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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The World Allergy Organization is off to a fast start in 2016! Earlier this month WAO convened to lead the World Allergy Forum and many WAO Committees met to set goals and projects for the next two years. >> Read More

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WAO International Scientific Conference 2016

Save the Date: WISC 2016

  Registration and Abstract Submission for the WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2016)
opens 09 June 2016.

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What's New


The World Allergy Organization (WAO) together with its Member Societies will host World Allergy Week 2016 to help increase awareness of the quality of life concerns of pollen allergies and explore the ways global climate change translates into clinical care of allergic patients.

There are many ways to participate in World Allergy Week (4-10 April) - through seminars for clinicians, outreach to media, patient education, and more. Visit to see what activities WAO Member Societies have planned.

To share your activities write to, and to learn more about activities and resources, visit Visit the site often for updates. Tell us how you are participating in World Allergy Week 2016.

Member Society Announcement

The Brazil Association of Allergy and Immunology are hosting a workshop around World Allergy Week on the theme “Pollution, Environmental Changes and Impact on Pollen Allergic Diseases". Click here, to view the program.


Test your allergic disease knowledge with the newest allergy quiz!

Question: Mark the incorrect relation between a monoclonal antibody and its corresponding target molecule. Take the Quiz

This month’s quiz was written by Juan Carlos Aldave Becerra, MD.


World Allergy Organization COSA Symposium: Emerging Cytokine Therapies in Severe Asthma

WAO is pleased to announce the next symposium of the Collaborative on Severe Asthma (COSA) on the topic of “Emerging Cytokine Therapies in Severe Asthma.” The Symposium will take place on 14 June 2014, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center in Vienna, Austria, during the EAACI Congress.

Dr Thomas Casale (University of South Florida) will present on “Cytokine Families and Receptors as Targets for Treatment in Severe Asthma, Dr Sally Wenzel (University of Pittsburgh) will present on “Cytokine Disruptive Therapies in Severe Asthma”, and Dr William Busse (University of Wisconsin) will present on “Eosinophilic Directed Therapies in Severe Asthma”.

Thank you to COSA Speakers at the World Congress on Asthma in Madrid

WAO thanks the speakers, Professors Lanny Rosenwasser, Fulvio Braido, and Mario Sánchez-Borges, and the Chairpersons, Professors G Walter Canonica and Sergio Bonini, for their valuable time and information shared on “Approaches to Severe Asthma” during the World Congress on Asthma (WCA) in Madrid, Spain, on 14 March 2016.

Prof Lanny Rosenwasser

Prof Fulvio Braido

Prof Mario Sánchez-Borges


Read more about the Collaborative on Severe Asthma here.

A COSA initiative, supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.


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