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
Interasma Board of Directors - Executive Committee
|INTERASMA Board of Directors|
|Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani, Argentina
G. Walter Canonica, Italy
Lawrence DuBuske, USA
Louis-Philippe Boulet, Canada
You-Young Kim, Korea
Carlos Nunes, Portugal
Ignacio J. Ansotegui, Spain
Ronald Dahl, Denmark
|Members at Large|
|Alexandre Chuchalin, Russia
Alvaro Cruz, Brazil
Arzu Yorgancioglu, Turkey
Fulvio Braido, Italy
|Jonathan Bernstein, USA
Ken Ohta, Japan
Osman Yusuf, Pakistan
Ralph Mösges, Germany
|Ante Fink-Wagner, Germany
Juan Carlos Ivancevich, Argentina
XXII World Congress of Asthma
XXII World Congress of Asthma
March 29-April 1, 2014
Mexico DF, Mexico
We are very pleased to invite you to attend the XXII World Congress of Asthma in Mexico City 2014 (WCA-2014 Mexico). The WCA congresses have been organized by INTERASMA, the Global Asthma Association, since the first congress that took place in Lübeck in 1956. Many very succesfull congresses have been organised ever since, such as New Orleans, Lisbon, Paris, Maebashi, Monte Carlo, Jerusalem, Montpellier, Buenos Aires, Saint Petersbourg, Athens, and more recently the unforgettable WCA 2012 in Quebec, Canada, among others. In addition, many regional meetings were organized in Bilbao, Prague, Warsaw, Salsomaggiore, Palma de Gran Canaria, among others. The long life of INTERASMA has been related with excellent educational programmes about asthma and related conditions.
In 2014 INTERASMA is celebrating its 60th Anniversary as it was registered in 1954 in Milan, and we will celebrate it in México City during the XXII WCA Mexico City 2014. Mexico city is one of the most beautiful cities and one of the top five cultural destinations in the Americas. There are over 200 museums in Mexico City including one of the most remarkable anthropological museums in the World, the National Museum of Anthropology in which the most relevant and best-preserved pieces of the Maya and Aztec culture are exposed. The outstanding ancient city of Teotihuacan is also anthropologically significant for its complex, multi-family residential compounds and pyramids, and it is only a 45 minute drive away! Xochilmico, Frida Kahlo’s blue house in Coyohacan, and the gorgeous city of Mexico are additional attractions which make coming over to WCA 2014 Mexico city a unique experience, combined with the traditional Mexican culture (including the wonderful Mexican cuisine), its modern and lively daily life, a lovely, clean and safe city with unique Mexican hospitality.
Last but not least we are pleased to invite you to attend the WCA-2014 Mexico with the most comprehensive and excellent programme ever drawn by a group of asthma world-class experts.
Dear colleagues and friends, we will be delighted to welcome you in splendid Mexico City to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of INTERASMA!
Carlos Báez Loyola
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani