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).
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.
More information to come.
Delegates are asked to refrain from bringing guests and children to the scientific sessions. Coffee breaks and other social events will be ticketed.
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.
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.
Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time: Time zone in Hawaii (GMT-10)
Please visit the Registration Desk for any lost and found items.
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.
Please see our registration page for more information.
Smoking is not permitted during any WAO Symposium activity or event.
Hawai'i is easily accessible from North America, the Far East, and Australasia. The meeting is best accessed from the Kona International Airport (KOA).
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org):
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