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Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society (Singapore) (ACIS)

Mission: ACIS seeks to advance the knowledge and practice in the field of pediatric and adult allergy/clinical immunology. We collaborate in clinical care, research, education and training among our members, specialists, primary care partners, nurses and allied health professionals; locally and internationally. Our members continue to be involved in WAO's various special committees, on-line educational modules, conferences and guideline initiatives including the International Collaboration in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (iCAALL).

Founded: 1976

History

The Singapore Society of Immunology and Rheumatology (SSIR), formed in 1976, took on the task of promoting the education of doctors in Singapore on allergic disorders with the return of Dr Chng Hiok Hee from her training in USA. In January 1990, the society was renamed the Singapore Society of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology (SSIAR) to reflect this added role. With the increase in the number of allergists/immunologists in Singapore and a greater interest in allergy amongst related specialties such as dermatology and otorhinolaryngology, members of SSIAR agreed in 2004 that the time was ripe for the formation of a separate society for allergy/immunology. Therefore, the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society Singapore (ACIS) was established in 2005, and the SSIAR was renamed the Singapore Society of Rheumatology (SSR) to reflect its focus on Rheumatology.