WAO News and Notes

Volume 11, Issue 9, September 2014

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President's Message

Dear Friends,

There are many events and educational opportunities taking place across the globe in the field of allergy, asthma and immunology. I thought I would take a moment to highlight all of the exciting events that WAO Member Societies are hosting in the coming months.  [...] Read more>>

WAO International Scientific Conference 2014

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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 for 85 young physicians in attendance. Be sure to check out the ESP Homepage to see where WAO has been, and to read more about the WATS in Mozambique.

View the WAO Meetings Calendar for more professional events!

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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 2,080 followers on Twitter and 1,680 likes on Facebook!

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September 2014
Volume 9
Alessandro Fiocchi, MD
Erika Jensen-Jarolim, MD
Deputy Editor


Montelukast for the high impact of asthma exacerbations in Venezuela: a practical and valid approach for Latin America
Arnaldo Capriles Hulett, Maria Gonzalez Yibirin, Amaris Garcia, Dollys Hurtado
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Sensitization to Blattella germanica among adults with asthma in Yaounde, Camaroon: a cross-section study
Eric W Pefura-Yone, André Pascal Kengne, Emmanuel Afane-Ze, Christopher Kuaban
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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
United Arab Emirates
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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

Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists and antagonists exhibit anti-asthma/allergic rhinitis effects.

Read this and all reviews

Allergy Book Review

Book Review

Studies on Respiratory Disorders

Edited by Ganguly NK, Jindal SK, Biswal S, Barnes PJ, Pawankar R

Reviewed by Alexandru Corlateanu, MD, PhD

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What is New in Small Airways Research?

By Ves Dimov, MD

Anti-IL5 Antibody Mepolizumab is Effective in Eosinophilic Asthma

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Research Article Summaries

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

Anaphylaxis: Guidelines from the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Muraro A et al, 2014)

Read the newest summaries

Read past summaries

What's New

New Education Programs

Allergic Diseases Resource Center
Occupational Allergens
By Joaquin Sastre and Santiago Quirce

Clinical Allergy Tip
Mite-Seafood Cross-Reactivity: Not Only Tropomyosin
By Joaquin Sastre, MD, PhD, FAAAI

WAO Junior Members Group - September Member News

Check out this month’s Junior Members News by Dr Veeresh K Patil on WAO Centers of Excellence Program and an update on WISC 2014! We greatly thank Prof Patil for his contribution to this month’s WAO Junior Members News!

WAO Junior Members- Updates!

Thank You, Website Translators!

Every month the President’s Message, Journal Article Reviews, and Book Reviews are translated into several different languages. WAO extends their appreciation to these translators for their ongoing contributions:

Yehia El-Gamal and Elham Hossny

Liliane Gendreau-Reid

Krzystof Kowal

Herberto Jose Chong Neto

Anna Sala Cunill and Lorena Soto Retes

Read the newly updated bios to find out more about the WAO translators.

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.