GA²LEN, the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network, was created to combat fragmentation in the European research area, ensuring excellence in EU allergy and asthma research by bringing together institutions and researchers from across the EU. The network notably put in place centralized structures and an office overseeing the multiple assets in knowledge in the different GA²LEN partners, enabling them to optimally synchronize their research efforts.
GA²LEN is now recognized worldwide as the EU’s groundbreaking allergy organization.
GA²LEN’s vision is further reduce the burden of allergic diseases in Europe by improving the health of European Citizens with allergic diseases; increasing the competitiveness and boosting the innovative capacity of EU health-related industries and businesses while addressing health issues including emerging allergies.
To this end GA²LEN has launched a program for the development, interaction and accreditation of centers of reference and excellence in special areas of allergy. These centers are specialized in
as well as
Atopic Dermatitis (ADCARE)
Allergic Rhinitis (ARIACARE)
UCARE was the first Core to be launched in 2019. Urticaria is a common and debilitating condition and can be a challenge for both patients and treating physicians, especially when chronic. Centers of reference and excellence in urticaria (UCAREs) can help to improve the management of hard-to-treat conditions such as urticaria.
The main aims of GA²LEN UCAREs are to provide excellence in urticaria management, to increase the knowledge of urticaria by research and education, and to promote the awareness of urticaria by advocacy activities.
To this end, UCARE has launched both the physician education platform UCARE LevelUp (link) as well as the patient education platform UCARE4U.
UCARE hosts the UCARE Conference as well as the Global Urticaria Forum (GUF) in alternating years, as well as the annual URTICARIA DAY (UDAY) in October 1.
Meet the UCARE Steering Committee
Prof. Dr. Marcus Maurer – Germany
Prof. Dr. Torsten Zuberbier – Germany
Prof. Dr. Ana Maria Giménez-Arnau – Spain
Prof. Dr. Emek Kocatürk Göncü – Turkiye
Prof. Dr. Luis Felipe Ensina – Brazil
International Advisory Board:
Prof. Dr. Kanokvalai Kulthanan – Thailand
- March 21, 2023
Professor Marcus Maurer is joined by Dr Melba Munoz to take a deep dive into symptomatic dermographism. The discussion aims to explain the involvement of mast cells in CSU patients [...]
- March 21, 2023
Dear UCARE physicians, Join us on Thursday, March 23 from 12.00 to 12.45 pm CET, for the UCARE LevelUP Journal Club! This journal club will be held by Mark Kacar (Uni Clinic Golnik) [...]
- March 15, 2023
English Below: Deutsch: Juckt ihre Haut, wenn Sie kratzen? Dermographismus ist eine Reaktion der Haut, die auftritt, wenn Sie kratzen. Manche Menschen leiden unter einem wiederkehrenden Dermographismus, der juckt! [...]