The Colombian Association of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and the World Allergy Organization (World Allergy Organizationare pleased to present to the medical community a world-class scientific event comprised of the WAO Symposium ” Allergy to mites: from basic science to clinical applications “(Mite allergy: From basic to clinical applications) and the XI Congress of the Association, which will take place at the Hilton Hotel in the beautiful city of Cartagena, Colombia, between the 6 and 9 September 2017 and will count with the participation of outstanding national and international speakers.

The main objective of the event has been the development of a scientific program of the highest quality that provides attendees with an avant-garde knowledge in areas of medicine that are increasingly important, not only because of the high prevalence of allergic and immunological diseases, but by the close correlation between the basic and clinical sciences that involve these specialties, a fundamental concept in current medical education and actualization. The event will also have generous time slots for the presentation and discussion of posters and oral communications, thus exalting the investigative effort of the participants.

The approximate scope is 800 people between national and international, hoping to bring together many professionals in Allergology, Pneumology, Immunology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and other specialties of medicine.

Cartagena offers a unique cultural and tourist heritage, which visitors are also expected to enjoy. From its ancient churches, ramparts and museums of the ancient city, to the paradisiacal Caribbean Sea of the islands of the Rosary. This city captivates its visitors and is therefore one of the main tourist destinations of America!.

¡Welcome everyone!

Organizing Committee

Board of Directors ACAAI

President:           Margarita Olivares Gómez

Vice-President:  Mauricio Sarrazola Sanjuan

Secretary:            Edison Morales Cárdenas

Treasurer:               Carlos Daniel Serrano Reyes

Members:        José Luis Franco Restrepo, Jorge Mario Sánchez Caraballo, Gustavo Trillo Pictures

Internal Auditor: Alfonso Cotes Maya

Tax Revisor:  Alejandra Rendón Marín

Accountant:            Sara Barrientos Álvarez

Executive Secretary: Tatiana Uribe

Event Organizing Committee

Mario Sánchez-Borges-Wao

Ignacio Ansoteguí – Wao

Luis R. Caraballo – Acaai/WAO

Justin Dodge-Wao

Margarita Olivares Gómez – ACAAI

Elizabeth García Gómez-ACAAI

Carlos Daniel Serrano Reyes-ACAAI

José Luis Franco Restrepo – Acaai

Jorge Mario Sánchez Caraballo – Acaai

Luis Fernando García-ACAAI

Gloria Vásquez-ACAAI