Hall

The WAO Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics is pleased to now offer companies the opportunity to exhibit at the meeting. Entrance to the Exhibit Hall is included in the cost of registration for all delegates.

Click here for more information.

Upcoming WAO Meetings

Biennial Conference of Indian Academy of Allergy: IAACON 2013
27-29 September, 2013
Goa, India

The Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology 2013 (APAPARI 2013) Congress
2-4 October, 2013
Bangkok, Thailand

National Clinical Immunology Symposium
Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology
26-27 October, 2013
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

View the WAO Meetings Calendar

Earn CME Credits at the WAO Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics!

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this live activity for a maximum number of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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Check out WAO on Facebook and Twitter!

Have you visited WAO’s social media sites on Facebook and Twitter? These social media pages will bring you up-to-date information about current news and events of interest to allergists/immunologists. You will also get updates on future meetings, scientific content, and what is new at www.worldallergy.org.

WAO would like to thank our followers:
We now have over 1,100 followers on Twitter and 1,000 likes on Facebook!

Make sure to visit both of our pages for the latest WAO news!

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September 2013
Volume 6
Lanny Rosenwasser, MD
Chief Editor


Patient related outcomes in a real life prospective follow up study: Allergen immunotherapy increase quality of life and reduce sick days
Petersen KD, Kronborg C, Larsen JN, Dahl R, Gyrd-Hansen D
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Oral food challenge to wheat: a near-fatal anaphylaxis and review of 93 food challenges in children
Cianferoni A, Khullar K, Saltzman R, Fiedler J, Garrett JP, Naimi DR, Spergel JM
United States of America
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Manifestations of Food Protein Induced Gastrointestinal Allergies Presenting to a Single Tertiary Paediatric Gastroenterology Unit
Meyer R, Fleming C, Ortega-Dominguez G, Lindley K, Michaelis L, Thapar N, Elawad M, Chakravarti V, Fox AT, and
Shah N

United Kingdom
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2nd WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012) Abstracts
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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. – Dr. Lanny Rosenwasser

Medical Journal Reviews

Editor's Choice
Literature Review


Juan Carlos Ivancevich, MD
Phillip Lieberman, MD

Patients with severe asthma and potential benefit from added statin treatment

Read this and all reviews

Allergy Book Review

Book Review

Visual Diagnosis and Treatment in Pediatrics, Second Edition

By EK Chung, LR Atkinson-McEvoy, JA Boom, PS Matz

Reviewed by Claudia Gallego, MD

Read the review

What is New in Small Airways Research?

By Ves Dimov, MD

Clustering approach identifies 7 adult asthma phenotypes highly consistent over a 10-year period

Read this and all article reviews

Junior Members Group Monthly Research Article Summaries

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

A case of relapsing polychondritis and hypogammaglobulinemia
(Gavrilova T et al 2013)

Read this month's summaries

Read past summaries

Thank you to all of the WAO review authors!

What's New

WAO Junior Members Group - September Member News!

During the WAO-EAACI Congress in Milan in June, WAO Junior Members had a chance to listen to their mentors speak about various aspects of becoming an outstanding physician. Prof Silvia Sánchez-García goes in depth about this wonderful WAO Junior Members Symposium in this month’s Junior Members News!

Ask a WAO Expert!

Are you a practicing physician? Would you like to get opinions from experts in various regions of the world on a specific clinical question? WAO has just launched its new Ask the Expert resource online to provide global perspectives on questions from healthcare practitioners. Ask your question today here! The editors of WAO Ask the Expert are Dr. Dana Wallace (USA) and Dr. John Weiner (Australia).

Find Online Learning Resources at WorldAllergy.org

Did you know that WAO offers several options for self-paced online learning including opportunities to earn CME? The course formats vary from recorded lectures to interactive case-based learning modules.

Lecture series currently available include: Basic Immunology, Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis, Hereditary Angioedema, Small Airways Diseases, Anaphylaxis, Precision Treatments, Immunotherapy, Severe Asthma, Small Airways Disease, Acute and Chronic Urticaria, Anaphylaxis, and Co-morbidities of Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis. 

Visit the lecture series portal here. Set up an account if you are not already registered. Access is free!

Online learning modules include: Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, and Allergic Rhinitis; and several more courses are coming this year!

Access the modules here. Register today. Access is free!