WAO News and Notes - Announcing Events and Programs
Volume 7, Issue 10 WAO Events and Programs - October 2010
WISC Dubai, 5-8 December 2010 - Online registration deadline: 31 October 2010

Note from the President

Richard F. LockeyDear Friends,

If you are reading this, then there is good chance that you are already familiar with the WAO Journal (www.waojournal.org) and the WAO web site (www.worldallergy.org). At least that is my hope. As a teacher, researcher and clinician, I regularly use both these excellent vehicles of information and learning. And, as President of the WAO, it is one of my aspirations that more of us will do the same. The editorial teams of the WAO Journal (led by Chief Editor Lanny Rosenwasser) and the WAO web site (led by Chief Editor Juan Carlos Ivancevich) work extremely hard to continually provide new and updated content, and present this content in new and different forms and using various approaches to get the most out of the material. And the editorial teams are ably supported by the WAO staff. All these contributors have my heartfelt thanks.

This month, I am excited to remind you of some of the features of the WAO Journal that make it such a valuable resource. Check it out today! I will highlight the web site in November.

The World Allergy Organization Journal

This Journal was mandated to be universally accessible, truly global in its content and reach, and have monthly issues in order to keep up with the latest developments. Now in its third year of publication, this global online-only Journal has posted issues every month without fail, featuring both original research and review articles from all over the world. The WAO continues to make the Journal available free of cost for all its members spanning its 84 member societies.

Lanny Rosenwasser has introduced several new features, including new series:

Basic and Clinical Translational Science in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

  • 2010, Volume 03, Issue 06, "Anti-Ids in Allergy: Timeliness of a Classic Concept," Wallmann, Julia; Pali-Schöll, Isabella; Jensen-Jarolim, Erika; Austria
  • 2010, Volume 03, Issue 06, "Update on biological therapeutics for asthma," Cook, Marisha; Bochner, Bruce; USA - Podcast available

Clinical Reviews in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

  • 2010, Volume 03, Issue 08, "Staphylococcus aureus and chronic airways disease," Derycke, Lara; Pérez-Novo, Claudina; Van Crombruggen, Koen; Corriveau, Marie-Noëlle; Bachert, Claus; Belgium
  • 2010, Volume 03, Issue 07, "Sublingual immunotherapy: Clinical indications in the WAO-SLIT Position Paper," Passalacqua, Giovanni; Compalati, Enrico; Canonica, Giorgio Walter; Italy
  • 2010, Volume 03, Issue 06, "Dermatology for the Allergist," Kim, Dennis; Lockey, Richard; USA - Podcast available
  • 2010, Volume 03, Issue 04, "Progress in Understanding Postnatal Immune Dysregulation in Allergic Disease," Susan Prescott, MD, PhD; David Martino, BSc; Megan Hodder, BSc; Tara Richman, BSc; Meri K. Tulic, BSc, PhD; Australia

2010 also saw the publication of the WAO DRACMA Guidelines

  • 2010, Volume 03, Issue 04, "World Allergy Organization (WAO) Diagnosis and Rationale for Action against Cow's Milk Allergy (DRACMA) Guidelines," Alessandro Fiocchi; Jan Brozek; Holger Schünemann; Sami L. Bahna; Andrea von Berg; Kirsten Beyer; Martin Bozzola; Julia Bradsher; Enrico Compalati; Motohiro Ebisawa; Maria Antonieta Guzman; Haiqi Li; Ralf G. Heine; Paul Keith; Gideon Lack; Massimo Landi; Alberto Martelli; Fabienne Rancé; Hugh Sampson; Airton Stein; Luigi Terracciano; Stefan Vieths - Podcast available

And these articles continue to be some of the most viewed:

2009 Asthma Summit: "Beyond the Guidelines"

  • 2010, Volume 03, Issue 02, Proceedings highlights with a total of five articles

Sub-Lingual Immunotherapy: World Allergy Organization Position Paper 2009

  • November 2009, Volume 2, Issue 11

Another New feature this year: Chief Editor Interviews

Easily & universally accessible Audio Podcasts: Lanny Rosenwasser conducts interviews with authors of articles of particular interest to clinicians on the science and practice of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.

Interviews currently available:

  • Richard F. Lockey, co-author of "Dermatology for the Allergist", from the series Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology.
  • Bruce S. Bochner, co-author of "Update on Biological Therapeutics for Asthma", from the series Basic and Clinical Translational Science in Allergy, Asthma.
  • Alessandro Fiocchi on the "World Allergy Organization (WAO) Diagnosis and Rationale against Cow's Milk Allergy (DRACMA) Guidelines"
  • Michael A. Kaliner on the "Asthma Summit 2009: Beyond the Guidelines"
  • William J. Calhoun on the "Asthma Summit 2009: Beyond the Guidelines," co-author of "Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm: Albuterol versus Montelukast"

What you can look forward to: a new series based on case reports discussed by clinicians from different parts of the world and including an interactive feature.

Many of the contributors listed here will also be present as faculty, presenters and delegates at the upcoming WAO International Scientific Conference on Asthma and Co-morbid Conditions: Expanding the Practice of Allergy for Optimal Patient Care in Dubai, UAE, 5-8 December 2010. Join us by registering today at http://www.worldallergy.org/2010dubai/. Stop me when you see me and give me your ideas for the WAO Journal, ultimately your Journal.

See you in Dubai! Thanks and all the best, Dick

Update from the
Small Airways Diseases Working Group

Small Airways Working Group

The work of the Small Airways Diseases Working Group is to increase awareness of diseases related to the small airways as well as to highlight scientific findings and encourage research in this area. This includes the development of a credible, evidence-based, global platform for physicians and other health care professionals around the world to have ease-of-access to the latest, most relevant scientific, clinical and educational resources on small airways diseases.

Upcoming Lecture

Lanny J. RosenwasserParticle 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

Stay informed about upcoming activities and find valuable educational and reference resources on the continually updated website of the Small Airways Working Group.

Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Survey

Dr. Gisoo Ghaffari from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine would appreciate readers' assistance with a short survey on the evaluation and management of eosinophilic esophagitis. Please click here to read his invitation to participate, and to link to the electronic survey.


ACAAI Save the Date

2010 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
11-16 November 2010
Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Online Registration closes October 31, 2010.

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

WISC Dubai


Late Registration Deadline: 31 October 2010

To Register for WISC 2010, click here.

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

To view more information about the Conference, please visit www.worldallergy.org/2010Dubai

World Allergy Organization Journal
Volume 3, Issue 10
October 2010
ISSN: 1939-4551

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


Differential Role of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1 Alpha in Toll-Like Receptor-Mediated and Allergic Inflammatory Reactions
Vadim V. Sumbayev, Sally A. Nicholas, and Bernhard F. Gibbs
United Kingdom


Comparison of Effectiveness between Beclomethasone Dipropionate and Fluticasone Propionate in Treatment of Children with Moderate Asthma
Akefeh Ahmadiafshar, Mohsen Mogimi Hadji, and Nima Rezaei

If you are a current member of a WAO Member Society:

Go to the WAO website (www.worldallergy.org). Click "Members Only" and you will be provided with instructions on how to access the full text of all articles published in the WAO Journal. To enjoy continual access, return to www.WorldAllergy.org and Members Only each time to newly access the full text.

Not a member? Sign up for the WAO Journal at: www.waojournal.org

DRACMA Document to Become a WAO Position Paper

THANK YOU! to the WAO Member Societies that endorsed or supported the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Diagnosis and Rationale for Action against Cow's Milk Allergy (DRACMA) Guidelines! The document will now be presented to the WAO House of Delegates for formal ratification toward becoming a WAO Position Paper. In the coming months, look for the official announcement of the DRACMA document's graduation to a WAO Position Paper at www.worldallergy.org and in the World Allergy Organization Journal!

House of Delegates 2010 Electronic-Vote

There is an electronic-vote of the WAO House of Delegates scheduled to open this month. Items for ratification include 2 new WAO Position Papers, and approval of 5 new member society applications! Delegates will be contacted individually with clear instructions on how to review the materials and cast their vote.

The House of Delegates consists of representatives appointed by their Member Society and carries a minimum term of 2 years. For a list of your society's chosen representative(s), please visit http://www.worldallergy.org/ wao_societies/houseofdelegates2009.php.

It is exceedingly important for the WAO House of Delegates members to remain active in WAO governance; therefore, we remain continuously grateful to all House of Delegates representatives for your involvement on behalf of your society. Thank you in advance for your continued support and participation!

WAO Clinical Allergy Tips - New Topic!

Glenis Scadding

The Best Way to Use Nasal Sprays
From the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSCAI) Guidelines

By Glenis K. Scadding, MD

Do you have vignettes to share with other practicing allergists/immunologists? Contact Stuart Friedman, MD, Medical Editor, Clinical Allergy Tips, at: info@worldallergy.org.

New Podcast!
WAO Journal Chief Editor Interviews

Richard F. LockeyRichard Lockey, MD
co-author of "Dermatology for the Allergist" World Allergy Organization Journal, 2010; 3(6).

Bruce BochnerBruce S. Bochner, MD
co-author of "Update on Biological Therapeutics for Asthma" World Allergy Organization Journal, 2010; 3(6).

Go to WAO Journal Chief Editor Interviews

New WAO Webinar!

On Friday October 1, Dr. Richard Lockey presented a lecture live over the Internet to an audience of delegates who were attending the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (1-3 October 2010) in Tbilisi, Georgia from his office in Tampa, Florida. His lecture entitled, "Asthma and Co-morbid Conditions" is available to members in the WAO website's webinar archive.

Check Your Allergy Quotient

Maximiliano GómezThis month's quiz was contributed by Maximiliano Gómez, MD - Head, Allergy & Immunology Unit, Hospital San Bernardo, Salta, Argentina.

Which is the best approach for a male patient with dry cough and occasional dyspnea for 6 months?

The patient is 50 years old with no history of allergies. He smokes 10 packs of cigarettes per year, is overweight and has been using an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor for a year plus Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) on Demand (OD). There are no other relevant findings or history.

Take the quiz

Upcoming Member Society Meetings

2010 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
3-6 November 2010
Victoria, BC, Canada

XX World Congress of Asthma
3-6 November 2010
Athens, Greece

1st European Rhinitis and Asthma Meeting (ERAM) together with the 8th Symposium on Experimental Rhinology and Immunology of the Nose (SERIN)
4-6 November 2010
Brussels, Belgium

8th Asia Pacific Congress of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology Held in conjunction with APAPARI Congress 2010
6-9 November 2010

European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Skin Allergy Meeting
11-13 November 2010
Venice, Italy

XVI Congress of the Latin American Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
13-16 November 2010
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Annual Autumn Meeting of the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
20 November 2010
Jeonju, South Korea

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

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