Junior Member News - March 2015

Why do we choose to become allergy/immunology specialists? How do we achieve our goal? What about the key differences and gaps of our formation worldwide? Which opportunities do we have?

Moving from these questions a brief questionnaire has been developed by the Steering groups of Junior Members of the 3 main international Allergy Academies: the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the World Allergy Organization (WAO).

For the first time we join forces for a common initiative. The project aims at providing a global view of the formation of the new generation of allergists, immunologists and members working in the Allergy/Immunology field, what will allow to support future changes, improvements in the education/formation and possible harmonization. Meanwhile, the joint Junior Members (JM) survey intends to understand the involvement of JM into the Societies life and job/research/grant opportunities worldwide.

In the next weeks the link to the Joint Survey will be spread. Replying to this questionnaire, you will be supporting the specialty and providing data for future achievements.

Thank you for your contribution!

Marco Caminati
on behalf of  EAACI-AAAAI-WAO JMs collaboration

Marco Caminati, MD
JMA Representative of EAACI Food Allergy Interest Group
JM Chairperson of the Italian Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (SIAAIC).
Allergy Unit - Verona University and General Hospital