The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) strives to increase awareness of asthma among health professionals, health authorities, and the general public. Our goals include improving diagnoses, management and prevention of asthma by stimulating research, and providing evidence-based educational resources for worldwide use.
Focussing on the management of asthma with Helen Reddel, Chair of the GINA Science Committee and a research leader at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia.
Examining some of the new treatments for adults and adolescents with severe asthma, with Professor Guy Bruselle from Ghent University.
Professor Louis-Philippe Boulet from the Institute of Cardiology and Pulmonology at Laval University Quebec and member of the GINA board, discusses the history, aims and achievements of GINA and its significance and role in the care of people with asthma.
Mark Fitzgerald, Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia, reviews the natural history, basic pathology and clinical presentation of asthma in adults.
Keith Allan, patient partner in the NHS, healthcare consultant and partner with GINA since its conception, discusses asthma awareness and bringing together patients and healthcare professionals.
Professor Alvaro Cruz from Brazil, member of the GINA board of directors and GINA dissemination and implementation committee with 30 years' experience caring for patients with asthma, examines the assessment of asthma control and identification of patients at risk.