Dutch Society of Allergology (NVvA)
Founded: April 8, 1948
The NVvA is a society for specialists (medical and non-medical) who are working professionally in the area of allergology. The main objective of the society is to improve scientific knowledge of allergic disorders. This will be achieved by:
- The Dutch Journal of Allergy and Asthma
- Organisation of two annual meetings (spring and autumn)
- Support education and symposia, like the Dutch Research School of Allergology
- Encouraging allergy research by the Dutch Allergology Prize (NAP), a poster prize and travel grants
- International collaboration with the WAO and the EAACI
The Society was founded in 1948 as an organization where both clininicians and researchers in the field of Allergology could meet and discuss. Today, the Society comprises almost 300 members, clinicians, researchers, dieticians and other people involved in the care of allergic patients.
The Society is very active in education organizing twice per year a full congress day for doctors, nurses, dieticians and other workers in patient health care. These days are also visited by researchers. Furthermore, the Society has recently published a new website, not only for the members but with up to date information for patients and general practitioners. Also, we continue to discuss with both governmental organisations, insurances and pharmaceutical companies to ensure we can give optimal therapy to our patients such as immunotherapy.