• Alessandro Fiocchi, Hospital Bambino Gesù in Rome
  • Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Medical University Vienna and Messerli Research Institute

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The official journal of the World Allergy Organization


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Aims & scope

World Allergy Organization Journal publishes original research, clinical reviews, position papers, and epidemiological studies that contribute to current knowledge in patient care. With authors, reviewers and readers representing all geographic regions, the journal provides a truly global perspective on allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.

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About WAO

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is an international alliance of 89 regional and national allergy, asthma, and immunology societies. Through collaboration with its Member Societies WAO provides a wide range of educational and outreach programs, symposia and lectureships to allergists/immunologists around the world and conducts initiatives related to clinical practice, service provision, and physical training in order to better understand and address the challenges facing allergists/immunologists worldwide.

The organization was founded in 1951 and has successfully organized 22 major congresses. WAO sponsors scientific symposia in developing areas throughout the world and jointly sponsors postgraduate programs on allergy and clinical immunology during professional, non-allergy association congresses. WAO is expanding its purview in a direct effort to bring together the member allergists and clinical immunologists who are engaged in research and/or practice throughout the world. As a global resource and advocate in the field of allergy, the organization provides advice and active support to member societies in its mission to advance excellence in clinical care through education, research and training.

Learn more at www.worldallergy.org.

Editors' quotes

Dr Alessandro Fiocchi

"The worldwide platform of the WAO Journal offers a special opportunity for exchange of information and ideas among different regions of the world. But it is worth remembering that we are all dedicated to the care of patients with allergic diseases, and the Journal is dedicated to promoting any activity that enhances our capabilities in this area and extends new knowledge and information."

Prof Erika Jensen-Jarolim

"Allergy is a global clinical problem, but the answer to it lies in the allergen molecules. Only when understanding the mechanisms will we have a chance to prevent, diagnose and treat allergies in our patients in an optimal way."

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ISSN: 1939-4551