GLOBAL STRATEGY FOR ASTHMA MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION
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Global Strategy for Asthma Management andPrevention 2006
GINA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE*
Paul O'Byrne, MD, Chair McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Eric D. Bateman, MD University of Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa. Jean Bousquet, MD, PhD Montpellier University and INSERM Montpellier, France Tim Clark, MD National Heart and Lung Institute London United Kingdom Ken Ohta. MD, PhD Teikyo University School of Medicine Tokyo, JapanPierluigi Paggiaro, MD University of Pisa Pisa, Italy Soren Erik Pedersen, MD Kolding Hospital Kolding, Denmark Manuel Soto-Quiroz, MD Hospital Nacional de Niños San José, Costa Rica Raj B Singh MD Apollo Hospital Chennai, India Wan-Cheng Tan, MD St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Soren Erik Pedersen, MD Kolding Hospital Kolding, Denmark Emilio Pizzichini. MD Universidade Federal de SantaCatarina Florianópolis, SC, Brazil Sean D. Sullivan, PhD University of Washington Seattle, Washington, USA Sally E. Wenzel, MD National Jewish Medical/Research Center Denver, Colorado, USA Heather J. Zar, MD University of Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa
Ladislav Chovan, MD, PhD President, Slovak Pneumological and Phthisiological Society Bratislava, Slovak Republic Motohiro Ebisawa, MD, PhDNational Sagamihara Hospital/ Clinical Research Center for Allergology Kanagawa, Japan Professor Amiran Gamkrelidze Tbilisi, Georgia Dr. Michiko Haida Hanzomon Hospital, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan Dr. Carlos Adrian Jiménez San Luis Potosí, México Sow-Hsong Kuo, MD National Taiwan University Hospital Taipei, Taiwan Eva Mantzouranis, MD University Hospital Heraklion, Crete, Greece Dr. Yousser MohammadTishreen University School of Medicine Lattakia, Syria Hugo E. Neffen, MD Children Hospital Santa Fe, Argentina Ewa Nizankowska-Mogilnicka, MD University School of Medicine Krakow, Poland Afshin Parsikia, MD, MPH Asthma and Allergy Program Iran Jose Eduardo Rosado Pinto, MD Hospital Dona Estefania Lisboa, Portugal Joaquín Sastre, MD Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Madrid, Spain Dr. Jeana Rodica RaduN. Malaxa Hospital Bucharest, Romania Mostafizur Rahman, MD Director and Head, NIDCH Dhaka, Bangladesh Vaclav Spicak, MD Czech Initiative for Asthma Prague, Czech Republic G.W. Wong, MD Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China
Louis P. Boulet, MD Hopital Laval Quebec, QC, Canada William W. Busse, MD University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin USA Neil Barnes, MD The LondonChest Hospital, Barts and the London NHS Trust London, United Kingdom Yoshinosuke Fukuchi, MD, PhD President, Asian Pacific Society of Respirology Tokyo, Japan John E. Heffner, MD President, American Thoracic Society Providence Portland Medical Center Portland, Oregon USA Dr. Mark Levy Kenton Bridge Medical Centre Kenton, United Kingdom Carlos M. Luna, MD President, ALAT University of Buenos AiresBuenos Aires, Argentina Dr. Helen K. Reddel Woolcock Institute of Medical Research Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia Stanley Szefler, MD National Jewish Medical & Research Center Denver, Colorado USA GINA Assembly Members Who Submitted Comments Professor Nguygen Nang An Bachmai University Hospital Hanoi, Vietnam Professor Richard Beasley Medical Research Institute New Zealand Wellington, NewZealand Yu-Zi Chen, MD Children's Hospital of The Capital Institute of Pediatrics Beijing, China
GINA SCIENCE COMMITTEE*
Eric D. Bateman, MD, Chair University of Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa Peter J. Barnes, MD National Heart and Lung Institute London, UK Jean Bousquet, MD, PhD Montpellier University and INSERM Montpellier, France Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD Harvard Medical School Boston,...