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allergic  rhinitis and its impact on asthma.
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November 2012

ARIA leaders take stock of 10 years of the initiative's achievements in a paper published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Click here to read an abstract of the paper.

ARIA and GA2LEN also collaborated on a paper in Allergy describing the GRADE approach to developing evidence-based guidelines for allergic rhinitis. Click here to access the full text.

August 2012

Visit the ARIA video blog on YouTube! ARIA leaders have completed a series of short videos on topics related to allergic rhinitis, ARIA, and GARD. Each of the 21 videos is between just 1 and 4 minutes long, but packed with information. Videos are available in English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu.  Click here to view the full series of videos!

December 2011

Congratulations to the new members of the Executive Committee and Planning Group of the Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD), who were elected at the recent GARD General Meeting. We are happy to see several members of the new GARD leadership who are also active in ARIA:

GARD Executive Committee:

  • Dr. Jean Bousquet  - Chair
  • Dr. Nikolai Khaltaev - Vice Chair
  • WHO Representative (Dr. Shanthi Mendis/Dr. Eugene Zheleznyakov)
  • Dr. Arzu Yorgancioglu (elected by the Meeting)
  • Dr. Alexander Chuchalin (nominated by WHO, GARD Chair and GARD Vice-Chair)

GARD Planning Group:

Representatives of professional organizations in the field of respiratory medicine:     
Dr. Talant Sooronbaev, KTS, Kyrgyzstan  
Dr. Mohammad Reza Masjedi, NRITLD, Iran
Dr. Lan Le Thi Tuyet, Vietnam   
Representatives of professional organizations in the field of allergy:  
Dr. Piotr Kuna, Polish Society of Allergology, Poland   
Dr. Cezmi A. Akdis (EAACI), Turkey      
Representative of professional organizations in the field of primary care:       
Dr. Niels Chavannes (IPCRG)     
Representative of pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing and other associations of professions allied to medicine:
Ms. Monica Fletcher (Education for Health)      
Representative of organizations devoted to specific diseases:
Dr. Osman Yusuf, The Allergy and Asthma Institute, ARIA Pakistan    
Representative of professional organizations in the field of pediatrics: 
Dr. Carlos Baena Cagnani, ARIA, Argentina       
Representative of patient organizations:     
Ms. Antje Fink Wagner (GAAP)    
Representative of governmental institutions:
Dr. Rosado Pinto (Portuguese Ministry of Health)
Representative of WHO Collaborating Centers:
Dr. Hironori Sagara (WHO Collaborating Center, Japan)   
Representative of collaborating  foundations:
Dr. Yousser Mohammad, ICC, Syria
Representative of the Country-Focus Group:   
Dr. Alvaro Cruz, Brazil
Representative of the Working Groups:
Ms. Teresa To (Toronto)

May 2010

At the World Health Meeting, GARD co-organized a symposium on patients and noncommunicable diseases. Paulo Camargos presented a video on a successful pediatric asthma management program in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Watch the video on YouTube.

February 2010

Nycomed has conducted surveys of allergic rhinitis prevalence, impact on quality of life, unmet needs, and other aspects in various regions of the world. These clinical data are being provided by Nycomed for free use. Download a zip file containing adult and pediatric PowerPoint slide sets and an executive summary from the Allergies in America survey.

November 2009 Year of the Lung

2010 will be the Year of the Lung, a global awareness-raising effort being led by the international pulmonary research group FIRS. Tentative plans include press conferences, a visit to the European Parliament, and a World Spirometry Day. Stay tuned for more information on this Website as the project develops.

October 2009 Patients: Take control of your lung health

questionnairesDo you get an itchy or runny nose when you come in contact with things like dust or pollen? Do you sometimes wheeze or feel short of breath? If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, is your asthma under control?

ARIA has a set of three interactive lung health questionnaires to help you determine if you should talk to your doctor about allergic rhinitis, asthma, or better asthma control.

   Click here to take the questionnaires.