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2020-2021 InterAsma Webinars

The webinars are one-hour monthly educational events offered monthly from September to June each year. They will be held at 16h00 (UTC+2) (10h00 EST- UTC-4) generally on Thursday of the 3rd or 4th week of the month). An expert will discuss an important topic related to asthma and co-morbid conditions.

Free registration for InterAsma members (Become a member now)

Registration for non-members: € 60

Webinars

24 September 2020 Pr Louis-P. Boulet: Overview of GINA 2020

29 October 2020 Dr Daniel J Jackson: Update on COVID, asthma and related diseases

26 November 2020 Dr Lawrence DuBuske: Eosinophilic Asthma

17 December 2020 Pr Jean Bousquet: Treatment of rhinitis – the ARIA program

21 January 2021 Pr Paul O’Byrne: Management of mild asthma

25 February 2001 Pr G. Walter Canonica: Update on severe asthma – new developments

25 March 2021 Pr Pascal Chanez: Inhaled and oral corticosteroids in asthma

22 April 2021 Pr Jonathan Bernstein: Environmental and workplace influences on asthma

27 May 2021 Pr Fulvio Braido: Perception of severe asthma and its treatment by Clinicians

Future conferences:
Pr Ignacio Ansotegui Allergy and airways- evaluation and treatments

Pr Carlos Nunes Epidemiology of asthma: global prevalence and consequences

The WCA 2020 Committee and GAA-INTERASMA Board, after a long monitoring period of Covid-19 pandemic situation & its consequences, has decided to postpone the World Congress of Asthma WCA, originally planned for October 10-13, 2020, to the year 2021.

The dates and location will be announced soon.

All Commitments, Scientific Contributions, Registrations & Sponsorships will be credited to the new WCA dates.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused and hope that this crisis will be over soon, wishing you to be safe and well.

Louis-Philippe Boulet MD, FRCPC
PRESIDENT, GAA-INTERASMA

COVID-19
People with asthma should continue to use their inhaled asthma controller medications during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some sources have suggested that “corticosteroids” should be avoided during the COVID-19 epidemic. This advice is about the use of oral corticosteroids unless there is a clear indication for their use. However, patients with asthma should not stop their prescribed inhaled corticosteroid controller medication (or prescribed oral corticosteroids).
Stopping inhaled corticosteroids often leads to potentially dangerous worsening of asthma, and avoiding oral corticosteroids during severe asthma attacks may have serious consequences. Long-term oral corticosteroids may sometimes be required to treat severe asthma, and it may be dangerous to stop them suddenly. Always discuss with your doctor or nurse before stopping any asthma medication.
Keep taking your inhaled asthma controller medication, and if your asthma gets worse, follow the instructions on your asthma action plan for how to change your asthma medications and when to seek medical help.
These recommendations apply to both adults and children with asthma.” GINA
Patients should maintain strict social distancing at work and with family and friends, wash/sanitize hands and surfaces frequently and wear a mask if closer contact with individuals is necessary.

Mission Statement

INTERASMA is an International Health Organization completely focused on providing a forum where asthma experts can provide educational outreach to Primary care physicians/providers, Pneumologists (Pulmonologists) and Allergologists (Allergists/Clinical Immunologists) in underserved regions of the world who are unable to readily travel to international asthma meetings. The organization accomplishes this mission by:

Sponsoring an annual meeting to regions around the world so physicians can directly interact with national and international asthma experts and learn about cutting edge advancements in the management and treatment of asthma and related comorbidities

Sponsoring the Journal of Asthma, which is a publication that focuses on research related to all aspects of asthma and related comorbidities

Providing a global network of asthma experts to whom clinicians that treat asthma can reach out to and ask questions of regarding difficult asthma cases

INTERASMA works directly with local and regional primary care and specialty organizations to maximize the outreach of its organization

PAST CONGRESSES OF ASTHMA

24th: WCA 2018 Tokyo, Japan
23rd: WCA 2016 Madrid, Spain
22nd: WCA 2014 Mexico City, Mexico
21st: WCA 2012 Quebec City, Canada
20th: WCA 2010 Athens, Greece
19th: WCA 2008 Monte Carlo, Monaco
18th: WCA 2006 Guadalajara, Mexico
17th: WCA 2003 St. Petersburg, Russia
16th: WCA 1999 Buenos Aires, Argentina
15th: WCA 1996 Montpellier, France
14th: WCA 1993 Jerusalem, Israel
13th: WCA 1990 Maebashi, Japan

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