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GARD Planning Group and Executive Committee, 2015 – 2017 (click here)

GARD Planning Group and Executive Committee, 2017 – 2019

During the 2017 GARD General Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, the GARD Planning Group and Executive Committee were elected.  The Planning Group has responsibility for co-ordination of the main activities of GARD, and is thus considered the ‘driving force’ of the Alliance. It collects and coordinates the reports on the activities of the collaborating parties, and submits new proposals and ideas to the General Meeting for its endorsement. The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of GARD, and offers overall strategic direction and guidance. It analyses for possible approval all proposals presented by the Planning Group before these are presented to the General Meeting for endorsement.

Members of the Planning Group, 2017 – 2019

  • GARD Chairperson:
    Dr Nikolai Khaltaev
  • GARD Vice-Chairperson:
    Dr Arzu Yorgancioglu
  • Representative of the World Health Organization:
    Dr Nils Billo
  • Representatives of professional associations – Respiratory:
    Prof Eric Bateman, Dr Ali Ben Kheder, Prof Giovanni Viegi
  • Representatives of professional associations – Allergy:
    Dr Peter Hellings, Dr Boleslaw Samolinski
  • Representative of professional associations – Primary Care:
    Dr Jaime Correia de Sousa
  • Repesentative of professional associations – Paediatrics:
    Dr Arunas Valiulis
  • Representative of professional associations – Disease specific:
    Dr Alvaro Cruz
  • Representative of patient organizations:
    Ms Tonya A. Winders
  • Representative of governmental institutions:
    Dr Hironori Sagara
  • Representative of foundations:
    Dr Rafael Stelmach
  • Representative of the Working Groups:
    Prof Niels Chavannes
  • Representative of the Country-Focus Group:
    Dr Bilun Gemicioglu
  • Representative of Allied Health Professionals:
    Ms Kristine Whorlow

Members of the Executive Committee, 2017 – 2019

  • GARD Chairperson:
    Dr Nikolai Khaltaev
  • GARD Vice-Chairperson:
    Dr Arzu Yorgancioglu
  • Representative of the World Health Organization:
    Dr Nils Billo
  • Representative nominated by GARD Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and WHO and endorsed by General Meeting:
    Dr Jean Bousquet
  • Representative elected by the General Meeting:
    Dr Teresa To