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WAO Invitation

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Board of Directors, it is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the WAO Symposium, Hot Topics in Allergy: Pediatric and Regulatory Aspects, taking place 27-29 April 2017 in Rome, Italy/Vatican City.

This symposium will be broken down into a two-day program on Pediatric Allergy (27-28 April) and a one-day program presenting Regulatory Aspects (29 April). The purpose of this symposium is to bring basic and translational scientists, clinical immunologists, allergists and researchers together to expand this exciting field. Attendance will be limited, making it the ideal setting for discussion and learning.

The scientific program will consist of lectures from the top international experts in Pediatric Allergy as well as leaders from the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Our aim is to summarize what is scientifically known, learn about the cutting-edge research and to reach a consensus about the unmet needs of Pediatric Allergy, while provided the latest updates and regulations from the EMA.

Key Reasons to Participate

  • Discover the late-breaking and cutting edge science which will be presented during the scientific sessions
  • Participate in scientific discussions
  • Attend state-of-the-art lectures by world experts in the field
  • Gain invaluable visibility for your own research by submitting an abstract
  • Network with other colleagues in the field

I look forwarding to seeing you in Rome, Italy/Vatican City!


Mario Sanchez-Borges

Mario Sanchez-Borges
Symposium Chair
President, WAO

World Allergy Organization (WAO)

The World Allergy Organization (WAO), founded in 1951, convenes professionals from all over the world to achieve WAO’s mission to be a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy and asthma to advance excellence in clinical care, education, research, and training.

While every professional society has unique elements, WAO is truly a one-of-a-kind in that it is the only global federation for allergy, asthma and clinical immunology. As an umbrella organization, WAO has worldwide reach through its 97 member societies made up of regional and national allergy, asthma and clinical immunology societies covering all regions. By collaborating with member societies, WAO provides direct educational and outreach programs to members in nearly 100 countries across the globe.

WAO's Mission

To be a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy, advancing excellence in clinical care through education, research and training as a world-wide alliance of allergy and clinical immunology societies.