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Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI)

Mission: ESPAI is a non-profit society dedicated to the advancement of pediatric allergy and immunology by promoting education, stimulating research, and encouraging exchange of knowledge and cooperation with other medical organizations.

Founded: May 1, 2002

Background:

ESPAI works toward achievement of the WAO mission in education, research, and training through holding congresses and workshops, providing resources to health care workers and patients on its website, producing pocket guides and booklets, and through its free access ESPAI Journal.

History

ESPAI started its activities in 2002 with 15 founding members and grew to include 134 members in 2016. It held 13 international congresses and 11 workshops to date. It launched its website http://www.espai-eg.org in 2002 and its open access journal (Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology: http://www.jespai.org) in 2003. ESPAI became member of the WAO in 2007 and of the FOCIS in 2011.