Giorgio Walter Canonica#


Giorgio Walter Canonica
Email:giorgio_walter.canonica 'at' hunimed.eu
Membership Number:4863
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Username:gcanonica
Elected:2018
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2016 - today Full Professor Respiratory Diseases & Allergy –Humanitas University Milano-Italy
  • 1998 - 2016 Full Professor of Respiratory Medicine & Chairman of the Allergy & Respiratory Diseases Clinic - Dept of Int Med, Genoa University – IRCCS AOU San Martino IST Genova
  • 1995 - 1998 Full Professor of Internal Medicine, Dept of Int Medicine, Genoa University
  • 1984/85 Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Basic and Clinical Immunology ( Dir. Prof.H.Fudenberg), Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, U.S.A.
  • 1982 - 1995 Associate Professor Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Dept. of Internal Medicine
  • 1980 (6 months) Department of Immunology (Dir. Prof. H. Wigzell), University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1977 - 1982 Assistant Professor Dept. of Internal Medicine – University of Genoa
  • 1973 - 1977 Assistant Professor Pulmonary Diseases Clinic – University of Genoa - Italy
  • 1970 (3 months) Department of Pulmonary Diseases (Dir. Prof. P. Sadoul), University of Nancy INSERM, France

Fields of Scholarship
  • T Iymphocytes
  • 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
  • Biologics in Severe Asthma Treatment
  • Patients Reported Outcomes & Quality of life evaluation in patients with respiratory and allergic diseases

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Laurea Honoris Causa in Medicine Cluj - Napoca University - Rumenia
  • 2013 World Allergy Organization: Gold Medal Award
  • 2015 World Allergy Organization: Award for Outstanding Scientific Contribution
  • 2018 World Allergy Organization: Distinguished Service Award
  • 2014 Interasma-Global Asthma Association: Honaorary Award
  • President:
    • World Allergy Organization (WAO) 2007-2009
    • Interasma-Global Asthma Association 2014-2016
  • Honorary Memberships:
    • Academy of Medical Sciences of Rumania
    • SLAAI-Latin American Society of Allergy ,Asthma & Immunology
    • South African Society of Allergy
    • Finnish Society of Allergy
    • Hungarian Society of Allergy
    • Argentinian Society of Allergy
    • Rumanian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology
  • Fellow European Respiratory Society – FERS
  • Fellow & Distinguished International Member American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - FACAAI
  • Fellow American Academy of Allergy,Asthma and Immunology - FAAAAI
  • Fellow American College of Chest Physicians - FACCP

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