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EAACI

EAACI Headquarters
Genferstrasse 21
CH-8002 Zurich
Switzerland
Telephone: +41 44 205 55 33
Fax: +41 44 205 55 39
Email: info@eaaci.org
Website: www.eaaci.net

Allergic and immunologic diseases (such as asthma, rhinitis, eczema and occupational allergy, food and drug allergy, severe anaphylactic reactions, rheumatic and autoimmune diseases, AIDS) represent current crippling or life threatening conditions and are a cause of worldwide concern.

The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, EAACI, is an association including 41 European National Societies, more than 6'800 academicians, research investigators and clinicians aimed at:

· Promoting basic and clinical research
· Collecting, assessing and disseminating scientific information
· Functioning as a scientific reference body for other scientific, health and political organisations
· Encouraging and providing training and continuous education
· Promoting good patient care in this important area of medicine.

EAACI is a non-profit organisation. Income derived from fees, congress and meeting profits are devoted to current activities, research and travel awards, and initiatives of interest to members.

The EAACI was established in 1956 in Florence. Constitution and By-Laws were registered in Utrecht in 1957. More than fifteen European triennial congresses and 25 annual meetings have been held in various European cities since 1956, all providing substantial progress in knowledge and an opportunity for exchanging ideas and friendship. Due to the fact that there has been such an inflow of information surrounding Allergy, it was decided that from 1999 there will be a four-day Congress every year.

The Executive Committee of the EAACI is the main administrative body of the Academy. Except for the definition of the detailed By-Laws, the Executive Committee also deals with various activities of the Academy such as congress organisation, editorial activity and the composition and function of subsidiary bodies.

EAACI's Continuing Medical Education, CME, Council is offering CME Accreditation for scientific events.

EAACI Membership 
EAACI gives its members priority status at EAACI Congresses, Focused Meetings and all other EAACI events and activities. Members over 36 years of age receive a discount of EUR 150 on the Registration fee and Junior members are entitled to register to the Congress at the low “Student” fee. EAACI offers free Junior membership to individuals ≤ 36 years of age (with online access to the Journals ALLERGY and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology). In addition EAACI also offers a 50% reduction on membership fees to members from countries with a GNP of less than USD 10’000 per capita, with full membership benefits.

As an EAACI member you will be kept informed on the latest research and developments through our official journals ALLERGY and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (available in printed or electronic version). These journals contain editorials, review articles, original articles, educational series, and more. Experience and be part of the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care! For more information and to apply for membership visit: www.eaaci.net

EAACI Executive Committee
C. Akdis, President
N. Papadopoulos, Secretary General
A. Muraro, Treasurer
J. Lötvall, Past President
J. C. Virchow, Vice–President Congresses
P. Demoly, Vice–President Education and Specialty
V. Cardona, Vice–President Communication and Membership

Section Chairpersons
A. Custovic, Asthma
C. Grattan, Dermatology
P. W. Hellings, ENT
E. Knol, Immunology
G. Roberts, Pediatrics
E. Heffler, JMA

Interest Group Representatives
B. Bilo
T. Werfel

Members at Large
I. Agache
S. Bavbek
P. Eigenmann
M. Jutel
M. Triggiani
R. van Ree

Adjunct Members
F. Braido, CME Committee Chairperson
J. de Monchy, Specialty Committee Chairperson
J. Gayraud, Ethics Committee Secretary
P. Schmid-Grendelmeier, Exam Committee Chairperson
L. K. Poulsen, SPC Co-ordinator
C. Skevaki, Web Editor
M. Walker, Executive Director