The fall is always a very active part of the year, full with events and other activities. EAACI is working at full speed delivering such activities while planning and preparing the agenda for next year.
Two successful EAACI events were organised earlier this month: the Allergy School on An Insight into Allergy and Allergen Immunotherapy, which was held in Athens and attended by a hundred participants, and the third edition of the Skin Allergy Meeting (SAM 2014) which took place in Krakow and had a novel format encouraging greater exchange around specific clinical problems. I would like to thank the organising committees for their great work and effort.
Additionally, there is a week left until the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting (FAAM 2014) taking place in Dublin from 9 – 11 October. Registration remains open.
EAACI was also quite busy in September in regard to its public affairs activities and networking with other Healthcare Professionals’ and Patients’ organisations. Amongst others, EAACI participated in the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) meeting in order to discuss the new EU Commission and its possible impact on the implementation of the various ECDA activities.
On 22 September, the Board of Officers met at the headquarters in Zürich to discuss the ongoing business of the Academy. Among other issues the evaluation of last year’s reports and the organisation of the budget meeting are very important to make sure that all EAACI members have opportunities to participate and gain from the EAACI wealth of knowledge.
Dissemination will be one of the key priorities the coming year in order to ensure that all position papers, guidelines and other EAACI output are recognisable and make a difference to the management of patients.