Announcing World Allergy Organization (WAO) Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics, 13-14 December in Chicago

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First of Its Kind Forum to Facilitate Knowledge Exchange on the Future of Allergy Patient Care

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The World Allergy Organization (WAO) will host the first global meeting of its kind, “The WAO Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics.” This two-day meeting, will focus on Immunotherapy and Biologics, with topics ranging from mechanisms to translational research and therapeutics, bringing together basic and translational scientists, clinical immunologists, allergists, pediatricians, pulmonologists, ENTs, and researchers to explore this cutting-edge field. The Symposium will be limited in numbers to approximately 300-400 attendees, making it an ideal setting for discussion, interaction, networking and learning.

The scientific program will comprise of state-of-the-art lectures to be delivered by the world’s top experts in the field as well as free communications that will be presented during the Poster Sessions. The aim of the Symposium is to summarize what is scientifically known and well characterized, what is the unpublished cutting-edge research and the unique future strategies and to reach a consensus about the unmet needs of Immunotherapy and Biologics.

The Symposium will offer attendees simultaneous tracks on Immunotherapy and Biologics. Each track offers stimulating lectures, presentations and discussions. The Symposium will also include two Plenary Sessions, in order to bring participants and topics together.

Opening Plenary Session:
Novel Insights in the Biology of Allergic Responses in Immunotherapy
    Personalized Medicine: An Overview
    Biologic Basis of the Allergic Response
    Overview of Allergen Immunotherapy and Tolerance
    New Treatments for Allergen Immunotherapy

Closing Plenary Session:
Regulatory Aspects and Future Role of Immunotherapy and Biologics in Patient Care
    Personalized Medicine in Allergy and Asthma
    Regulatory Aspects of Immunotherapy in Europe
    Regulatory Aspects of Immunotherapy in the US

For more information and a complete list of topics and sessions, please visit the WAO Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics webpage at http://www.worldallergy.org/symposium2013/.

About the World Allergy Organization
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. For more information, visit http://www.worldallergy.org.

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