WAO News and Notes

Volume 8, Issue 10, October 2011

WAC 2011


Dear Colleagues,

There currently are 7 allergy/immunology societies from the region of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region that have joined WAO as Member Societies: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Ukraine. This strong representation reflects the increasing interest in the specialty from the CIS region on the part of physicians of all disciplines, and it is an honor for WAO to provide opportunities for clinical and scientific exchange. This month I am pleased to share news about several accomplishments in the CIS region, including the successful WAO Emerging Societies Program (ESP) Delegates Meeting and World Allergy Training School (WATS) recently held in Moscow as well as the launch of the new Russian edition of the World Allergy Organization Journal. Read more>>



2011-2013 WAO House of Delegates Meeting in Cancún, México

The WAO House of Delegates Meeting will take place on 7 December 2011, during the XXII World Allergy Congress (WAC 2011) in Cancún, México, 4-8 December. Officially appointed 2011-2013 Delegates will receive the meeting invitation and additional details. This will be a closed WAO meeting (by invitation only).

All invited delegates have a seat and a voice in the House of Delegates Meeting; however, only National Member Societies with Good Standing status maintain voting privileges. To check your Society’s status, or to submit late 2011 dues & reports, please contact Kate Kirchner, at kkirchner@worldallergy.org as soon as possible. Thank you.



First WAO-CSA Joint Symposium, China, October 2011

WAO has been honored to collaborate with the Chinese Society of Allergology (CSA) for the first WAO-CSA Joint Symposium in conjunction with the Biannual Scientific Meeting of the CSA in Chengdu, China 15-16 October 2011.

WAO sends a special Thank You to the WAO faculty; Professors Motohiro Ebisawa, Connie Katelaris, Hae-Sim Park, Ruby Pawankar, and Lanny Rosenwasser, for their presentations on a wide range of topics which were featured as live English-to-Chinese translations.

Twenty-five Respresentatives from the CIS Region Participate in WAO Emerging Societies Program and World Allergy Training School held in Moscow 17-18 September

The World Allergy Organization, together with the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) held activities of the Emerging Societies Program (ESP) in Moscow, Russia on 17-18 September 2011 in collaboration with the CIS Society of Allergology and Immunology.

The ESP, a joint initiative of the WAO and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), aims to.... Read more>>

WAO-ERS Joint Symposium, Amsterdam, 28 September 2011

Thank you to the more than 500 delegates who attended the ERS-WAO Small Airways Joint Symposium, “Why are small airways important in asthma?,” presented during the 2011 ERS Congress in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 28 September.

WAO would like to send a special “Thank You!” to speakers, Professors Peter Howarth (UK), Leif Bjermer (Sweden), Monica Kraft (USA), Nick ten Hacken (Netherlands), and session chairs Peter Barnes (UK) and Lanny Rosenwasser (USA) for their contributions to this greatly received and highly attended session!

The WAO Small Airways Diseases Working Group is funded through an unrestricted educational grant from TEVA Specialty Pharmaceuticals.



By Sylvia Sánchez-García, MD

During the last few months since the launch of the WAO Junior Members Group, young allergists from around the world have become involved in organizing the group. It is really satisfying to see how the Junior Members Group is growing every day, step by step, and all the enthusiasm from my colleagues! Their commitment, patience, and dedication are the mainstay of the success of the group.

To date, we are working hard to plan a WAO Junior Members Group Executive Board accommodating the key subject areas and geographical regions defined by WAO.... Read more>>



New Synopsis! Allergic Diseases Resource Center

Cow’s Milk Allergy in Children
WAO is honored to post this new synopsis which was contributed by the late Cassim Motala, MD (South Africa) and Alessandro Fiocchi, MD (Italy).

NEW! Clinical Allergy Tip
by Marianne Frieri, MD

New! WAO Interactive Case Review
Persistent Childhood Snoring
Authors: Michel Alkhalil, MD; Robert Pesek, MD



Oral Abstract and Poster Sessions Now Listed in the Online Scientific Program!
The WAC 2011 Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce that Oral Abstract and Poster Sessions have been programmed for WAC 2011. The 693 abstracts from 67 countries that have been accepted can now be viewed in the Online Scientific Program.

To emphasize the importance of research by WAC 2011 delegates, all abstract sessions have been scheduled during the lunch hour on 5, 6 and 7 December. No other sessions will take place during this time.

Save Money and Register at the Regular Registration Rate: The Deadline Is 31 October!
After 31 October, the rate for delegate registration will increase to $760 USD.
Take advantage of the Regular Registration of $660 by registering on or before midnight on Monday, 31 October 2011, US Central Time. Register today!

For more information, go to: www. worldallergy.org/wac2011.

WAO Journal

October 2011
Volume 4, Issue 10
ISSN: 1939-4551
Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD


Oxidative Stress in Asthma
Sahiner, Umit M; Birben, Esra; Erzurum, Serpil; Sackesen, Cansin; Kalayci, Omer


Aeroallergen Sensitization in Wheezing Children From Rosario, Argentina
Pendino, Patricia; Agüero, Claudio; Cavagnero, Paola; Lopez, Karina; Kriunis, Iván; Molinas, Jorge


History of the World Allergy Organization: A Global Scientific Meeting on Allergy Comes to Asia—The XX World Allergy Congress of Bangkok, Thailand, 2007
Vichyanond, Pakit

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