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WELCOME LETTERDear Colleagues,We are pleased to share with you the Partnership Opportunities and Exhibitor Prospectus for the World AllergyOrganization International Scientific Conference (WISC) in Hyderabad, India, 6-9 December 2012. With thisProspectus, WAO warmly invites you to join and collaborate with us in this global scientific meeting. The theme of theConference is Severe Allergies, Severe Asthma: New Strategies for Treatment and Prevention.Building on the success of the 1st WISC in Dubai, December 2010, the WAO is excited to launch its 2nd themebasedscientific conference, the WISC 2012. With 24 Post Graduate Courses on a wide range of topics, fivePlenary Sessions, Parallel Symposia, three Keynote Lectures, Poster Sessions and Highlights in Immunotherapy,the WISC 2012 will be a multidisciplinary forum for allergists, pulmonologists, ENTs, dermatologists, internists,pediatricians, gastroenterologists, clinical immunologists and primary care physicians.WAO is organizing these focused, theme-based scientific conferences in recognition of:• The increasing prevalence and more complex forms of allergic diseases and asthma worldwide, especially inchildren• The need to create a more integrated approach to the diagnosis and management of allergic diseases• The need to expand the knowledge and practice of allergy and provide more practical knowledge to youngprofessionalsThe 2012 conference on Severe Allergies, Severe Asthma: New Strategies for Treatment and Prevention will providea forum for the most useful combination of latest research, review of current theory and practice, and hands-on,problem-based learning. Our aim is that participants gain insight into the most effective advances in the diagnosis andmanagement of complex and severe allergies and asthma and in their preventative strategies.We look forward to seeing you in Hyderabad, India!CONFERENCE PRESIDENTRuby PawankarPresident-Elect, WAOPRESIDENT, WAORichard F. LockeyCONFERENCEORGANIZING CHAIRLanny J. RosenwasserSecretary General, WAOCONFERENCE SCIENTIFICPROGRAM CHAIRStephen HolgateBoard of Director, WAOwww.worldallergy.org/wisc20122


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AT A GLANCETHURSDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2012 — POSTGRADUATE COURSES9:00 Track 1: FoodAllergySession 1:Diagnosis andManagamentTrack 2:ImmunotherapySession 1: AllergyTesting In Vivo andIn VitroTrack 3: AnaphylaxisSession 1:Management ofAnaphylaxis in theOffice10:30 Coffee Break11:00 Track 1: FoodAllergySession 2: FoodChallenges in theClinicTrack 2:ImmunotherapySession 2:Immunotherapy inClinical PracticeTrack 3: AnaphylaxisSession 2:Perioperativeand IdiopathicAnaphylaxis12:30 Lunch Break13:30 Track 1:Food AllergySession 3: OralDesensitization forFood AllergyTrack 2:ImmunotherapySession 3: Hands-On Demonstraction :Allergen Preparationand UseTrack 4: Angioedema& UrticariaSession 1: Diagnosisand Treatmentof HereditaryAngioedema15:00 Coffee Break15:30 Track 1: FoodAllergySession 4: DifficultCases of FoodAllergyTrack 2:ImmunotherapySession 4:Managing AdverseReactions toImmunotherapyTrack 4: Angioedema& UrticariaSession 2:Understanding andManaging Acute andUrticariaTrack 5: Skin AllergiesSession 1: ManagingAtopic Dermatitis in theClinicTrack 5: Skin AllergiesSession 2: ManagingSever and RefractoryEczemaTrack 6: UpperArway AllergiesSession 1: HandsOn Demonstration:Hhinolaryngoscopy andNasal Challenge TestsTrack 6: Upper ArwayAllergiesSession 2: PracticalAspects of ManagingUpper Airway Allergiesin Children18:00 Opening Ceremony19:00-21:00Welcome ReceptionTrack 7: DrugAllergySession 1: DrugAllergy Evaluationand Managementof Beta LactamAllergyTrack 7: DrugAllergySession 2: PracticalApproach toAspirin and NSAIDHypersensititivtyTrack 7:Drug AllergySession 3: DrugDesensitizationTrack 7: DrugAllergySession 4:Biologics:Management andAdverse EventsTrack 8: Asthma andLower Airway DiseaseSession 1: AsthmaExacerbations: Treatmentand PreventionTrack 8: Asthma andLower Airway DiseaseSession 2: ImprovingPatient’s Adherenceto Asthma Therapies.Asthma Control Tools.Inhalation devices forAsthma and COPD.Track 8: Asthma andLower Airway DiseaseSession 3: Biomarkersand Broncial ProvocationTests Interpretation ofPulmonary Function TestsTrack 9: Allergy, Asthmaand Sleep DisordersSession 1:SleepWorkshopFRIDAY, 7 DECEMBER 20128:00 Plenary Session 1: The Origins of Allergy9:30 Coffee Break10:00 Symposium 1: Severe Upper AirwayDisease11:45Symposium 2: Unusual and Potentially LifeThreatening Allergic Disorders12:00 Keynote Lecture 1: Genetics, Pharmacogenetics and Personalized Medicine13:0013:15 Plenary Session 2: Food Allergy14:45 Coffee Break15:15 Symposium 4: Food Allergy and the GITract17:00 Poster Session 118:3019:00-20:00Symposium 5: WAC 2013Faculty DinnerSymposium 3: Severe Ocular AllergiesSymposium 6: Preventing Food and InhalantAllergy in Children - Where are we now?www.worldallergy.org/wisc20124


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AT A GLANCESATURDAY, 8 DECEMBER 20128:00 Plenary Session 3: Severe Asthma9:30 Coffee Break10:00 Symposium 7: Drug Allergy Symposium 8: Confounders of Asthma Symposium 9: Childhood Asthma11:4512:00 Keynote Lecture 2: TBD13:00 Poster Session 214:30 Plenary Session 4: Anaphylaxis16:00 Coffee Break16:30 Symposium 10: Update on Biotherapeutics Symposium 11: ICAAI Session Symposium 12: Allergy Diagnositcs: Current andFuture Perspectives18:1518:30-19:30Gala Dinner with Cultural ShowSUNDAY, 9 DECEMBER 20128:00 Plenary Session 5: Skin Allergies9:30 Poster Session 310:30 Coffee Break11:00-13:4514:00-15:00Immunotherapy Session 1Keynote Lecture 315:15 Immunotherapy Session 216:30 Coffee Break17:00-18:00Immunotherapy Session 3COMING SOON:• Additional Sessions and Session Details• International and National Faculty5WAO INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS 6 - 9 December 2012 HYDERABAD, INDIA


CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP MENUTHE WAO INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE IS PLEASED TOOFFER TWO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF PARTNERSHIP:CONFERENCE SUPPORTBy supporting the Conference, you are choosing to support the conference as a whole to promote the most effective advances in thediagnosis and management of severe allergies and severe asthma. Your support guarantees that the scientific program, which is organizedby the Scientific Program Committee, will provide our attendees a forum for the latest research, reviews of current theory and practice, andhands-on problem-based learning of severe allergies and severe asthma.-- AND / OR --MENU-BASED SPONSORSHIPSelect from the educational, promotional and marketing options below to build your own sponsorship level.Educational OpportunitiesCompany Sponsored Symposia $40,000 USD/SymposiumInternational Travel GrantsAbstract DistributionSession Handout KiosksWebcast/Podcast of SessionWAO Journal e-Supplement ofSession ProceedingsProduct TheatersBreakfast TheaterCoffee Break TheaterVarious Amounts$15,000 USD$10,000 USD$10,000 USDBased on number of pages$20,000 USD$20,000 USDPromotional Events and ItemsConference Shuttle ServicesConference LunchesConference BagWAO Junior Member PosterReceptionWi-Fi Access CardsGala Dinner Shuttle BusesInternet CaféSpeaker-Ready RoomConference Pocket GuideDaily Schedule BoardsCoffee BreaksLanyardsPens and NotepadsBottled Water$20,000 USD$25,000 USD/Lunch$15,000 USD$10,000 USD$10,000 USD$25,000 USD$15,000 USD$10,000 USD$7,500 USD$7,500 USD$5,000 USD/Break$5,000 USD (cost of printingand shipping not included)$5,000 USD (cost of printingand shipping not included)$5,000 USD (cost of printingand shipping not included)Advertising OpportunitiesAdvertisement in the Preliminaryand/or Final ProgramBroadcast Email BlastCongress Bag InsertCongress Mailing List$2,000 USD - $6,000 USD$3,000 USD/blast$3,000 USD/bag insert (costof printing and shipping notincluded)$2,000 USD/Listwww.worldallergy.org/wisc20126


SPONSORSHIP LEVELSYour Company’s sponsorship level is determined by your amount of Conference Support and/or your total selections from the menu-basedsponsorship:DIAMOND LEVEL:PLATINUM LEVEL:GOLD LEVEL:SILVER LEVEL:$100,000 USD and above$75,000 USD - $99,999 USD$50,000 USD - $74,999 USD$30,000 USD - $49,999 USDIn recognition of your generous support, WISC 2012 is pleased to offer you the following additional benefits:DIAMOND SPONSOR: $100,000 USD AND ABOVE• 50% discount on exhibition space• 10% discount on group-delegate registration• One complimentary, full-page, 4-color advertisement in Final Program• Two Complimentary inserts in the Conference Bag (printing and shipping are the financial responsibility of the Partner)• Company Logo on Slide between Sessions and on Backdrops in Plenary Hall• Company Logo on Printed Materials, including Announcements and Programs• Company Logo on Conference Website and Broadcast Emails, with a live link to your Company WebsitePLATINUM SPONSOR: $75,000 USD - $99,999 USD• 30% discount on exhibition space• One complimentary, full-page, 4-color advertisement in Final Program• One complimentary insert in the Conference Bag (printing and shipping are the financial responsibility of the Partner)• Company Logo on Slide between Sessions and on Backdrops in Plenary Hall• Company Logo on Printed Materials, including Announcements and Programs• Company Logo on Conference Website and Broadcast Emails, with a live link to your Company WebsiteGOLD SPONSOR: $50,000 USD - $74,999 USD• 20% discount on exhibition space• One complimentary, half-page, 4-color advertisement in Final Program• One complimentary insert in the Conference Bag (printing and shipping are the financial responsibility of the Partner)• Company Logo on Slide between Sessions and on Backdrops in Plenary Hall• Company Logo on Printed Materials, including Announcements and Programs• Company Logo on Conference Website and Broadcast Emails, with a live link to your Company WebsiteSILVER SPONSOR: $30,000 USD - $49,999 USD• 10% discount on exhibition space• One complimentary, half-page, 4-color advertisement in Final Program• Company Logo on Slide between Sessions in Plenary Hall• Company Logo on Printed Materials, including Announcements and Programs• Company Logo on Conference Website and Broadcast Emails, with a live link to your Company WebsiteSponsorship opportunities provide visibility for your organization and show support for the field of allergy, asthma and immunology.Opportunities can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization.Please contact the WAO Secretariat via email at WISCExhibition@worldallergy.org to discuss options.7WAO INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS 6 - 9 December 2012 HYDERABAD, INDIA


EXHIBITION INFORMATIONEXHIBITION HOURSTentative Schedule – Subject to ChangeFriday, 7 December 2012 09:00 – 18:30Saturday, 8 December 2012 09:00 – 17:00Sunday, 9 December 2010 09:00 – 17:00• Only Exhibitors with badges are allowed in the Exhibition Hall,from one hour before the exhibits open each day until one hourafter it closes.• Exhibits must be staffed during the above hours.• Exhibition hours are subject to change. Companies are notifiedif a change in hours is necessary.INSTALLATIONTentative Schedule – Subject to ChangeThursday, 6 December 2012 07:00 – 23:00• Exhibits must be completely installed by 23:00 on Thursday, 6December 2012. WAO and the official service contractor may,without incurring any liability for damage or loss, install and/ordismantle any property of any exhibitor who fails to comply withthis deadline at the sole expense of the Company.• Installation hours are subject to change. Companies are notifiedif a change in hours is necessary.DISMANTLEMENTTentative Schedule – Subject to ChangeSunday, 9 December 2012 17:00 – 23:00• No packing of equipment, literature or dismantling of exhibitswill be permitted until after 12:00 on Sunday, 9 December2012.• The Exhibition Hall must be cleared by 23:00 on Sunday, 9December 2012. WAO and the official service contractor may,without incurring any liability for damages or loss, dismantleany property of any Company who fails to comply with thisdeadline at the sole expense of the Company.• Dismantlement hours are subject to change. Companies arenotified if a change in hours is necessary.ADMISSION TO EXHIBITIONS• Each Company is granted one complimentary Delegate badgefor access to the Exhibition Hall, Scientific Sessions and SocialEvents.• Each Company is granted two complimentary Exhibitorsbadges for access only to the Exhibition Hall. Exhibition standpersonnel must show an official Exhibitor Personnel badge togain access to the Exhibition Hall during installation, show, ordismantlement hours.• Exhibition badges do not allow entry to Scientific Sessions andSocial Event.• Additional Exhibitor badges can be purchased for $50 USDeach prior to the Congress and $75 USD on-site. AdditionalDelegate badges also can be purchased; please see theDelegate pricing schedule for rate.• Exhibitors may also purchase tickets to attend social events;please see pricing schedule for rate.• Independent contractor personnel, hired by an Exhibit Companyto install and dismantle their display, should register on-site fora temporary pass valid for installation and dismantlement hoursonly.EXHIBIT TECHNICAL MANUALWAO will produce a Technical Manual for the Conference,including customs clearance and shipping instructions as well asorder forms for additional equipment, such as furniture, electricity,internet connections and telephone. The Technical Manual will beavailable in September 2012.EXHIBIT QUESTIONS?Please direct your Exhibit questions toWISCexhibition@worldallergy.orgor by telephone at +1 414 276 1791.www.worldallergy.org/wisc20128


EXHIBITION COSTSSHELL SCHEME PACKAGE• $550 USD per square meterMinimum Exhibition Size: 9 square metersINCLUDED IN SHELL SCHEMEPACKAGE:• 2 – 3 side panels, depending on booth location• 2 Chairs• 1 Table• Carpet• Garbage Ban• 1 Electricity Connection• Company name and booth number printed on fascia boardSPACE RENTAL ONLY - FREE BUILDS• $400 USD per square meterMinimum Exhibition Size: 9 square metersCompanies that do not use a shell scheme and choose to free buildare required to submit a detailed plan of their stand to WAO forapproval by 15 October 2012. More information will be madeavailable in the Exhibit Technical Manual.INCLUDED IN EXHIBITION COSTS:• Security• Independent Contractor Personnel passes• Exhibitor Only badges (two complimentary badges perCompany)• Delegate badge (one complimentary badge per Company)• Your Company name and profile included on the ConferenceWebsite• Your Company name and profile included in the Final Program• General maintenance of the aisles and common Exhibition HallareasPAYMENT REQUIREMENTS• A minimum deposit of 50% of the exhibition fee is due withthe completed application and contract on or before 31 July2012. The deposit must be received in order for priority spaceassignments to be made. Remainder of the payment is due by30 September 2012. In the event that the full payment is notreceived by this date, space may be released back into thegeneral inventory.• Applications received after 31 July 2012 requires full paymentof exhibition fees.• No Company is allowed to exhibit unless full payment for theexhibit space has been received before the Exhibition Hallopens.CANCELLATION / SPACEREDUCTION POLICYIf a Company wishes to cancel or reduce exhibit space, writtennotification must be sent on company letterhead to exhibition@worldallergy.org. If written notification of cancellation or reducedexhibit space is received at the WAO Secretariat office:By 30 September 2012:A full refund, minus a processing charge of $1,000 USD, will begranted.1 October 2012 through 31 October 2012:A refund, for 50% of the full payment amount, will be granted.After 31 October 2012:No refunds will be granted.A Company’s cancellation of exhibit space results in the release ofany Convention Center meeting space previously assigned to theCompany.9WAO INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS 6 - 9 December 2012 HYDERABAD, INDIA


2012 EXHIBITION SPACE RESERVATION FORMCONTACT DETAILSPlease type or print clearly.Company/Organization Name:Contact Person:Title:Address:City/State: Country: ZIP/Postal Code:Phone:Fax:Email:EXHIBITION RESERVATIONSExhibitor TypeTechincal/For-Profit OrganizationEducational/Non-profit OrganizationExhibit TypeIn-line Exhibits (Shell scheme or free build)Island Exhibits (Free build only)Size of Space Requested meters x meters (request is not guaranteed)Competitors we do NOT wish to be near (This may limit your ability to obtain the best available space):Companies we would like to be near:The assignment of space is at the sole discretion of WAO Secretariat.Please return this completed form to:World Allergy OrganizationAttn: Meetings Department555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100Milwaukee, WI 53202, USAFax: +1 414 276 3349Email: WISCexhibition@worldallergy.orgwww.worldallergy.org/wisc201210


2 nd World Allergy OrganizationInternational Scientific Conference (WISC-2012)6-9 December 2012See you inHyderabad, India!A meeting of theImportant Dates:15 July 2012Early Registration DeadlineAbstract Submission Deadline31 October 2012Regular Registration Rate Deadline15 November 2012Hotel Registration Deadline5 December 2012On-Site Registration BeginsCongress SecretariatWorld Allergy Organization555 E. Wells St., Suite 1100Milwaukee, WI 53202 USAPhone: +1 414 276 1791Fax: +1 414 276 3349General InquiriesWISC@worldallergy.orgAbstractsWISCAbstracts@worldallergy.orgRegistrationWISCRegistration@worldallergy.orgExhibitionWISCExhibition@worldallergy.orgwww.worldallergy.org/wisc2012

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