Member Societies

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Africa/Middle-East/CIS

Allergy Society of Kenya (ASOK)

Mission: To be a leading health professional organization in Kenya that promotes clinical care, research, training and dissemination of knowledge to healthcare practitioners and the public on Allergic diseases. To Cooperate with Regional and Global bodies in Allergy practice and related medical fields to grow the field of Allergology locally and internationally.

Founded: February 15, 2007

Allergy Society of South Africa

Armenian Association of Immunology and Allergy

Working Purpose:

  1. The members of society, together with pharmaceutical companies, organize scientific practical conferences for different specialists covering issues in the fields of clinical immunology and allergy.
  2. Members organize asthma schools for patients suffering from bronchial asthma.
  3. They provide training in different regions of Armenia and have active participation in mass-media.

Azerbaijan Society for Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Belarus Association of Allergology & Clinical Immunology (BAACI)

Founded: 1998

The main objectives of the BAACI:

-to facilitate working out new methods of diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunopathologic disease

-to help widely introduce scientific achievements, achievements in technology and pharmacology into practical allegrology and immunology

-to improve organization and development of allergological and immunological services in different regions of Belarus

-to encourage screening of immunopathology around the territory of Belarus, especially in Chernobyl Zone

-to carry out a system of arrangements aimed at mastering professional skills of BAACI’s members

-perfection of special knowledge of physicians engaged in practical work

-popularization of achievements in medical science in the field of immunology, allergology and adjacent branches of science among physicians, experts, medical public and the population.

Egyptian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (ESACI)

Mission: To encourage and promote excellence in Allergy education, research and practice. Values: Excellence:Excellent quality research and education Leadership: Guidance to the best clinical practice

Founded: 1961

ESACI is committed to improving knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology through meetings and workshops aiming to advance the educational development of its members for the benefit of the patients care.

History

In 1961 with the foundation of The Egyptian Medical Association, the Egyptian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology was founded as an affiliation of EMA. Since this date efforts have been made to expand knowledge among doctors by organizing seminars and meetings. ESACI has hosted important International meetings as The French Egyptian Congress of Allergy and clinical Immunology and the Pan Arab congress of Allergy. The outstanding activities and the great efforts of leaders, lead to the recognition of the specialty by the Egyptian Medical syndicate.

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.

Georgian Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (GAACI)

Iranian Society of Asthma and Allergy

Israel Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (IAACI)

Jordanian Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JSACI)

Kuwait Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Background:

The society was established as a sincere willingness to advance the knowledge and information related to the subspecialty of Allergy and clinical immunology in this fast growing world of science. Our main aim is to develop the specialty of allergy in our region and in our country, then involve actively in promoting our society through the WAO net and globally.

We are involved in promoting all activities of WAO locally in our country. We also promote educational materials of WAO among our medical students, residents, and fellows of all programs. We follow the time line schedule for all awareness activities of WAO, and correspond to celebrating the dates locally, and regionally (ie, world allergy day, etc).

We were honored to use the White book of Allergy that was published from WAO to talk to our decision makers, and health authority in order to consider allergic disease as one of the leading diseases worldwide, and take some action to help out in spreading awareness and educating about it.

Lebanese Society of Allergy and Immunology

Working Purpose:

  1. Promote the specialty of Allergy & Immunology in Lebanon
  2. Conduct clinical research in the field of Allergy
  3. Coordinate with local and regional sister societies for educational and clinical research

Founded: January 2, 1997

Moldavian Society of Allergology & Immunology

Moroccan Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Russian Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Tunisian Society of Respiratory Diseases and Allergology

Turkish National Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (TNSACI)

Founded: 1989

Ukrainian Allergists Association

Ukrainian Society of Specialists for Immunology, Allergology and Immunorehabilitation

Founded: July 14, 1996

Zimbabwe Allergy Society

Asia-Pacific

Allergy & Immunology Society of Sri Lanka

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.

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society of Thailand (AAIAT)

Mission: The Allergy, asthma and Immunology Association of Thailand (AAIAT) was established in 1984 with the purpose to improve allergy care through education, training and research; to support its membership in providing a high quality service for the treatment of people with allergic diseases and other disorders of the immune system; and to provide the networking of the members within the nation and also among international collaboration.

Founding Date: April 4, 1984

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Mission: Advance the science and practice of allergy and clinical immunology, by promoting the highest standard of medical practice, training, education and research, to improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.

Founded: 1990

Bangladesh Society of Allergy and Immunology

Chinese Society of Allergy

Founded: 2001

Hong Kong Institute of Allergy

Mission: The Hong Kong Institute of Allery's mission is to promote allergy education, clinical services and research of excellence.

Founded: February 15, 1996

Indian Academy of Allergy

Founded: 1989

Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology

Founded: December 4, 1967

Indonesian Society of Allergy and Immunology

Mission:

  1. This association aims to promote and develop knowledge about Allergy and Immunology in the widest sense.
  2. Collect and strengthen the relationship between allergy enthusiasts and immunology in Indonesia, as well as enthusiasts who are abroad.
  3. Defend the interests of the members in the context of development of Allergy and Immunology in Indonesia.
  4. Fostering unity and awareness to develop, promote and maintain knowledge of Allergy and Immunology to be practiced for the benefit of the nation's welfare in particular and humanity in general.

Founded: January 19, 1977

Japanese Society of Allergology (JSA)

Mission: To promote advances in the field of allergology and related academic disciplines.

Founded: 1952

Activities

  1. Sponsoring academic meetings
  2. Publishing journals (in Japanese and English)
  3. Promoting communication among affiliates
  4. Promoting communication with related organs and academic societies in Japan
  5. Corresponding and working with overseas allergology associations and similar groups internationally on behalf of allergy specialists in Japan
  6. Certification of doctors, allergists, teaching doctors, and teaching facilities specializing in treatment of allergies
  7. Other activities necessary to achieving the Society's mission

Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI)

Mission: The advancement of the knowledge and practice of asthma, allergy and clinical immunology to promote the health of the people.

Founded: November 30, 1972

Ways KAAACI is Working Towards WAO Purpose

  1. Sponsoring academic meetings
  2. Publishing journals in Korean and English (http://www.e-aair.org)
  3. Conduct and support research groups
  4. Promoting communication with related organs and academic societies in Korea
  5. Corresponding and working with overseas allergology associations and similar groups internationally on behalf of allergy specialists in Korea
  6. Other activities necessary to achieving the Society's mission

Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI)

Mission: To promote the highest possible standards of teaching, study and research among those engaged in the practice of Allergy, Immunology and related diseases, in the best traditions of medicine and medical ethics.

Founded: May 5, 1997

Background:

MSAI has kept to its tradition of hosting an annual Allergy Congress and Exhibition, featuring international and local speakers; holding symposia, sessions for Family Physicians, co-joint symposiums with other societies, both local and around the region, public forums and poster and free paper presentations. GLORIA (Global Resource in Allergy) modules presentation have also been the highlight. As an established allergy society in the region, MSAI has been privileged to be the host for Emerging Societies meetings at some of these meetings.

Mongolian Society of Allergology

Founded: April 13, 2002

Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (PSAAI)

Mission: To abide by the moral and ethical standards in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Philippine Medical Association and the Rules and Regulations promulgated by the Board of Directors of the Society.

  • To promote holistic, compassionate, and competent care to all patients responding to changing priorities of the times through continuing medical education, initiation and recommendation - of public health programs geared towards awareness, prevention and management of allergic and immunologic diseases.
  • To uphold excellent standards in training, teaching and research in allergy & immunology.
  • To develop a referral network among local and international health care providers.
  • To become respected leaders who will be in the forefront of service, training and research in the subspecialty.
  • To establish camaraderie, fellowship and mutual respect among members of the society and with affiliated organizations.

Founded: April 9, 1972

Taiwan Academy of Pediatric Allergy Asthma Immunology

Vietnam Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology

Europe

Albanian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Founded: April 5, 1995

Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI)

Founded: 1971

The Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology represents Austrian scientists and practitioners interested in the physiology and pathophysiology of the immune response as well as the phenotypic expression, diagnosis and therapy of all diseases involving the immune system.

The principal aims of ÖGAI are to foster the understanding of the functioning of the immune system in general as well as the consequences of its aberrations. Thus reducing the burden of immunologically-mediated diseases on the individual and also the society, and to advance the treatment and prevention of these disorders. Hence, ÖGAI promotes basic and applied research advances and their translation into the clinical practice.

ÖGAI supports excellence in education and training in the fields of allergology and immunology and further provides and also encourages the spread of specific information on the vital importance of the immune system and its disorders, such as allergy, autoimmunity, immunodeficiencies, to the lay, legal and professional public.

Click here to read more about OGAI and immunology in Austria - Past and Present.

Belgian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BelSACI)

Mission: BelSACI's aim is to provide a meeting place for allergologists/clinical immunologists, whatever their primary organ specialty is, as well as to promote teaching, training and research in the field of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. All activities directly or indirectly related to these goals do belong to her task. BelSACI is open to and willing to support initiatives compatible with its own goals.

Founded: January 1, 1996.

British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI)

Mission: To improve the management of allergies and related diseases of the immune system in the United Kingdom, through education, training and research.

Founded: 1930

History

In 1930 the Asthma Research Club was formed by a group of distinguished clinicians, by 1948 the society had been renamed the British Association of Allergists; and in 1962 it changed its name yet again to the British Allergy Society. Under the careful guidance of such distinguished members as Dr Bill Frankland, Professor Jack Pepys and Sir Cyril Clarke, interest in allergy amongst both clinicians and scientists grew. In the 1970s there was an explosion of interest in the immunological mechanisms of allergic disease and a need was perceived for widening the Society's scope and Clinical Immunology was incorporated into the title. Thus the BSACI was born in 1973. The BSACI's main objective throughout its existence is to improve the management of allergies and related diseases of the immune system in the United Kingdom, though education, training and research. As allergy embraces many subspecialties in medicine, the BSACI decided to set up special interest groups with a remit to promote understanding of the contribution of Allergy to diseases within these disciplines and thus improve management. In addition regular regional meetings are arranged across the UK for primary and secondary care professionals to raise awareness in Allergy and initiate education focused on the community practice of this specialty.

Bulgarian National Society of Allergology

Mission: The Bulgarian Society of Allergology’s aim is to promote teaching, training and research in the field of Clinical Allergology, as well as to provide periodical specialized materials and organization of educational meetings for allergists and other practitioners interested in Allergology and Immunopathology. All activities directly or indirectly related to these goals do belong to our primary tasks. The Bulgarian Society of Allergology is open to and willing to support initiatives compatible with its own goals. We promote better allergy care and in an alliance with patient charities, associations of medical students in Bulgaria, and some nationally represented pharmaceutical companies we maintain and popularize the World Asthma Day in Bulgaria. Many of our society members have given advice at Government enquiries into allergy care. One of our most valued aims is to keep and uphold the recognition of Allergology as a competitive specialty, as it is highly esteemed in the majority of the European countries and in the USA. This well established recognition leads to better training opportunities and ensures better patient care.

Founded: 1973

History

The Bulgarian Society of Allergology was founded back in the late 1973. Its aim was to be a legal partner for the practitioners. Our task in promoting better care for allergy patients was highlighted by the increasing number of allergy patients, their diversity in sensitization patterns, and the increasing severity of allergic diseases. Throughout the years the Bulgarian Society of Allergology was guided by Professor P. Kirchev, Professor G. Kosturkov, Professor J. Mileva, and Professor V. Dimitrov. Our current Society President is Professor Bogdan Petrunov.

In 1990, Clinical Allergology was recognized as a separate medical specialty which contributed to the better qualification of the allergy specialists in Bulgaria. Since 1991 the Bulgarian Society of Allergology became a member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). The Bulgarian Society of Allergology is a member in Good Standing of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) since 2001.

Croatian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Czech Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (CSAKI)

Mission: Promoting high-quality standard treatment of patients with allergic and immunopathological diseases, participation in organizing education, defining diagnostic and treatment standards, and promoting high-quality research in the fields of allergology clinical immunology

Founded: 1957

Background:

Members are not only allergology and immunology professionals (including nurses and technicians) but also other medical specialists interested in the field, as well as researchers in theoretical immunology. As a professional medical organisation, it is a member of the Czech Medical Association of J.E. Purkyně. Its activities cover the promoting of high-quality standard treatment of patients with allergic and immunopathological diseases, participation in organising education, defining diagnostic and treatment standards, and promoting high-quality research in the field for allergists and immunologists in the Czech Republic. It is headed by an Executive Board, with independent sub-committees for laboratory clinical immunology and clinical immunology nurses, and for laboratory technicians.

The Society organises regular monthly scientific meetings and (with the Slovakian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology) annual congresses which are alternately in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia.

Two prestigious awards are given every year. The Dr. Josef Liska Award is given every year for the best research publication and for the best monograph. The Professor Vladimir Zavazal Award is intended for persons who contributed substantially to the development of the field.

Danish Society for Allergology (DSA)

Mission: The Danish Society for Allergology is a scientific society with the aims of gathering allergology specialists and other people engaged in the field of allergology at scientific meetings, and to supporting and working for the development of basal and clinical

Founded: 1946

From the founding of DSA the aims have been very similar to WAO's purpose. The Danish Society for Allergology comprises medical doctors, researchers in Allergology, nurses and people from the industry with an interest in Allergology. The Danish Health Board abolished the specialty as a distinct entity against the advice of our society in 2004. Since then, the Danish Society for Allergology has established a 2-year sub-specialization in Allergology, and the pediatricians in Denmark already have a 3-year sub-specialization, according to UEMS (the European Union of Medical Specialists). The society organizes a two-day annual meeting in August and also a thematic winter meeting. The society has a home page (in Danish). The society tries to promote the importance of clinical allergy and allergy research in the public opinion and in health politics and offers advice to the Danish Health Board in issues regarding allergy.

History

The Danish Society for Allergy Research was founded in 1946. Other Nordic countries also had allergy societies and collaboration with them led to one of the first European scientific journals, Acta Allergologica (later Allergy). Given that in other European countries and in the US allergists were treating immunological diseases, the name of the society was changed in 1966 to the Danish Society for Allergology and Immunology. However, in Denmark immunological diseases were primarily treated by other specialties and, as a consequence, the name was changed again in 1985 to the Danish Society for Allergology. In the early years, it was a sister society of the Society for Immunology but, since 1992, it has been an independent society, and there is a separate Danish Society for Clinical Immunology.

Dutch Society of Allergology (NVvA)

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

Founded: April 8, 1948

Finnish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Working Purpose: The Finnish Society of Allergology and Immunology is the national society in Finland for allergists and immunologists. The society arranges education, co-operates with international societies and admits grants for scientific research.

Founded: January 18, 1946

History: The Finnish Society of Allergology and Immunology was established on January 18, 1946, by a group of physicians with a special interest in Allergology. The first chairman of the society was Dr. Zaida Eriksson-Lihr, who later became one of the founders and chief physician of the Allergy Hospital in Helsinki. The Allergy Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the world specializing in Allergology.

French Society of Allergology

German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI)

Working Purpose: DGAKI (German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology) is a non-profit-making registered society who has grown to be the leading platform for research in the field of allergies in Germany. The DGAKI organizes conferences and workshops, awards prizes for outstanding research and is editor to the Allergo Journal, a renowned research-oriented journal in the field of allergies. Its aim is to stimulate and support research about allergy-related topics and convey profound knowledge to practitioners and researchers alike for the benefit of patients.

The society was founded in 1951 and now has members in more than 30 countries, mostly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Founded: June 17, 1951

Hellenic Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EEaKa)

Founded: 1973

Background: Τhe Hellenic Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EEaKa), is the official scientific organization of allergology in Greece. Since 1983 allergology has been a main specialty in accordance with EU directives.The first allergology educational unit was established at Athen’s Laiko Hospital in 1983 and at the Aglaia Kyriakou Hospital in 1989. EEaKa has successfully organized 12 panhellenic conferences and many symposiums since 1992. In 1997, the EAACI Annual Congress was organized in cooperation with EEaKa on Rhodes. EEaKa started publishing Hellenic Allergology and Clinical Immunology, its official scientific magazine in the 1990s. EEaKa’s official website and an additional website aim to provide information to the public. Allergology is a specialty which is continually growing and developing in Greece.

Hungarian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Icelandic Society of Allergy and Immunology

Working Purpose:

  • Strengthen the filed of allergy and immunology as a clinical specialty
  • Define and promote the role of physicians specialized in this field within the traditional division of specialties in medicine
  • Work for the best medical service available in the specialty
  • Adopt foreign innovations domestically
  • Consult in development in the field of allergy and immunology
  • Look out for the interest of its members, including terms of employment

Founded: February 1, 1994

Italian Association of Territorial and Hospital Allergists (AAIITO)

Italian Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (SIAAIC)

Founding Date: 1953

Working Purpose
The Italian Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (SIAAIC) is a scientific society strongly represented on the national territory with more than 600 active members working in University structures, Hospital departments and Territorial outpatients' clinics.
The main aim of SIAAIC is to improve Allergy and Clinical Immunology as a discipline, through integrated actions of specialistic and post-specialistic education, promotion of knowledge in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and support of patients' organizations. These aspects are accomplished by giving the opportunity to its members (a third of which are Junior Members, with age less than 35 years) to attend several educational events (mainly the "Junior Members SIAAIC Interactive School SIS 'Luigi Fontana'", the "Junior Members Winter School" and the National Annual Congress), to participate in clinical/epidemiologival researches, and with patients-targeted informative events.
Moreover, many active SIAAIC members are worldwide well-known scientists and contribute to increase the knowledge in Allergy and Clinical Immunology into the international scientific community.

Latvian Association of Allergists

Founded: November 23, 1993

Norwegian Society of Allergology and Immunopathology

Founded: 2001

Polish Society of Allergology (PTA)

Founded: November 15, 1982

Mission: The mission of the Polish Society of Allergology is based on some fundamental objectives of our activity, including:

  • assembling people who work, or are interested in, experimental and clinical allergology, or related areas,
  • representing Polish allergology at home and abroad,
  • propagation of knowledge about allergology in the society, including, in particular, medical students, physicians, other medical staff and technical personnel,
  • participation in professional development of doctors in the field of allergology,
  • cooperation with state administration agencies, professional self-governments and associations with the aim to ensure appropriate level of health care in the field of allergology in Poland,
  • conducting and supporting various forms of training and educational activities, arranged for the representatives of the medical community and related areas, to extend the knowledge and practical skills in the field of allergology.

Portuguese Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SPAIC)

The Portuguese Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - SPAIC was founded on 10 July 1950. SPAIC activities made major contributions to the beginning of allergy and clinical immunology as a medical specialization in Portugal and to the start of a national specialty training program in the three major university hospitals, which is now a regular 5-year training program sharing the same core curriculum. Over the last two decades, SPAIC members have played an active role in supporting the development of the Portuguese National Asthma Program and in giving ongoing support to epidemiology research in asthma, rhinitis and its control. SPAIC organizes an Annual Congress held at the beginning of October and a thematic spring meeting. Since 1991, SPAIC has had its own regular scientific journal in Portuguese: Revista Portuguesa de Imunoalergologia (RPIA) and, from the end of 2013, has also joined an international scientific journal, the European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Founded: 1950

Romanian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (RSACI)

Founded: 1990

Serbian Association of Allergologists and Clinical Immunologists

Founded: 1948

Slovenian Association for Allergology & Clinical Immunology

Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SEAIC)

Founded: November 1948

Background:

Our clinical practices and standards are guided by evidence-based medicine principles. Besides, we are in the process of starting up this year the educational materials, proceedings and administrative registries for continuous recertification of Spanish allergists. Also, all of our scientific working committees are currently engaged in the re-edition of the Textbook of Allergology, which we believe is the reference book on allergy practice in Spanish language. Also, SEAIC participates in the National Commission of Allergy, a consulting committee of the Spanish Ministry of Health that establishes the standards and programs for training in allergy in our country. Regarding research, through its Foundation, SEAIC grants every year several research projects carried out by Spanish investigators in the field of allergic diseases. Finally, this year SEAIC is engaged in the 2014 edition of the nationwide epidemiological study Allergology, which was carried out for the first time in 1992 and thereafter in 2005, and provides important information on prevalence of allergic diseases and clinical procedures and how these change through time.

History

The Spanish Society of Allergy was founded in November of 1948, being one of the oldest scientific societies in Spain, and its current name, Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, was coined in 1975. Its first meeting took place in 1949 and since 1978 our meetings are celebrated yearly, National Congresses and International Symposia alternating every other year. Its first working committees started in 1959 and nowadays SEAIC counts on 15 working committees specialized in the diverse fields of allergy, including a specific committee on nursing in Allergy. From 1986 to 2005 the Spanish Journal of Allergology and Clinical Immunology was our official journal, which was then closed and changed to the Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology, an open-access English-written journal that has notably increased its impact factor in recent years.

Swedish Association for Allergology

Founded: 1946

History

The Association was started in 1946 as a union of physicians and others with a special interest in allergic diseases. In 1976 Allergology specialty was established and since then the Association also has been formulating objectives for and promoting the specialist training within allergic diseases. The Association was involved in organizing ICACI XV-EAACI '94 meeting in Stockholm and EAACI 2007 meeting in Gothenburg.

Swiss Society of Allergology and Immunology (SSAI)

Mission: The Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology (SSAI) brings together basic researchers, laboratory specialists and clinically active doctors and plays a pioneering role in achieving multidisciplinary biomedical progress. We establish new treatment methods and aim for scientific and medical excellence in our specialist fields. Our main tasks are to promote quality, education and collaboration by supporting our members and participating in national and international organisations.

Founded: 1950

Latin America

Argentine Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (AAAeIC)

Founded: May 11, 1949

Argentine Society of Allergy and Immunopathology

Brazilian Society of Allergy and Immunology (ASBAI)

Mission: To promote continuing medical education and the dissemination of knowledge in the area of Allergy and Immunology, to strengthen the professional practice with excellence of the specialty of Allergy and Immunology in the public and private spheres and to disseminate to society the importance of the prevention and treatment of allergic diseases and immunodeficiencies.

Founded: November 17, 1972

Chilean Society of Allergy and Immunology

Working Purpose: For this period 2017-2019 we have proposed to perpetuate the vocation of constant dissemination and updating of medical knowledge in the area of allergology and clinical immunology, which has characterized this Society in recent decades. We invite our partners to get involved and actively participate in all the organized activities (monthly clinical meetings, congresses, workshops, among others). All these with the ultimate goal of optimizing the management standards of patients suffering from allergic and immunological diseases in our country, so they can receive the care they require to improve their health and quality of life.

Founded: April 15, 1946

Colombian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Association (ACAAI)

Working Purpose: Associate professionals in medicine or related sciences who dedicate their professional or academic activities, totally or partially, to Allergy, Asthma or Immunology in Colombia, seeking the advancement of research and professional practice in these areas of medical knowledge.

Founded: November 14, 2007

Cuban Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology

Mission: Our Society works to join all the professionals linked with the diagnosis and treatment of the allergic diseases and to encourage the interchange and their members investigation, to obtain the excellence in the care of the patients with allergic diseases. We are working together to improve the control and prevention of allergic diseases.

Founded: 1948

One of its goals for our society are the academic exchanges with specialist centers and trainings. Therefore, the Society looks for support for courses and grants in countries with advanced technology institutions. We worked in Pediatrics Text book confection and we are continuous working in this way. There are 11 controlled clinical trials on IT, with randomized design, all registered at the Cuban public registry for clinical trials. 9 of them are already finished, while the first on in children is still in progress: a dose –response study by SL route. All of them have used mite vaccines and having asthma as a target. We also have 3 studies on adverse events in IT. We are also working on our own guideline for allergen IT management. Also related, in 2009 and 2012, the Cuban Society of Allergology has endorsed and co-organized, with the Cuban Immunology Society, two international meetings on allergen vaccines.

History

When the Society was founded in 1948, few professionals were dedicated to the allergy field. With the specialty recognition in 1960 by the present Cuban Ministry of Public Health, the human resources training work started and the first specialists graduated in 1977. From that moment on, new professionals enter every year into the specialty, and the association changed its name into Cuban Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinic Immunology in 2008. Currently, its goal is to incorporate all the specialty professionals, 260 Allergologists existing to date. It also schedules various training courses and events every year.

Ecuadorian Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (SEAAI)

Working Purpose: To develop and help the distribution of the relevant information about allergy and immunology diseases to the medical professionals and the people through conferences, publications and other information means. We want to estipulate communication and investigation over this diseases emphasizing over basic investigation, epidemiologic studies, and general training. We want to inform and motivate authorities, associations and parents to take preventive measures to avoid social impact that allergy and immunological diseases could cause in society.

Founded: February 3, 1961

Guatemalan Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology Association (ASGUAAI)

Honduran Society of Allergy and Clincial Immunology (SHAIC)

Mission: Expand information and scientific advances in Allergy and Immunology to Physicians and Patients

Founded: March 24, 1987

Mexican College of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CMICA)

Working Purpose: Continuing medical education in our specialty

Founded: 1946

Mexican College of Pediatricians Specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (COMPEDIA)

Mission: COMPEDIA is a group the Mexican pediatric allergists, experts in allergy issues that promote continuous medical education in allergy and pediatric immunology, with practical application of scientific medical evidence, through courses, congresses, symposiums. Disseminate updated and truthful information to health professionals and to parents and patients or the general public. Encourage research that contributes to solving pediatric allergy problems that represent a public health problem.

Founded: June 7, 1989

Panamanian Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Mission / Working Purpose: To promote, delve, and spread, in an organized manner, the study, diagnosis, and treatment of all allergic and immune diseases, irrespective of the organ involved. Also, to promote academic integration, communication, and good relationship between allergists-clinical immunologists, and also other specialties. We promote and develop academic activities (congress, workshops, symposia, lectures) to fulfill some of our mission.

Founded: 1979

Paraguayan Society of Immunology and Allergy

Peruvian Society of Allergy and Immunology

Founded: July 14, 1945

Uruguayan Society of Allergology

Mission: To make continuing education on Allergy/Immunology and team with other specialty societies to make progresses in the health management of allergic patients in Uruguay. Also working on the practice of the allergy in the social security systems.

Founded: April 1, 1950

Venezuelan Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

North America

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)

Mission: The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care.

Founded: 1923

History

The evolution of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) dates back to the early 1920s with the founding of two professional organizations: the Society for the Study of Asthma and Allied Conditions (on the East Coast) and the American Association for the Study of Allergy (on the West Coast). In 1943, these two entities joined forces to become one stronger, integrated professional society called the American Academy of Allergy. Although its name has changed, the Academy’s mission has remained the same: the advancement of the knowledge of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care.

Publishing Cutting-Edge Research The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, (JACI) the official publication of the AAAAI, took root in 1929 with the first edition of The Journal of Allergy. Eight decades later, this journal is the most cited journal in the allergy / immunology specialty. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice (launched in January 2013) covers the spectrum of diseases in the allergy / immunology specialty, with an emphasis on practical clinical research and the latest recommendations for diagnosis and treatment.

Funding Research and Training The AAAAI has long recognized the need for development of academic leaders to attract and train future allergist / immunologists. In 1948, the Academy offered its first funding for four fellows-in-training with an annual stipend of $3,000 each. To date, the AAAAI has funded awards totaling more than $4 million, much of this through the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Education and Research Organization, Inc.

Presenting the Latest Advances The Academy’s first Annual Meeting in 1944 was a two day event with four sessions and 23 presentations. Now more than 7,000 delegates gather annually from around the globe for hundreds of sessions presented throughout five days of learning and networking. Meeting High Standards Setting requirements and standardizations for training and practice, as well as certification in allergy and clinical immunology dates back to the 1930s. Today, the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) establishes qualifications and examines physicians to become recognized specialists in allergy and immunology.

Recording History The AAAAI is proud to host the largest allergic disease archive in the world dating back to 1923.

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

https://acaai.org/

Mission: The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology promotes excellence in the practice of the subspecialty of allergy and immunology.

Founded: November 23, 1942

Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI)

Mission: The Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology advances allergy, asthma, and immunology knowledge to optimize patient care across Canada.

We achieve this through providing:

  • Annual Scientific Meetings
  • Self-Assessment Programs
  • Guidelines and Society Position Statements

Founded: 1945

Affliliate Organizations

British Society for Immunology (BSI)

Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA2LEN)

International Association of Asthmology (INTERASMA)

International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG)

Southern European Allergy Societies (SEAS)

Associate Members

Dominican Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Haitian Society of Allergy and Immunology

National Association for Private Algerian Allergists (ANAP)

Pakistan Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society (PAAIS)

Founded: 2003

Salvadorian Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology

Regional Organizations

Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI)

Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology (APAPARI)

Commonwealth of Independent States Society of Allergology and Immunology (CIS Society)

Founded: 1983

European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

Latin American Society of Allergy and Immunology (SLaai)