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Professor Innes Asher
Global Asthma Network Chair
Dept of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health.
Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences. The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92 019
Ph: 64 9 923 6451
Fax: 64 9 373 7602


Sub editor - P Ellwood


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Newsletter March 2020

Dear Global Asthma Network colleagues and friends,

Welcome to our first newsletter for 2020. Firstly, I am pleased to report that GAN Phase I is progressing well and we have completed the data and centre reports checks for 41 centres from 15 Countries. Secondly, the deadline for receiving data at the GAN Global Centre in Auckland is now the end of March 2020. For those centres that wish to be included in the first worldwide GAN Phase I papers, they will need to send their data and centre reports promptly to

For those of you that will not be able to make that deadline, there is a chance that your data could be included in the next Global Asthma Report, due to be published in 2022. If your data is sent to us by the 1st of October 2020, this will enable checks to be completed and provide an opportunity for your data to be included in analyses for the Global Asthma Report 2022.

The Steering Group had a very successful meeting in Hyderabad, India in October 2019 and we include a short report and some photos. Our sincere thanks to Dr Virendra Singh who hosted myself and Philippa in Jaipur prior to our Steering Group meeting where we visited his excellent Asthma Bhawan and Rajasthan Hospital (see pages 5 & 6).

Again, we encourage you to send any GAN related publications to us so that Eamon Ellwood can put these up on the GAN website Eamon is currently working on developing a publication section on the GAN website modelled on the ISAAC website with similar search features.

This year the GAN Annual Steering Group meeting will be held in Seville, Spain, preceding The Union World Conference on Lung Health also to be held in Seville. We are planning to hold a GAN collaborators meeting at the Union conference and encourage you to attend

With all best wishes from the GAN Global Centre.

Professor Innes Asher ONZM
Chair of GAN

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