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Allergy, Asthma & Sport IG Representative

Mariana Couto, MD

Serviço de Imunoalergologia

Centro Hospitalar São João EPE – Porto, Portugal
Serviço e Laboratório de Imunologia
Faculdade de Medicina da Univ. do Porto
Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro
4200 – 319 Porto, Portugal

Tel: 00 351 225 512 194


I studied Medicine in Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Porto. In 2008 I started my training of Immunoallergology, and finished it this year. My current position is as specialist in Serviço de Imunoalergologia, Centro Hospitalar São João EPE. I also teach Clinical Immunology at Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto.

I became member of EAACI in 2008 and ever since I have actively joined EAACI congresses, also participating in JMAs poster session; I as well took part in some Allergy Schools.

I have published some papers (3 book chapters, 25 full-text and 19 as abstract), presented some communications at scientific meetings and received 13 awards, including an EAACI Research Fellowship in 2011 for a 3 month period at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

In the last years I have been interested in the field of Allergy, Asthma and Sports, working close with our Hospital group. My PhD thesis focuses on mechanisms and effects of competitive swimming in airways.

I am very proud to contribute with my work, enthusiasm and vitality to develop and improve the specific area of Allergy, Asthma and Sports within the Academy.