Hugo PS Van Bever completed his medical studies at the State University of Ghent, Belgium (1971-1978) and did his training in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, State University of Ghent, Belgium from 1978 – 1983. Following that he became Resident in Paediatric Allergy and Pulmonology, University of Antwerp, Belgium from 1984-1993, Associate Professor in Paediatric Allergy and Pulmonology, University of Antwerp, Belgium from 1993-1997 and Professor in Paediatric Allergy and Pulmonology, University of Antwerp, Belgium from 1997. From 1997-2001 Hugo Van Bever was also the Head of the Department of Paediatrics, University of Antwerp, Belgium. He joined the National University Singapore as Professor, Senior Consultant, and Head of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology the Department of Paediatrics in June 2002. He is now an active member of the board of APAPARI, in which he is responsible for research and education in paediatric allergy, organizing APAPARI workshops in different Asian countries. He is also board member of APCAACI and committee member of the Immunotherapy Working Group of WAO. He attended two NUS-Harvard Medical International Programs for Educators in October 2005, and in October 2006. He has been Associate Editor of The European Respiratory Journal (1993-1998). Currently, he is member of the Editorial Board of Pediatric Allergy, Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology and Immunology. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Allergy. He is reviewer for The European Journal of Paediatrics, Pediatrics, Paediatric Allergy and Immunology, Allergy, Paediatric Pulmonology, The European Respiratory Journal, Paediatric Research, British Medical Journal, The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Archives Diseases of Childhood. Hugo Van Bever defended his PhD thesis successfully in June 1993 at the University of Antwerp. The title of this thesis is: “Late asthmatic reactions in childhood asthma and influence of specific immunotherapy upon the late asthmatic reaction.” He has published more than 300 papers in national and international journals. His main research interest areas are pediatric allergy, pediatric asthma and pediatric respiratory infections. His current research is focused on eczema, allergic rhinitis, sublingual immunotherapy, primary prevention of allergy and food allergy.
Paediatric Allergy and Pulmonology
Vincenzo Patella, MD is a Professor of Post doctoral Program in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Center for Basic and Clinical Immunology Research (CISI) – University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, and Director of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Division, ASL SALERNO Battipaglia, Italy, Chairman of National Task Force for Climate and Environment Change, Italian Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (SIAAIC). Skills: Asthma, Allergy, Aerobiology, Allergens, Immunotherapy Pathogenic Mechanisms of Severe Allergic Respiratory Diseases and Anaphylaxis By Hymenoptera Sting, Drug Allergy, Scientific Memberships: CIA (Collegium Allergologicum Internationale); Delegate of AIA (Italian Association Of Aerobiology), National Council Member: SIAAC (Oldest Italian Scientific Society Of Allergy Asthma And Clinical Immunology), Secretary Member of AISAI (Italian Association Of Allergist And Clinical Immunologist); National Council Member of FADOI (Federation of of Internal Medicine's Associations) ; Gold Member of ERS (European Respiratory Society). Particular interests for Baroque art, Caravaggio's Paintings; Sailboat in the mediterranean sea.
Asthma, Allergy, Immunology