WAO News and Notes

Volume 11, Issue 11, November 2014

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President's Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

We are just a few weeks away from the 3rd WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2014) and XLI Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Association of Allergy and Immunology (ASBAI), and we are looking forward to hosting all of you in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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/wisc2014. [...] Read More>>

WAO International Scientific Conference 2014

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EBM Prevention of Pediatric Allergy: Myth or Reality

29-30 January 2015, Rome

Evidence-based prevention and management of pediatric allergy – a WAO-endorsed meeting – will be held in Rome on 29-30 January 2015. International experts from around the world will cover several topics on prevention and treatment of pediatric allergy. Of particular note will be the launch of the first part of the “WAO Guidelines on Prevention of Atopic Disease (GLAD-P)” initiated in 2012 and led by Professors Alessandro Fiocchi, Ruby Pawankar, Holger Schünemann and Hugh Sampson. Please join us in this exciting meeting to be held at the Roma Eventi – Fontana di Trevi Conference Centre. For a preliminary program and other information, visit: http://www.biomedia.net/mitorealt%C3%A02015.

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November 2014
Volume 10
Alessandro Fiocchi, MD
Erika Jensen-Jarolim, MD
Deputy Editor


Advances in synthetic peptide immuno-regulatory epitopes
Peter Socrates Creticos
United States
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Chronic urticaria: new management options
Paul Greenberger
United States
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Current status and future perspectives of immunotherapy in Latin America and Cuba
Diaz Rodriguez A, Labrada Rosado A, Castro Almarales RL, Alvarez Castello M
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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

Real-world frequency of new reports of cephalosporin-associated “allergies" or serious adverse drug reactions

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Allergy Book Review

Book Review

History of Allergy
Edited by Bergmann KC and Ring J
Reviewed by Ian Pollock

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What Is New in Small Airways Research?

By Ves Dimov, MD

4 asthma phenotype clusters in elderly patients identified for the first time

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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)

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What's New

WAO Junior Members Group - November Member News

WAO Junior Member Prof. Ves Dimov, invites all WAO Junior Members to attend this year’s WISC 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! Please stop over the WAO Junior Members News to read all about what the WAO Junior Members have in store in Brazil!

WAO Junior Members- Updates!

WAO Website Wins MarCom 2014 Gold Award and WAO News & Notes Wins MarCom Honorable Mention

WAO has been recognized in the 2014 MarCom Awards, judged and administered by the International Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals. The WAO website received the 2014 Gold Award, which is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm. WAO News & Notes received an Honorable Mention. There were over 6,000 entries from 34 countries worldwide.

Congratulations to Dr. Juan Carlos Ivancevich, Web Editor-in-Chief, Dana Wallace, Deputy Editor, the WAO Web Editorial Board, and all content contributors, reviewers, and translators involved in the WAO website and WAO News & Notes!

PhARF Award 2015

The Phadia Allergy Research Forum (PhARF) welcomes you to nominate a candidate for the 2015 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 2014
To nominate, click here.

Interactive Case Reports

WAO would like to thank Dr. Bob Lanier, Editor of Interactive Case Reports, and Dr. Richard Lockey, Contributor, for their support of this educational program.

Started in 2006, Interactive Case Reports, gives you the chance to test your knowledge and make a diagnosis on an unusual case history. The case study is pictorially presented, along with questions and possible diagnoses. Once you select your diagnosis, you immediately learn whether or not your diagnosis corresponds to that of the experts who posted the case, and are able to read the rationale for the diagnosis and suggested treatment provided by the expert.

If you would like the opportunity to submit an Interactive Case Report please contact Samantha Machart.