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In this Issue

   1. From the President’s Desk
   2. GAAPP Aca demy 2023
3. Global Awareness Days 2023
4. COPD Empowerment
5. NEW Twitter Account
6. Facebook Community Page

Save the Dates!

16 Feb Urticaria Coffee Chat 
16 Feb GAAPP Academy 
8 Jun Scientific Meeting/AGM
Hamburg, Germany
8 Sep Global Respiratory Summit
Milan, Italy


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Tonya Winders, GAAPP President

From the President’s Desk

Happy 2023! Your GAAPP leadership is excited the new year & our bright future. We developed a 2030 Strategic Roadmap for growth to advance our mission which will be shared with you in more detail very soon.

Our vision is to create a world where patients with allergies, airways & atopic diseases live better. Our four mission pillars of awareness, education, advocacy & research will drive us forward as we support each member organization to the best of our ability. Projects like Speak Up for COPD, the International Respiratory Coalition, & a research project on healthcare provider and patient perceptions of Type II Inflammatory diseases will be essential to our success. Events like our annual scientific meeting, the Global Respiratory Summit & the International Collaborative Asthma Network young investigators meeting will provide ample opportunities for learning & networking by all. 

We hope you will stay involved each & every month. Our ears are always open & we welcome your feedback on how we can best support your work. As your president, I vow to make 2023 our best year yet!



Get involved


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This year we will be hosting our GAAPP Academy webinars with live translation in multiple languages and, following your feedback, we will conduct our webinars during the afternoon/evening time slot (Central European Time) so its more convenient for members around the world. In order to bring you the topics that matter most, please provide your feedback on topics for our monthly capacity building webinars.

Click here to take our survey


Our first GAAPP Academy Session for 2023 is scheduled for 16 February at 17h CET. Demystifying Clinical Trials will help the learner to:

  • Understand and define the stages of drug development from beginning to end
  • Define Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and its application to patients and clinical research
  • Identify misconceptions of clinical trials and address how these barriers can be overcome

Register to reserve your FREE spot for this event! 




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Global Awareness Days 2023 

During 2022,  GAAPP invested more than €18,000 supporting 44 of our member organizations with communication grants that have helped spread awareness of Global Awareness Days in Asthma, Eczema, Urticaria, Lung Health, & COPD.

In 2023, we hope to double our participation, reaching even more people worldwide. View the Awareness Days dates for 2023 on our website and stay tuned for upcoming grant details in our monthly newsletters.



SAREAL Declaration

The summary of the work completed at the SAREAL event in Panama last year has been published in PMFARMA Mexico. The declaration formalizes the joint initiatives of participating organizations in Latin America.

View the article





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COPD Patient Empowerment: Scientific evidence and quality of life

This recently launched project aims to support decision-making in respiratory health based on scientific evidence and the daily life of COPD patients. A multi-stakeholder group reviewed, selected, and synthesized 17 publications and organized them into 12 main topics. 

Available in English and Spanish! Do you want this asset in your language? Contact GAAPP, and we will arrange the translation for you!



New GAAPP Twitter Account

In early November, our Twitter account was hacked, and suspended it. As a result, GAAPP has created a new account that also matches our handles in all the other social media channels  @gaapporg. We request that you follow us there and share with your colleagues and community, so we can continue the engagement with your team and patient community. Follow us!

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GAAPP Facebook Community – Join the Conversation!

GAAPP has a private Facebook group for our member organisations. Join the group today to connect to other organizations to increase collaboration! Scan the QR code to view the group and request to join, or click here!





We proudly represent 88 organizations in 41 countries from all continents 


We advocate for 19 Pathologies across all allergy, atopic, and airways diseases


 More than 20 papers published and supported more than 30 multi-stakeholder projects



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