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Junior Member News - January, 2019

Junior Member News – January 2019

The WAO Junior Members Group: Great Future Ahead!

This upcoming 2019 is a year for strengthening our Junior Member (JM) presence across the globe. We are all responsible for the future of allergy and clinical immunology through continued clinical practice, research, and education. 

This year in addition to continuation of multiple initiatives from prior years, we would like to increase our visibility among all junior members across the globe. Here are some resources to follow:

  • WAO JM Symposium and JM Practical Courses were continued with well-received WAO JM reception in Florence, Italy. We are extremely grateful with the SIAAIC JMs for housing activities and collaborate, the WAO Board, the WAO Journal editors, and senior experts for all the support.
  • Active involvement in multiple publications, including journal articles, WAO guidelines, WAO monograph on immunotherapy, monthly review of What is New in Small Airways and monthly WAO JM News & Notes:
  • Continuous growth of the social media channels such as:
  • The WAO TV, which contains with interviews with the world’s top allergy/immunology experts:
  • Participation in the WAO Scientific Committees and guidelines authorship
  • Research projects involvement including projects led by the WAO JM, such as the recently published  “Management of chronic spontaneous urticaria: a worldwide perspective” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29988758
  • Collaboration with other Allergy and Immunology Junior Member groups, exemplified by projects, such as the EAACI-AAAAI-WAO Junior Members Survey which currently under review in the journal Allergy.

We have exciting upcoming international meetings: WISC 2019 (Beirut, Lebanon) 4-6 April; abstract submission is currently open and will close March 20th 2019 and WAC 2019 (Lyon, France) 12-14 December; abstract submission is currently open and will close May 6th 2019. We are looking forward to seeing you there!!

We would like to thank all the members of the WAO JM Steering Group for your support, amazing energy and inspiring passion!  We hope keep working with you all in the future. The WAO JM steering group is honored to work with and for you!

We would also like to invite anyone you may know fits the criteria to register as a WAO JM though the WAO JMs page and be part of our international family! Let’s actively support the Allergy specialty across the globe and make a difference!

Finally, we would like to wish you all a successful New Year, full of achievements and good news!

All the best,

Alexei Gonzalez-Estrada MD
Chair, WAO JM steering committee

Manuel Rial Prado MD
Co-Chair, WAO JM steering committee