WAO Symposium 2023
WAO Symposium 2023


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Confirmed Speakers


Ioana Agache, MD, PhD Sooyoung Lee, MD, PhD
Ignacio Ansotegui, MD, PhD Bryan L. Martin, DO
James Baker, MD J. Allen Meadows, MD
Jonathan Bernstein, MD Mário Morais-Almeida, MD
Giorgio Walter Canonica, MD Hideaki Morita, MD, PhD
Luis R. Caraballo, MD, PhD Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD
Yoon-Seok Chang, MD, PhD José Antonio Ortega-Martell, MD
Adnan Custovic, DM, MD, PhD Nikolaos G. Papadopoulos, MD, PhD
Stefano Del Giacco, MD David Peden, MD, MS
Motohiro Ebisawa, MD, PhD Philip Rouadi, MD
Philippe Eigenmann, MD Robert P. Schleimer, PhD
David Fleischer, MD Charles Schuler, MD
Alessandro Fiocchi, MD James L. Sublett, MD
Pedro Giavina-Bianchi, MD, PhD Shintaro Suzuki, MD, PhD
R. Maximiliano Gómez, MD, PhD Paul Turner, PhD
Sandra González-Díaz, MD, PhD Ronald van Ree, PhD
Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc Carina Venter, PhD, RD
Elham Hossny, MD, PhD Paul Williams, MD
Maria Jose Torres, MD, PhD Gary W.K. Wong, MD
Luciana Kase Tanno, MD, PhD Anahí Yañez, MD


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Educational Objectives

Due to a number of advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Food and Respiratory Allergies in recent years, there is a knowledge gap among treating physicians in these areas. The goal of this meeting is to bridge this knowledge gap by presenting lectures on proper diagnosis of and treatment options for Food and Respiratory allergies.


Who Should Attend?

This symposium will be a focused program with tracks on food allergy and respiratory allergy. The sessions will benefit international researchers, clinicians, physicians and allied health professionals with interests in:

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pulmonology
  • Primary Care Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nutrition Specialists
  • Nursing


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.


Continuing Medical Education (CME) Designation Statement

‚Äč 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.


CME Disclosures


The following faculty have disclosed a relevant financial relationship:


Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD FAAAAI 
Allakos, AstraZeneca, Sanofi-Regeneron (consultant); Amgen (research grant)

Yoon-Seok Chang, MD PhD AstraZeneca (research grant); GSK (advisory board); Organon, Sanofi (speaker); Jeil, Yuhan (honorarium)

Adnan Custovic, MD PhD FAAAAI
AstraZeneca: Speaker: ICS and GSK: Speaker: ICS

Stefano Del Giacco, MD
AstraZeneca, GSK, Novartis, Sanofi (advisory board); GSK, Sanofi (speaker)

Motohiro Ebisawa, MD PhD FAAAAI
ARS-Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Sanofi (advisory board); Viatris (honorarium)

Philippe A. Eigenmann, MD FAAAAI DBV Technologies (advisory board)

Alessandro G. Fiocchi, MD Abbott, DBV Technologies, HiPP Organic, Novartis, Sanofi, Stallergenes Greer, Danone  (advisory board)

David M. Fleischer, MD FAAAAI  DBV Technologies (consultant)

Matthew J. Greenhawt, MD MBA MSc FAAAAI 
Nutritcia (advisory board)

J. Allen Meadows, MD FAAAAI
Regeneron, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Sanofi, TEVA (speaker)

Anna H. Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD PhD FAAAAI
Nestle, Nutricia (speaker); UpToDate (royalty); Novartis (advisory board); Alladapt Immunotherapeutics  (research grant)

Nikolaos G. Papadopoulos, MD
Abbott, Abbvie, Astra Zeneca, GSK, HAL, Medscape, Menarini/Faes Farma, Mylan, Novartis, Nutricia, OM Pharma, Regeneron/Sanofi (consultant)

Charles F. Schuler, IV, MD Gerber Foundation (research grant)

Paul J. Turner, FRCPCH PhD Aimmune, Allergenis, DBV Technologies (advisory board); Aquestive, Novartis, UK Food Standards Agency (consultant)

Ronald van Ree, PhD FAAAA Angany Inc., Citeq BV (consultant)

Carina Venter, PhD RD
Abbott, Danone, Nestle (speaker); Before Brands, Reckitt Benckiser (advisory board)


Speakers who disclosed a relevant financial relationship had their disclosure reviewed and mitigated. 

No other speakers have disclosed a relevant financial relationship. 


The following planning committee members have disclosed a relevant financial relationship:


Motohiro Ebisawa, MD PhD FAAAAI
ARS-Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Sanofi (advisory board); Viatris (honorarium)


Planning Committee members who disclosed a relevant financial relationship had their disclosure reviewed and mitigated. 

No other planning committee members have disclosed a financial relationship.

No staff member has disclosed a relevant financial relationship.

No commercial support was received for this activity.


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