WAO News and Notes - Announcing Events and Programs
Volume 5, Issue 12 WAO Events and Programs - December 2008
World Allergy Congress (WAC) 2009 - Buenos Aires, Argentina,  6-10 December 2009


Abstract Submission: 11 May 2009
Click here to submit your abstract online

Early Registration: 11 May 2009
Online registration will be available soon!

NEW! WAO Webinar Archive

Presentations given by WAO members as "webinars" via the Internet are recorded and archived for viewing on the WAO web site in the "Education in Allergy" section. Now available:

Dennis LedfordAsthma and GERD
Presented by Dr. Dennis Ledford during the Highlights in Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Meeting in Genoa, Italy, 30-31 October 2008.

Shyam MohapatraRespiratory Syncytial Virus Illness: A Gateway to Asthma?
Presented by Dr. Shyam Mohapatra during the XIX World Congress of Asthma hosted by Interasma in Monte Carlo, Monaco, 5-8 November 2008.


NEW! WAO programs to be held at The First Middle East-Asia Allergy Asthma Immunology Congress


1st Emerging Societies Program (ESP)
for the Middle East North Africa region

WAO-ACAAI in collaboration with the MEAAAIC
26th March 2009

1st WAO Allergy Training School (WATS)
for the Middle East North Africa region

A collaboration of WAO, ACAAI, AAAAI, EAACI, in collaboration with the MEAAAIC
29th March 2009

Global Resources in Allergy™ (GLORIA)
Speaker: Giorgio Walter Canonica
Module: Immunotherapy
27th March 2009

Seminars & Conferences
Speaker: Carlos E Baena-Cagnani
Managing Pediatric Asthma Airway Remodeling in Children: How early does it occur?
28th March 2009

WAO Lecture - a WAO Webinar
Speaker: Richard Lockey
Topic: Anaphylaxis
27th March 2009

New Horizons in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
March 26-29, 2009
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


The Global Resources in Allergy (GLORIA) curricula educates medical professionals worldwide, through local, state, regional and national presentations. Modules are created from established guidelines and recommendations to address different aspects of allergy-related patient care. To learn more, click here.

Upcoming US GLORIA Placements

South West Allergy Forum
January 14-18, 2009
Fiesta Americana
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Faculty: David Khan
Modules: Drug Allergy; Anaphylaxis

2009 US GLORIA is funded through unrestricted educational grants from:


Allergic Diseases Resource Center

Two new educational reviews have been provided on the current state of knowledge regarding these topics:

Allergic Remodeling
By Phillip L. Lieberman, M.D., FAAACI

Diagnostic Approach to the Adult with Suspected Immune Deficiency
By Sasawan Chinratanapisit, MD, Panida Sriaroon, MD, and John W Sleasman, MD

Opportunity to Advance WAO's Online Efforts

Web Chief Editor 2010-2014

After years of outstanding leadership of the WAO Web initiatives, Richard M. Lockey plans to transition from his post as Web Chief Editor over the course of the next year. His successor will begin full responsibility as Chief Editor at the start of 2010. Do you want to make a solid impact on the future of the World Allergy Organization? Do you have experience building a professional medical community online? To apply, please request details from the WAO Secretariat.

Applications are due by January 15, 2009

WAO Members only

WAO JournalDecember 2008

One Year with WAO Journal
Johannes Ring; Lanny Rosenwasser

Original Study
Delayed-type heparin allergy: diagnostic procedures and treatment alternatives. A case series including 15 patients
Claudia Pföhler, M.D.; Cornelia S Müller, MD; Gerhard Pindur, MD; Hermann Eichler, MD; Hans-Joachim Schäfers, MD; Ulrich Grundmann, MD; Wolfgang Tilgen, MD

Original Study
Asthma in a Primary Health Care Center serving a poor population. A descriptive and interventional study.
Eloisa Malbrán, Student; Graciela L Rey, MD; Alejandro Malbrán, MD PhD

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