CME Credits World Congress of Asthma 2014
|We are pleased to inform you that XXII World Congress of Asthma (Mexico City, Mexico, 29.03.–1.04.2014) was granted 24 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
You can download the Letter of Accreditation here.
Highlights of WCA 2014 Mexico City
INTERASMA in the XXI CenturyHighlights of WCA 2014 Mexico City
INTERASMA will celebrate its 60th Anniversary during WCA 2014 in Mexico City. INTERASMA is an evolving organization and it is ready to cope with new challenges in terms of clinical practice, education, communication, and research in the field of asthma. This process started in Montecarlo, in the principality of Monaco, during WCA 2008 chaired by G. Walter Canonica and Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani and it has continued through the years, with WCA 2010 in Athens led by Ronald Dahl and the remarkable WCA 2012 in Quebec chaired by Louis-Philippe Boulet.
The new website, the new INTERASMA journal “Asthma Research and Practice”, the manifestos in collaboration with WAO, Ga2len, SLaai, etc. and other initiatives are also part of this revitalizing process.
We have wonderful reasons to celebrate INTERASMA 60th anniversary. INTERASMA would also like to thank the founders and those predecessors that have kept the Global Asthma Association alive.
Join us in this celebration!
During the Congress in Mexico and in consonance with INTERASMA philosophy, four keynote award lectures will take place, one per day.
In one of them, Professor Ronald Dahl will receive the Albert K. Oehling INTERASMA Award for his outstanding career in the fields of Pulmonology, Asthma and Allergy.
Prof. Albert K. Oehling was Secretary General and later President of INTERASMA and he also presided the World Congress of Asthma in Barcelona.
Through this session, INTERASMA would like to express its gratitude to these two outstanding clinicians, researchers and leaders.
Tuesday 1st April | 11:45-12:30 | Room A
KL403. Albert K. Oehling Conference
Chairs: Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani, G. Walter Canonica
Ronald Dahl, “The eosinophil granulocyte and asthma, allergy and related disorders”
After 10 years of growth and permanence in our old website, Interasma has created a new website accessing new technologies, with full integration to social media to provide more and better information to our members and to the medical community and patients interested in bronchial asthma globally.
Enjoy our renovated web site and new sections: http://www.interasma.org
WCA 2014 - Program at a Glance
The WCA-2014 Program at a Glance will be updated in due course. Please check back.
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|Opening Ceremony||Afternoon Sessions||Afternoon Sessions||Closing Ceremony|
|Cultural Event||President's Dinner|
WCA 2014 - Scientific Board & Scientific Program Committee
|Scientific Advisory Board|
|Jean Bousquet, France
Andrea Rossi, Italy
Gustavo Rodrigo, Uruguay
Stephen T. Holgate, UK
|Pediatric Advisory Board|
|Andy Bush, UK
Stanley Szefler, USA
Giovanni Rossi, Italy
Peter Le Souëf, Australia
|Dirceu Solé, Brazil
Hugo Van Bever, Singapore
Karin Lødrup Carlsen, Norway
Adnan Čustović, UK.
|Scientific Programme Committee|
|Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani, Argentina - G. Walter Canonica, Italy
Louis-Philippe Boulet, Canada - Lawrence DuBuske, USA
Mark FitzGerald, Canada
Gennaro D'Amato, Italy
Juan A. Mazzei, Argentina
Ruby Pawankar, Japan.
J. Christian Virchow, Germany
|Interasma Project Leader|
WCA 2014 -Main Topics
Adult: Knowledge Translating
Asthma Knowledge Translating
XXII World Congress of Asthma - Scientific Programme Committee Message
"Translating science into clinical practice: how to improve asthma management in 2014"
Significant achievements have been accomplished in the last few years in better understanding what asthma is, how it should be assessed in regard to control and severity and what its optimal therapy is. Unfortunately these improvements in our understanding of the disease have not always translated into better asthma management.
The 2014 World Congress on Asthma in Mexico City will review the key findings from recent research on both adult and paediatric asthma and how knowledge translation methods have evolved to better integrate research findings into care.
The origins and determinants of asthma, triggers and inducers, the new insight gained on the role of allergy, environmental and biodiversity changes, workplace hazards, respiratory infections and various aspects of assessment of the disease are among the topics that will be covered by world experts. The role of phenotyping/endotyping asthma, particularly when severe, and new therapeutic current and future advances will be covered.
A significant part of the meeting will be devoted to practical workshops on asthma testing and treatment delivery, as well as the integration of practice tools into day-to-day care. Sessions will discuss how to optimize the multidisciplinary approach to asthma management.
We and the members of the scientific and pediatric advisory board believe the impressive programme of WCA-2014 will be of interest to all those involved in research and care of asthma.
|Lawrence DuBuske||Louis-Philippe Boulet||G. Walter Canonica||Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani|
on behalf of the Scientific Programme Committee –WCA 2014 Mexico City INTERASMA