Interasma Symposia in the Latin American Congress of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Juan Carlos Ivancevich Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:30
16/03/2015 - Panamericano Hotel & Convention Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tribute tol Prof. Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani, INTERASMA Past President

Chairmen: Ignacio Ansotegui, Juan C. Ivancevich
Introduction: The Global Impact of Asthma
G Walter Canonica
Late Phase Response in Asthma
Louis P. Boulet
Inhalation Challenges in Occupational Asthma
Joaquin Sastre

Prof. G. Walter Canonica: In memorian: a tribute to Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani in the Latin American Congress SLaai2015

Juan Carlos Ivancevich Sunday, 15 March 2015 04:02

Asthma Research and Practice Editorial Board has been updated to reflect new co-Editors-in-Chief Profs Celedon & Passalacqua

Super User Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:04

           Professor Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani

We are saddened by the news that Professor Carlos E Baena-Cagnani passed away suddenly on New Year’s Eve and extend our condolences and sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. We are truly grateful for the hard work Carlos put into starting Asthma Research and Practice and will be working with Interasma and the Editorial Board to honour his legacy by launching the journal establishing it as a leader in the field.

Editorial Board


Juan Celedón, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Giovanni Passalacqua, University of Genoa, Italy

Founding Editor

Carlos E Baena-Cagnani, Catholic University of Córdoba, Argentina

Associate Editors

  • Leonard Bacharier, Washington University School of Medicine, United States
  • Louis-Philippe Boulet, Laval University, Canada
  • Alvaro A Cruz, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
  • Stephen T Holgate, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Ralph Mösges, University Hospital Cologne, Germany
  • Paul O'Byrne, McMaster University, Canada

Deputy Associate Editors

  • Héctor A Badellino, Eastern Regional Clinic, Argentina
  • Enrico Compalati, University of Genoa, Italy

Editorial Board

  • Ignacio Ansotegui, Bizkaia Quirón Hospital, Spain
  • Claus Bachert, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium
  • Eugenio Baraldi, University Padova, Italy
  • Jean Bousquet, University of Montpellier, France
  • Fulvio Braido, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Carlos Báez-Loyola, Médica Sur, Mexico
  • Giorgio Walter Canonica, Genoa University, Italy
  • Adnan Custovic, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Ronald Dahl, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
  • Lawrence DuBuske, Immunology Educational Institute of New England, United States
  • Sandra N González, Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Fernando Holguín, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, United States
  • Eitan Kerem, Hadassah University Hospital, Israel
  • Susanne Lau, Charité Medical University, Germany
  • Peter Le Souëf, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Carlos Nunes, Center of Allergy of Algarve, Portugal
  • Ken Ohta, National Hospital Organization Tokyo National Hospital, Japan
  • Yusuf Osman, Allergy & Asthma Institute, Pakistan
  • Nikolaos G Papadopoulos, University of Athens, Greece
  • Alberto Papi, University of Ferrara, Italy
  • Emilio Pizzichini, University Hospital, Brazil
  • Dirceu Solé, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Rudolf Valenta, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Gary Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Arzu C Yorgancioglu, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
  • Anahí Yáñez, Research Center for Allergic and Respiratory Diseases, Argentina



Juan Carlos Ivancevich Sunday, 04 January 2015 13:14

Carlos Baena Cagnani

Carlos Baena Cagnani ci ha lasciato improvvisamente il 31 Dicembre u.s. nei dintorni di Cordoba, Argentina.

Ci ha lasciato tutti, nel modo che forse avrebbe desiderato: a cena, circondato dai suoi figli, dai suoi  nipoti, dal loro affetto , dalla loro e dalla sua immensa gioia di vivere.

Immensa gioia di vivere e di condividere, fin da quando intraprese la sua carriera in Spagna, a Pamplona, sotto la leadership di Alberto Oehling. Il Prof. Oehling, Don Alberto per Carlos, è stato suo mentore nella carriera scientifica e nella vita.

La sua dedizione alla ricerca, all’educazione e al training dei giovani medici, in differenti parti del mondo, lo hanno reso popolare in tutta la comunità allergologica/immunologica mondiale.

Le sue capacità organizzative e la sua “passion”  nella leadership della Società Argentina di Allergia e Immunologia Clinica, della Società Latino Americana di Allergia , Asma e Immunologia, della World Allergy Organization e di Interasma (Global Asthma Association).

Sempre coinvolto nella leadership, proprio il 31 Dicembre completava il suo mandato presidenziale in Interasma.

Queste sue qualità, unite ad una personalità unica per comunicativa , per capacità di creare atmosfere di amicizia e condivisione, ne hanno fatto negli anni una “persona speciale” nella nostra comunità, e credo che chiunque di noi possa raccontare almeno un aneddoto vissuto con Carlos protagonista.

Ci mancherai Carlos… mi mancherai tantissimo.


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
Submit a manuscript Editorial Board Author Instructions Article Alerts

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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