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Preliminary Program

& Call for Abstracts

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& Clinical Immunology Societies

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XXII World Allergy Congress

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Contents

Welcome & Invitation

to Attend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

WAO Board &

Congress Committees . . . .2

Welcome Letters

from Partner Societies . . . .3

Scientific Program

Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5

Allied Health Program . . . . .6

Program-at-a-Glance . . .8-9

Preliminary

Scientific Program . . . 10-33

Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Optional Tours . . . . . . . 36-42

Accommodation . . . . 44-45

General Information . 46-48

WAO Member Societies . .49

Important Dates

30 June 2011

Early Registration Deadline

30 June 2011

Abstract Submission Deadline

15 September 2011

Late-Breaking Abstract

Submission Deadline

31 October 2011

Late Registration Deadline

3 December 2011

On-Site Registration Begins

4-8 December 2011

XXII World Allergy Congress

About Wao

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is a global federation

of 89 regional and national allergy, asthma and clinical

immunology societies. Through collaboration with its member

societies, WAO provides a wide range of educational and

outreach programs to WAO individual members around the

globe. These programs, relating to the clinical practice of

allergy and asthma, allergy and asthma service provision, and

physician training in allergy and asthma help better understand

and address the challenges facing allergists worldwide.

Mission

WAO’s mission is to be a global resource and advocate in the

field of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology advancing

excellence in clinical care through education, research and

training as a worldwide alliance of allergy, asthma and clinical

immunology societies.


XXII World Allergy Congress

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Dear Colleagues,

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is pleased and excited to share with you the Preliminary Program & Call for Abstracts

for the 22 nd World Allergy Congress, WAO’s biennial scientific meeting. With this Preliminary Program & Call for Abstracts, WAO

warmly invites you to Cancún, México, 4-8 December 2011 to collaborate on this global scientific meeting on allergy, asthma

and clinical immunology. But first, please review the Preliminary Program and the Call for Abstracts.

The World Allergy Congress has grown and evolved from one edition to the next, and the meeting in Cancún will build on

the hugely successful Congresses preceding it. The World Allergy Congress 2011 Cancún will offer the expected high quality

scientific program. This Preliminary Program offers you details on:

• 8 New Horizon bookend-sessions scheduled for the first and last days of the Congress. Dedicating full or half days to specific

topics, these concurrent sessions will provide in-depth and diverse perspectives on:

- Advances in Food Allergy

- Asthma and Co-morbid conditions

- Asthma in Children

- Drug Allergy

- Is Your Patient Immunodeficient?

- Novel Scientific Approaches in Allergic and Respiratory Diseases

- Skin Diseases

- Specific Immunotherapy

• 10 Plenary Sessions, three on each day of the main meeting.

• 60+ Symposia, including those co-hosted by WAO Member Societies, WAO affiliate and invited organizations and university

training programs from throughout the world. These sessions will take the form of Symposia, Debates, Hot Topics and

Year-in-Reviews.

• 33 ticketed Breakfast Symposia will offer a more intimate and interactive format for exchanges with subject-matter experts.

• 39 Oral Abstract Sessions and 3 Poster Sessions will present the best of over 1,000 abstract submissions.

• 33 ticketed Workshops will offer a range of clinical and practice-based learning opportunities and have limited attendance to

allow sessions to be more hands-on and interactive.

Delegates may count on a stimulating and varied scientific program, highly relevant to both the theory and practice of allergy,

asthma and clinical immunology, presented by key experts from around the world and showcasing new and emerging talent.

Facilitating and enhancing the science being presented will be the beautiful setting of Cancún, México.

Beach, sand, Mayan monuments, turquoise water, clear skies, the exquisite cuisine of the Yucatán and the Palace of Chichen Itza

will frame our experience as we learn, network and absorb the rich mixture of indigenous and western cultures that is México.

As a global alliance of national and regional allergy, asthma and clinical immunology societies, WAO proudly partners with

its member societies to host its biennial Congress. In 2011, the World Allergy Congress of WAO will also serve as the annual

meeting of the Mexican College of Pediatric Allergists and Clinical Immunologists (COMPEDIA) and the Mexican College of

Clinical Immunology and Allergy (CMICA).

With your participation as speakers, faculty, presenters and delegates, the 22 nd World Allergy Congress, 2011 Cancún will deliver

great science from around the world, continual learning, a vibrant community of colleagues and a convivial atmosphere. So

let us gather in Cancún, México, 4-8 December 2011 and continue to expand the science and practice of allergy. Begin this

process by submitting your abstract at www.worldallergy.org/wac2011/abstracts and registering online at

www.worldallergylorg/wac2011/registration for WAO’s 22 nd World Allergy Congress.

Richard F. Lockey

WAO President

Congress

President

Thomas B.

Casale

Vice-Chair

Scientific

Program

Committee

Noel

Rodríguez-Perez

Chair

Local Organizing

Committee

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Organizers

In Partnership With:

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Mexican College of

Pediatricians Specialized

in Allergy and Clinical

Immunology

Mexican College of Clinical

Immunology and Allergy

WAO Board of Directors 2010-2011

Richard F. Lockey, President, United States

Mario Sánchez-Borges, Treasurer, Venezuela

Lanny J. Rosenwasser, Secretary-General, United States

Ruby Pawankar, President-Elect, Japan

G. Walter Canonica, Past-President, Italy

Michael A. Kaliner, Historian, United States

Ignacio Ansotegui, Spain

Michael Blaiss, United States

Thomas B. Casale, United States

Motohiro Ebisawa, Japan

Yehia El-Gamal, Egypt

Sandra Gonzalez-Diaz, México

Tari Haahtela, Finland

Stephen T. Holgate, United Kingdom

Juan Carlos Ivancevich, Argentina

Marek L. Kowalski, Poland

Hae-Sim Park, Korea

Paul C. Potter, South Africa

Tatiana Slavyanskaya, Russia

Myron Zitt, United States

Committees

Congress President

Richard F. Lockey, United States

Congress Organizing Committee

Richard F. Lockey, Chair, United States

Noel Rodríguez Perez, Co-Chair, México

G. Walter Canonica, Italy

Helen Chan, Hong Kong

Sandra González-Díaz, México

Tari Haahtela, Finland

Michael Kaliner, United States

José Antonio Ortega Martell, México

Ruby Pawankar, Japan

Paul C. Potter, South Africa

María Isabel Rojo Gutiérrez, México

Lanny J. Rosenwasser, United States

Scientific Program Committee

Richard F. Lockey, Chair, United States

Thomas B. Casale, Vice Chair, United States

Cezmi Akdis, Switzerland

Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani, Argentina

Mark Ballow, United States

Yehia El-Gamal, Egypt

Stephen Holgate, United Kingdom

Marek Kowalski, Poland

Shyam Mohapatra, United States

Mario Morias de Almeida, Portugal

Hae-Sim Park, South Korea

Ruby Pawankar, Japan

Johannes Ring, Germany

Noel Rodríguez Perez, México

Nelson Rosario, Brazil

Lanny J. Rosenwasser, United States

Hirohisa Saito, Japan

Mario Sánchez-Borges, Venezuela

Local Organizing Committee

Noel Rodríguez-Perez, Chair, México

Héctor Stone, Vice Chair, México

Joel Oyoqui, Vice Chair, México

Alfredo Arias, México

Carlos Báez Loyola, México

Blanca Del Rio, México

Alberto Escalante, México

Alejandro Escobar, México

Rodolfo Espinosa Vizcaino, México

Sandra González-Díaz, México

Maria de Jesus Ambriz, México

José Antonio Ortega Martell, México

Martin Penagos, México

María Isabel Rojo Gutiérrez, México

Juan J.L. Sienra, México

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Welcome from Partner Societies

It is my sincere pleasure to warmly welcome all of you to the XXII World Allergy Congress (WAC 2011) which will be held from 4 to 8

December 2011 in México, at the Cancún Center Conventions & Exhibitions.

This knowledge-building event fabulously framed by the Mexican Caribbean Coast will be a forum for allergy experts from throughout

the world to share experiences, as we expand our awareness of allergic and immunologic diseases for the benefit of our patients.

The emphasis on timely subjects presented by leaders in the field will build upon the momentum of achievements from previous

Congresses held around the world to continually increase awareness of allergic diseases and equip clinicians with knowledge and

resources for improved patient care.

México is committed to ensuring that WAC 2011 ultimately benefits our patients. I am particularly pleased by the opportunity the

Congress will offer to interact with delegates from 89 Member Societies that constitute the World Allergy Organization. The increasing

alignment of technology with the needs of Allergy and Immunology professionals not only gives added impetus to scientific

development, but also helps to build new frontiers in modern medicine. At the same time, the synergies and insights that occur when

we meet each other in person give impetus to our ongoing individual efforts as well as collaborations.

As the President of COMPEDIA, I am pleased to work with CMICA and the World Allergy Organization to make WAC 2011 a resounding

success and to welcome all delegates from WAO Member Societies, speakers, exhibitors, students, trainees and all the distinguished

physicians interested in the field of allergy and immunology to our beautiful country. In support of the meeting, the Congress will also

serve as the 2011 COMPEDIA Annual Meeting.

I trust you will find time to enjoy our historic monuments, beautiful beaches, Mayan culture centers, museums and the famous Mexican

hospitality.

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome!

Dr. José Antonio Ortega Martell

President of the Mexican College of Pediatricians

Specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (COMPEDIA)

Dear Delegates:

The Mexican College of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (CMICA) and The Mexican College of Pediatricians Specialized in Allergy and

Clinical Immunology (COMPEDIA) are pleased to partner with the World Allergy Organization to bring to you the XXII World Allergy

Congress (WAC 2011).

We are honored to co-host the XXII World Allergy Congress on 4-8 December at the Cancún Center Conventions & Exhibitions, and

the Fiesta Americana Hotel in Cancún México. We are pleased that the Congress also serves as the 2011 Annual Meeting for CMICA. A

compelling scientific program is being developed under the direction of Richard F. Lockey, MD, President, World Allergy Organization,

and Thomas B. Casale, MD, Vice Chair, Scientific Program Committee. Together with the Scientific Program Committee, and with

the help of invaluable comments and suggestions received from WAO Member Societies, we will develop opportunities for worldclass

learning in the form of scientific sessions for specialists, general practitioners and allied health professionals. These will include

Breakfast Symposia, Debate, Member Society Sessions, New Horizon Sessions, Abstract and Poster Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Sister

Society Sessions, University Training Program, Allied Health Sessions and Workshops.

The value of this international meeting will be further enhanced by the spectacular Cancún Sea and comfortable climate. Delegate

hotels enable easy access to the Convention Center. With plenty of recreational activities in Cancún, your family can enjoy this

wonderful venue during the Congress. We look forward to welcoming you in Cancún, México on 4-8 December. Please join us.

Register today at www.worldallergy.org/wac2011.

We look forward to seeing you in Cancún!

Dra. María Isabel Rojo Gutiérrez

President of the Mexican College of Clinical

Immunology and Allergy (CMICA)

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Scientific Program Information

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 June 2011

The World Allergy Organization invites you to submit

an abstract for consideration in the Scientific Program.

Accepted abstracts will be presented in Oral Abstract

Sessions or thematic Poster Sessions on 5, 6 and 7

December.

Online Submission is now open. Please visit

www.worldallergy.org/wac2011 to view submission

guidelines and submit an abstract.

Notification of Acceptance

Notification of acceptance/rejection will be emailed

by the end of August, 2011. The Presenting Author will

receive all correspondence regarding the abstract status,

presentation type, date and time.

Registration and Payment

The Presenting Author must register for the Congress

and pay the registration fee before 15 September 2011.

Abstracts will be automatically withdrawn if the Presenting

Author is not registered.

The Presenting Author of an accepted abstract is

allowed to register with the Early Registration Fee until

15 September 2011. Registration refunds will be given to

Presenting Authors of abstracts that are not accepted.

Travel

Abstract presenters are responsible for arranging and

paying for their own registration, travel and hotel

arrangements. The WAC Secretariat has negotiated

reasonably priced hotels that are within walking distance

of the convention center. Book your hotel room early.

Travel Grants

Travel Grant Application Deadline: 30 June 2011

The World Allergy Organization will award a limited

number of Travel Grants to Juniors with accepted

abstracts. Juniors are defined as medical professionals who

are 35 years of age or younger and are working in the field

of allergy/clinical immunology or a related specialty. The

process of selection will be competitive.

WAO Travel Grants are meant to reduce personal costs

involved in attending the Congress. They are not intended

to cover the recipient’s total travel and accommodation

costs. The Congress Registration Fee will be waived for all

Travel Grant Award Recipients.

The Travel Grant Application Form is available through

the Abstract Submission Site. Notification of acceptance/

rejection will be emailed by the end of August, 2011.

CME

Approval of the scientific program for continuing medical

education (CME) credits has been applied for with the

European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical

Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an institution of the

European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EACCME

credits are recognized by the American Medical Association

(AMA).

More information regarding CME will be available closer to

the dates of the Congress. Please visit

www.worldallergy.org/wac2011 for frequent updates.

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Scientific Program Information

Scientific Sessions

The 2011 World Allergy Congress will offer delegates

educational opportunities in many different formats.

Breakfast Symposium (Pre-Registration and Fee

Required)

Breakfast Symposia will be small, interactive sessions that will

be led by two or three expert presenters. Breakfast Symposia

are scheduled for 75 minutes on 5, 6 and 7 December. Preregistration

is required and an additional fee of $20 USD per

session.

Company Sponsored Symposium and Dinner Symposium

Company Sponsored Symposia and Dinner Symposia are

organized in partnership with industry to present educational

sessions. Company Sponsored Symposia will take place for 90

minutes on 5, 6 and 7 December and Dinner Symposia will

take place in the evening on 5 and 6 December.

Debate

Debates feature two presenters who will provide opposing

views on controversial topics. Debates are scheduled for 90

minutes on 5, 6 and 7 December.

Sister Society Session

Sister Society Sessions are proposed by WAO Member

Societies. Selection process is competitive and the sessions

are programmed as Symposia, Workshops or Breakfast

Symposia. Sister Society Sessions are scheduled on the 5, 6

and 7 of December. The WAO Member Society logo is located

next to the corresponding session.

New Horizon Session

New Horizon Sessions are the bookend sessions of the

Congress. They are designed to showcase the latest science

in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology. The sessions will

include the premier presenters in the field. New Horizons

are scheduled as half-day or full-day sessions on 4 and 8

December.

Oral Abstract Session

These sessions will feature oral presentations from selected

abstracts related to the submitting investigator’s research.

Oral Abstract Sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes on 5,

6 and 7 December. Boxed Lunch will be provided for all

delegates in attending the session.

Plenary Session

Plenary Sessions are the premier educational sessions of the

meeting, presenting topics in didactic format to delegates.

The presenters of the Plenary Sessions are top experts in their

field. Plenary Sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes on 5, 6

and 7 December.

Poster Session

Poster Sessions will feature accepted abstracts, and posters

will be displayed from 5-7 December. Poster Sessions are

scheduled for two hours on 5, 6 and 7 December. Boxed

Lunch will be provided for all delegates in attending the

session.

Collaborating Partner Session

Collaborating Partner Sessions are proposed by invited WAO

affiliated organizations. The selection process is competitive

and the sessions are programmed as Symposia or Workshops.

Collaborating Partner Sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes

on the 5, 6 and 7 of December.

Symposium

Symposia are didactic sessions and will present topics of

specific interest. Symposia are scheduled for 90 minutes on 5,

6 and 7 December.

University Training Program Session

University Training Program Sessions are proposed and

developed by universities and institutions around the world.

The selection process is competitive and the sessions are

programmed as Symposia, Workshops or Breakfast Symposia..

University Training Programs are scheduled on the 5, 6 and

7 of December. University logos are located next to the

corresponding sessions.

Workshop Session (Pre-Registration Required)

Workshops will be either interactive or didactic. These

sessions are smaller and aimed towards audience

participation. Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes on 5, 6

and 7 December. Pre-registration is required.

Year-in-Review Session

Year-in-Review Sessions are didactic presentations reviewing

the latest information published on specific topics. Year-in-

Review Sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes on 5, 6 and 7

December

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1 st World Allergy Organization Allied Health Program

In collaboration with the American Academy of Allergy,

Asthma and Immunology

3 and 4 December 2011

08:00 – 13:00

Target Audience

The Allied Health Session is designed for health care

professionals who provide care to people with allergy, asthma

and immunologic diseases. It will be aimed towards nurses,

nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists,

medical technologists and medical assistants.

Allied Health Sessions will be conducted in English.

Registration Fees

Allied Health Professionals are eligible to receive the

discounted registration rate of $360 USD. Please submit proof

of certification with your registration. The fee includes access

to the Congress scientific sessions and social events and

admission to the two half-day Allied Health Sessions on 3 and

4 December 2011. However, to gain entry to the Allied Health

Sessions, you must confirm your attendance on the Online

Registration form. Seating capacity is limited. Only those

who confirm attendance to the Allied Health Sessions on the

online registration form will be admitted.

The Congress will also offer an Allied Health Session Only

registration. The registration fee for only these sessions is

$100 USD and this registration will be identified by a special

badge. This registration does not give access to the regular

Congress sessions, Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception,

All-Congress Event or the Exhibition area.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 June 2011

The World Allergy Organization invites you to submit an

Allied Health specific abstract for consideration in the

Scientific Program. Accepted abstracts will be presented as

posters on 3 December from 12:00 – 13:00. Lunch boxes will

be provided for all those in attendance.

Submit your abstract using the online abstract submission

site at www.worldallergy.org/WAC2011.

Travel Grants

The World Allergy Organization will award 3 Travel Grants to

Junior Allied Health Professionals with accepted abstracts.

Juniors are defined as medical professionals who are 35 years

of age or younger and are working in the field of allergy/

clinical immunology or a related specialty. The process of

selection will be competitive.

WAO Travel Grants are meant to reduce personal costs

involved in attending the Congress. They are not intended to

cover the recipient’s total travel and accommodation costs.

The Congress Registration Fee will be waived for all Travel

Grant Award Recipients.

The Travel Grant Application Form is available through the

Abstract Submission Site. Notification of acceptance/rejection

will be emailed by the end of August, 2011.

Scientific Program Schedule

Please check www.worldallergy.org/wac2011 for the full

scientific program schedule.

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Program-at-a-Glance*

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6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00

Sunday,

4 December 2011

New Horizon

Sessions

Coffee

Break

New Horizon

Sessions

Lunch Break

New Horizon

Sessions

Allied Health Session Lunch Break Allied Health Session

Coffee

Break

Monday,

5 December 2011

Breakfast

Symposia

Plenary Sessions

Coffee

Break

Symposia Poster Sessions

Company

Sponsored

Symposium

Oral Abstract

Sessions

Coffee

Break

Tuesday,

6 December 2011

Breakfast

Symposia

Plenary Sessions

Coffee

Break

Symposia Poster Sessions

Company

Sponsored

Symposium

Oral Abstract

Sessions

Coffee

Break

Wednesday,

7 December 2011

Breakfast

Symposia

Plenary Sessions

Coffee

Break

Symposia Poster Sessions

Company

Sponsored

Symposium

Oral Abstract

Sessions

Coffee

Break

Thursday,

8 December 2011

New Horizon

Sessions

Coffee

Break

New Horizon

Sessions

*Program subject to change

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Program-at-a-Glance*

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15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00

New Horizon

Sessions

Allied Health

Session (cont.)

Opening

Ceremony

Welcome Reception

Workshops

Presidential

Plenary

Session

Symposia

Company Sponsored

Symposium

Company Sponsored

Dinner Symposia

Symposia

Workshops

Company Sponsored

Symposium

Company Sponsored

Dinner Symposia

Symposia

Workshops

Company Sponsored

Symposium

All-Congress Event

*Program subject to change

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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Preliminary Scientific Program — Sunday, 4 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

08:00 - 16:30 New Horizon Session

Specific Immunotherapy (SIT)

08:00 - 09:30 History, Mechanisms and Future

History of sit | Richard Weber (United States)

Mechanisms of Sub-Cutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT) | Stephen Durham (United Kingdom)

Mechanisms of Sub-Lingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) | Thomas Bieber (Germany)

Newer Forms of sit | Rudolf Valenta (Austria)

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:30 Which Patients for SIT and Anti-IgE?

For SCIT? | Harold Nelson (United States)

For SLIT? | G. Walter Canonica (Italy)

For Anti-IgE? | William Busse (United States)

11:30 – 13:00 Lunch Break

lunch boxes provided for all attending delegates

13:00 - 14:30 Effectiveness of SIT

slit | Giovanni Passalaqua (Italy)

SIT and Children | Erkka Valovirta (Finland)

SIT and Asthma | Moises Calderon (United Kingdom)

Insect | TBA

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30 Practical Considerations for SIT

When Should SIT be Started and Why? | Lars Jacobsen (Denmark)

Adverse Effects | Linda Cox (United States)

Cost Effectiveness and Compliance | Cheryl Hankin (United States)

08:00 - 11:30 New Horizon Session

Novel Scientific Approaches in Allergic and Respiratory Diseases

08:00 - 09:30 Session 1

Systems Biology: Introduction and Overview | Alan Aderem (United States)

Nanomedicine: Introduction and Overview | James Baker (United States)

Genetics and Genomics Overview: Beyond Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) |

Deborah Meyers (United States)

9:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:30 Session 2

Systems Biology Applications for Allergy and Asthma | Lanny Rosenwasser (United States)

Nanomedicine Applications for Allergy and Vaccines | Shyam Mohapatra (United States)

Genetics and Genomics for Severe Asthma and COPD | Stephen P. Peters (United States)

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Preliminary Scientific Program — Sunday, 4 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

08:00 - 11:30 New Horizon Session

Skin Diseases

08:00 - 09:30 Session 1

Allergic Skin Disease: Immunologic Consequences of Playing Host to Pathogenic Microbes |

Mark Boguniewicz (United States)

Itch: The Primary “Lesion” in Eczema | Johannes Ring (Germany)

Urticaria and Angioedema | Torsten Zuberbier (Germany)

Cutaneous Vasculitis | Roger Fox (United States)

9:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:30 Session 2

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) | Bruce Zuraw (United States)

Atopic Dermatitis | Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier (Switzerland)

Contact Dermatitis | Luz Fonacier (United States)

Anti-IgE Therapy in Allergic Skin Diseases | Marcus Maurer (Germany)

11:30 – 13:00 Lunch Break

Lunch boxes provided for all attending delegates

Sunday, 4 December 2011

13:00 - 16:30 New Horizon Session

Asthma and Co-Morbid Conditions

13:00 - 14:30 Session 1

Overview of Co-Morbid Conditions | Richard F. Lockey (United States)

Polyposis | Marek L. Kowalski (Poland)

Rhinosinusitis | Ruby Pawankar (Japan)

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30 Session 2

Vitamin D, Obesity and Asthma | Juan Carlos Celedon (United States)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or Laryngopharyngeal Reflux | Dennis Ledford (United States)

Vocal Cord Dysfunction | Mario Zernotti (Argentina)

13:00 - 16:30 New Horizon Session

Drug Allergy

13:00 - 14:30 New Insights in Drug Hypersensitivity

Immunogenetics of Severe Drug Hypersensitivity | Daniel Yerly (Switzerland)

Virus Infections and Drug Hypersensitivity | Barbara Daubner (Switzerland)

In-Vitro Diagnosis of Drug Allergy: Current Status and Perspectives | Thomas Fleisher (United States)

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30 Management of Drug Hypersensitivity

Beta-Lactam Allergy Diagnosis and Management | Louis Mendelson (United States)

Intra-Operative Reactions | Pascal Demoly (France)

Adverse Reactions to Biologics | Thomas Platts-Mills (United States)

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WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Monday, 5 December 2011

Preliminary Scientific Program — Monday, 5 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Symposia

Pre-registration required.

Fee: $20 USD / session

Sister Society Session: Kuwait Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Omalizumab (Anti-IgE) for Asthma

Speakers:

Mona Al-Ahmad (Kuwait)

William Busse (Unites States)

Biology of Aeroallergens in Latin America

Speaker:

Alfonso Cepeda (Colombia)

Case Discussion on Patients with Possible Immune Deficiencies

Speaker:

Mark Ballow (United States)

Clinical Process to Properly Prescribe Immunotherapy

Speakers:

Désirée Larenas Linnemann (México)

Noel Rodríguez-Perez (México)

Differential Diagnosis of Headaches,

Including Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Speakers:

Flushing Syndromes

Speakers:

Roger Fox (United States)

Lyndon Mansfield (United States)

Cem Akin (United States)

Allen P. Kaplan (United States)

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis

Speakers:

A. Wesley Burks (United States)

Alessandro Fiocchi (Italy)

Inflammasomes and Allergic Diseases

Speakers:

Management of COPD

Speaker:

Alan Aderem (United States)

Shyam Mohapatra (United States)

Nicola Hanania (United States)

Neonatal Infant Interventions to Prevent Asthma and Allergic Disease

Speakers:

Susan Prescott (Australia)

Hugo P. Van Bever Sr. (Singapore)

What to Do with a Patient that Cannot Smell?

Speakers:

Mark Dykewicz (United States)

Joaquin Mullol (Spain)

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Preliminary Scientific Program — Monday, 5 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

08:30 - 10:00 Plenary Session

Asthma: From Genetics to Treatment

Identification of Novel Genes | Donata Vercelli (United States)

Subphenotyping Asthma to Uncover Novel Genes | Eugene R. Bleecker (United States)

Personalized Medicine – Is There a Future? | Stephen Liggett (United States)

08:30 - 10:00 Plenary Session

Mastocytosis and Mast Cell Activation Syndromes

Systemic Mastocytosis | Cem Akin (United States)

Mast Cell Activation Syndromes | Luis Escribano (Spain)

Anaphylaxis in Mastocytosis and Hymenoptera Allergy | Mariana Castells (United States)

08:30 - 10:00 Plenary Session

Novel Cytokines in Allergic Diseases

Asthma Phenotypes Shaped by Innate and Adaptive Immunity | Dale Umetsu (United States)

IL-33 | Susumu Nakae (Japan)

Thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin (TSLP) and Dendritic Cells | Yong-Jun Liu (United States)

10:00 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15 Debate

Urticaria: Is There a Role for Sedating Antihistamines and Steroids?

Yes | Allen P. Kaplan (United States)

No | Torsten Zuberbier (Germany)

10:45 – 12:15 Debate

Sister Society Session: Brazilian Society of Allergy and Immunopathology

Allergy and Breast Feeding

Pro | TBA

Con | Hugo P. Van Bever Sr. (Singapore)

Monday, 5 December 2011

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Collaborating Partner Session: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

Immunological Features of Immunotherapy

Immunological Models for Successful Immunotherapy | Cezmi Akdis (Switzerland)

How the Immune System Generates Tolerance | Kari Nadeau (United States)

How Immunology Informs the Design of Immunotherapeutics | Stephen Durham (United Kingdom)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Sister Society Session: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal (GI) Diseases

Biology of Eosinophils | Bruce Bochner (United States)

Pathogenesis | TBA

Diagnosis and Management | Jonathan Spergel (United States)

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Monday, 5 December 2011

Preliminary Scientific Program — Monday, 5 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Sister Society Session: Japanese Society of Allergology

Update on Atopic Dermatitis

Altered Skin Barrier Functions | Ichiro Katayama (Japan)

Role of Dendritic Cells | Thomas Bieber (Germany)

The Role of Food and Egg Allergy | Atsuo Urisu (Japan)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Sister Society Session: Latin American Society of Allergy,

Asthma and Immunology

Hot Topics in Latin America

Air Pollution and Respiratory Disease | Juan Carlos Sisul Alvariza (Paraguay)

Frequent Co-morbid Conditions with Asthma | Nelson Rosario (Brazil)

Asthma Genotypes to Phenotypes | Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani (Argentina)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Superantigens and Severe Airway Disease

New Insights Into Immunologic Mechanisms | Claus Bachert (Belgium)

Upper Airway | Hae-Sim Park (South Korea)

Lower Airway | Phillipe Gevaert (Belgium)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Environmental Aspects of Asthma

Asthma in Underserved Populations | Alvaro Cruz (Brazil)

Inner-City Asthma | Cheryl Hankin (United States)

Rural Asthma | Roy Gerth van Wijk (Netherlands)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Genetic Susceptibility to Airway Diseases

Outdoor Air Pollution | Choon-Sik Park (South Korea)

Asthma | Donata Vercelli (United States)

COPD | Eugene R. Bleecker (United States)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Syndrome and Allergic Respiratory Diseases

Upper Airway Diseases | Athanasios Kaditis (Greece)

Asthma | Fulvio Braido (Italy)

Management | Timothy J. Craig (United States)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Rhinosinusitis

Asthma Exacerbations | Marek L. Kowalski (Poland)

Otitis Media | Robert Naclerio (United States)

Management | Michael A. Kaliner (United States)

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Preliminary Scientific Program — Monday, 5 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Risk Factors for Recurrent Early Wheezing in Childhood

Overview | Fernando D. Martinez (United States)

Viral Infections | Robert Lemanske (United States)

Allergens | Dennis Ownby (United States)

12:15 – 14:15 ORAL ABSTRACT AND POSTER SESSIONS

Lunch boxes provided for all attending delegates.

14:15 – 15:00 COFFEE BREAK

15:00 – 16:30 DEBATE

Is the Hygiene Hypothesis Important?

Pro | Tari Haahtela (Finland)

Con | Susan Prescott (Australia)

15:00 – 16:30 DEBATE

Small Airways: Are They Important in the Pathogenesis of Asthma?

Pro | Monica Kraft (United States)

Con | Ignacio J. Ansotegui (Spain)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIum

University Training Program Session: Harvard University

Adverse Drug Reactions and Managements

Chemo-Therapeutic Agents | Mariana Castells (United States)

Monoclonal Antibodies | Aleena Banerji (United States)

Antibiotics | David Khan (United States)

Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) | Kathryne Woessner (United States)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIum

Sister Society Session: American College of

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

When Food Allergies are Unusual, Unexpected, and Potentially Fatal

Atypical Manifestations | Amal Assa’ad (United States)

Non-Ingestant Routes | Sami Bahna (United States)

Food-Induced Anaphylaxis: Diagnosis and Treatment | Dana Wallace (United States)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIum

Allergen Avoidance Strategies

Dust Mites | Roy Gerth van Wijk (Netherlands)

Storage Mites | Enrique Fernandez-Caldas (United States)

Molds | Pakit Vichyanond (Thailand)

Monday, 5 December 2011

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Monday, 5 December 2011

Preliminary Scientific Program — Monday, 5 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIum

Asthma and COPD: Are They a Spectrum of the Same Disease?

Pathophysiology | TBA

Severe Asthma vs. COPD | Sally Wenzel (United States)

Treatment Responses | Ronald Dahl (Denmark)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIum

Genetic Respiratory Diseases and Their Association with Asthma

Alpha1 Antitrypsin | Stephen P. Peters (United States)

Ciliary Dyskinesia | Jose L. Lezana (Mexico)

Cystic Fibrosis | Nelson Rosario (Brazil)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIum

Mast Cell: The Central Inflammatory Cell

Mast Cells as Regulators and Effectors | Stephen Galli (United States)

Mast Cell and Nerves | TBA

Mast Cells: Novel Ways for Suppression | Francesca Levi-Schaffer (Israel)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIum

Pregnancy: Allergic Diseases and Asthma

Rhinitis and Pregnancy | Glenis Scadding (United Kingdom)

Asthma and Pregnancy | Michael Schatz (United States)

Anaphylaxis and Pregnancy | F. Estelle R. Simons (Canada)

15:00 – 16:30 YEAR-IN-REVIEW

Atopic Dermatitis

Pathophysiology | Mark Boguniewicz (United States)

Treatment | Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier (Switzerland)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

University Training Program Session: University of Sao Paulo

Allergy and Asthma: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

Risk Factors for Allergy and Asthma in Latin America | Virginia Paes Leme Ferriani (Brazil)

Cross-Reactive IgE Responses to Invertebrates | L. Karla Arruda (Brazil)

Immunotherapy with Mite Vaccines: Risk Factor for Shrimp Allergy? | Ariana Yang (Brazil)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Adherence to Treatment: How Can It Be Improved?

Non-Adherent Patient | Fulvio Braido (Italy)

Socio-economic Status and Adherence | Alvaro Cruz (Brazil)

Improving Adherence | Fernan Caballero (Venezuela)

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Preliminary Scientific Program — Monday, 5 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Adverse Reactions to Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)

Respiratory | Marek L. Kowalski (Poland)

Cutaneous | Mario Sánchez-Borges (Venezuela)

Desensitization | Pascal Demoly (France)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Evidence Based Recommendations for Clinical Practice

WAO Special Committee on Evidence Based Medicine

WAO Position Paper: Diagnosis and Rational for Action Against Cows Milk Allergy (DRACMA) |

Holger Schunemann (Canada)

Evidence Based Use of Diagnostic Tests | Jan Brozek (Canada)

DRACMA in Clinical Practice | Alessandro Fiocchi (Italy)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Management of Asthma Exacerbations

Outpatient Management | Paul O’Byrne (Canada)

Emergency Department Management | Gustavo Rodrigo (Uruguay)

Intensive Care Unit Management | Arturo Gomez-Gonzalez (México)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Hands-On Session: Pulmonary Function

Speakers:

Dennis Ownby (United States)

Robert C. Strunk (United States)

Choon-Sik Park (South Korea)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Hands-On Session: Rhinolaryngoscopy (Session 1)

Speakers:

Mark Glaum (United States)

Jose A. Sacre-Hazouri (México)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Skin Prick Testing: What Can We Still Improve?

Which Allergens to Use? | Richard Weber (United States)

Techniques | Désirée Larenas Linnemann (México)

Reporting Results | Paul Greenberger (United States)

Hands-On Demonstration

Result Writing

Case Reports

Monday, 5 December 2011

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Monday, 5 December 2011

Preliminary Scientific Program — Monday, 5 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Training in Allergy: New Developments

WAO Specialty and Training Council

Allergy Education and Training: The WAO White Book on Allergy | Ruby Pawankar (Japan)

WAO Guidelines on Undergraduate Allergy Education and Training | Paul Potter (South Africa)

WAO Guidelines on Postgraduate Allergy Education and Training | Connie Katelaris (Australia)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Update on Vaccinations for the Allergist and Immunologist

Pediatric Considerations | James Oleske (United States)

Geriatric Considerations | Monroe James King (United States)

Adverse Reactions | John Kelso (United States)

16:30 – 17:30 PLENARY SESSION

WAO Presidential Plenary Session

Chairpersons:

Ruby Pawankar (Japan)

G. Walter Canonica (Italy)

History of the World Allergy Organization | Michael A. Kaliner (United States)

Discovery and History of Ige | S.G.O. Johansson (Sweden)

Presidential Address | Richard F. Lockey (United States)

Attendance to the WAO Presidential Plenary Session is by invitation only.

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Small Airways Disease

Working Group

WAO Small Airways Working Group Steering Committee

Lanny J. Rosenwasser, Chair – USA

Monica Kraft, Vice Chair – USA

Leif Bjermer – Sweden

Thomas B. Casale – USA

Leonardo Fabbri – Italy

Qutayba Hamid – Canada

Peter H. Howarth – United Kingdom

Charles Irvin – USA

J. Christian Virchow – Germany

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Preliminary Scientific Program — Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Symposia

Pre-registration required.

Fee: $20 USD / session

University Training Program Session:

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

Insect Allergy

Speaker:

Alfredo Arias (México)

Anti-IgE: Beyond Asthma

Speakers:

Michael S. Blaiss (United States)

Yehia El-Gamal (Egypt)

Diagnosis and Management of Anaphylaxis

Speakers:

Cem Akin (United States)

F. Estelle R. Simons (Canada)

Myron Zitt (United States)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to Multiple Food Allergic Children

Speakers:

Motohiro Ebisawa (Japan)

Hugh Sampson (United States)

Differential Diagnosis of Cough

Speakers:

Paul Potter (South Africa)

Pramod Kelkar (United States)

Evaluation of Patients for Antibody Deficiency

Speakers:

Zuhair Ballas (United States)

Sara Espinosa (México)

Exercise-Induced Asthma and Allergic Conditions

Speakers:

Matteo Bonini (Italy)

Kai-Hakon Carlsen (Norway)

Pharmacotherapy for the Geriatric Asthma Patient

Speakers:

Dennis Ledford (United States)

Monroe James King (United States)

Practical Considerations for Prescribing Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)

Speakers:

Moises Calderon (United Kingdom)

Giovanni Passalaqua (Italy)

Pruritus: Scratching the Surface

Speaker:

Marcus Maurer (Germany)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Preliminary Scientific Program — Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Symposia, continued

Treatment of the Asthmatic Patient Under Age 5

Speakers:

Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani (Argentina)

Alfonso Cepeda (Colombia)

Stanley Szefler (United States)

08:30 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION

Asthma Phenotypes: Implications for Treatment

Eosinophilic/Th2 | Jan Lötvall (Sweden)

Neutrophilic | Monica Kraft (United States)

Pharmacogenetics in Therapy | Elliot Israel (United States)

08:30 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION

Microbiome: A New Window to Health and Allergic Diseases?

Asthma | Homer Boushey (United States)

Atopic Dermatitis | Richard Gallo (United States)

Sinusitis | Claus Bachert (Belgium)

08:30 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION

Specific Immunotherapy (SIT)

Mechanisms | Cezmi Akdis (Switzerland)

Preventions of New Sensitizations and Asthma | Anthony Frew (United Kingdom)

Novel Immunotherapies | Thomas B. Casale (United States)

10:00 – 10:45 COFFE BREAK

10:45 – 12:15 DEBATE

Skin Test or In-Vitro Test for Food Allergy?

In-Vitro | Motohiro Ebisawa (Japan)

Skin Test | Linda Cox (United States)

10:45 – 12:15 DEBATE

Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) vs Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT)

SCit | Anthony Frew (United Kingdom)

slit | G. Walter Canonica (Italy)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Collaborating Partner Session: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

(NIAID) and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Standardizing Outcomes in Asthma Clinical Research

Standardizing Asthma Outcomes Measures: Overview of the NIH Asthma Outcomes Project |

Alkis Togias (United States)

Defining and Measuring Asthma Exacerbations | TBA

Defining and Measuring Asthma Symptoms | Robert Lemanske (United States)

Defining and Measuring Asthma Control | Michael Schatz (United States)

Biomarkers as Outcome Measures in Asthma Clinical Research | Stanley Szefler (United States)

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Preliminary Scientific Program — Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

University Training Programs Session: Wake Forest University

Translational Medicine and Personalized Asthma Management

Defining Asthma Susceptibility and Severity with Genomic Medicine |

Deborah Meyers (United States)

Asthma Phenotypes, Heterogeneity and Severity: The Basis of Asthma Management |

Eugene R. Bleecker (United States)

Understanding Therapeutic Heterogeneity and Responsiveness in Asthma: Future Trends |

Stephen P. Peters (United States)

Biologic Asthma Therapies and Individualized Medicine | Mark Dykewicz (United States)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Sister Society Session: European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Phenotypes and Endotypes of Allergic Disease

Molecular Markers of Phenotypes and Endotypes | Ioana Agache (Romania)

Infection and Asthma Endotypes | Adnan Custovic (United Kingdom)

Phenotypes of Food Allergy | Maria Antonella Muraro (Italy)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Air Pollution and Climate Change and Their Effects on Allergic Respiratory Diseases

WAO Special Committee on Climate Change

Air Pollution, Climate Change and Extreme Events Leading to Asthma Exacerbations | Gennaro D’Amato (Italy)

Air Pollution, Climate Change and Hygiene Hypothesis | Ignacio J. Ansotegui (Spain)

Interaction Between Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution | Thomas Platts-Mills (United States)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Clinical Use of Probiotic Products for Allergy – A WAO Paper

WAO Special Committee on Food Allergy

Presentation of the WAO Paper | Alessandro Fiocchi (Italy)

The Microbiological Underpinnings | TBA

Probiotics and Allergic Diseases | Leonard Bielory (United States)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Eosinophilic Respiratory Problems

Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) | Hae-Sim Park (South Korea)

Churg Strauss Syndrome | John Sleasman (United States)

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) | Paul Greenberger (United States)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) and the WAO Consensus Document

WAO HAE International Alliance

Summary of the WAO Document | Timothy J. Craig (United States)

Pathogenesis | Bruce Zuraw (United States)

Clinical Presentation | Marco Cicardi (Italy)

New Approaches to Treatment | Connie Katelaris (Australia)

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Preliminary Scientific Program — Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Immunomodulators in Allergic/Immunologic Diseases

Use of T Cell Therapies in Severe Atopic Dermatitis | TBA

Long-Term Use of Omalizumab: Is the IgE Response Modified? | Ulrich Wahn (Germany)

Anti-Cytokine Therapy in Familial Atypical Cold Urticaria | Hal Hoffman (United States)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Neural Mechanisms in Airway Diseases

Cough Reflex | Bradley Undem (United States)

Nasal Reflexes | James Baraniuk (United States)

Novel Treatments for Neuromechanisms | TBA

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Smooth Muscle and Asthma

Inflammatory Cell | TBA

Response Element | Reynold Panettieri (United States)

Thermoplasty | Mario Castro (United States)

12:15 – 14:15 ORAL ABSTRACT AND POSTER SESSIONS

Lunch boxes provided for all attending delegates.

14:15 – 15:00 COFFEE BREAK

15:00 – 16:30 DEBATE

Atopic Eczema: Barrier Dysfunction or Immune Deviation?

Immune Deviation in Atopic Eczema is Crucial | Johannes Ring (Germany)

Barrier Dysfunction in Atopic Eczema is Crucial | Richard Gallo (United States)

15:00 – 16:30 DEBATE

Environmental Control for Allergic Diseases: Does it Work?

Pro | Thomas Platts-Mills (United States)

Con | Adnan Custovic (United Kingdom)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

Collaborating Partner Session: American Lung Association

- Asthma Clinical Research Network

Asthma in the Elderly (AIE): Challenges and Opportunities

Diagnostic and Management Challenges | Nicola Hanania MD, (United States)

Atopy and Aging: An Ongoing Challenge | Monroe James King (United States)

Immunologic Changes in Aging | Linda Rogers (United States)

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Preliminary Scientific Program — Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

Sister Society Session: German Society for Allergology and

Clinical Immunology

Microbes - Friends or Foes of Allergic Disease?

Role of Skin-Colonizing Microbes in Atopic Dermatitis | Thomas Werfel (Germany)

From Staphylococcus Aureus Enterotoxins to Nasal Polyps and Asthma | Claus Bachert (Belgium)

The Role of Microbes in Allergy Protection | Harald Renz (Germany)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

Sister Society Session: Korean Academy of Allergy, Asthma and

Clinical Immunology

Severe Asthma

Clinical Features of Severe Asthma: Korean Cohort Study | You Sook Cho (South Korea)

Findings from the US Cohort Study | Sally Wenzel (United States)

Management of Severe Asthma | Heung-Woo Park (South Korea)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

Sister Society Session: Mexican College of Pediatricians

Specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Food Allergy

WAO Position Paper: Diagnosis and Rational for Action Against Cows Milk Allergy

(DRACMA) | Rosa Elena Huerta Hernández (México)

Risk Factors for Food Allergy for the Latin American Population | Emilia María Hidalgo Castro (México)

Food Hypersensitivity and Atopic Dermatitis in Toddlers | Elizabeth Estrada Reyes (México)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) in Children

Is it Allergy or Something Else? | Kai-Hakon Carlsen (Norway)

Clinical Characteristics | Héctor Stone-Aguilar (México)

Management | Jose A. Sacre-Hazouri (México)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

New Concepts about Occupational Asthma

Genetic Predisposition | Hae-Sim Park (South Korea)

Pathogenesis | TBA

Prevention and Therapy | TBA

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

The Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems

Innate | Elena Perez (United States)

Adaptive Immune System | Cezmi Akdis (Switzerland)

Laboratory Testing | Thomas Fleisher (United States)

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Preliminary Scientific Program — Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

15:00 – 16:30 YEAR-IN-REVIEW

Rhinosinusitis

Pathophsysiology | Robert Naclerio (United States)

Treatment | Glenis Scadding (United Kingdom)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

University Training Program Session: University of South Florida

Hands-On Session: Rhinolaryngoscopy (Session #2)

Speakers:

Roger Fox (United States)

Mario Zernotti (Argentina)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Allergy

Pathophysiology of Conjunctival Inflammation | Sergio Bonini (Italy)

The Clinical Spectrum of Ocular Allergy | Connie Katelaris (Australia)

Ocular Allergy Treatment | Leonard Bielory (United States)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Betalactams Reactions

Diagnosis of Betalactam Sensitivity | Louis Mendelson (United States)

Desensitization | David Khan (United States)

Cross Reactions | Daniel Yerly (Switzerland)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Chronic Cough

Mechanisms | James Baraniuk (United States)

Children | Pramod Kelkar (United States)

Adults | Riccardo Polosa (Italy)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Contact Dermatitis in Children

Mechanisms of Allergic Contact Dermatitis | Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann (Germany)

New Contact Allergens | Luz Fonacier (United States)

Contact Dermatitis in Children: Do We Need Regular Patch Testing? | TBA

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Controversies Surrounding Long-Acting Beta Agonists (LABAs) in Asthma

Safety of LABAs | Jan Brozek (Canada)

Step-Down Therapy | Robert C. Strunk (United States)

Step-Up Therapy | Homer Boushey (United States)

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Preliminary Scientific Program — Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Decreasing the Prevalence of Allergic Diseases and Asthma

The WAO World Allergy Action Plan

Changing the Allergy Paradigm - Time to Act | Tari Haahtela (Finland)

Allergy Health in Children | Mika Mäkelä (Finland)

Allergy as an Immune Adaptation Syndrome | TBA

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Diagnostic Procedures for Rhinitis

Nasal Challenges | Alkis Togias (United States)

Assessing the Sense of Smell | Joaquin Mullol (Spain)

Clinical, Quality of Life: Implication for Surgical Treatment | Mark Dykewicz (United States)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Obstructive Sleep Disorders in Breathing in Childhood

School and Behavior Problems | Michael S. Blaiss (United States)

Allergic Rhinitis | Timothy J. Craig (United States)

Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy | Athanasios Kaditis (Greece)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Severe Cutaneous Drug Reactions

Acute Severe Drug Reactions: Genes to Biomarkers | Miguel Blanca (Spain)

Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptom (DRESS) Syndrome |

Mariana Castells (United States)

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) and Steven Johnson Syndrome | Ichiro Katayama (Japan)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Preliminary Scientific Program — Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

07:00 - 08:15 BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA

Pre-registration required.

Fee: $20 USD / session

Sister Society Session: Danish Society of Allergology

Basophil Activation as a Measure of Allergic Response

Speakers:

S.G.O. Johansson (Sweden)

Kaare Lund (Denmark)

Choosing a Career Path in Allergy and Immunology

Speakers:

Stanley Fineman (United States)

Sandra González-Díaz (México)

Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis of Autoimmune Diseases

Speakers:

James Baker (United States)

Dennie Ledford (United States)

Cold Induced Skin Disorders

Speakers:

Hal Hoffman (United States)

Marcus Maurer (Germany)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Does it Work?

Speakers:

Leonard Bielory (United States)

William Silvers (United States)

Gastrointestinal (GI) Complaints in Food Allergy

Speakers:

Dan Atkins (United States)

Ichiro Nomura (Japan)

Genes, Allergens and Asthma

Speaker:

Juan Carlos Celedon (United States)

How to Publish a Scientific Paper

Speakers:

Milk Induced Disorders

Speakers:

Otitis Media

Speakers:

Lanny Rosenwasser (United States)

Larry Schwartz (United States)

Amal Assa’ad (United States)

Hirohisa Saito (Japan)

Robert Naclerio (United States)

Mario Zernotti (Argentina)

Severe Asthma in the Clinic: Diagnosis and Treatment

Speakers:

Nicola Hanania (United States)

Reynold Panettieri (United States)

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Preliminary Scientific Program — Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

Topical Treatments of Atopic Dermatitis

Speakers:

Adnan Custovic (United Kingdom)

Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann (Germany)

Tatiana A. Slavyanskaya (Russia)

08:30 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION

Environment and Allergy

Allergic Diseases and Climate Change | Jeffrey Demain (United States)

Biodiversity Hypothesis | Tari Haahtela (Finland)

Co-Evolution of Microbes and Man | Christopher Karp (United States)

08:30 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION

New Concepts in Mast Cell Mediators

Novel Leukotriene Receptors | Joshua Boyce (United States)

Tryptase: From Anaphylaxis to Mastocytosis | Larry Schwartz (United States)

Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2): Therapeutic Implications | Andrew Wardlaw (United Kingdom)

08:30 – 10:00 PLENARY SESSION

Obesity and Asthma

Obesity, Airway Hyperresponsiveness and Inflammation | TBA

Does Obesity Influence Medication Response? | Marc Peters-Golden (United States)

Obesity and Asthma Control/Severity | Louis-Philippe Boulet (Canada)

10:00 – 10:45 COFFEE BREAK

10:45 – 12:15 DEBATE

Genetically Modified Foods: Are They a Problem?

Pro | Dan Atkins (United States)

Con | TBA

10:45 – 12:15 DEBATE

Long-Acting Beta Agonists (LABAs) vs. Tiotropium for Asthma

LABAs | Klaus Rabe (Germany)

Tiotropium | Mario Castro (United States)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Collaborating Partner Session: Global Allergy and Asthma Network (GA²LEN)

Insights from the Global Allergy and Asthma Network (GA²LEN)

Can the Severity of Allergy be Uniformly Defined? | Thomas Bieber (Germany)

GA²LEN in Europe and Beyond | Torsten Zuberbier (Germany)

GA²LEN, WAO and Guidelines | G. Walter Canonica (Italy)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Preliminary Scientific Program — Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Collaborating Partner Session: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

NHLBI Clinical Research Network’s New Findings on the Stepwise Approach to

Managing Asthma

Step Up Therapy in Children | Daniel Jackson (United States)

Adjusting Therapy in Adults | Elliot Israel (United States)

Intermittent Versus Daily Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy in Children | Fernando D. Martinez (United States)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Sister Society Session: Southern European Allergy Societies (SEAS)

Immunotherapy

Safety and Efficacy with Polimerized Extracts | Ignacio J. Ansotegui (Spain)

Omalizumab Plus Immunotherapy | Mario Morais de Almeida (Portugal)

Economical Impact | Massimo Triggiani (Italy)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Sister Society Session: Venezuelan Society of Allergy and Immunology

Genetic and Epigenetic Implications in Allergic and Asthmatic Latin

Americans

Genetics | Paolo Tassinari (Venezuela)

Prescription Patterns | Fernan Caballero (Venezuela)

Specific Immunotherapy | Eliana Risquez (Venezuela)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

2013 World Allergy Congress:

Joint Meeting of the WAO & EAACI - Milan, Italy

Novel and Emerging Therapeutic Strategies for Allergy and Asthma

Immunomodulators - A Brave New World | Zuhair Ballas (United States)

Inducing Immune Tolerance to Allergens - Implications for Treatment |

Mubeccel Akdis (Switzerland)

Preventive Strategies | Susan Prescott (Australia)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Immunobiologic Approaches in Allergy

Translational Research and Immunomodulators in Allergy | Jorge Kalil (Brazil)

Anti-IgE Use in Allergy | Pedro Giavina-Bianchi (Brazil)

Anti-Eosinophil Strategies | TBA

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Primary Immune Deficiencies: Rapid Diagnosis and Referral

Clinical Presentation | James Oleske (United States)

Screening | Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles (United States)

Treatment Options | TBA

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Preliminary Scientific Program — Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Vitamin D: How Important in Allergic Diseases?

Anaphylaxis | Carlos Camargo (United States)

Asthma | Attilio Boner (Italy)

Viral-Respiratory Infections | Robert C. Strunk (United States)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

WAO Anaphylaxis Guidelines

WAO Anaphylaxis Special Committee

Epidemiology | Paul Greenberger (United States)

Clinical Aspects and Diagnosis | Mario Sánchez-Borges (Venezuela)

Treatment | F. Estelle R. Simons (Canada)

10:45 – 12:15 SYMPOSIUM

Why are Small Airways Important in Asthma?

WAO Small Airways Diseases Working Group

Pathophysiology of Small Airways Disease | Qutayba Hamid (Canada)

Physiology of Small Airways Disease | Charles Irvin (United States)

Particle Deposition and Pharmacotherapy of Small Airways Disease |

Lanny Rosenwasser (United States)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The WAO’s Small Airways Diseases Working Group aims to provide a credible, evidence-based, global platform for physicians

and other healthcare professional to have ease-of-access to the most relevant scientific,

clinical and educational resources on small airways diseases.

www.worldallergy.org/small_airways_group

10:45 – 12:15 YEAR-IN-REVIEW

Asthma

Pathophysiology | Sally Wenzel (United States)

Treatment | Paul O’Byrne (Canada)

12:15 – 14:15 ORAL ABSTRACT AND POSTER SESSIONS

Lunch boxes provided for all attending delegates.

14:15 – 15:00 COFFEE BREAK

15:00 – 16:30 DEBATE

Are Basophils Important in Allergy?

Pro | Hirohisa Saito (Japan)

Con | Massimo Triggiani (Italy)

15:00 – 16:30 DEBATE

Are We Ready for Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy?

Pro | Lyndon Mansfield (United States)

Con | A. Wesley Burks (United States)

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Preliminary Scientific Program — Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

University Training Program Session: Henry Ford Hospital, Georgia Health Sciences University,

the University of California San Francisco and The University of Michigan Allergy Prevention

Do Cats and Dogs Feed Infants Microbes?

The Link Between Pets and Reduced Risk of Allergic Disease | Dennis Ownby (United States)

Molecular Analysis of the Link Between Pets and an Infant’s Microbiome | Homer Boushey (United States)

The Microbiome-Allergy Hypothesis | Nicholas Lukacs (United States)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

Sister Society Session: Argentine Association of Allergy and

Clinical Immunology

Eosinophilic Related Conditions

Evaluation of Patients with Eosinophilia | Martin Bozzola (Argentina)

Hypereosinophilic Syndromes | Mónica S. De Gennaro (Argentina)

Novel Theorpies for Eosinophilic Disorders | TBA

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

Sister Society Session: Mexican College of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Genetics and Immune Responses

Genetic Risk Factor for Asthma in Latin America | Nora Martínez Aguilar (México)

Gene Environment Interactions with Air Pollution | TBA

Immunogenetics and Pharmacogenomics of Allergic Diseases |

Clara Gorodezky (México)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

Sister Society Session: The International Primary Care Respiratory Group

Rhinitis and Asthma in Primary Care

Adaption of Asthma Guidelines to Primary Care | Miguel Roman Rodriguez (Spain)

Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) in Primary Care | Dermot Ryan (United Kingdom)

Management of Rhinitis or Sinusitis in Primary Care Patients with Asthma |

Michael Schatz (United States)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

Allergy, Asthma and the Athlete

Mechanisms of Exercise-Induced Asthma | Pakit Vichyanond (Thailand)

Exercise-Induced Allergic Diseases | Sergio Bonini (Italy)

Asthma and Elite Athletes | Kai-Hakon Carlsen (Norway)

15:00 – 16:30 SYMPOSIUM

Hymenoptera Allergy: Ants and Flying Insects

Overview | TBA

Immunotherapy | Ulrich Muller (Switzerland)

Immunologic Response with Venom Immunotherapy | Mubeccel Akdis (Switzerland)

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Preliminary Scientific Program — Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

15:00 – 16:30 YEAR-IN-REVIEW

COPD

Pathophysiology | Qutayba Hamid (Canada)

Treatment | TBA

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

University Training Program Session: Cleveland Clinic

An Evidence Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management of

Urticaria and Angioedema

Evaluation | Jonathan Bernstein (United States)

Management | David Lang (United States)

C1 Inhibitor Deficiency Syndromes | Bruce Zuraw (United States)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Sister Society Session: Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology

Novel Laboratory Tests for Allergic Diseases

Recombinant Allergens for Diagnosis | Susanne Vrtala (Austria)

Improving Diagnosis of Venom Allergy with Recombinant Allergens |

Irene Mittermann (Austria)

Allergen Chips for Predicting, Diagnosing and Monitoring Allergy | Rudolf Valenta (Austria)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Allergic Rhinitis and Its Impact on Asthma (ARIA)

How Can the GRADE System Improve Guideline Driven Care? | Holger Schunemann (Canada)

Are Rhinitis and Asthma Two Manifestations of One Disease? | Stephen Durham (United Kingdom)

Rhinitis: A Risk Factor for Asthma? | Ronald Dahl (Denmark)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Hands-On Session: Bronchial Provocation Challenges

Mathacholine | Paul O’Byrne (Canada)

Mannitol | Charles Irvin (United States)

Exercise | Matteo Bonini (Italy)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Drug Allergy Testing and Desensitization

Beta-lactams | Louis Mendelson (United States)

Non Betalactic Antibiotics | David Khan (United States)

Biologics | Miguel Blanca (Spain)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Preliminary Scientific Program — Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Immunotherapy for the Polysensitized Patient: Balancing the Evidence with Experience

Monotherapy for the Polysensitized Patient | Noel Rodríguez-Perez (México)

Multiallergen Immunotherapy: The Evidence | Harold Nelson (United States)

Multiallergen Immunotherapy: The Experience | Linda Cox (United States)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Non-Allergic Rhinitis

Classification | Glenis Scadding (United Kingdom)

Mechanisms | Ruby Pawankar (Japan)

Treatment | Alkis Togias (United States)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Obesity and Asthma: Implications for Asthma Control and Treatment

Observational Studies | TBA

Interventional Studies | Carlos Camargo (United States)

Genetics of Obesity and Asthma | Juan Carlos Celedon (United States)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

The Internet and Allergy

WAO Resources on the Internet | Juan Carlos Ivancevich (Argentina)

The Internet as a Source of Learning for the Allergist | Ves Dimov (United States)

Can Internet Surveys Help Us Understand Allergic Disorders? | Martin Penagos (México)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

The Use of Forms and Templates in Office Practice

History, Physical Examination and Skin Testing | Michael A. Kaliner (United States)

Immunotherapy | Dana Wallace (United States)

Patient Information | Désirée Larenas Linnemann (México)

15:00 – 16:30 WORKSHOP

Update on Smoking Cessation

Natural History of Tobacco Dependence | R Maximiliano Gomez (Argentina)

New Pharmaceutical Options and Electronic Cigarette | Riccardo Polosa (Italy)

Clinical Trials and Patient Education for Smoking Cessation | TBA

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Preliminary Scientific Program — Thursday, 8 December 2011

Current as of May, 2011. To view updated session and invited speakers information, visit www.worldallergy.org/wac2011

08:00 - 11:30 New Horizon Session

Advances in Food Allergy

08:00 - 09:30 Session 1

Allergen Component and Cross Reactivity | Motohiro Ebisawa (Japan)

Advances in Diagnosis | Hugh Sampson (United States)

Oral Immunotherapy | A. Wesley Burks (United States)

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:30 Session 2

Hidden Food Allergens | Thomas Holzhauser (Germany)

Food Allergy and Eosinophilic Esophagitis | Jonathan Spergel (United States)

Non-IgE-Mediated Gastrointestinal Food Reactions | Ichiro Nomura (Japan)

08:00 - 11:30 New Horizon Session

Asthma in Children

08:00 - 09:30 Asthma in Children: Risk Factors

Genetics | Carole Ober (United States)

Environmental | Fernando D. Martinez (United States)

Viral | Robert Lemanske (United States)

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:30 Asthma in Children: Treatment

Prevention | Ulrich Wahn (Germany)

Step Care | Stanley Szefler (United States)

Management of Asthma Exacerbations | Jose A. Castro-Rodriguez (Chile)

08:00 - 11:30 New Horizon Session

Is Your Patient Immunodeficient (ID)?

08:00 - 09:30 Session 1

Primary IDs | Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles (United States)

Common Variables | Mark Ballow (United States)

Approach to the Patient with Recurrent Infections | Zuhair Ballas (United States)

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:30 Session 2

Immunodeficiency Secondary to Anticytokine Autoantibodies | Steve Holland (United States)

hiv | John Sleasman (United States)

Susceptibility to Infections | Elena Perez (United States)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

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Registration

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XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Registration is open!

Please register on-line at: www.worldallergy.org/wac2011/registration

REGISTRATION FEES ARE LISTED IN US DOLLARS

Early Registration

Now-30 June 2011

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Late Registration

1 July-31 October 2011

On-Site Registration

Beginning 3 December 2011

Delegate $610/$510* $660/$560* $760/$660*

Fellow-in-Training** $310 $360 $410

Allied Health*** $360 $410 $460

Student** $310 $360 $410

Accompanying Person $400 $400 $400

Allied Health Session Only $100 $125 $150

*Discounted rate for delegates from countries categorized as low economies by the World Bank. Please contact the Congress

Secretariat at WAC2011registration@worldallergy.org with any questions.

**You will be required to show proof of your status to receive this registration rate.

***Allied Health refers to nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, medical technologists and

medical assistants. You will be required to show proof of your status to receive this registration rate.

Registration for Delegates includes:

• Admission to all Scientific Sessions

• Congress bag and meeting materials

• Admission to Exhibition Area

• Certificate of Attendance

• Admission to Opening Ceremony

• Admission to Welcome Reception

• Admission to All-Congress Event

• Coffee breaks on 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 December

• Boxed lunches on 4, 5, 6 & 7 December

Registration for Accompanying Persons includes:

• Admission to Exhibition Area

• Admission to Opening Ceremony

• Admission to Welcome Reception

• Admission to All-Congress Event

• Ancient Ruins Tour of Tulum on Monday, December 5,

8:30-13:00 hrs.

• Ancient Ruins Tour of Chichen Itza on Tuesday, December

6, 8:30-16:30 hrs.

Registration for Allied Health

Allied Health Professionals are eligible to receive the discounted

registration rate of $360 USD. Please submit proof of certification via

email to WAC2011registration@worldallergy.org. The fee includes

full Congress registration and admission to the full day Allied Health

Session on 4 December 2011 with lunch. However, to gain entry

to the Allied Health Session, you must confirm your attendance in

the Online Registration form. Seating capacity is limited. Only those

who confirm attendance to the full day Allied Health Session in the

online registration form or on-site will be admitted.

The Congress also offers an Allied Health Session Only

registration.

The registration fee for this session is $100 USD, which will be

identified by a special badge. This registration does not give

access to the regular Congress sessions, Opening Ceremony,

Welcome Reception, All-Congress Event or Exhibition area.

Registration for Students

PhD Students, MD students or Fellows-in-Training are eligible

to receive the discounted registration rate. Please submit

proof of enrollment, signed by the Department Head via

email to WAC2011registration@worldallergy.org.

Payment

Registration payment can be made by credit card (Visa,

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If you are organizing a group, please contact us for group

discount options at wac2011registration@worldallergy.org.

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On-site registration will begin on 3 December 2011 at the

Cancún Convention Center. Please check the Congress web

site www.worldallergy.org/wac2011 for specific registration

hours and locations.

Cancellation and Refunds

All notification of cancellations must be sent in writing to the

Congress Secretariat at WAC2011registration@worldallergy.org.

Refund Policy:

• Before 30 June 2011 — 100% Refund (with an

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The World Allergy Organization announces

wAO International Scientific Conference

WISC 2012

“Severe Allergies, Severe Asthma:

New Strategies for

Optimal Treatment & Prevention”

6–9 December 2012

Hyderabad, India

A World Federation of Allergy, Asthma

& Clinical Immunology Societies

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Optional Tours

XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Date Entertainment Park & Shopping Archaeology Ruins Different Recreational Activities

Xplor

09:30 - 18:30

Tulum- Xel Ha All Inclusive

08:00 - 18:30

Rio Secreto, 5 Hours Activities

Several Schedules

Xcaret

09:30 - 23:00

Chichen Itza

08:00 - 18:30

Snorkeling Adventure

10:30 - 17:30

Sunday

4 December 2011

Shopping Tour, La Distileria

& Tequila Museum

10:30 – 15:15

Catamaran Sailing

& Snorkeling: Sea Passion

08:30-17:00

Mayan Encounter

07:30 - 18:30

Tulum Xtreme

08:00 - 14:00

Morning Glory Snorkel

8:00 - 12:30

Canopy Adventure At Selvatica

Several Scheduled Times

Tulum Tour

08:30 -13:00

Swim With Dolphins

Several Scheduled Times

Xplor

09:30 - 18:30

Tulum- Xel Ha All Inclusive

08:00 - 18:30

Rio Secreto, 5 Hours Activities

Several Scheduled Times

Xcaret

09:30 - 23:00

Chichen Itza

08:00 - 18:30

Snorkeling Adventure

10:30 - 17:30

Monday

5 December 2011

Shopping Tour, La Distileria

& Tequila Museum

10:30 – 15:15

Catamaran Sailing

& Snorkeling: Sea Passion

08:30-17:00

Mayan Encounter

07:00 - 18:30

Tulum Xtreme

08:00 - 14:00

Morning Glory Snorkel

08:00 - 12:30

Canopy Adventure At Selvatica

Several Scheduled Times

Tulum Tour

08:30 -13:00

Swim With Dolphins

Several Scheduled Times

Xplor

09:30 - 18:30

Tulum- Xel Ha All Inclusive

08:00 - 18:30

Rio Secreto, 5 Hours Activities

Several Scheduled Times

Xcaret

09:30 - 23:00

Chichen Itza

08:00 - 18:30

Snorkeling Adventure

10:30 - 17:30 Hrs

Tuesday

6 December, 2011

Shopping Tour, La Distileria

& Tequila Museum

10:30 – 15:15

Catamaran Sailing

& Snorkeling: Sea Passion

08:30-17:00

Mayan Encounter

07:00 - 18:30

Tulum Xtreme

08:00 - 14:00

Morning Glory Snorkel

08:00 - 12:30

Canopy Adventure At Selvatica

Several Scheduled Times

Tulum Tour

08:30 -13:00

Swim With Dolphins

Several Scheduled Times

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Optional Tours

XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Xplor

09:30 - 18:30

Tulum- Xel Ha All Inclusive

08:00 - 18:30

Rio Secreto, 5 Hours Activities

Several Scheduled Times

Xcaret

09:30 - 23:00

Chichen Itza

08:00 - 18:30

Snorkeling Adventure

10:30 - 17:30

Wednesday

7 December 2011

Shopping Tour, La Distileria

& Tequila Museum

10:30 – 15:15

Catamaran Sailing

& Snorkeling: Sea Passion

08:30-17:00

Mayan Encounter

07:00 - 18:30

Tulum Xtreme

08:00 - 14:00

Morning Glory Snorkel

08:00 - 12:30

Canopy Adventure At Selvatica

Several Scheduled Times

Tulum Tour

08:30 -13:00

Swim With Dolphins

Several Scheduled Times

Xplor

09:30 - 18:30

Tulum- Xel Ha All Inclusive

08:00 - 18:3

Rio Secreto, 5 Hours Activities

Several Scheduled Times

Xcaret

09:30 - 23:00

Chichen Itza

08:00 - 18:30

Snorkeling Adventure

10:30 - 17:30

Thursday

8 December 2011

Shopping Tour, La Distileria

& Tequila Museum

10:30 – 15:15

Catamaran Sailing

& Snorkeling: Sea Passion

08:30-17:00

Mayan Encounter

07:00 - 18:30

Tulum Xtreme

08:00 - 14:00

Morning Glory Snorkel

08:00 - 12:30

Canopy Adventure At Selvatica

Several Scheduled Times

Tulum Tour

08:30 -13:00

Swim With Dolphins

Several Scheduled Times

Optional Tours

Anfitriones (ANSA) has been contracted by the Congress Secretariat to handle all local tours for the 2011 World Allergy

Congress. You can purchase tickets on-line through our Congress web site: www.worldallergy.org/wac 2011 and click Social

Program or on-site at the Hotel & Tours Desk located in the Registration Area, Ground Level of the Cancún Center Conventions

& Exhibitions.

Important Tour Information:

1. All Tours are conducted by a Bilingual tour guide (Spanish-English)

2. Tour rates include taxes but exclude gratuities.

3. Tours times, duration and date of operation are subject to change.

4. All tours are conducted as a private tour. If the minimum number of participants (for a private tour) is not achieved, the tour

will be offered through a public tour, which means you’ll be joined by non-congress participants in the tour.

5. For all tours, the pick up and drop off point is the Hotel & Tours Desk located in the Registration Area, Ground Level of the

Cancún Center Conventions & Exhibitions.

6. Tour participants are requested to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

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CHICHEN ITZA

XXII World Allergy Congress

WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Optional Tours Descriptions

This ancient Mayan

Ceremonial Center, built

in the year 445 A.D. is one

of the most impressive in

the peninsula. See the

world famous Kukulcan

Pyramid and test the

acoustical magic in the

largest Ball Court of the

Americas. For people

interested in discovering

one of the richest ancient cultures in the world, this is an

excursion that should not be missed!!

Includes: Round trip transportation in a deluxe air conditioned

bus, a certified bilingual guide, entrance fees, beverages and

snacks on board the bus, lunch buffet, and taxes.

Estimated times: 08:00 - 18:30

Minimum guarantee for a private tour: 35 guests

Cost: CHICHEN ITZA

Adult $105.00

Children (5-12 years old) $52.50

Below 4 years

Free

XCARET

Experience the paradise that you

have only seen in your dreams! A

once in a lifetime chance to let a

gentle current guide you through a

2000 ft. underground river. Learn

about exotic flora and fauna at the

botanical garden, visit the zoo and

swim in a crystal clear lagoon, and

feed tropical fish while you snorkel

in a calm inlet. After all of the

excitement and adventure, you may

also take a siesta in a hammock

under swaying palm trees.

Xcaret also features an impressive aquarium with explanations

about the local marine life.

At night, Xcaret offers a spectacular folkloric show that

everyone should experience (optional, included in your

entrance fee). There will be buses taking people back to their

hotels; the first bus will leave at 17:30 (and will miss the night

show) and the second will leave right after the night show,

departing at 20:30.

Includes: Round trip transportation in a deluxe air

conditioned bus, a certified bilingual guide, park entrance

fees, and lunch.

Note: To protect the fragile balance of nature, only

biodegradable sunscreen is allowed.

Estimated times: 09:30 - 23:00

Minimum guarantee for a private tour: 35 guests

Cost: XCARET

Adult $125.00

Children (5-12 years old) $62.50

Below 4 years

Free

TULUM/XEL-HA ALL INCLUSIVE

Enjoy this all day

adventure, beginning with

experiencing the

uniqueness of Tulum, the

only walled city built by

the Mayans. You will be

able to witness its temples,

perched on cliffs

overlooking the turquoise

Caribbean Sea. After exploring Tulum, cool off by swimming

or snorkeling among schools of tropical fish in Xel-Ha, the

world’s largest natural aquarium.

Includes: Round trip transportation in a deluxe air

conditioned bus, a certified bilingual guide, and entrance

fees. At Xel-ha all food and beverage consumptions are

included as well as the snorkeling equipment, lockers and

towels.

Note: To protect the fragile balance of nature, only

biodegradable sunscreen is allowed.

Estimated times: 08:00 - 18:30

Minimum guarantee for a private tour: 35 guests

Cost: TULUM/XEL-HA ALL INCLUSIVE

Adult $146.00

Children (5-12 years old) $73.00

Below 4 years

Free

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MAYAN ENCOUNTER

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Optional Tours Descriptions

Your encounter with the

Maya culture starts with a

visit to the ancestral city of

Coba, where you can climb

the highest temple in the

Yucatan Peninsula, and

explore ancient paths by

mountain bikes. Your

journey then leads you to

an authentic Maya village, where you will walk through the

community’s forest, learning the mysteries about their local

flora and fauna. Your unforgettable adventure includes an

exciting zip-line excursion over the incredibly beautiful

Cenote, a refreshing swim, rappelling down another Cenote

and canoe paddling on a lagoon of an enormous beauty.

Includes: Round trip transportation in air conditioned vans,

a certified bilingual guide, entrance fee to the archaeological

site, regional lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.

Note: This tour is not available for people with severe

physical handicaps, heart attack risk, and pregnant women or

for people under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Estimated times: 07:30 - 18:30

Minimum guarantee for a private tour: 35 guests

Cost: MAYAN ENCOUNTER

Adult $105

Children (5-12 years old) $52.50

Below 4 years

Free

RIO SECRETO

Let us be your guide in a

fantastic journey into one

of the most incredible

natural marvels found in

the Riviera Maya. Enter a

labyrinth of endless

passageways formed by

ageless geological

processes. Walk and swim

an easy 600 meter route amidst the thousands of calcified

stalactites and stalagmites found in this protected natural

reserve. Be transformed by this ancient, magical subterranean

world that until now has remained unexplored for millions of

years.

Includes: Round trip transportation in air conditioned vans,

a certified bilingual guide, entrance fee, equipment (wet suit,

wet shoes, and helmet), lockers, towels, light lunch and nonalcoholic

beverages.

Note: This tour is not available for people with severe

physical handicaps, heart attack risk, and pregnant women or

for people under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Estimated times: Several schedules available throughout

the day. There are five daily tours. Tour start times are: 09:00 |

11:00 | 13:00 | 14:00 | 15:00

Minimum guarantee for a private tour: 14 guests

Cost: RIO SECRETO

Adult $95.00

Children (5-12 years old) $47.50

Below 4 years

Free

TULUM XTREME

An exciting journey into

the Mayan rainforest that

provides just the right mix

of fun, physical challenges

and adrenaline rushes! This

incredible 1⁄2 day

adventure features

activities like biking,

swimming and snorkeling.

The biggest thrill of the day

is flying through the trees on zip-lines! Crystal clear cenotes,

tropical flora and fauna, timeless agricultural riches, and

geological wonders brings alive the mysteries of the Mayan

and leaves you with unforgettable memories.

Includes: Round trip transportation in air conditioned vans,

a certified bilingual guide, light regional lunch and nonalcoholic

drinks.

Note: This tour is not available for people with severe

physical handicaps, heart attack risk, and pregnant women or

for people under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Estimated times: 08:00 -14:00

Minimum guarantee for a private tour: 35 guests

Cost: TULUM XTREME

Adult $113

Children (5-12 years old) $56.50

Below 4 years

Free

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Optional Tours Descriptions

SNORKELING ADVENTURE

Do not miss a beautiful day

of snorkeling! Enjoy a

Robinson Crusoe type day

at one of the best spots

along the Great Mayan

Reef - perfect for beginners

and veterans alike. Jump

into warm Caribbean waters and swim with colorful tropical

fish, amazing marine life and the coral formations of the Great

Mayan Reef. Later, relax on our secluded, powder-soft beach

and enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh shrimp, local fish and

tasty meat tacos served right on the beach. There is also

beach volleyball for the energetic and hammocks and siestas

for the rest. This is truly a terrific, laid-back day in paradise!

Includes: Round trip transportation in air conditioned vans,

snorkeling gear, a certified bilingual guide, beach games, and

visits to 2 different reefs, open bar, a buffet lunch, and taxes.

Estimated Times: 10:30 - 17:30

Minimum guarantee for a private tour: 14 guests

Cost: SNORKELING ADVENTURE

Adult $97.00

Children (5-12 years old) $48.50

Below 4 years

Free

MORNING GLORY SNORKEL

Enjoy this half day snorkel

tour that takes you to two

different coral reefs where

you will see hundreds of

tropical fish from the

region, incredible aquatic

life and the wonderful reef

on the Mayan land.

Includes: Round trip transportation in air conditioned vans,

snorkeling gear, a certified bilingual guide, beach games, visits

to 2 different reefs, open bar, a snack, and taxes.

Estimated Times: 08:00 - 12:30

Note: To protect the fragile balance of nature, only

biodegradable sunscreen is allowed.

Minimum guarantee for a private tour: 14 guests

Cost: MORNING GLORY SNORKEL

Adult $76.00

Children (5-12 years old) $38.00

Below 4 years

Free

SWIM WITH DOLPHINS

An excursion you will never

forget! Swim with the

friendly and intelligent

animals and become their

best friend! Cancún &

Riviera Maya have

wonderful dolphin

aquariums where you can interact and learn with the playful

dolphins.

Includes: Selected dolphin program**

Minimum guarantee for a private tour: 1 guest

Note: To protect the fragile balance of nature, only

biodegradable sunscreen is allowed.

Estimated times:

**Hour long programs start at: 09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00

**Thirty minute programs start at: 09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00

**Trainer for a day program is from 09:00 – 15:00

Cost: SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS

Adult $157.00*

Children (5-12 years old) $78.50*

Below 4 years

Free

Not Included: Transportation to and from the Dolpinarium

(located at the Dreams Cancún Hotel).

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XPLOR

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Optional Tours Descriptions

Xplor is a unique

underground world, with

activities that invite you to

explore the elements and

rediscover your emotions

and senses within nature.

Xplor has over 6 miles of

adventure terrain, and

features eleven exciting

zip-lines, journeys through the jungle on unstoppable

amphibious vehicles, an underground paradise where you

can swim surrounded by amazing stalactites and stalagmites,

a raft route across stunning subterranean caverns while

paddling with your own hands.

Includes: Round trip transportation in air conditioned vans,

park entrance fee that includes the four activities available

(Stalactite River Swim, amphibious vehicles, underground

rafts and zip-lines), equipment for activities, a certified

bilingual guide, lunch, non-alcoholic refreshments and

lockers.

Note: To protect the fragile balance of nature, only

biodegradable sunscreen is allowed.

Estimated times: 09:30 - 18:30

Minimum guarantee for a private tour: 14 guests

Cost: XPLOR

Adult $137.00

Children (5-12 years old) $68.50

Below 4 years

Free

CANOPY ADVENTURE AT SELVATICA

Your journey begins at the

community of Central

Vallarta where our park is

located. Upon arrival at the

park, staff will provide each

participant with the proper

equipment along with

precise instructions on how

to enjoy the canopy

adventures. Our circuit

includes eleven zip lines of over 1.5 miles of adventure, where

guests are able to admire the great vegetation and awesome

fauna of the region. After the canopy tour, everyone will be

taken to the cenote (sinkhole) located a brief mile away where

visitors can swim and refresh in the crystal and pristine waters.

Includes: Round trip transportation in air conditioned vans,

a certified bilingual guide, lunch (rice, fried beans, chicken

fajitas), and bottled water.

Note: This tour is not available for people with severe

physical handicaps, heart attack risk, and pregnant women or

for people under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Estimated times: Tours start at various times: 09:00, 10.30,

12:00 & 13:30.

Minimum guarantee for a private tour: 14 guests

Cost: CANOPY ADVENTURE

Adult $96.00

Children (5-12 years old) $48.00

Below 4 years

Free

SHOPPING TOUR, LA DISTILERIA

& TEQUILA MUSEUM

Visit the trendy Plaza La Isla

Shopping Village, which is

located on the Nichupte

Lagoon under a giant

canopy. A series of canals

and small bridges are

designed to give the place

a Venetian look. In addition

to a wide range of shops,

the mall has a marina, an

aquarium, a disco, restaurants and movie theaters. For lunch,

we will stop by the La Distileria Restaurant and Tequila

Museum. It was on a visit to an old tequila producing

“Hacienda” that the idea to create this restaurant concept

came about, a restaurant that throughout would represent

Tequila, together with the traditions, values and the

personality that encompasses all the Mexican people.

Inspired by the rich contrast you find in Mexican Kitchens, the

restaurant offers you Contemporary Mexican dishes that

represent the new flavors of México. They use only fresh

ingredients and everything is home-made.

Includes: Round trip transportation in a deluxe air

conditioned bus, a certified bilingual guide, two beverages, a

light lunch, taxes and Amstar Staff escort.

Tour Schedule: 10:30 to 15:15

Minimum guarantee for a private tour: 35 guests

Suggestions: Bring comfortable walking shoes, shorts/

bermudas, suntan lotion, extra money for souvenirs.

Cost: SHOPPING TOUR, LA DISTILERIA & TEQUILA MUSEUM

Adult $100.00

Children (5-12 years old) $50.00

Below 4 years

Free

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Optional Tours Descriptions

CATAMARAN SAILING

& SNORKELING SEA PASSION

Enjoy a day of relaxed

sailing on board one of our

3 luxurious catamarans.

Stay under the sun through

the amplified covered

platform. For sun-lovers

sun bathe through the

Catamaran’s perfect

solarium. What a great

privilege to relax while

watching and passing by clear blue waters and enjoying the

calming sound of the ocean breeze. As we approach Isla

Mujeres, we will make a stop to snorkel for half an hour at the

second largest reef barrier of the world.

Includes: Round trip transportation in a deluxe air

conditioned bus, a certified bilingual guide, domestic

open bar, buffet lunch, crew and snorkel guides, snorkeling

equipment with a brand new tube to keep, VAT and Amstar

Staff supervision.

Tour Schedule: 8:30 to 17:00

Minimum Guarantee for a private boat charter: 50 Guests

Suggestions: Bring bathing suit, biodegradable suntan

lotion, towels from the hotel, hat, and sunglasses.

Cost: CATAMARAN SAILING & SNORKELING SEA PASSION

Adult $100.00

Children (5-12 years old) $50.00

Below 4 years

Free

Additional Fees:

Dock fee $3.00 USD per person

Reef Tax $2.00 USD per person

TULUM TOUR

Experience the only walled

city built by the Mayans in

the Caribbean. This ancient

fortress rising on top of a

cliff overlooking the coast

was so formidable in its day

when the Spanish passed

by the area on their way to

conquering the peninsula.

The views are spectacular

and the site offers a unique look back in time. Several

structures still have original paintings on the walls.

Includes: Round trip transportation in a deluxe air

conditioned bus, a certified bilingual guide, entrance fee to

the archaeological site, round trip train ride from the parking

lot to the archaelogical site, cooler on board with bottled

water and soft drinks (2 per person), cold scented towels,

lunch sandwich, taxes and Amstar Staff escort.

Tour Schedule: 8:30 to 13:00

Minimum guarantee for private tour: 35 guests

Maximum capacity per bus: 45 guests

Suggestions: Bring comfortable walking shoes, Bermuda

shorts, hat, suntan lotion, extra money for souvenirs.

Tour Notes:

• 1 Guide for every 25 participants at the archaeological site

• Video cameras are subject to a fee of approximately $5.00

USD.

• Drinks during lunch are not included, can be paid at

participant’s own expense.

Cost: TULUM TOUR

Adult $50.00

Children (5-12 years old) $25.00

Below 4 years

Free

Additional Fees:

Gratuities

$3.00 USD per person

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WAC 2011 4-8 December Cancún, México

Cancún, México — a favored international destination

México is one of the most popular places in the world for

major meetings, congresses, exhibitions and major events.

According to a Travel Post in USA Today on March 25, 2011,

Cancún welcomed 5.9 million international visitors last year,

up more than 400,000 from 2009.

The México Tourist Board’s data shows that among the

international visitors who visited México in 2010, 67%

came from North America, 14% from Europe, 9% from Latin

America and the Caribbean and 2% from Asia. Cancún,

saw a 15.8% increase in tourist arrivals by air travel in 2010

compared to the previous year.

Travel to Cancún

The country’s top tourism destinations, including Cancún,

remain safe places to visit.

The U.S. Department of State does not discourage U.S.

citizens and visitors from traveling to Cancún. The city is

located many hundreds of miles away from the México-

U.S. border. For example, Cancún is at least a two-hour

flight away from the main areas identified as problematic.

The distance from Cancún to Ciudad Juarez is 1,312 miles

- approximately the same distance between New York

and Miami (1,290 miles), Chicago and Laredo, Texas (1,395

miles), or Los Angeles and Oklahoma City (1,328 miles).

As México’s top tourist city, the National, State and

Municipal governments put high priority to its safety

because Cancún helps represent 50% of the country’s

income from tourism.

Practical Tips for International

Travel

Common sense is the key to safety wherever you travel,

whether at home or abroad. May we suggest that you

take certain precautions, just as you would if you were

going to a new city in your own country. Be aware of your

surroundings and stay alert, stick to reputable restaurants,

bars and other establishments and take care when visiting

unfamiliar areas.

Join us 4-8 December in Cancún!

Cancún is a beautiful city that has so much to offer with

its turquoise beaches, Mayan monuments, clear skies, the

exquisite cuisine of the Yucatan and a people renowned for

their hospitality and generosity.

So, plan to join us on 4-8 December in Cancún, México for

the Congress.. Exchange ideas and interact with over 5,000

international delegates consisting of researches, clinicians,

physicians and other allied health professionals from over 80

countries.

For more information on travel to Cancún, please visit our

website: www.worldallergy.org or the Cancún Visitor’s Bureau

website: www.cancun.travel

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Hotel Accommodation

Hotels in Cancún offer the best of two worlds: México and

Cancún.

The Congress Hotels in Cancún are located primarily in the

Hotel Zone, a 28-kilometer strip of beaches with the turquoise

colored waters from the Caribbean Sea on one side, and the

deep blue waters of the Laguna Nichupte on the other.

Questions? Contact our Housing Bureau or go to

www.worldallergy.org/wac2011/accommodation

Housing Bureau: Anfitriones

Pico de Verapaz #435

México D.F.C.P. 14210

México

T + 52 55 53 50 7500

F + 52 55 56 26 7505

Email: wao@anfitriones.com.mx

Hotels and Room Rates*

HOTEL RATE (USD) Distance from the Convention Center

HEADQUARTER HOTELS (BEACH FRONT AT HOTEL)

FIESTA AMERICANA GRAND CORAL BEACH Sold Out! < 500 yards

HILTON $199.00 5 miles

HOTEL ZONE (BEACH FRONT AT HOTEL)*

KRYSTAL $180.00 < 500 yards

FIESTA AMERICANA VILLAS $180.00 1 mile

Cancún CLIPPER* (LAGOON FRONT AT HOTEL) $180.00 < 500 yards

HYATT REGENCY $180.00 < 500 yards

MARRIOTT CASA MAGNA $180.00 5 miles

JW MARRIOTT $200.00 3 miles

GRAN MELIA $180.00 3.5 miles

PRESIDENTE $180.00


PRESIDENTE

INTERCONTINENTAL

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Hotel Map

DOWNTOWN/CENTRO

CITY EXPRESS

RADISSON HACIENDA

HOLIDAY INN

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

RIU PALACE

LAS AMERICAS

RIU CANCUN

Fiesta Americana

Grand Coral Beach

DREAMS CANCUN

HYATT REGENCY

KRYSTAL CANCUN

Cancun Center Conventions

& Exhibitions

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS VENUES:

-Cancun Center Conventions

& Exhibitions

-Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach

MELIA ME

PARK ROYAL PIRAMIDES CANCUN

FIESTA AMERICANA VILLAS

AQUA

NICHUPTE LAGOON

JW MARRIOT CANCUN RESORT & SPA

MARRIOT CASAMAGNA CANCUN RESORT

GRAN MELIA CANCUN

FIESTA AMERICANA CONDESA CANCUN

HILTON BEACH & GOLF RESORT

CARIBBEAN

SEA

AIRPORT/ AEROPUERTO

WESTIN CANCUN GOLF & SPA RESORT

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General Information

Cancún

Cancún is situated on the southeast coast of México in the

state of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula. Warm, white

powdery sand beaches and turquoise crystal clear waters

together with the famous Mexican hospitality make this a place

like no other. The many comfortable and welcoming hotels

dotting the edge of the beautiful Caribbean Sea provide an

ideal setting for conferences, meetings and networking events.

The Nichupte Lagoon, on the other side of the Caribbean

Sea, is the location for many water-side restaurants offering

international cuisine. Add a full range of water sports, including

some of the most exquisite snorkeling and scuba diving, plus

championship golf courses and you have a location that will

delight all. In addition, Mayan Cultural sites are within easy

reach of Cancún. The aura of mystery and majesty still lingers

around the Mayan monuments and archaeological sites, such

as Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Each delegate will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

CONGRESS VENUE

The World Allergy Congress will be held in the Cancún Center

Conventions and Exhibitions and the Fiesta Americana Grand

Coral Beach Hotel, which is located directly across from the

Convention Center.

Cancún Center Convention & Exhibitions

Boulevard Kukulkan Km. 9 1 er Piso

Zona Hotelera 77500 Cancún

Quintana Roo, México

Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Hotel

Blvd. Kukulcán Km. 9.5

Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún

Quintana Roo, México

CLIMATE AND DRESS

Cancún on average has over 200 days of sunshine. It is

considered to be semi-tropical with an average temperature year

round of around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t forget your suntan

lotion and sunglasses! Dress for the Congress is business casual.

CURRENCY

The official currency in Cancún is the Mexican peso but

American dollars are also widely accepted. Banks are open

Monday-Friday from 9:00 - 16:00 hrs. but there are exchange

houses found all over Cancún that are open much later.

Exchange rates, as of April 2011:

£1.00 = MXN 19.16

$1.00 = MXN 11.73

€1.00 = MXN 16.90

ELECTRICITY

The standard Cancún electricity supply is 110 volts. Hotels

usually offer voltage converters for 220 volt devices. Many

sockets do not accept polarized or three-prong plugs so it is

recommended that you bring your own adapter, but you can

usually buy these in the hotel shop.

EXHIBITION

A commercial exhibition will take place on the following dates

and times:

Sunday, 4 December 20:00 – 22:00

Monday, 5 December 09:00 - 18:00

Tuesday, 6 December 09:00 - 16:30

Wednesday, 7 December 09:00 - 13:30

If you would like information on exhibiting at the WAC 2011

Congress, please contact the WAC Secretariat at +1 414 276

1791 or via e-mail at WAC2011exhibition@worldallergy.org.

INSURANCE/LIABILITIES AND DISCLAIMER

WAO will not be held liable for personal injuries or for loss

of or damage to property incurred by participants or guests

at the World Allergy Organization Congress, including those

participating in tours and social events. Participants 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 World Allergy Organization Congress proceedings arising

from natural, political, social or economic events or other

unforeseen incidents beyond its control. Registration of a

participant 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.

ITALIAN PARTICIPANTS

Alijet & Fargo International S.R.L. has been appointed official

agency for government authorization for Italian participants.

Address for contacts:

Alijet & Fargo International S.R.L.

Franco Cambria-Owner

Via Pierro Maroncelli, 44/46, 50137 Firenze, Italy

Phone: +39-055-600-555, fax: +39-055-609-078

E-mail: p.cirri@alifargoint.it

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General Information

LANGUAGE

The official language of the Congress is English. Spanish is the

official language of Cancún, although English, German, French

and Italian and other languages are also spoken. All sessions at

the Congress will be in English.

MEALS

Coffee Breaks on 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 December and Boxed Lunches

for 4 December are included in the registration fee. Boxed

Lunches will also be provided to delegates attending the

Poster and Oral Abstract Sessions on 5, 6 & 7 December.

NAME BADGES

Official name badges will be provided on-site with other

Congress materials. Name badges will be required for

admission to all Congress sessions and the Exhibition Area.

Name substitution requests can be made to the WAO

Secretariat until 31 October 2011.

NO SMOKING POLICY

Smoking is not permitted during any meeting activity or event.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Partnership Opportunities are currently available for the XXII

World Allergy Congress. Partnership provides visibility for

your organization and shows support for the field of allergy,

asthma and immunology, as well as the ongoing initiatives of

WAO, and the WAC. Partnership opportunities begin at 2,000

USD and can be tailored to meet your needs. Packages are

also available for a two-year commitment to include the 2012

WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012) in India.

Please contact the Congress secretariat at +1 414 276 1791 or

via e-mail at WAC2011exhibition@worldallergy.org for a copy

of the Partnership Opportunities and Exhibitor Prospectus or to

discuss options. The Prospectus can also be downloaded from

the Congress website:

www.worldallergy.org/wac2011/opportunities.

PHOTOGRAPHY

By registering to attend the World Allergy Congress, you

acknowledge and agree that official photographs taken

during the Congress may be used for future WAO meetings

promotional purposes and may be shared in the Congress

Photo Gallery and post event news updates.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

The XXII World Allergy Congress invites delegates to participate

in the special social events arranged for your enjoyment.

These events are included in the Congress registration fee and

accompanying person fee.

Opening Ceremony, 4 December, 19:00-20:00: During the

Opening Ceremony of the XXII World Allergy Congress, the

WAO Board of Directors, Congress Organizers, Partner Societies

and Mexican government representatives will welcome

delegates. This delightful event will recognize the contributions

of institutions and individuals whose efforts created a

successful Congress and helped to advance the WAO mission.

At the conclusion of the Awards Program, attendees will enjoy

a musical performance specially designed for the occasion.

Welcome Reception, 4 December, 20:00-22:00: Immediately

after the Opening Ceremony, delegates will be escorted into

the Exhibition Hall for a reception with food and drinks.. This will

be an enjoyable time of networking, greeting old friends and

meeting new ones. Various Mexican and popular entertainment

will be featured.

All Congress Event, 7 December, 19:00-22:00: This not-tobe-missed

outdoor event will highlight the regions of México,

featuring food and culture from each of the seven regions.

Dress for the All-Congress Event is resort casual and delegates

are encouraged to wear sandals or other footwear that is

comfortable enough to walk on sand or uneven grass..

SPECIAL NEEDS

If you require any special accommodation to attend this

Congress, please contact the Congress Secretariat at +1 414

276 1791 or WAC2011@worldallergy.org.

TRANSPORTATION

It is very easy and inexpensive to get around Cancún using

local transportation. You can catch a bus to most places within

Cancún and there is a bus every hour from Cancún Airport to

downtown Cancún. From the Cancún bus terminal in Downtown

Cancún, you will find regular services to all parts of México.

You can always find a taxi in Cancún. A list of regular fares can be

found in the lobby of most hotels or you can ask the concierge.

The taxi fare between most Congress hotels and the

Convention Center is around $12 USD and $18 USD from

downtown hotels (Radisson and City Express). There are also

public buses that go around the hotel zone. The fare is .080

USD. The taxi fare between the airport and the hotels in the

Hotel Zone average $60 USD for a car and $80 USD for a van.

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General Information

VISAS

Nationals of the following countries do not require Visas to

enter México:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile,

Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,

France, Germany,Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Island,

Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg,

Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway

Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia,

South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom,

Uruguay, USA, Venezuela.

QUESTIONS

For any questions regarding the 2011 World Allergy Congress,

please contact the Congress Secretariat at +1 414 276 1791 or

via e-mail at WAC2011@worldallergy.org

Countries not listed above may obtain a visa through the Mexican

embassy in their own countries. To see a list of México Embassies

throughout the world, go to the website: www.sre.gob.mx. Click

“Representaciones” and choose in the drop down menu:

“Embajadas de México en el exterior”.

WAO EDUCATION RESEARCH TRUST

It is about ownership! Support World Allergy Organization Programs and Initiatives.

Become a “WAO Friend!”

WAO offers you the opportunity to ensure personally

that WAO programs and initiatives flourish. The WAO

Board of Directors asks you to contribute to the WAO

Education Research Trust by adding an amount, in

increments starting at $5, to your registration fee.

The WAO Education Research Trust raises funds for

the following programs: Emerging Societies, WAO

Research Fellowships and International Travel Grants.

If you choose to participate, your contribution will be

added to your registration fee and will appear on your

receipt as a separate line item.

For your support, you will be recognized as a “WAO

Friend” on the WAO web site and with a ribbon

attached to your name badge at the World Allergy

Congress. If you choose to participate, your donation

will be added to your registration fee and will show

up on your receipt as a separate line item.

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WAO Member Societies

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is an international umbrella organization whose members consist of 89 regional and

national allergology and clinical immunology societies from around the world.

All active members of dues-paying Member Societies are Individual Members of the World Allergy Organization (WAO).

Albanian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Argentine Association of Allergy and Immunology

Argentine Society of Allergy and Immunopathology

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology

Azerbaijan Society for Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Bangladesh Society of Allergy and Immunology

Belgian Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Brazilian Society of Allergy and Immunopathology

British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Bulgarian Society of Allergology

Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Chilean Society of Allergy and Immunology

Chinese Society of Allergology

Colombian Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Association

Croatian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Cuban Society of Allergology

Czech Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Danish Society of Allergology

Egyptian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Finnish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

French Society of Allergology

Georgian Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Hellenic Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Honduran Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Hong Kong Institute of Allergy

Hungarian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Icelandic Society of Allergy and Immunology

Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology

Indonesian Society for Allergy and Immunology

Israel Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Italian Association of Territorial and Hospital Allergists

Italian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Japanese Society of Allergology

Korean Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology

Latvian Association of Allergists

Lebanese Society of Allergy and Immunology

Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology

Mexican College of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Mexican College of Pediatricians Specialized in Allergy and Clinical

Immunology

Mongolian Society of Allergology

Netherlands Society of Allergology

Norwegian Society of Allergology and Immunopathology

Panamanian Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Paraguayan Society of Immunology and Allergy

Peruvian Society of Allergy and Immunology

Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Polish Society of Allergology

Portuguese Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Romanian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Russian Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society (Singapore)

Serbian Association of Allergologists and Clinical Immunologists

Slovenian Association for Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Allergy Society of South Africa

Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Allergy & Immunology Society of Sri Lanka

Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society of Thailand

Turkish National Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Ukrainian Association of Allergologists and Clinical Immunologists

Uruguayan Society of Allergology

Venezuelan Society of Allergy and Immunology

Vietnam Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology

Zimbabwe Allergy Society

Associate Member Societies

National Association for Private Algerian Allergists

Belarus Association of Allergology & Clinical Immunology

Ecuadorian Society of Allergy and Immunology

Ecuadorian Society of Allergology and Affiliated Sciences

Iranian Society of Asthma and Allergy

Jordanian Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Kuwait Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Moldavian Society of Allergology and Immunology

Moroccan Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Swedish Association for Allergology

Tunisian Society of Respiratory Diseases and Allergology

Regional Organizations

Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology

Commonwealth of Independent States Society of

Immunology and Allergology

European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Latin American Society of Allergy and Immunology

Affiliate Organizations

British Society for Immunology

GA²LEN (Global Allergy and Asthma European Network)

International Association of Asthmology

International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG)

Southern European Allergy Societies (SEAS)

www.worldallergy.org

Apply for your National Allergy Society to become a WAO Member Society at

www.worldallergy.org/wao_societies/apply.php

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See you in

Cancún, México!

A meeting of the

World Allergy Organization

In collaboration with

Mexican College of Pediatricians

Specialized in Allergy and Clinical

Immunology

Congress Secretariat

World Allergy Organization

555 E. Wells St., Suite 1100

Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA

Phone: +1 414 276 1791

Fax: +1 414 276 3349

General Inquiries

wac2011@worldallergy.org

Abstracts

wac2011abstracts@worldallergy.org

Registration

wac2011registration@worldallergy.org

Exhibition

wac2011exhibition@worldallergy.org

Stay Connected

Mexican College of Clinical

Immunology and Allergy

WAO-0411-169

Current WAC 2011 Partners

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