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World Allergy Week 2016 Activities

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WAO Member Society Activities

Argentine Association of Allergy and Immunology (AAAeIC)
Argentine Association of Allergy and Immunology (AAAeIC) reached out to multiple media platforms resulting in widespread coverage by various press, radio, and online media outlets locally and nationally.

Brazilian Society of Allergy and Immunology (ASBAI)
The Brazilian Society of Allergy and Immunology are hosting a workshop during World Allergy Week on the theme, “Pollution, Environmental Changes and Impact on Pollen Allergic Diseases". The workshop will take place on 8-9 April 2016 at the Paraná Medical Association. Click here, to view the program.

Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI)
The Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI) will hold a workshop during the World Allergy Week on April 5, 2016. The purpose is to draw the attention of the Egyptian health care professionals, lay organizations, and media to the evolving problem of pollen allergy and the impact of climate changes on it. Visit their home page for the full program http://www.espai-eg.org/

Lebanese Society of Allergy and Immunology
The Lebanese Society of Allergy and Immunology reached out to multiple media platforms resulting in widespread coverage by various press, radio, and TV outlets.

Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SEAIC)
The Spanish Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology distributed a press release on airway allergies as well as reached out to newspapers and online media. SEAIC also provided resources on their Twitter and Facebook.

Romanian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology
The Romanian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology held a round table with allergists from Bucharest, Romania. The President of presented on World Allergy Week, discussing about the impact of climate chance on pollen and mold allergies. World Allergy Week was promoted to society members in their Journal of the RSACI and the RSACI Newsletter.

Medical Facilities

National Institute of Biologicals
The National Institute of Biologicals help an awareness program lecture by Prof M.K. Agarwal on Airway Allergies in India: Causes, Symptoms and Management. View powerpoint of photos.

University of Santo Tomas Hospital
The University of Santo Tomas Hospital Section of Allergy and Immunology hosted its annual allergy quiz show on April 21, 2016 to raise awareness and impart knowledge on airway allergies.  Fourth year medical students, interns and pediatric residents took part in this interactive program, the participants were divided into five teams based on the commonly encountered pollen allergen in the Philippines, namely: Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda), Samanea saman (Acacia), Saccharum spontaneum (Talahib), Imperata cylindrica (Kugon) and Oryza sativa (Rice). Questions on classification, diagnosis, management, prevention and effect of climate change on allergic rhinitis were given.

 

Other Activities

Associacao Brasilera de Alergia do Amazonas
Associacao Brasilera De Alergia do Amazonas reached out to newspapers and online media. They spoke to the Manaus Municipal Council with other allergies on allergy and pollution.

European Medicines Agency (EMA)
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is holding an allergy exhibition that will be organized in the Library where all Allergy Books available in the EMA collection will be on display. EMA will broadly promote World Allergy Week throughout their networks. They will have an allergy mail box available for questions to allergy societies or specialists. The mission of EMA is “to foster scientific excellence in the evaluation and supervision of medicines, for the benefit of public and animal health in the European Union (EU)." For more information, visit the EMA website.

Dr. Neeta Ogden spoke with CBS News about pollen allergy. Read the article here.

WAO thanks Dr. Greenberger for interviewing with Sirius XM on Doctor Radio.

Don't see your event or contribution on here? Tell us how you addressed pollen allergies in a changing global climate during World Allergy Week at info@worldallergy.org.