Oslo University Hospital Oslo, Norway

Kai-Håkon Carlsen is Professor of Paediatrics (Paediatric respiratory medicine and allergology) at University of Oslo; Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Dept of Paediatrics, and he is Professor of Sportsmedicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences..

He has served as Head of Paediatric Assembly within European Respiratory Society, as Chair of the European Respiratory Society School and as Chair of European Lung Foundation. He is a member of the Tobacco Action Committee of American Thoracic Society. He has been Assoc. Editor of European Respiratory Journal, Clinical Respiratory Journal, Acta Paediatrica and been member of the Editorial Board of Allergy, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology and Pediatric pulmonology. He is on the advisory board of the new journal: Lancet Respiratory Journal. He has written more than 200 scientific articles (Pubmed), and more than 30 books or book chapters. His research has concentrated on childhood asthma, allergy and bronchiolitis, as well as asthma and bronchial hyperresponsiveness in elite athletes. He has been center coordinator in Oslo with the GA2LEN network of centers of Excellence (EU FP6) and with the MeDALL project (EU FP7).