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Featured article: The international WAO/EAACI guideline for the management of hereditary angioedema – the 2017 revision and update

The goal of this guideline update and revision is to provide clinicians and their patients with guidance that will assist them in making rational decisions in the management of HAE with deficient C1-inhibitor (type 1) and HAE with dysfunctional C1-inhibitor (type 2)


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Review series
Update on gender aspects in allergology
Collection first published: 27 December 2017


Thematic series
Debates in allergy medicine
Collection first published: 14 December 2015

Cross-journal collection
Day of Immunology 2015
Collection published: 28 April 2015


Review series
WAO immunotherapy and biologics online monograph
Collection first published: 29 July 2014

Cross-journal collection
World Asthma Day 2014: recent insights into asthma
Collection published: 6 May 2014


Cross-journal collection
Advances in food allergy
Collection published: 2 January 2012

Editors' Quotes

Dr Alessandro Fiocchi

"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"

Dr 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"

Aims and 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.

WAO Journal aims to publish works with specific clinical relevance and practical measures that are critical for the practice of allergy anywhere in the world, which examine issues of drug and aspirin sensitivity, drug desensitization, natural history of allergic diseases, asthma, atopic dermatitis, and environmental and socio-economic concerns that impact the practice and delivery of care for allergic diseases and that have so far not received the attention they deserve. The journal provides a vehicle to highlight newer approaches for the evaluation of disease and outcomes concerning treatments and interventions, and keep abreast with evolving developments in informatics, telemedicine, and web-based learning.

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About WAO

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is an international alliance of 99 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 25 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.

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Latest collection: Update on gender aspects in allergology

In this article collection, readers will find an update on selected topics aiming to provide an overview of the latest research regarding gender aspects in allergy.

World Allergy Organization Journal: Regions in focus

As a worldwide platform, WAO Journal offers a special opportunity for the exchange of information and ideas among different regions of the world, providing a truly global outlook on allergy, asthma and clinical immunology. We are very pleased to be able to highlight some of the recent articles being produced by authors all around the world in our Regions in Focus.

Featured collection: Debates in allergy medicine

In this series we introduce each topic as a dialogue between two different views based on the scientific method. The dialectical method has served scholars for more than 2500 years, and this series takes up the tradition of comparing the different views presented and perhaps even encouraging a change of course, as can often happen in allergy.



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