Recognized centers

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Recognized Centers

A recognized GAA center is identified as a multidisciplinary team working in private or public institution working in Asthma, COPD, allergy and clinical immunology to provide excellence in clinical care, research for patient benefit and education, with the following components:

  • The center should have a well-established organization with good governance and infrastructure and recognized mentors in the fields in asthma, COPD, allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.
  • The center should have equipment to perform studies in Asthma and COPD, such as pulmonary plethysmographs, spirometry, either adults as children
  • Delivering an integrated program of care that encompasses both pediatric and adult provision, sharing a common ethos to deliver excellence in clinical care, education and research on behalf of the patient population
  • Adequate human resources with multidisciplinary specialist with a minimum team:
    • Five or more medical doctor specialists in allergy and or clinical immunology or pulmonology.
    • Three or more cardio-pulmonology technician
    • Five or more nurses with skill on respiratory pathologies
    • Plethysmograph, Spirometer, Electrocardiograph, Treadmill and Monitors to check vital signs
  • The center should performed regular research and published manuscripts in peer reviewed journals in the fields in Asthma, COPD, allergy, asthma and clinical immunology
  • The center should have recognized programs engaged in Asthma, COPD, allergy, and clinical immunology
  • he center should be able to perform patient registry in database format
  • The center should be able to perform training program for health technician
  • The center perform regular educational program to patients or patient groups
  • A letter of support from the institution or official registration in the region or country


The benefits of becoming a Global Asthma Association Center include:

  • Support of GAA in scientific support of educational resources in Asthma and COPD
  • Interaction with other GAA recognized centers
  • Publicity in website of GAA as a international recognized center
  • Possibility to provide research and training
  • Free access to official journal of GAA – Asthma Research and Practice


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Editor: Juan C. Ivancevich, MD

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