In order to allow EAACI to influence and keep updated information on matters related to allergy and clinical immunology, it has been decided to create “Interest Groups”. An Interest Group represents an area of general interest within allergology that is not well covered by any one of the EAACI Sections.
Comments and suggestions are highly appreciated. New members are welcome and invited to join the interest group.
The ''Allergy, Asthma, & Sports'' Interest Group was approved by the EAACI ExCom in December 2000 and first convened during the Berlin 2001 Congress with 30 members.
Allergy, Asthma & Sports Interest Group aims to:
- promote research on pathogenesis, prevalence, treatment and education as regards sports-related allergic diseases, including exercise-induced asthma, rhinitis, urticaria and anaphylaxis;
- promote the awareness and knowledge of patients and the general public about factors contributing to health problems in allergic or asthmatic athletes during recreational and competitive sports, e.g. the environment, food, contact allergens, drug treatment and doping roles;
- promote a forum of scientific discussion within EAACI with the aim of establishing standards of allergy care in the field of Allergy, Asthma, Sports;
- disseminate the latest information regarding the allergic athlete care.
Last updated 02 October 2014