Obituary: Carlos E Baena-Cagnani

Juan Carlos Ivancevich Friday, 02 January 2015 23:20

Carlos E Baena - Cagnani passed away suddenly celebrating the beginning of 2015 with his children and grandchildren in Ascochinga, Province of Cordoba, Argentina . This location had a significant symbolic value to Carlos as it was where he frequently met with his colleagues in an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie to plan regional, national and international scientific meetings that would disseminate advances in scientific research for Respiratory Medicine and Allergy/Immunology. He was an avid supporter of education and training of younger physicians and scientists, inspiring many of his colleagues to become actively involved in the development of original scientific research. Carlos was a very hard worker from the time he began his career as an allergy fellow at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain under the mentorship of Dr. Alberto Oehling. At that time, many diseases in our specialty were empirically managed; however, Carlos recognized very early the importance of advocating for scientific-evidence based approaches in treating asthma and allergic rhinitis. His passion for Evidence Based Medicine although sometimes misunderstood, was instrumental in changing the public perception of Allergy and Immunology in Argentina and throughout Latin America. Carlos worked with major thought leaders in our specialty such as Gunnar Johansson, Jean Bousquet, Walter Canonica, and many more carrying forward marathon sessions of scientific and organizational work, emphasizing personal knowledge and friendship with each colleague. Carlos was highly regarded for his academic aptitude, passion and energy, as well as his collegial skills and as a result became a dear friend to many. He was a prolific writer of many scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and chapters in Allergy, Immunology text books. Carlos left an indelible imprint transforming and modernizing the Scientific Societies which he chaired including the Argentinean Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the Latin American Society of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, the World Allergy Organization ( WAO), and most recently the Global Partnership In Asthma (Interasma) whose mission includes bringing scientific knowledge and advances in care to allergists/immunologists working in underserved countries of the world who are not able to readily travel to international meetings. His tireless efforts were instrumental in drawing international recognition of Allergy/Clinical Immunology in Argentina and throughout Latin America. Carlos, as a former rugby player, always emphasized that outcomes depend on teamwork, where all partners are critical for success. He worshiped friendship and was a lover of the arts, especially music, and sports. Carlos’s absence has left an irreplaceable void in our lives and is a great loss to our specialty. His giant personality will be greatly missed but his memory has invoked in all of us the desire to continue to promote and develop the educational/scientific initiatives that he passionately embraced.

Happy New Year 2015

Juan Carlos Ivancevich Wednesday, 24 December 2014 22:25

Holiday wishes

Juan Carlos Ivancevich Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:02

The Asthma Global Association / INTERASMA wishes you Happy Holidays and a productive & prosperous New Year!
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Interasma is more alive than ever!

Juan Carlos Ivancevich Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:02

INTERASMA, Asthma Global Association in WISC 2014 in Rio

Walter Canonica and I, president elect and current president of INTERASMA.

We promoted our new journal "Asthma Research and Practice".

The INTERASMA SYMPOSIUM scientific level was excellent.


Our assistant Luciana did a great job!!!


Gennaro D'Amato visited the booth visited by a lot of participant attracted by the World Congress of Asthma in Madrid 2016.



Asthma Research and Practice is now accepting submissions

Juan Carlos Ivancevich Thursday, 04 December 2014 18:14
Asthma Research and Practice  Impact Factor Interasma Global Asthma Association
Editor-in-Chief: Carlos E Baena-Cagnani
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Dear Dr,

I am delighted to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the brand new open access journal, Asthma Research and Practice.

Asthma Research and Practice is the official journal of Interasma, and will be supported by a distinguished Editorial Board.

Asthma Research and Practice is a peer-reviewed open access journal covering all aspects of basic asthma research, clinical practice as well as translational research, with a special section dedicated to pediatric asthma. The journal aims to publish the most recent and relevant information on asthma and related disorders (such as rhinitis, COPD overlapping syndrome, sinusitis etc.).

I invite you to submit your manuscript to Asthma Research and Practice and take advantage of the following benefits of publishing with BioMed Central:
- Expert international Editorial Board
- High quality peer-review service
- Rapid publication upon acceptance
- Highest possible global visibility for your research
- Articles are included in freely accessible full-text repositories
- Complies with the open access policies of many funders including those of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NIH, and Wellcome Trust

I hope you will consider submitting your research to Asthma Research and Practice, an exciting new venture published by BioMed Central, The Open Access Publisher.

Sincerely yours,

Carlos E Baena-Cagnani
Editor-in-Chief, Asthma Research and Practice 
Catholic University of Cordoba

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Interasma initiatives on social media

Super User Thursday, 13 November 2014 15:54
Interasma has launched a new Interasma Facebook Page:
This page will interact with our Facebook Group Page: ,
our Twitter Account:
as well as our Linkedin company page:
integrating all the iniciatives with our new web site:
Kindest regards

Asthma Research & Practice the new INTERASMA Journal

Juan Carlos Ivancevich Saturday, 08 November 2014 13:52

Asthma Research & Practice the new INTERASMA Journal in Athens

World Congress of Asthma 2016

Juan Carlos Ivancevich Friday, 10 October 2014 23:45


Photos WCA-2014

Juan Carlos Ivancevich Wednesday, 04 June 2014 15:16

Prof. Dr. Alberto K. Oehling

Super User Saturday, 24 May 2014 23:09

It is with gread sadness that I let you know, my friends, that Alberto K. Oehling passed away a couple of hours ago. Alberto Oehling was one of the most relevant clinicians and researchers for over 3 decades, since 1970. I had the privilege to train with him and he was not only my mentor, but also, he warmly called me son. He was my second father. When I was young, I heard that if you want to see the future, you have to stand up over the shoulders of your predecessors. He was a lighthouse for many young fellows from all over the world. During the last INTERASMA Congress in Mexico 2014, we paid homage to his outstanding career as a signal of gratitude. I will miss him.

Es con un gran dolor que les hago saber, amigos, que hace un par de horas falleció Alberto K. Oehling. Alberto K. Oehling fue uno de los clínicos e investigadores más importantes durante 3 décadas, desde 1970. Tuve el privilegio de formarme con él, quien no sólo fue mi mentor, sino que también, amablemente me llamó hijo. Era mi segundo padre. Cuando era joven, escuché decir que si quieres ver el futuro, tienes que pararte sobre los hombros de tus predecesores. Alberto K. Oehling fue un faro para muchos jóvenes colegas de distintas partes del mundo. Durante el último congreso de INTERASMA en México 2014, rendimos homenaje a su destacada carrera como agradecimiento. Lo voy a extrañar.

Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani

Interasma President

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