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New Online Learning Modules

Linking Upper and Lower Airways in Severe Asthma
Authors: Makoto Nashino, MD, and Motohiro Ebisawa, MD, PhD
Free Access

Severe and Uncontrolled Asthma
Author: Mario Sánchez-Borges, MD
Free Access

Production and distribution sponsored through an independent education grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.


Regional Editor (Asia-Pacific), WAO Web Editorial Board
The World Allergy Organization (WAO) Web Editorial Board is accepting applications and nominations for Regional Editor for the Asia-Pacific region. The newly appointed Regional Editor will help promote WAO’s mission and website at every opportunity to increase use of site and contributions, manage online projects, and make other contributions to the WAO website. Candidates must be practicing allergists/immunologists and an individual member of a WAO Member Society in the Asia-Pacific region with the ability to edit educational and scientific content for the web. For more information, please contact the WAO Secretariat by email. The deadline for applications is 25 June 2016.


Emerging Anti-Cytokine Therapies in Severe Asthma

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 • 10:30 – 12:00 • Stolz 2, Reed Messe Wien Congress Center

Mario Sánchez-Borges (Venezuela), Antonella Muraro (Italy)

Speakers and Topics

Cytokine Families and Receptors as Targets for Treatment in Severe Asthma
Thomas B Casale
University of South Florida (Tampa, FL, United States)

Cytokine Disruptive Therapies in Severe Asthma
Sally E. Wenzel
University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA, United States)

Eosinophilic Directed Therapies in Severe Asthma
William W. Busse
University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, United States)

This World Allergy Forum is an activity of the WAO Collaborative on Severe Asthma (COSA) –
Production and distribution sponsored through an independent education grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.


Check out this month’s Junior Members News by the new Chair, Prof Razvigor Darlenski, and Co-Chair, Prof Marco Caminati.  We greatly thank both Prof Darlenski and Prof Caminati for their contributions to this month’s WAO Junior Members News and their contributions to WAO Junior Members Steering Committee for the 2016-2017 term!


Every month the President’s Message, Journal Article Reviews, and Book Reviews are translated into several different languages.

WAO extends their appreciation to these translators for their ongoing contributions:
Yehia El-Gamal and Elham Hossny
French: Liliane Gendreau-Reid
Italian: Maria Bova
Polish: Krzystof Kowal
Portuguese: Herberto Jose Chong Neto
Spanish: Anna Sala Cunill and Lorena Soto Retes

If you are interested in becoming a translator and for more information contact Samantha Machart at


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