A recognized GAA Interasma center is identified as a multidisciplinary team working in a private or public institution working on Asthma, COPD, allergy and clinical immunology to provide excellence in clinical care, research for patient benefit and education, with the following components:
- The center should have a well-established organization with good governance and infrastructure and recognized mentors in the fields in asthma, COPD, allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.
- The center should have equipment to perform studies in Asthma and COPD, such as lung function through spirometry , ergo spirometry and pulmonary rehabilitation, both in adults and children.
- Delivering an integrated program of care that encompasses both pediatric and adult treatment, sharing a common ethos to deliver excellence in clinical care, education and research on behalf of the patient population.
- Adequate human resources with multidisciplinary specialist with a minimum team:
- Five or more medical doctor specialists in allergy and or clinical immunology or pulmonology.
- Two nurses
- Spirometers, Treadmill, Monitors to check vital signs as well as all necessary rehabilitation equipment.
- The center should perform regular research and publish manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.
- The center should have recognized programs engaged in Asthma, COPD, allergy, and clinical immunology.
- he center should be able to perform patient registry in database format.
- The center should be able to perform training programs for health technicians.
- The center should perform regular educational programs for patients or patient groups.
- The center should be registered according to national law.
The benefits of becoming a Global Asthma Association Center include:
- Scientific and technical support by GAA Interasma in the field of Asthma and COPD
- Interaction with other GAA Interasma recognized centers
- Publicity in website of GAA Interasma as a globally recognized center
- Possibility to participate to global research programs and provide specialized training.
- Free access to official journal of GAA Interasma – Asthma Research and Practice