WAO Presidential Message To Dr. Maeve O’Connor

Dear Dr. O’Connor,
It’s that time of the year again when we are encouraged to reflect upon what that has been accomplished and what can improve for the coming year. 2023 was a transitional year for WAO. We ratified new members to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. We organized three international meetings and symposia and revamped some programs that were in hiatus during the pandemic, such as our World Allergy Training Schools (WATS). We learned a lot from this transition and look forward to bringing that knowledge and experience into the new year.
Thinking about the World Allergy Organization’s activities this year, I am confident that we are on the path to continuing success and growth in 2024.

Of course, none of these accomplishments could have been made without the time, dedication, and hard work from our Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, Speakers, Meeting Organizers and others. These individuals volunteer their time and expertise to uphold WAO’s mission. Their support is what makes this organization so successful.
Below are some accomplishments and highlights that, again, could not have been possible without the time and dedication from our volunteer leaders, and from YOUR support of WAO.

WAO is comprised of over a 100 regional and national societies unified by the common goal of providing advocacy, research and educational opportunities related to the allergy and immunology specialty.
I think I speak for all of us at WAO when I say “THANK YOU” for your continued support of WAO.
I wish you a wonderful holiday season and hope that you will join us in Bangkok for the #WorldAllergyCongress2023.
Dr. Bryan L. Martin
President, World Allergy Organization