Secretary General, World Allergy Organization
Professor, Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Chairman, Allergy
and Respiratory Diseases Clinic
Director, Specialty School of Pulmonary Diseases
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Giorgio Walter Canonica, M.D. is a professor of
allergy and respiratory diseases, chairman of the Allergy and Respiratory
Diseases Clinic and director of the Specialty School of Pulmonary
Diseases at Genoa University in Genoa, Italy.
Professor Canonica is secretary general of the World Allergy Organization
(WAO), chairman of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical
Immunology (EAACI) continuing medical education committee, secretary-treasurer
of the Italian Federation of Medical-Scientific Societies and past
president of the Italian Society of Respiratory Medicine. He is
also a member of numerous organizations, including the American
Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), American Thoracic
Society (ATS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS).
He has published more than 350 international papers and is editor-in-chief
of Allergy & Respiratory Diseases Today and Current Opinion
in Allergy and Clinical Immunology and associate editor-in-chief
of Allergy and Clinical Immunology International.
Professor Canonica’s research interests focus on molecular
events and interactions between immunocompetent cells, inflammatory
cells, epithelial cells in allergic inflammation and quality of
life evaluation in patients with respiratory and allergic diseases.
Professor Canonica serves on the Global Asthma Physician and Patient
(GAPP) Survey Advisory Board.
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