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World Allergy Week 2011

Thank you! The World Allergy Organization thanks all participants in World Allergy Week 2011 and your efforts to highlight the needs of patients with allergic and immunologic diseases and asthma, provide information about the prevalence of these disorders, and explain the need for enhanced education and patient care services.

WORLD ALLERGY WEEK 2011 RESOURCES

Steering Committee
News release
WAO White Book on Allergy
Economic Burden of Allergy-Table
Announcement
Note to Member Societies
Welcome Message from the WAO President
PowerPoint Presentation
World Allergy Week Logo (jpeg format)
(If you need the World Allergy Week logo in print publication format (eps), please contact the WAO Secretariat at: info@worldallergy.org)
About WAO
 


World Allergy Week 2011 Steering Committee
 
EUROPE
Marek L. Kowalski
Chair, WAO Communications Council
LATIN AMERICA
Sandra González-Díaz
Co-Chair, WAO Emerging Societies Program
ASIA PACIFIC
Motohiro Ebisawa
Co-Chair, WAO Communications Council
NORTH AMERICA
Lanny J. Rosenwasser
WAO Journal Editor-in-Chief
AFRICA / MIDDLE EAST
Paul C. Potter
Chair, WAO Specialty & Training Council
COMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL
Juan Carlos Ivancevich
WAO Web Editor-in-Chief
STEERING COMMITTEE ADVISORS
Stephen Holgate
Chair, WAO Education Council
Ruby Pawankar
Co-Chair, WAO Education Council
Project Leader, WAO White Book on Allergy 

 

For more information or questions about World Allergy Week, contact the WAO Secretariat at: info@worldallergy.org.


NOTE TO MEMBER SOCIETIES

Welcome to World Allergy Week 2011! WAO Member Societies are encouraged to collaborate in World Allergy Week’s global effort to highlight the needs of patients with allergic and immunologic diseases and asthma, provide information about the prevalence of these disorders, and explain the need for enhanced education and patient care services.

WAO welcomes your participation in any of the following recommended World Allergy Week activities on a national level:

  • Translate the news release and disseminate it nationally, including contact information of two or three society representatives available to speak about Allergy as a Global Public Health Concern to the local and national media during World Allergy Week 2011. (The news release should not be released to the media until 1 April 2011.)
     
  • Conduct media events. For example: host a news conference, or contact television and radio stations and ask them to host World Allergy Week 2011 interviews with local allergy specialists.
     
  • Use the WAO White Book on Allergy as a resource; for example, if your society submitted an individual report, you may wish to use this to highlight the need for local allergy patient services and to take the opportunity to reference the full publication to your members, the public, health planners, politicians, universities, private health funders and your national Department of Health – with your society’s endorsement.

    The WAO White Book on Allergy is now available for download.
     
  • Link to http://www.worldallergy.org/worldallergyweek/ from your society’s homepage and highlight the available resources.
     
  • Please send us your ideas for promotions or activities that have been successful for your society for us to share with your fellow WAO Member Societies!

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback in developing this initiative!