DANCE – a global consensus on the definition, acronyms, nomenclature, and classification of angioedema
Currently, several classifications and several different names, acronyms / abbreviations for the same angioedema type are being used. This makes it difficult to compare the results of studies, to develop multicenter studies, and to harmonize the care for patients with angioedema. A global consensus on the definition and classification of angioedema as well as its nomenclature including acronyms and abbreviations for angioedema types and subtypes is needed.
The aim of this ACARE/GA²LEN/EAACI/APAAACI/AAAAI/ACAAI/HAEi project will be to establish a global consensus on the definition, acronyms, nomenclature, and classification of angioedema (DANCE). To this end, an international steering committee will put together an expert panel and conduct a Delphi process to establish consensus. This project is open for ACARE members as well as non-ACARE members.
|DANCE Steering Committee Members|
|Name||Country||City||ACARE Center/Center at|
|Anete S Grumach||Brazil||São Paulo||Faculty of Medicine ABC, São Paulo State|
|Stephen Betschel||Canada||Toronto||University of Toronto/ St. Michael’s Hospital|
|Yuxiang Zhi||China||Beijing||Peking Union Medical College Hospital & Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences|
|Henriette Farkas||Hungary||Budapest||Semmelweis University|
|Ankur Jindal||India||Chandigarh||Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and research|
|Avner Reshef||Israel||Ashkelon||Barzilai University Hospital|
|Michihiro Hide||Japan||Hiroshima||Hiroshima Citizens Hospital|
|Hilary Longhurst||New Zealand||Auckland||Auckland DHB Clinical Immunology and Allergy|
|Jonny Peter||South Africa||Groote Schuur/Mowbray||Groote Schuur Hospital | University of Cape Town Lung Institute|
|Teresa Caballero||Spain||Madrid||Hospital Universitario La Paz|
|Marc Riedl||USA (CA)||San Diego||University of California, San Diego|