WAO News and Notes

Volume 9, Issue 11, November 2012

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President's MessageRuby Pawankar

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the World Allergy Organization!

We are just a few weeks away from the 2nd WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012), and I am looking forward to hosting all of you in the vibrant city of Hyderabad, India. There is still time to register if you haven’t had the chance yet, and all of the information you need is available at www.worldallergy.org/wisc2012.

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for WISC 2012!

Final Program now available! Click here to view.

Small Airways Disease Symposium
9 December 2012, WISC 2012, Hyderabad, India

Particle Deposition and Pharmacotherapy - Lanny Rosenwasser (USA)

Pathophysiology of the Small Airways - Rohit K Katial (USA)

Respiratory Function in Small Airways and Asthma
- Thomas B Casale (USA)

Optimal Assessment of Asthma Control in Clinical Practice: Is there a Role for Biomarkers?
- Stanley Fineman (USA)

World Allergy Training School
9 December 2012, Hyderabad, India

The Emerging Societies Program (ESP), a joint initiative of the WAO and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), will hold a World Allergy Training School (WATS) for the surrounding areas of Southeast Asia. Read more »

World Allergy Public & Patient Forum 2012
9 December 2012, Apollo Hospital-Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India

Join us in a day of networking with International Patient Organizations. Learn from the best organizations on how to develop your organization and mission while representing the patient voice in advocacy. Spirometry testing led by local and international physicians to follow!

WAO Journal

November 2012
Volume 5, Issue 11
Chief Editor: Lanny Rosenwasser, MD

WAO Position Papers

Diagnosis and Treatment of Urticaria and Angioedema: A Worldwide Perspective

Clinical Use of Probiotics in Pediatric Allergy (CUPPA): A World Allergy Organization Position Paper

Case Reports

Gluteal Subcutaneous Atrophy after Depot Steroid Injection for Allergic Rhinitis

Description of 3 Cases in Vietnam of Aspirin Desensitization in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Coexisting Aspirin Hypersensitivity

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Medical Journal Reviews

Literature Review
Editors' Choice

Juan Carlos Ivancevich, MD
Phillip Lieberman, MD

Allergen specific immunotherapy has not yet received adequate attention from European institutions.

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Allergy Book Review

Book Review

Pathogenesis and Management of Atopic Dermatitis
(Current Problems in Dermatology, Volume 41)
Edited by Tetsuo Shiohara

Reviewed by:
Esmeralda Shehu, MDMD (Albania)

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Book Reviewer Bibliography
now available.

What's New

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

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PhARF Award 2013
It is time to nominate your candidate for the 2013 PhARF Award. The objective of PhARF is to encourage progress in allergy research, specifically through the PhARF Award, which is aimed at recognizing outstanding younger investigators. The Award amounts to $50,000 USD.

Nomination Deadline: 31 December 2012

To nominate, click here.

XVII Congress of the Latin American Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (SLAAI)

WAO was happy to have Professor Ruby Pawankar, WAO President, and Professor Lanny Rosenwasser, WAO President-Elect, deliver lectures at the Latin American Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (SLAAI) Congress which took place in Cartagena, Colombia on 24 to 26 October 2012. The main topic areas of the Congress included Allergic Respiratory Problems, Particular Regional Aspects, Food Allergy, Immunotherapy, Skin Allergies, Drug Allergy, Topics in Immunology, Allergy Diagnosis, and Miscellaneous. At the Special WAO Symposium, Professor Pawankar lectured on "Current concepts in the pathological mechanisms of nasal polyps", and Professor Rosenwasser lectured on "Small Airways and Asthma".

Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology, and Immunology (APAPARI)

The 2012 Congress of the Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology, and Immunology (APAPARI) was extremely successful. The Congress took place in Taiwan on 19 to 21 October. Over 850 attendees from 17 countries attended and shared knowledge regarding allergy, respirology, immunology and other related fields. WAO was delighted to host a Symposium at the Congress which consisted of Professors Ruby Pawankar, Lanny Rosenwasser, and Motohiro Ebisawa.

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