WAO News and Notes

Volume 9, Issue 10, October 2012

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President's MessageRuby Pawankar

Dear Colleagues,

Warm Greetings from the World Allergy Organization!

The 2012 WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012) is less than two months away, and I am looking forward to seeing each of you in person in Hyderabad, India. There is still time to register... read more »


now to take advantage of the reduced rates!

Regular Registration Rate Deadline:
31 October


Attend the WAO Sessions at
SLAAI, 24-27 October 2012

WAO will have three sessions at the XVII Congress of the Latin American Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (SLAAI) meeting in Columbia. We hope to see you there.

WAO Presidential Lecture
Ruby Pawankar

WAO Anaphylaxis Guidelines
Richard Lockey

Special WAO Symposium
Current concepts in the pathological mechanisms of nasal polyps
Ruby Pawankar

Small airways and asthma
Lanny Rosenwasser

Cows Milk Allergy in Children
WAO’s DRAMCA Guidelines
Enrico Campalati

Panamanian Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress

WAO was happy to have Prof. Noel Rodriguez Perez represent WAO at the Congress held 27-28 September in Panama. Read more »

WAO Journal

October 2012
Volume 5, Issue 10
Chief Editor: Lanny Rosenwasser, MD

Original Article

Cross-reactivity in Grasses: Biochemical Attributes Define Exemplar Relevance
Alan Bullimore, Toby Batten, Simon Hewings, Karl Juergen Fischer von Weikersthal-Drachenberg, Murray Skinner
United Kingdom

Notes of Allergy Watchers

Regulatory Aspects of Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy: Europe Sets the Scene for a Global Approach
Sergio Bonini

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Medical Journal Reviews

Literature Review
Editors' Choice

Juan Carlos Ivancevich, MD
Phillip Lieberman, MD

The Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP) simplified algorithm to define 5 phenotypically distinct asthma clusters in a separate and diverse urban asthma population

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Allergy Book Review

Book Review

New Drugs and Targets for Asthma and COPD (Progress in Respiratory Research Vol. 39)
Editors: Trevor T. Hansel and Peter J. Barnes

Reviewed by:
Enrico Heffler, MD
Torino, Italy

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Book Reviewer Bibliography
now available.

What's New

New! Allergy Quiz
Contributed by Maximilano Gomez, MD

Which statements are incorrect in Cystic Fibrosis (CF)? Take the quiz.

What Is New in Small Airways Research?
By Ves Dimov, MD

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Upcoming Meetings Worldwide
Looking for more information about allergy or clinical immunology? Attend one or more of the many meetings going on worldwide. View the Worldwide Meetings Calendar.