In this Issue

     1.  From the President’s Desk
2.  Opportunities
3.  Get Involved
4.  GAAPP News
5.  Member News
6.  Reminders

     7.  New Members  

Save the Dates!

18 May Urticaria Coffee Chat 
18 May GAAPP Academy 
8 Jun Scientific Meeting/AGM
Hamburg, Germany
8 Sep Global Respiratory Summit
Milan, Italy
9 Sep ICAN 2023
Milan, Italy

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Tonya Winders, GAAPP President

From the President’s Desk

100 member organizations!!! What a milestone for GAAPP and our community! Five years ago when I was elected President this goal seemed overly ambitious and yet with your help, today it is a reality——thank you all!

This month’s newsletter is filled with exciting opportunities for you to get involved and amplify the patient voice. From driving awareness for the remainder of World Asthma Day/Month to participating in research. From learning more about the updated GINA 2023 guidelines to registering for GAAPP Academy. Don’t miss out on a single highlight!


Finally, it is not too late to join us in Germany at the GAAPP scientific meeting and annual general assembly. I hope to see you all there either in person or virtually!

Again, I cannot express my gratitude enough to each of you for the important work you are doing daily to support the patient community. I pray continued blessings over you all!

All my best,




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World Asthma Day 2023

There is still time to participate in the communication grant for World Asthma Day 2023, Asthma Care Access: The Voice of the Uncared. 

A 200€ grant is offered to help us promote these resources throughout May 2023.


Survey on Clinical Research (US only)

We are conducting a survey in the US to learn what people who have been affected by airways, allergic and atopic conditions think about clinical research, and we’d love to have your input. By answering these questions, you can help us make clinical trial participation easier for those who would like to take part. We will raffle a 100€ Amazon Gift Card among survey respondents.

If you are a patient or caregiver based in the US and you’d like to participate, access the survey here:

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Get involved



The next session of GAAPP Academy is scheduled for 18 May at 17h CEST . Free Tools for Nonprofits will feature Alexander Jones, Customer Success Manager at

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Why digital tools are important for your non-profit (even if you’re a small organization!)
  2. for nonprofits and its features.
  3. Other free tools for non-profits (Digital Lift, Google Ads, LinkTree, and more!)

This webinar will be hosted in English with Spanish live interpretation.

Register to reserve your FREE spot for this event! 



The 2023 update of the Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention from GINA incorporates new scientific information about asthma based on a review of recent scientific literature by an international panel of experts on the GINA Science Committee.

You can learn more and download it in this link.

You can check the most relevant guidelines for Airways, Allergy and Atopic Disease on our publications page.



Guiding Countries Towards Effective Severe Asthma Management

The Severe Asthma Index reviews severe asthma care across 29 Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) countries and aims to illuminate best practices, drive informed discussions toward advocacy and policy initiatives that support the best standard of care, and advocate for national action plans to meet unmet patient needs. More information





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Celebrating GAAPP’s milestone of 100 Member Organizations!

Thank you for your daily engagement and feedback that fuels our mission to protect patients’ rights with allergies, airways, and atopic diseases.

Do you want to know where are our members located and what is their main language? Check our social media!


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GAAPP Scientific Meeting & Annual General Assembly

We invite you to join us in person or virtually for the Scientific Meeting and Annual General Assembly on 8 June in Hamburg, Germany, at the Le Méridien Hotel.

GAAPP is offering our European-based member organizations travel bursaries of €500 and organizations from other continents get a €1000 grant to offset travel expenses.


Unable to travel to Germany? Register online to attend via Zoom.
Please note that each event requires a separate registration.
(Live Interpretation will be offered in different languages by demand)



Member News


How fit are your lungs?

This campaign from the Austrian Lung Union, proudly supported by GAAPP, will run for seven months from May to promote lung health and the importance of lung function testing. In addition, anyone who wants to can do free spirometry on-site.

Ten campaign days are planned in ten shopping centers throughout Austria. If you are in Austria check the dates and locations on this link.




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GAAPP Funding Requests

As a member organization you are eligible to apply for funding grants to help to achieve your goals and initiatives.

To learn more about the requirements, please visit:

The deadline for the next request review is 19 June 2023.



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 organizations. 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!


New Members



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We proudly represent 100 organizations in 50 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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