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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. Alyaa Kotby
Prof. Zeinab Awad
Prof. Elham Hossny
Prof. Shereen Reda
Prof. Mahmoud Tarek
Prof. Ihab El-Hakim
Prof. Shereen S. El-Sayed
Dr. Zeinab Ibraheem
Dr. Dalia El-Ghoneimy
Dr. Rasha H. El-Owaidy
Dr. Mamdouh El-Araby
Dr. Essam Galal

 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


at Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK.

President of the British Society for

Allergy and

Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and

member of the Immune Tolerance


Steering Committee of the National


of health, UK




Eosinophilic esophagitis: published evidences for disease subtypes, indications for patient subpopulations, and how to translate patient observations to murine experimental models    View Article

Successful use of cyclosporine as treatment for eosinophilic cystitis: a case report   View Article

Eosinophilic biomarkers in severe asthma    View Article

Particularities of allergies in the tropics    View Article

    Useful links for the practicing allergist

Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis:
WAO Online Lecture Series

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Allergic Rhinitis with Asthma in Children
Management of Asthma with Co-morbid Allergic Rhinitis in Children

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Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines

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Patient Education Corner

إرشادات و معلومات للمرضى باللغة العربية

Anaphylaxis - الحساسية المفرطة
Atopic dermatitis حساسية الجلد الإكزيما
Childhood Asthma - الربو الشعبى فى الأطفال
Familial Mediterranean Fever - حمى البحر المتوسط
Food Allergy حساسية الغذاء
HIV infection - العدوى بفيروس نقص المناعة
Kawasaki Disease - مرض كاواساكى
Primary Immunodeficiency - نقص المناعة الوراثى
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - مرض الذئبة الحمراء


       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 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/)

للتسجيل نرجو الاتصال مباشرة بالجمعية على رقم 01006191634



Read and download Current and Past issues of

The Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology


Table of Contents of the curent issue:

Volume 14 Number 1 - April 2016




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

Review article

Molecular endotypes of pediatric asthma: a novel language directs asthma treatment!
Malak Shaheen
 E gypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2016; 14(1):3

Original articles

Serum vitamin D and IgE levels in infants and children under 2 years of age with recurrent chest wheeze
Osama El-Asheer, M.K. Tawfeek, Nafisa Abd Aziz, Manal Darwish, Madleen Abdou, Khalid Sanousy

  Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2016; 14(1):15
Prevalence of food sensitization and helminth infection among primary school children in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria
Ayodele Adelakun and Olatunbosun Arinola

  Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2016; 14(1):23


Test yourself about molecular endotypes of pediatric asthma
Malak Shaheen
 Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2016; 14(1):30


Allergy-immunology glossary

Rasha El-Owaidy, Zeinab El-Sayed.

Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2016; 14(1):32. 

Selections from International Journals

Nahla Heshmat.

Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2016; 14(1):33

Calendar of events

Shereen M. Reda.

Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2016; 14(1):35.

Arabic Translation

WAO Journal Reviews
Aug 2016
Vol 13, Issue

WAO Journal Reviews
July 2016
Vol 13, Issue 7

WAO Book Review
Aug 2016
Vol 13, Issue
WAO Book Review
July 2016
Vol 13, Issue 7

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 Oct 14th, 2016.