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Luciana Kase Tanno, MD PhD

Luciana Kase Tanno graduated in Medicine in 2001. After training in Internal Medicine (2002-2004), she specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of São Paulo, where she developed her PhD (2011-2014). In 2006, she completed the residency years and became a Board Certified Allergist in Brazil as a member of the Brazilian Association of Allergy and Immunology (ASBAI).

All along her formation, she was awarded with many national and international prizes due to the work developed in the field of anaphylaxis, drug hypersensitivity and pharmacogenetics. She had a visiting investigator position at the Department of Pharmacogenetics of the University of Liverpool (2011) and won a European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) clinical fellowship at the Division of Allergy, Department of Pneumologie and Addictologie, Hôpital Arnaud de Villeneuve – CHU de Montpellier (2012).

Dr. Tanno has worked as hospital practitioner and medical assistant of the Department of Allergy of public and private hospitals in São Paulo (Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Hospital Nipo-Brasileiro, Servidor Público Estadual de São Paulo Hospital), contributing with the formations of residents from 2013 to 2015.

In 2014, she became professor in health science – Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences, Medical Assistance to the São Paulo State Civil Servants, developing her post-doctoral fellowship at Departement of Pneumologie and Addictologie, Hôpital Arnaud de Villeneuve – CHU de Montpellier and the Sorbonne Universités, Paris, where she is also affiliated.

Dr. Tanno has been actively involved in activities addressed to Junior Members (JMs) worldwide. She served as an EAACI JM since 2007, then as founding co-chair of the ASBAI JMs (2010), and a founding member of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) JMs group (2011). She was the chair of the WAO JMs (2014-2015), and the SLAAI JMs chair (2015), when she had the opportunity to develop many academic activities to support quality formation of JMs in different countries. Dr. Tanno currently serves as board member of the WAO and senior supervisor of the WAO JMs.

Since 2007, Dr. Tanno is a frequent speaker in national and international congresses. Her main interests are: Anaphylaxis, drug allergy, skin allergies, Classification of allergic and hypersensitivity conditions, International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and other WHO international classifications.

She has been substantially contributing with peer-review publications and is currently reviewer of diverse international journals and editor-at-large of the WAO Journal.

Since 2012, together with Professor Demoly, she has moving efforts for the representation of allergic and hypersensitivities through the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 11th revision. This initiative, called ALLERGY in ICD-11, has been acknowledged by the Joint Allergy Academies* and the WHO ICD governance, with whom bilateral collaboration was established. Since 2014, she has served as co-chair of the Allergy and Immunology working group of the WHO ICD revision project. The process has resulted in the pioneer chapter addressed to allergic and hypersensitivity reaction in the ICD. In 2017, Dr. Tanno has been nominated by the WHO one of the 20 board members of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee to support the WHO ICD and other international classifications. Currently, the designation as WHO Collaborating Center for Allergic diseases is in process.

* Joint Allergy Academies: American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), World Allergy Organization (WAO), American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI), Latin American Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (SLAAI)