Monday, April 13, 2015

World Allergy Week 2015

#Respiratorydecade happy to present World Allergy Week 2015!
Join us during World Allergy Week 2015 and increase awareness of Airway Allergies - A Human and Economic Burden.
Today the World Allergy Organization (WAO), together with its 95 national Member Societies, has launched World Allergy Week 2015. Through April 19, a variety of educational activities and media events hosted by professional allergy societies, patient advocacy groups, and other organizations around the world will stress the importance of understanding airway allergies to improve quality of life and reduce the socio-economic burden they cause.
“Allergic rhinitis and asthma are two common airway disorders that are increasing in prevalence worldwide,” said Dr Lanny Rosenwasser, President of the World Allergy Organization. “They often coexist, and treatments can address the symptoms of both disorders; but when uncontrolled they can pose a significant burden to patient, family, and society,” he said.

“We are fortunate to be collaborating with individuals and organizations around the world who have expertise in the diseases associated with airway allergies,” said Prof. Motohiro Ebisawa, Chairperson of World Allergy Week 2015. “Their combined efforts will help raise awareness of the main airway allergies and how to understand their causes, symptoms, and methods of control, as part of a shared goal to reduce the overall global burden of allergic disease".

Internationally known airway allergy experts will address the topic of “Airway Allergies – The Human and Economic Burden” in a symposium-style conference call today at 9:00 a.m. EDT (New York) and another live call on Wednesday 15 April at 2:00 p.m. JST (Tokyo). For anyone interested in airway allergies, the calls will offer attendees the chance to ask questions to these leading experts. Toll-free call-in numbers from a variety of countries, as well as other details about the presentations, are listed at

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