17 March 2010 - President's Message to WAO Board - World Allergy ...

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Message from President Lockey to Board Colleagues17 March 2010Dear colleagues:Thanks to all your efforts, WAO activities are on the increase and speeding ahead. Ihope you visit WAO's superb website regularly and are able to see for yourself how yourorganization is advancing its mission. And, of course, you receive the monthly WAO e-letters, "News & Notes" and "Medical Reviews."On my part, I would like the chance to write you all at least once a month to reviewlatest WAO news and activities, inform you of new proposals or developments, ask foryour input, and request your review and approval as needed. So, with the best of hopesfor a new monthly tradition, I share with you:1. ACTION ITEMS: For you review and approvala. Looking ahead to the WAO's World Allergy Congress (WAC) in 2017:according to theregional rotation, WAC 2017 is scheduled to be held in the North America region. And asper the Bylaws, WAO seeks to partner with a member society (or societies) in the regionto host the WAC. So that member societies have sufficient time to express interest,prepare proposals and final presentations to the WAO House of Delegates, WAO likes toreach out to them early on in the process by requesting a letter of interest.Please review attachment "Invitation to Submit Letter of Interest WAC2017_TEMPLATE_31710.pdf"and provide any comments you may have by return emailno later than Wednesday, 24 Marchb. I also request your review of and comments on the attachment "Manuscript ProposalForm 2010_Board Review.pdf". Immediately after your review, we can start using thisdocument and process within our respective Committees, Councils and SpecialCommittees. Again, it would be great to have your comments by Wednesday, 24 MarchBoth these documents will also be posted on the board site:http://www.worldallergy.org/wao_societies/board.phpUsername: waoboardPassword: @allergY09


2. Brief Updatesa. WAO's Emerging Society Program(ESP) goes to Hanoi, Vietnam this month where itwill host a meeting of ESP delegates and conduct a 2-day World Allergy Training School(WATS). I am especially pleased to share with you that the Asia-Pacific Association ofAllergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (a Regional Society and WAO member) will berepresented in these activities by Pakit Vichyanond. For more information & details onthese activities, please write Jennie Smazik (jsmazik@worldallergy.org), staff lead for theESP, at the WAO Secretariatb. Thanks to the efforts of Tatyana Slavyanskaya, the Moldavian Society has submitted amembership application to WAO. It is currently in the process of review, starting withthe Credentials Committee3. ReminderNext Board teleconference is on Tuesday, 6 April. You will soon here from the WAOSecretariat with Agenda, calling details etc. If you have suggestions for agenda items forthis call, please send these via return email by Monday, 22 MarchConcluding note: soon your private board site will become "interactive" allowing you topost your comments, feedback, ideas, etc – the hope is that this will facilitate mattersand encourage discussion.Thank you for your time; hope all are doing well and remain in touch. DickWAO: Promoting global expertise in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology

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