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Newsletter Translators

Arabic
Yehia El Gamal (Egypt)
Russian
Georgy Gudima (Russia)
French
Liliane Gendreau-Reid (Canada)
Portuguese
Herberto Jose Chong Neto(Brazil)
Polish
Krysztof Kowal (Poland)
Spanish
Anna Sala Cunill (Spain)
Lorena Soto Retes (Spain)

 


yehia el-gamal

Arabic (ar) Translator:
Yehia El-Gamal, MD, PhD, FAAAAI

د. يحيى الجمل أستاذ بوحدة حساسية ومناعة الأطفال والرئيس السابق لقسم طب الأطفال بجامعة عين شمس ورئيس مجلس إدارة الجمعية المصرية لحساسية ومناعة الأطفال والتى أسسها فى سنة 2002 ورئيس تحرير المجلة المصرية لحساسية ومناعة الأطفال وقد أسسها سنة 2003. حصل على دكتوراة طب الأطفال فى 1970 وانشأ أول وحدة متخصصة فى حساسية ومناعة الأطفال فى مصر والشرق الأوسط ملحقة بجامعة عين شمس فى 1988 وهى تشتمل علــى عيادة خارجية وقسم داخلى ومعمل لأبحاث وتحليلات المناعة.  له 99 بحثا ومقالة منشورين فى الدوريات العالميه والمحلية وعضو هيئة تحرير ومحكم بالعديد من المجلات الطبية بمصر والخارج. أشرف على 30 رسالة دكتوراة و81 رسالة ماجستير وشارك فى 112 مؤتمرا طبيا محليا وعالميا. عضو المجالس القومية المتخصصة بمصر وعضو بلجان التحكيم فى الجوائز التى تمنحها أكاديمية البحث العلمى والتكنولوجيا وتعلن الأكاديمية سنويا عن جائزه خاصة تحمل إسمه قيمتها 5000 جنيها مصريا تمنح للعلماء والباحثين فى مصر منذ عام 1989. زميل الأكاديمية الأمريكية للحساسية والربو الشعبى والمناعة منذ عام 1992 وعضو الأكاديمية الأوروبية للحساسية والمناعة الإكلينيكية منذ 2001 والكلية الأمريكية للحساسية والربو الشعبى والمناعة منذ 2007 وعضوا بكل جمعيات طب الأطفال المصرية. عضوا بمجلس إدارة الاتحاد الدولى لرؤساء أقسام طب الأطفال فى العالم ممثلا لقارة أفريقيا منذ 1998 وعضو المجموعة الفنية الاستشارية لمنظمة الصحة العالمية لدول شرق المتوسط منذ 2003. عمل أستاذا زائرا بمستشفى أطفال لوس أنجلوس جامعة جنوب كاليفورنيا فى يونيو 1980. أنتخب مؤخرا عضوا بمجلس إدارة المنظمة العالمية للحساسية.

Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Unit, and ex-chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. President of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology (ESPAI) which he has founded in 2002 and editor-in-chief of The Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. He established the first specialized unit in pediatric allergy and immunology in Egypt in February 1988. It contains an outpatient clinic, an inpatient ward and an integrated immunology laboratory. Has 99 publications in national and international periodicals and is a member of the editorial board and regular reviewer of many national and several international journals. Supervised 30 PhD and 81 Masters Theses in pediatrics and shared in 112 congresses and scientific meetings. Member of several Egyptian National Specialized Councils and the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology grants a 5000 Egyptian pound distinction award carrying his name to scientists and researchers yearly since 1989. Fellow of the AAAAI since 1992 and affiliate member of the EAACI since 2001 and ACAAI since 2007 and member of all Egyptian pediatric societies. Member of the International Pediatric Chairs Association (IPCA) as representative of Africa since 1998 and member of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the WHO in the East Mediterranean region since 2003. He worked as a visiting professor in Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, USC in June 1980. He was recently elected as a WAO board member.

anna sala cunill



Espanol (es) Translator:
Anna Sala Cunill, MD, PhD

 

 

Licenciada en Medicina y Cirugía por la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Rovira y Virgili de Reus (Tarragona), España, en 2002. Realizó su formación de Médico Interno Residente en el Hospital Universitario Vall de Hebron de Barcelona entre los años 2004-2008 y obtuvo su título de Especialista en Alergología en 2008. En 2012 obtuvo el Doctorado en Medicina con una calificación de “Cum Laude”. Actualmente trabaja como Facultativo Especialista en el Hospital Universitario Vall de Hebron.

Tiene varias publicaciones nacionales e internacionales en Revistas de prestigio del campo de la Alergia e Inmunología Clínica. Ha participado como ponente en varios congresos y conferencias así como profesora en Cursos y Másters .

Actualmente es miembro del Grupo español de estudio del Angioedema mediado por Bradicinina,  miembro del Comité de Alergia cutánea de la SEAIC, miembro del Comité de Alergia Respiratoria de Catalunya desde junio de 2006 (Directora de uno de los proyectos y Secretaria del mismo desde 2008) y miembro de la "Societat Catalana d´Al.lèrgia i Immunologia Clínica", de la "Sociedad Española de Alergia e Inmunología Clínica" y de la "European Academy of Allergy and Clínical Immunology” y miembro de la “Web de la WAO”.

Anna Sala Cunill obtained her MD degree in the Rovira y Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain in 2002. Then, she did her formation in Allergy in the Vall d´Hebron Hospital (from 2004 to 2008) and obtained her specialist title in Allergy in 2008. Now, she is working as an Allergist in the Vall de Hebron Hospital in Barcelona and she is doing her Postgraduate in the same Hospital. In 2012 obtained her PhD studies with a "Cum Laude". Currently working as a Physician, Specialist in Allergist in the University Vall d'Hebron Hospital.

She has several national and international publications in different prestigious journals in the field of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She has participated as speaker at various conferences and lectures, and she is also a professor in some Courses and Masters.

Currently, she is a member of the "Spanish Group for the study of the bradykinin mediated Angioedema", member of Cutaneous Committee in Spanish Society, member of the "Respiratory Allergy Committee in Catalonia" since 2006 (She directs one of the projects and she is the Secretary of this Committee since 2008), member of the "Catalan Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology", the "Spanish Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology" and she is also a member of the "European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology."




Espanol (es) Translator:

Lorena Soto Retes, MD

 

 

Licenciada en Medicina y Cirugía por la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Monterrey (Monterrey), México, en 2005. Realizó su formación de Médico Interno Residente en el Hospital Universitario Vall d’Hebron (Barcelona), España, entre los años 2008-2012. Obtuvo su título de Especialista en Alergología en 2012. Actualmente trabaja como Facultativo Especialista en el Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Barcelona), España, y está cursando el Doctorado en el mismo Hospital.

Actualmente es miembro activo del Comité de Alergia a Alimentos y Látex de la "Societat Catalana d´Al.lèrgia i Immunologia Clínica”, así mismo es miembro de diversas sociedades científica: de la "Societat Catalana d´Al.lèrgia i Immunologia Clínica", de la "Sociedad Española de Alergia e Inmunología Clínica", de la "European Academy of Allergy and Clínical Immunology" y de la “World Allergy Organization”.

Lorena Soto Retes obtained her MD degree in the University of Monterrey (Monterrey), Mexico, in 2005. He completed his training in Allergy at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital (Barcelona), Spain, from 2008 to 2012. Obtained her Specialist title in Allergology in 2012. At present, is working as an Allergist in the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital (Barcelona), Spain, and is pursuing her PhD in the same Hospital.

Currently is an active member of the "Food Allergy and Latex Committee in Catalonia" of the "Catalan Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology". Also is member of several scientific societies: the "Catalan Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology", the "Spanish Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology", the "European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology" and is also a member of the “World Allergy Organization”.



French (fr) Translator:
Liliane Gendreau-Reid, MD, FRCPC

 

 

Medical degree from Laval University Quebec City
Pediatric Residency at Universite de Montreal and Mc Gill and Paris Enfants Malades
Fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at University of Manitoba (Children's Hospital Winnipeg)
Private Practice at Winnipeg Clinic, 1985-1997
Private Practice in Victoria, British Columbia, 1997-Present
Member of the Board of Examiner, Royal College
Member of the Board, Canadian Society of Allergy and Immunology
French Translator, World Allergy Organization
Odd research interest: Role of food additives and preservatives in pseudo allergic symptoms.
Married with 3 children

 


Polish (pl) Translator:
Krysztof Kowal, MD, PhD

 

  
 

Wykształcenie:
MD 1990 Uniwersytet Medyczny w Białymstoku, Polska
Ukończył z wyróżnieniem
Dr 1991 Uniwersytet Medyczny w Białymstoku, Polska

Board Certified w Internal Medicine 2000
Board Certified w Allergy 2004

Doświadczenie zawodowe i Przynależność:

2009 - profesor nadzwyczajny, Wydział Alergologii i Chorób Wewnętrznych Akademii Medycznej w Białymstoku, Polska
2004-2009 adiunkt, Zakład Alergologii i Chorób Wewnętrznych Akademii Medycznej w Białymstoku, Polska
2000-2003 Fellow w Alergologii Klinika Chorób Wewnętrznych i Alergologii Akademii Medycznej w Białymstoku, Polska
1996 - 2000 stypendysta w Chorób Wewnętrznych, Klinika Chorób Wewnętrznych i Alergologii Akademii Medycznej w Białymstoku, Polska
1994-1996 pracownik naukowy, Wydział Hematologii i Onkologii, Uniwersytet Cornell Medicall College, New York, NY
1992-1994 pracownik naukowy, Wydział chorób reumatycznych i Immunologii
New York Medical College, Valhalla, Nowy Jork
1990-1992 Resident i Asystent, Zakład Chorób Wewnętrznych i Alergologii
Department of Medicine, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Białymstoku, Polska

Education:
MD 1990 Medical University of Bialystok, Poland
Graduated with distinctions
PhD 1991 Medical University of Bialystok, Poland

Board Certified in Internal Medicine 2000
Board Certified in Allergy 2004

Professional Experience and Affiliation:
2009- Associate Professor, Department of Allergology and Internal Medicine, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland
2004-2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Allergology and Internal Medicine, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland
2000-2003 Fellow in Allergology, Department of Internal Medicine and Allergology, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland
1996- 2000 Fellow in Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Allergology, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland
1994-1996 Research Fellow, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Cornell University Medicall College, New York, NY
1992-1994 Research Fellow, Division of Rheumatic Diseases and Immunology,
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
1990-1992 Resident and Assistant, Division of Internal Medicine and Allergology,
Department of Medicine, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland

Participation in medical organizations:
1990-present: Member of the Polish Allergology Society
1996-present: Member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
2002-present: Member of the European Respiratory Society
2002-present: Member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
2003-present: Member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
 

 

 

Portuguese (pt) Translator:
Herberto Jose Chong Neto, MD, PhD, FAAAAI

 

 

Graduado em Medicina pela Universidade Federal do Paraná (1997), Residência em Pediatria, Hospital de Clínicas, Universidade Federal do Paraná (1997-99), Especialização em Alergia Pediatrica, Hospital de Clínicas, Universidade Federal do Paraná (1999-2001), Mestre em Ciências da Saúde pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (2003-05), Doutor em Medicina Interna pela Universidade Federal do Paraná (2006-09), e Pós-doutor em Saúde da Criança e do Adolescente (2009-11) na Universidade Federal do Paraná. Atualmente é Professor Adjunto de Pediatria do Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná. 

Especialista em Pediatria pela Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria (SBP)
Especialista em Alergia e Imunologia pela Associação Brasileira de Alergia e Imunopatologia (ASBAI)

Graduated in Medicine at the Federal University of Paraná (1997), Pediatrics Residency, Hospital de Clinicas, Federal University of Paraná (1997-99), Fellow in Pediatric Allergy, Hospital de Clinicas of Federal University of Paraná (1999-2001), MSc in Health Sciences from the Catholic University of Paraná (2003-05), PhD of Internal Medicine at the Federal University of Paraná (2006-09), and Post-doc in Child and Adolescent Health (2009-11) at the Federal University Paraná. Current, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hospital de Clinicas, Federal University of Paraná.

Board Certified in Pediatrics, Brazilian Society of Pediatrics (SBP)
Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology, Brazilian Association of Allergy and Imunopathology (ASBAI)

Russian (ru) Translator:
Georgy Gudima, PhD

Образование: высшее, в 1980 году окончил биологический факультет Московского государственного университета им. М.В.Ломоносова, кандидат биологических наук
В 1980-1983 годах обучался в аспирантуре МГУ им. М.В.Ломоносова. С 1983 года работает в Институте иммунологии: 1983-1987 – научный сотрудник, 1987-1996 старший научный сотрудник, 1996-2003 – ведущий научный сотрудник, с 2003 по настоящее время – заведующий лабораторией
Область научных интересов: иммунобиология ВИЧ/СПИД, разработка и испытания анти-ВИЧ/СПИД-вакцин
Научные общества: с 1996 года по настоящее время – генеральный секретарь Российской Ассоциации Аллергологов и Клинических Иммунологов (РААКИ), член EAACI, член WAO
Автор более 100 научных публикаций в Российской и международной научной печати
Научно-организационная деятельность: член организационных комитетов 1-го (1997), 2-го (1998), 3-го (2000), 4-го (2001), 5-го (2002), 6-го (2004), 7-го (2005), 8-го (2007) Конгрессов РААКИ, 1-го международного конгресса «Иммунитет и болезни» (2005) (Москва, Ролссия); председатель симпозиумов на конгрессах EAACI’97 (Родос, Греция), EAACI’99 (Брюссель, Бельгия)

Position: Head of Laboratory of physiology of immunity and allergy, Institute of Immunology, Moscow, Russia

Education: Moscow State University by M.V.Lomonosov, Biological faculty - graduated in 1980, PhD

Research & professional practice:
1980-1983: postgraduate, Moscow State University, Moscow
1983-1987: researcher, Institute of Immunology, Moscow, Russia
1987-1996: senior researcher
1996-2003: leader researcher
2003 – present time: head of laboratory

Scientific activity: HIV/AIDS immunobiology, HIV/AIDS vaccine development and trials

Professional and scientific societies: Secretary general of Member of Russian Association of Allergology and Clinical immunology (since 1996 to present); member of EAACI, member of WAO

Publications: More than 100 articles in International and Russian scientific journals
Scientific program organizing activity: Member of Organizing Committees of 1st (1997), 2nd (1998), 3rd (2000), 4th (2001), 5th (2002), 6th (2004), 7th (2005), 8th (2007) Congresses of Russian Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology and International Congress “Immune mediated diseases” (2005) (Moscow, Russia); Chairman of symposium at Congresses EAACI’97 (Rhodes, Greece), EAACI’99 (Brussels, Belgium)