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ESPAI is a Member Society of WAO and a Member of FOCIS

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The 12th International Congress of

the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

ESPAI 2016

April 13-14, 2016

Le Meridien Heliopolis

Organizing Committee:
Prof. Yehia M. El-Gamal
Vice President
Prof. Bothaina El-Naggar
Secretary General
Prof. Karima Abdel Khalik
Prof. Zeinab A. El-Sayed
Prof. Elham Hossny
Prof. Shereen Reda

 Final Program

Guest Speakers

Prof. Robert Lemanske, USA

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. Head of the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, UW, USA.
President, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and member of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Scientific Committee, USA

Prof. Stephen Durham, UK

Head of allergy and clinical immunology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Professor of Allergy and Respiratory Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK.
President of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and member of the Immune Tolerance Network Steering Committee of the National Institutes of health, UK


Welcome Message from the President of ESPAI

Online Registeration and Submission of Abstract

Download  the Registration  And  Abstract  Forms

For general information, information for poster presenters and registration fee, go to the scientific activities page.


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October 2015
Volume 10
Alessandro Fiocchi, MD
Erika Jensen-Jarolim, MD
Deputy Editor



2015 update of the evidence base: World Allergy Organization anaphylaxis guidelines
Simons FER, Ebisawa M, Sanchez-Borges M, Thong BY, Worm M et al
Full Text

Allergen immunotherapy on the way to product-based evaluation. A WAO Statement
Bachert C, Larche M, Bonini S, Canonica GW, Kundig T et al
Full Text


    Useful links for the practicing allergist

Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis:
WAO Online Lecture Series

Go to the media library

WAO White Book

Editors: Prof. Ruby Pawankar, Stephen T. Holgate, G. Walter Canonica, Richard F. Lockey.

Executive Summary also available.



WAO Online Learning Modules with CME - NEW!
Allergic Rhinitis with Asthma in Children
Management of Asthma with Co-morbid Allergic Rhinitis in Children

Access the modules

Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines

Click here


For Patients and Physicians:

إرشادات و معلومات للمرضى والأطباء باللغة العربية

ارشادات عن مرض الأيدز

Information about Pediatric HIV infection (in Arabic)



       ESPAI’s Suggestions To improve the quality of life of allergic individuals


World Allergy Organization Guidelines for the Assessment
and Management of Anaphylaxis

World Allergy Organization anaphylaxis guidelines:


What is an allergist? 

  أقرأ عن

متطلبات الكفاءة في مجال الحساسية لدى الأطباء

عن مجلة المنظمة العالمية للحساسية- عدد فبراير 2008 الصفحات من 42 إلى 46

The Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI) is pleased to announce that Prof. Yehia El-Gamal, president of ESPAI, has received this month the State Merit Prize in Medicine 2014 which is the highest distinction medical award in Egypt granted by the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and will be handed to him by the President of Egypt during the next National ٍScience Celebration. 
Prof. El-Gamal founded the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Unit of Ain Shams University in 1988; it was the first training program in Allergy/Immunology in Egypt and the Arab countries. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ISSN 1687-1642; eISSN: 2314-8934) an open access journal (http://www.jespai.org/)



Celebrated the World Allergy Week



Read and download Current and Past issues of

The Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology


Table of Contents of the curent issue:

Volume 13 Number 2 - October 2015




Editor-in-Chief, Yehia M El-Gamal.

Review article

Update on allergen detection in childhood asthma.
Elham M. Hossny
 E gypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015; 13(2):35-8

Original articles

Neutrophil functions in late preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome.
Yehia El-Gamal, Rasha El-Owaidy, Mohammed Hamza, Reem Elfeky, Mohammed Abdel-Galil.

  Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015; 13(2):39-44
Increased myeloperoxidase activity as an indicator of neutrophil-induced inflammation and sepsis in neonates
Mohammed Eladawy, Amira Gamal, Ahmed Fouad, Amel El-Faramawy.

  Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015; 13(2):45-8

Association of polymorphisms of two histamine-metabolizing enzymes with allergic asthma in Egyptian children.
Dalia Khalifa, Engy Ahmed, Dina Abdel-Hady, Noha Hazem.

  Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015; 13(2):49-55

Assessment of T lymphocyte subsets in children with beta thalassemia major with iron overload..
Adel Hagag, Mohamed Elgamasy, Enaam Abd Elbar.

  Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015; 13(2):57-63

The role of osteopontin in children with systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis.

Mohamed Talat, Hanaa ElSaid.

  Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015; 13(2):65-71

Detection of vitamin (D) deficiency in children and adolescents suffering from bronchial asthma in Suez Eman El-naggar, Nesrin Handoka, Soha Younes, Adel Abd El-Rahman.

  Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015; 13(2):73-7


Test yourself in Allergy Diagnosis
Elham Hossny
 Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015; 13(2):77-8


Allergy-immunology glossary

Zeinab El-Sayed.

Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015; 13(2):80. 

Selections from International Journals

Selections from International Journals

Nahla Heshmat.

Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015; 13(2):81

Calendar of events

Calendar of Events

Shereen M. Reda.

Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015; 13(2):83.

Arabic Translation of

WAO Journal Reviews
December 2015
Vol 12, Issue



WAO Journal Reviews
November 2015
Vol 12, Issue



WAO Book Review
November 2015
Vol 12, Issue 11

معلومات باللغة العربية لممارسي الحساسية من الأطباء:

  - مراجعة المجلات الطبية

- مراجعة كتب الحساسية

- تقارير تفاعلية لحالات مرضية

   Go to the past issues of the Arabic translation of WAO news and notes


ESPAI was founded in May 2002 as the first society concerned with pediatric allergy and immunology in Egypt.  The start was in Cairo but its activities are expanding to span the whole country.


    Mission Statement

ESPAI is a non-profit society dedicated to the advancement of pediatric allergy and  immunology by promoting education, stimulating research, and encouraging exchange of knowledge and cooperation with other medical societies and those engaged in the field, with the ultimate goal of improving medical care to patients.



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Last updated Jan 17th, 2016.