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Each participant receives a name badge by email before the Symposium. The name badge is the official Symposium document and should be worn at all times in order to gain entry to the Symposium session rooms and other events. Please note that access to any of the Symposium areas or events is not possible without an official name badge.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of Attendance will be provided.


In central Italy the climate is milder, with a smaller difference in temperature between summer and winter and a shorter and less intense cold season than in the north; summers are longer.


Min. Temperature

Max Temperature


46.4 °F

64.4 °F


Both Italian and EAACI CME is being sought.

Coffee Breaks

Coffee Breaks will be provided.


The monetary unit is the Euro (EUR)
It is fixed to the US dollar at a current rate of US $1 = Eur €.89


Dress for the Symposium is business casual.


Attendees will be asked to fill out an evaluation form after the Symposium.

Exhibit Hall

A commercial exhibition will take place during the Symposium.

Exhibition setup starts at 2:00pm on 26 April 2017 
Symposium exhibition: 27-28 April 2017 from 8:00 am - 6.00 pm

Guests and Children

Delegates are asked to refrain from bringing guests and children to the scientific sessions of the WAO Symposium.

Insurance/Liabilities and Disclaimer

WAO cannot be held liable for personal injuries or for loss of or damage to property incurred by delegates or guests at the 2017 WAO Symposium on Hot Topics in Allergy: Pediatric and Regulatory Aspects, including those participating in tours and related events. Delegates and guests are encouraged to purchase insurance to cover loss incurred in the event of cancellation, medical expenses or damage to or loss of personal effects when traveling outside of their own countries.

WAO cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of the 2017 WAO Symposium on Hot Topics in Allergy: Pediatric and Regulatory Aspects proceedings arising from natural, political, social or economic events or other unforeseen incidents beyond its control. Registration of a delegate implies acceptance of this condition.

The materials presented at this continuing medical education activity are made available for educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather are intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty that may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

Internet Access

Internet will be provided to all attendees in the venue.


The official language of the Symposium is English. All sessions are conducted in English.

Local Time

Central European Time: + 2 hours UTC

Lost and Found

Please visit the Registration Desk for any lost and found items.

Mobile Phone Policy

Use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited within the scientific session rooms. Please ensure that your mobile phone is silenced while you are in the Symposium venue.

Outstanding Abstract Awards

Abstracts that scored highly are awarded with 2017 Symposium Outstanding Abstract Awards. Awards will be given at the beginning of the final Poster Session.


Parking is available at the venue, Roma Eventi Fontana di Trevi. For more information, please visit

Public transportation is recommended to reach the venue.


There are no refunds for on-site payments.


Registration Includes:

Types: Delegates, Fellows-in-Training, Allied Health Professional, Students

  • Admission to all Scientific Sessions
  • Admission to Exhibit Hall
  • Admission to Poster Sessions
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • CME Credits

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted during any Symposium activity or event.

Social Media

WAO’s social media allows you to interact and stay connected with WAO and other attendees before, during and after the meeting.

Use the hashtag #SymItaly2017 for your comments, questions, photos or to see what everyone else is talking about.

Twitter: @worldallergy



Instagram: @worldallergyorganization

Symposium Organizer



Rome offers various transportation options.


Roma Eventi Fontana di Trevi

The Roma Eventi Fontana di Trevi is part of the Pontificial Gregorian University.


All visitors to Italy must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they are departing the country. Visitors from some foreign countries will require a visa.

Please visit the Italy Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more information on visas, fees and the application process.

Important Dates

Closed: Please Register On Site
Registration Opens

Abstract Submission

28 February 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline (Closed)

26 April 2017
Regular Registration Rate Deadline (Closed)

27 April 2017
On-site Registration Begins (Closed)

27-29 April 2017
WAO Symposium on Hot Topics in Allergy: Pediatric and Regulatory Aspects