World Allergy Week 2023



Professor Bryan L. Martin, President of the World Allergy Organization (WAO), warmly welcomes you to
World Allergy Week 2023 (18-24 June).

Each year, WAO selects a disease topic that has a need for greater attention and provides physicians and the general public with a webinar, infographic, and additional information to educate and spread awareness on the topic.

This year the focus is on managing allergic diseases amidst environmental changes.

Press Release


World Allergy Week 2023 Webinar

Thank you for attending the webinar!

Access a recording of the webinar here.

Expert Panel: Gennaro D'Amato, Yoon-Seok Chang, Tari Haahtela, Elham Hossny, Bryan L. Martin, Kari Nadeau, Nikos Papadopoulos, and David Peden.

How Do Climate Change and Allergy Relate?

According to the United Nations, the “average temperature of Earth’s surface is now about 1.1°C warmer than it was in the late 1800s (before the industrial revolution) and warmer than at any time in the last 100,000 years. The last decade (2011-2020) was the warmest on record, and each of the last four decades has been warmer than any previous decade since 1850.... Because the Earth is a system, where everything is connected, changes in one area can influence changes in all others.” (See

Climate change is global, affecting everyone. (read more...)


For WAO Member Societies and WAO Centers of Excellence

About World Allergy Week and Previous Campaigns

To find a professional allergy/immunology member society of WAO in your country or region, visit:

Join the Conversation

Self Care and Environment Care Are Inseparable
Twitter: @worldallergy

For a PDF of the infographic, download here.

Related articles published in World Allergy Organization Journal

The effect of residential urban greenness on allergic respiratory diseases in youth: A narrative review
La Grutta S et al
World Allergy Organ J 2020;13(1):100009

International expert consensus on the management of allergic rhinitis (AR) aggravated by air pollutants
Naclerio R et al
World Allergy Organ J 2020;13(3):100106

Air pollution and indoor settings
Rosario Filho N et al
World Allergy Organ J 2021;14(1):100499

Allergic rhinitis aggravated by air pollutants in Latin America: A systematic review
Rosario Filho NA et al
World Allergy Organ J 2021;14(8):100574

Decreasing ten-year (2008–2018) trends of the prevalence of childhood asthma and air pollution in Southern Taiwan
Chen WY et al
World Allergy Organ J 2021;14(5):100538

Immunopathological features of air pollution and its impact on inflammatory airway diseases (IAD)
Rouadi PW et al
World Allergy Organ J 2020;13(10):100467

Ambient particulate matter associates with asthma in high altitude region: A population-based study
Xing ZZ et al
World Allergy Organ J 2023;16(5):100774

WAO expresses special appreciation to the World Allergy Week 2023 Content Expert Team:
Yoon-Seok Chang (Chair), Luís Caraballo, Sharon Chinthraja, Gennaro D'Amato, Carmen Galán, Tari Haahtela, Elham Hossny, Carla Irani, Kari Nadeau, and Nikos Papadopoulos