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June 2018

Get a Sneak Peek of the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress Plenaries

The AAAAI and World Allergy Organization (WAO) are proud to announce the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress plenaries. Many of the plenaries are related to this year’s theme: Global Environmental Change and Respiratory Health. The Joint Congress will be held March 2-5 in Orlando, Florida.

2018 AAAAI/WAO Plenary Schedule

Environmental Impacts on Asthma: Biology to Intervention

Friday, March 2

Moderated by AAAAI President David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, and WAO President-Elect Ignacio J. Ansotegui MD, PhD, with topics including: Epigenetic Changes Ascribed to Pollutant Exposures by Rachel L. Miller, MD, FAAAAI; Indoor Home Remediations and Interventions by Elizabeth Matsui, MD; and Approaches to Mitigating Pollutant Effects on Disease by David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI.

Asthma and Allergic Disorders in an Environment of Continuous Climate Change

Saturday, March 3

Moderated by WAO President Mario M. Sanchez-Borges, MD, FAAAAI, and AAAAI President David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, with topics including: Chemical and Biological Pollution: Exposure and Prevention by Isabella Annesi-Maesano, MD, PhD, DSc; The Effect of Climate Change on Pollen Allergy and Respiratory Allergic Diseases by Nelson A. Rosario, MD, PhD, FAAAAI; and Pollens and Molds as Trigger Factors of Severe Asthma and Near Fatal Asthma: The Role of Climate Change by Gennaro M. D'Amato, MD, FAAAAI.

Environmental Influences on Innate Immunity-Insights and Mechanisms

Sunday, March 4

Moderated by Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD, FAAAAI, and Gurjit K. Khurana Hershey, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, with topics including: Trained Innate Immunity-Environmental Effects and Implications by Mihai M. Netea, MD, PhD; Environmental and Agricultural Modifications of Macrophage Functions: Impact on Innate Immunity Jill A. Poole, MD, FAAAAI; and Systems Immunology: Data Modeling to Understand Human Disease by Atul M. Butte, MD, PhD.

Cutting Edge-Food Allergy Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Therapy

Monday, March 5

Moderated by Anna H. Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, and Mimi L.K. Tang, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, with topics including: Immunologic Mechanisms in the Development of Tolerance to Foods by Talal A. Chatila, MD, MSc; Component Resolved Diagnostics for Food Allergy by Motohiro Ebisawa, MD, PhD, FAAAAI; and Emerging Therapies for Food Allergy, Oral Vs Epicutaneous by Stacie M. Jones, MD.