WAO Symposium 2023
WAO Symposium 2023

About Hawai'i

The Hawai'ian Islands offer something for everyone; to learn more, please visit Go Hawai'i, or learn more about the Big Island of Hawai'i.


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


In April temperatures in the Kona, Hawai'i area are temperate with an average minimum temperature of 70° F (21° C) and an average high of 83° F (28° C).


Accreditation Statement ​

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and the World Allergy Organization (WAO). The AAAAI is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Designation Statement ​

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this live activity for a maximum number of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Dress for the Symposium is business casual.

Exhibit Hall

More information to come.

Guests and Children

Delegates are asked to refrain from bringing guests and children to the scientific sessions. Coffee breaks and other social events will be ticketed.

Hotel & Accommodations

Delegates attending the WAO Symposium are responsible for booking their own accommodations. See our Hotel and Travel page for more information and our list of recommended places to stay.

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 WAO Symposium, 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 WAO Symposium 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.


The official language of the Conference is English and sessions will conducted in English.

Local Time

Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time: Time zone in Hawaii (GMT-10)

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 Conference venue.

Privacy Policy

You may view WAO's Privacy Policy here. Note: WAO is photographing this Meeting. These photographs, along with your name, may be used in WAO or on the WAO website. If you do not want your photo used, please inform the staff photographer at the time the photograph is taken.


Please see our registration page for more information.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted during any WAO 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. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

Transportation to Hawai'i

Hawai'i is easily accessible from North America, the Far East, and Australasia. The meeting is best accessed from the Kona International Airport (KOA).

Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants may be available for WAO Junior Members who submit exceptional late-breaking abstracts. Awardees will have their registration fees waived and receive a travel grant to assist with transportation and housing costs for the WAO Symposium thanks to the support of the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center, a WAO Center of Excellence.

Learn more about WAO's Junior Member eligibility and sign up here


The Symposium venue and hotel will be at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the island of Kona, Hawai'i. 

Visa and Passport Information for International Visitors

To visit the United States, you must have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date you are departing the country. Visitors from some foreign countries will require a visa. For further details, please contact your nearest United States of America Embassy or Consulate.

For many participants, letters of invitation help facilitate the visa process. WAO wishes to support international attendees in their efforts to secure the needed travel documentation. In order to receive a letter of invitation to the WAO Symposium, WAO must be assured that you intend to attend the meeting if your travel request is granted.

Individuals that require an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorization to attend the meeting must register for the meeting and check the box requesting a letter of invitation

For those who did not request a letter during registration, you may do so by sending an email that includes the information listed below to the WAO Secretariat (info@worldallergy.org):

  • Full Name and Designation
  • Company/Institution
  • Email Address
  • Address
  • City
  • Country

Important Dates

Early Abstract Submission Opens
06 January 2023

Advanced Registration Opens
15 February 2023

Early Abstract Submission Closes
28 February 2023

Advanced Registration Ends
15 March 2023

Late-Breaking Abstracts Open
20 March 2023

Late-Breaking Abstracts Close
14 April 2023

On-site Registration Begins
17 May 2023

2023 WAO Symposium
18-20 May 2023