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Welcome to ESPAI


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

Our new email: espai.egypt@gmail.com

Visit our Journal new website: www.jespai.org

Steering Committee
Prof. Yehia El-Gamal
Vice President
Prof. Zeinab A. El-Sayed
Secretary General
Prof. Elham Hossny
Dr. Amr El-Mekkawy

Organizing Committee
Prof. Zeinab A. El-Sayed
Prof. Elham Hossny
Prof. Shereen Reda
Prof. Ashraf Abd El-Baky
Prof. Ihab El-Hakim
Prof. Iman Fouda
Dr. Mamdouh El-Araby

General Information

Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt)

   WAO Center of Excellence logo

 The Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Unit
Children's Hospital, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Is a WAO Center of Excellence


The Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Unit, Ain Shams University, pioneered the development of the specialty in pediatrics in Egypt and North Africa. The unit is dedicated to achieving excellence in education, training, and research with the aim of producing new generations of highly qualified allergists and immunologists. Its ultimate goal is to serve patients with compassionate health care of highest clinical and ethical standards. Read more...



The article "Allergy and immunology in Africa: Challenges and unmet needs” , which appeared in the The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, November 2017 theme issue on Global Issues in Allergy and Immunology, has been selected from thousands of recently published articles to be awarded Elsevier Atlas Award. The paper is free to read and download without a JACI subscription at the following link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091674917315087

El-Gamal YM, Hossny EM, El-Sayed ZA, Reda SM. Allergy and immunology in Africa: Challenges and unmet needs. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017;140:1240-3.



WISC 2018
Florence, Italy
6-9 December 2018



World Allergy Organization Guidelines for the Assessment
and Management of Anaphylaxis

World Allergy Organization anaphylaxis guidelines:



       ESPAI’s Suggestions 

To improve the quality of life of allergic individuals


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



 Useful links for the practicing allergist

Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis:
WAO Online Lecture Series

Go to the media library

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



ARIA 2016 Executive Summary

Integrated care pathways for predictive medicine across the life cycle

Read and download the English and Arabic summary

Congratulations Prof. Yehia El-Gamal

for receiving

Egypt's 1st Degree Golden Medal for Science and Art

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/)


Increasing Awareness of Atopic Dermatitis Is the Focus of World Allergy Week 2018

Read more

Resources for member societies




View and download Handouts of the Workshop





Read and download Current and Past issues of

The Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology


Table of Contents of the curent issue:

Volume 15 Number 2 - October 2017





Review article

ARIA 2016 Executive Summary

El-Gamal et al.


Original articles

Impact of maternal gestational diabetes on neutrophil functions of full term neonates.

Yehia El Gamal, Rania Abdou, Mohamed Hamza, Hayam Saeid.



Regulatory natural killer cell expression in atopic childhood asthma.\

Elham Hossny, Rasha El-Owaidy, Neama Mohamed, Ehsan Hassanin



Lymphocyte subtype dysregulation in a group of children with simple obesity.

Hoda Elsayed, Yasmin El Gendy, Nesrine Radwan, Botheina Farweez, Shimaa Fouda.



Zeinab Awad


Selections from International Journals

Nahla Heshmat


Calendar of events

Shereen Reda


Instructions to contributors




Arabic Translation of

WAO Journal Reviews
February 2018

Vol 15, Issue 2

WAO Journal Reviews
January 2018

Vol 15, Issue

WAO Book Review
February 2017
Vol 14, Issue 2

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 _______________________________________________

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 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.


Pocket guides on:

- Childhood

 Bronchial Asthma

- Childhood SLE,


- Therapy of childhood hypertension   

is available on our

CME page

Instructions to Journal contributors on

Journal page


Designed and edited by  Prof. Zeinab A El-Sayed.

Associate editor Dr. Rasha Hassan.

Last updated Mar 18th, 2018.