2008 General Meeting

30-31 May 2008, Istanbul, Turkey


Provisional programme
Saturday, 31 May 2008

09h00-09h15 Report of the previous day (Chairperson)

Session 1: Scaling up prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases
Moderator: Dr A. Alwan, WHO

09h15-09h30 Chronic respiratory diseases, one of the priorities of a global strategy for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, Dr A. Alwan, Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, WHO [pdf 750kb]
09h30-09h40 National Control Programme of Chronic Airways Diseases (Asthma - COPD),
Dr. N. Yardim, Ministry of Health, Turkey [pdf 2.4Mb]

09h40-09h50 The chronic respiratory diseases component of the action plan against noncommunicable diseases in Portugal, Dr F. George, Director of Health, Ministry of Health, Portugal [pdf 280kb]
09h50-10h20 General discussion

Coffee break

Session 2: GARD action plan
Moderator: Dr S. Resnikoff, WHO

11h00-11h15 Discussion on the outline of GARD action plan,
Dr E. Bateman, GARD Executive Committee [pdf 820kb]

11h15-11h30 Resource mobilization to implement the action plan,
Dr J. Bousquet, GARD Chairperson [pdf 360kb]

11h30-11h50 General discussion

Session 3: Experiences in planning GARD proposed approach at country level
Moderator: Dr C. Lenfant, GARD Planning Group

11h50-12h00 Turkey, Dr A. Yorgancioglu, GARD Turkey coordinator [pdf 6.0Mb]
12h00-12h10 Portugal, Dr J. Rosado Pinto, GARD Portugal coordinator [pdf 1.0Mb]
12h10-12h20 Republic of Korea, Dr Y. Kim, GARD Korea coordinator [pdf 2.9Mb]
12h20-12h30 Czech Republic, Dr V. Kolek, GARD Czech Republic coordinator [pdf 840kb]

Buffet lunch

13h30-13h40 Algeria, Dr H. Douagui, GARD Algeria coordinator [pdf 2.4Mb]
13h40-13h50 Argentina and Paraguay, Dr C. Baena-Cagnani, GARD Argentina coordinator [pdf 3.7Mb]
13h50-14h00 Kyrgyzstan, Dr T. Soroonbaev, GARD Kyrgyzstan coordinator [pdf 4.8Mb]
14h00-14h15 General discussion

Session 4: Report of GARD secretariat
14h15-14h25 Report on activities at regional and country level,
Dr A. Cruz, WHO [pdf 2.4Mb]

14h25-14h35 Communications and advocacy,
Ms E. Minelli, WHO [pdf 3.0Mb]

14h35-14h45 Status of collaborating parties and new applicants,
Ms E. Minelli, WHO [pdf 870kb]

14h45-14h55 Report on financial status and proposal on management report,
Dr A. Cruz, WHO [pdf 520kb]

14h55-15h10 General discussion

Session 5: Best practices related to chronic respiratory diseases (resources for GARD)
Moderator: Dr E. Bateman, GARD Executive Committee

15h10-15h20 Making "Learn More, Breathe Better" campaign available to your country,
Dr J. Kiley, NHLBI/NIH, USA [pdf 3.8Mb]

15h20-15h30 Stop TB - Practical Approach to Lung Health (PAL)
(Dr S. Ottmani, WHO)
15h30-15h40 Possibilities of synergies between PAL and GARD,
Dr P. Hopewell, GARD Planning Group [pdf 312kb]

15h40-15h50 Finnish Lung Health Association cooperation abroad,
Dr R. Kauppinen, Finland [pdf 1.8Mb]


Coffee break

16h15-16h25 Collaboration between the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the National Institues of Health for building capacity to control asthma. Can this experience be shared with other countries? Dr T. Casale, AAAAI [pdf 5.7Mb]
16h25-16h35 Collaboration between GARD and the World Organization of Family Doctors,
Dr M. Boland, WONCA [pdf 1.3Mb]

16h35-16h45 Global activities of the World Allergy Organization, Dr C. Baena-Cagnani, WAO [pdf 3.0Mb]
16h45-16h55 The Union. Figthing respiratory diseases globally, Dr M. Reza Masjedi, The Union [pdf 88kb]
16h55-17h05 The role of patients organizations in fighting chronic respiratory diseases,
Mr O. Spranger, EFA [pdf 3.1Mb]

17h05-17h15 The role of patients organizations in fighting chronic respiratory diseases, Dr Y. Mohammad, International Coalition for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases - ICC [pdf 309kb]
17h15-17h30 General discussion

Session 6: Planning the next step for GARD
17h30-17h45 Recommendations for the future: the role of GARD in the WHO global strategy for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases
(Dr A. Alwan, Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, WHO)
17h45-18h00 Proposals for the next General Meeting (2009), including location and date,
Dr J. Bousquet, GARD Chairperson
18h00-18h10 Future plans and conclusions, Dr J. Bousquet, GARD Chairperson
18h10-18h30 General discussion

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