About American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is an international, non-profit professional medical specialty organization representing allergists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals, and other physicians with a special interest in allergy and immunology. Established in 1943 by the merger of the American Association for the Study of Allergy and the Association for the Study of Asthma and Allied Conditions, the AAAAI is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of allergy, fostering the education of students and the public, encouraging union and cooperation among those working in the field, and promoting and stimulating research and the study of allergic diseases. The AAAAI is currently organized into several major “interest sections” consisting of Asthma, Rhinitis, and Other Respiratory Diseases; Basic and Clinical Immunology; Dermatologic Diseases; Environmental and Occupational Disorders; Food and Drug Reactions and Anaphylaxis; and Mechanisms of Allergy. The AAAAI also engages in patient advocacy and lobbying activities, provides physician referrals, engages in patient education, and provides a variety of informational materials. The Academy currently has more than 5,400 members in the United States, Canada, and over 40 additional countries.