Newsletter May 2017
Dear Global Asthma Network colleagues and friends,
Greetings to you all from the GAN Global Centre, Auckland, NZ. We hope that many of you have now begun your fieldwork and look forward to receiving your data and Centre Report in due course. In this newsletter we have some important information regarding your field work, which you may find useful. For example we encourage you to complete the Centre Report on line via the website for the 13/14 and 6/7 year age groups (there is no Centre Report for the Adult group) as this ensures all the information is captured in a data base (see next page).
We now have registrations from 117 centres from 49 countries. If you have started fieldwork but not yet registered we would be grateful if you could please do so via the website. http://www.globalasthmanetwork.org/surveillance/register.php
GAN put out a press release for World Asthma Day on 3rd May this year, and this is on the GAN website.
At the European Respiratory Society (ERS) conference in Milan, Italy (Saturday September 9th until Wednesday the 13th September), there will be an informal GAN gathering of collaborators and Steering Group who are attending. We would love to see you. We will let you know before the conference where we may meet up with any of you that attend. The GAN Steering Group will be holding their annual meeting in Murcia, Spain, on 6 & 7 September, prior to the ERS meeting and we will report back to you about any new developments.
We have included some photos of our collaborators in GAN centres and from the ERS. I encourage you to keep sending items in for inclusion in future newsletters for interest.
Funding for the central coordination of GAN in Auckland, for Philippa and Eamon continues to be challenging, however we continue to explore funding opportunities.
Attached, with this newsletter, is a slide set that I prepared for a WHO presentation, which you may find useful, and are free to use, to educate others about GAN, and promote participation and support.
With all best wishes from the GAN Global Centre.
Professor Innes Asher ONZM
Chair of GAN