Junior Member News - October 2014

WAO Junior Members Newsletter

October 2014

Yuan Zhang, M.D.
Attending doctor
Beijing Institute of Otolaryngology
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Allergy
Beijing TongRen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, PR China


Congratulations for successful SERINASIA 2014

The First International Symposium of Experimental Rhinology and Immunology of the Nose in Asia, the SERINASIA was held over 3 days, between April 10 and 12, 2014, at Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong, in Beijing, China.

SERINASIA derives its origin from Symposium of Experimental Rhinology and Immunology of the Nose (SERIN) hosted by European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).  SERIN was found by the world renowned rhinologist, Prof. Claus Bachert from Ghent University in Belgium and has been successfully held for 9 times. SERINA is committed to promote the exchange among European young rhinologists and has become the most important academic communication platform in Rhinology field in Europe. In 2013, Prof. Bachert and Prof. Luo Zhang from China jointly proposed that SERIN would be held in ASIA (SERINASIA) and Beijing was selected to host the first SERINASIA in 2014. Prof. Claus Bachert from Belgium, Prof. Luo Zhang from China and Prof. Ruby Pawankar from Japan were elected as Chairmen of SERINASIA 2014.

Prof. Luo Zhang, Prof. Ruby Pawankar and Prof. Claus Bachert

The meeting welcomed 343 delegates and they stayed with each other for the past two and a half days’ learning time. Thirty international speakers from 8 countries elaborated on the theme of “Progress and Innovation in Nasal Immunology” through 43 lectures. Delegates had opportunities to attend 6 keynote lectures on “Upper and lower airways”, “Does the mucosal barrier fall”, “The airway microbiome and the role of viruses”, “Genetics in AR and CRS”, “Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease” and “New therapies in allergy and CRS” respectively. Moreover, the information regarding the key documents nearing publication including the 2013 update of “Allergic rhinitis”, “Rhinosinusitis” and “Asthma” were also be delivered in World Allergy Organization (WAO) YEARLY UPDATE. In addition, the scientific program also featured one poster discussion session which accepted 16 abstracts and accepted 2 abstracts as oral presentations. There was every reason to believe that the meeting was a big success and this year’s SERINASIA contributed to greatly increasing the skills and knowledge amongst rhinologists in Asia.


17th Asian Research Symposium in Rhinology (ARSR) 2015

Asian Research Symposium in Rhinology (ARSR), since its origin in 1996, has been working actively to build an academic platform for Asian professionals in both basic and clinical rhinology. ARSR has gradually become a featured forum and important event in Asia in the field of rhinology and is held in a different Asian city almost every 2 years. The 17th ARSR which will be held in New OtaniChangFuGong Hotel, Beijing, China, April 9 to 11, 2015. Prof. Luo Zhang from China was elected as President and Prof. Ruby Pawankar from Japan was elected as Secretary General of ARSR 2015.

Prof. Luo Zhang and Prof. Ruby Pawankar

As “Innovation and the Nose” is chosen to be the spotlight of the present congress, the scientific program, including special lectures, keynote lectures, symposia, free paper and poster sessions, will focus on new development, challenges and latest technologies in basic and clinical rhinology. Furthermore, the organizers will endeavour to continue serving as the major platform to provide exceptional opportunities for interaction and networking among Asian rhinologists.

The Congress website (www.arsr2015.com) is available now with additional and detailed information.


10th Symposium of Experimental Rhinology and Immunology of the Nose, SERIN 2015

The ENT Section of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and the Local Organising Committee recently released that the 10th Symposium of Experimental Rhinology and Immunology of the Nose, SERIN 2015 will take place on 19-21 March 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden, the town of the Nobel prize winners!.
SERIN 2015 will to welcome specialists in the field of rhinology from all over the world, with a diverse and stimulating scientific program being designed to meet your expectations. The meeting offers a chance for like-minded scientists to gather and discuss the latest findings and discoveries among their peers.
Stockholm offers a stunning backdrop to SERIN 2015 and as Sweden’s cultural and economic hub it has always attracted the finest minds, with the meeting venue, the Karolinska Institute, often the epicentre of this.

The Registration for SERIN 2015 is now open (http://www.eaaci-serin.org/).