Giorgio Walter Canonica

Full Professor of Allergology and Respiratory Diseases

Full Professor of Allergology and Respiratory Diseases, Humanitas University, Milano

 

Phone: +39 0282247752

Web site:  humanitas.it/medici/giorgio-walter-canonica

Email mailto:giorgio_walter.canonica@hunimed.eu

Education

1972          Medical Doctor-University of Genoa

1969/72    Department of Pulmonary Diseases, University of Genoa

1970          Department of Pulmonary Diseases (Dir. Prof. P. Sadoul), University of Nancy INSERM, France

1976          Specialist in Pulmonary Diseases –University of Genoa

1977-97    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa

1977          Department of Microbiology (Dir. Prof. Lorenzo Moretta), University of Genoa

1980          Department of Immunology (Dir. Prof. H. Wigzell), University of Uppsala, Sweden

1980          Specialist in Allergology and Clinical Immunology-University of Florence

1981          Training for ICH/GCP

1984/85     Department of Basic and Clinical Immunology (Prof. H. Fudenberg),

                          Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, U.S.A.

Academic Background

1973            Assistant Professor Pulmonary Diseases Clinic –University of Genoa

1977            Assistant Professor Dept. of Internal Medicine – University of Genoa

1982            Associate Professor Allergy and Clinical Immunology-Dept. of Internal Medicine

1995-1998    Full Professor of Internal Medicine, Dept. of Int. Medicine, Genoa University

1998-today   Full Professor of Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, Dept. of Int. Medicine, Genoa University

1997-2000    Director of Specialty School of Allergy and Clin. Immunology DIMI, Genoa University

1998 – 2016  Chairman of the Allergy & Respiratory Diseases Clinic –Dept. of Int. Med, Genoa University – IRCCS AOU San Martino IST.

2008-2011   Chairman Dept. of Spec Medicine IRCCS AOU S. Martino

2001-2007    Director of Specialty School of Pulmonary Diseases Genoa University

Scientific and Research Interests

  • T Iymphocytes: investigation of different subsets and their functional role in basic and clinical research
  • Molecular events and Interactions between immunocompetent cells, inflammatory cells, epithelial cells in allergic inflammation and airways remodelling.
  • New antiallergic drugs and new strategies in the allergic disease treatment.
  • Clinical and immunopharmacological activities of Biological Responses Modifiers such as Cytokines, Monoclonal Antibodies, Allergen  Specific Immunotherapy, etc.
  • Biologics in Severe Asthma Treatment : clinical efficacy and modulation of airways remodeling
  • Patients Reported Outcomes & Quality of life evaluation in patients with respiratory and allergic diseases

Professor Canonica has published more than 750 full papers in peer reviewed International Journals 

Leadership in Scientific Societies and Initiatives

Past President :

  • Interasma-the Global Asthma Association  2016-2018

Former President of :

  • WAO-World Allergy Organization  2008-2009 

Past-President

  • SIAAIC –Italian Society of Allergy, Asthma  & Clinical Immunology. 2015-2017
  • Former President

 

  • SIMeR -Italian Society of Respiratory Medicine 2000-2003 
  • Former Chairman and Founder
  • Honorary President since 2007
  • EAACI  CME-Continuing Medical Education  Committee 2000-2010 
  • Member of the ExCom of ARIA-Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma– 2001-today
  • Member of the Board of Directors of GA2LEN – Global Allergy and Asthma  European Network of Excellence  2014-2018
  • Vice President for Global Collaboration of REG-  Respiratory Effectiveness Group 2018-2020
  • Memebr of BoD CIA-Collegium International Allergologicum  2018-2020

Selected publications 

Allergic rhinitis and its impact on asthma, J Bousquet, P Van Cauwenberge, N Khaltaev, Journal of allergy and clinical immunology 108 (5), S147-S334, 8935*, 2001

Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines: 2010 revision, JL Brożek, J Bousquet, CE Baena-Cagnani, S Bonini, GW Canonica, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 126 (3), 466-476, 1733*, 2010

Allergen immunotherapy: therapeutic vaccines for allergic diseases A WHO position paper, J Bousquet, R Lockey, HJ Malling, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 102 (4), 558-562, 1475*, 1998

The EAACI/GA2LEN/EDF/WAO Guideline for the definition, classification, diagnosis, and management of urticaria: the 2013 revision and update, T Zuberbier, W Aberer, R Asero, C Bindslev‐Jensen, Z Brzoza, Allergy 69 (7), 868-887, 2014, 1371*, 2014

Benefits of omalizumab as add‐on therapy in patients with severe persistent asthma who are inadequately controlled despite best available therapy (GINA 2002 step 4 treatment, M Humbert, R Beasley, J Ayres, R Slavin, J Hebert, J Bousquet, KM Beeh, Allergy 60 (3), 309-316, 2005, 1042*, 2005

Consensus statement* on the treatment of allergic rhinitis, P Van Cauwenberge, C Bachert, G Passalacqua, J Bousquet, Allergy 55 (2), 116-134, 822*, 2000

Sub-lingual immunotherapy: World Allergy Organization position paper 2009, GW Canonica, J Bousquet, T Casale, RF Lockey, CE Baena-Cagnani, World Allergy Organization Journal 2 (11), 233, 2009, 599*, 2009

EAACI/GA²LEN/EDF/WAO guideline: management of urticaria, T Zuberbier, R Asero, C Bindslev‐Jensen, G Walter Canonica, MK Church, Allergy 64 (10), 1427-1443, 577*, 2009

 

 

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