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 47 European National Societies, more than 7,800 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 organization, editorial activity and the composition and function of subsidiary bodies.
EAACI's Continuing Medical Education, CME, Council is offering CME Accreditation for scientific events.