The EAACI website has changed again! We work constantly to provide you with the best information platform that we can. In fact, new tools and content are being developed and implemented all year round and our target for 2019 is to keep the website as informative as possible, whilst also being very easy to navigate and not too overcrowded.
Let me highlight some of the more recent achievements:
1. The new EAACI Patients’ website is finally online. Do check it out: http://patients.eaaci.org
2. The Media Library – where you can find videos, webcasts and interviews recorded during Congresses as well as at other EAACI meetings – is still growing. See: http://webcast.eaaci.cyim.com
3. Details about EAACI events are updated all the time, including information about next year’s Congress. See: http://www.eaaci.org/eaaci-meetings
4. The EAACI Job Center – where you can advertise or look for a position in the immunology field for free – is open. See: http://www.eaaci.org/resources/job-center/eaaci-external-positions.html [Please note: ads from industry are not accepted]
5. A new page has been created for EAACI Position Papers. See: http://www.eaaci.org/resources/position-papers.html
The new EAACI Patients’ website is finally online! Do check it out: http://patients.eaaci.org
On the site, you’ll find a lot of useful information including: testimonials, the Junior Member Research and Clinical Blog, many resources including educational films, the Global Atlases, and the ‘Allergen Immunotherapy’ and ‘Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis’ guidelines.
In the news section, you can read position papers or joint projects, e.g. the Worldwide Map of Pollen Monitoring Stations, articles on pollution and asthma written by experts from EAACI and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI), and more. Additionally, we have also summarised information about the EAACI Patients Organisation Committee.
I would like to remind you about the special pages created for Sections, Interest Groups and Working Groups: if you are a member of any of these, you can influence the webpage content. Please send your text directly to me and I will look after it. No IT work is needed from you.
If you would like to advertise a job position in the immunology field, please feel free to submit it using our EAACI JOB CENTER - http://www.eaaci.org/resources/job-center/eaaci-external-positions.html. [Only ads from industry will not be accepted].
Finally, I would like to bring your attention to the HONcode certificate which our Academy received this year, indicating that the EAACI website is a trustful source of information in our field and meets criteria in the following 8 areas: authoritative, complementarity, privacy, attribution, justifiability, transparency, financial disclosure, and advertising policy. This is an important achievement which I am proud to be part of!
New things show up on the website every day and we have changed the main page again to make it easier to use and even more informative. Details about EAACI events is being updated all the time (http://www.eaaci.org/eaaci-meetings). You can already search for information about next year’s Congress. Additionally, two crucial new pages have been created:
1. Task Forces - http://www.eaaci.org/organisation/task-forces/ongoing-task-forces.html
2. Position papers - http://www.eaaci.org/resources/position-papers.html
Let me highlight a few developments on the website, either newly introduced during the Congress this year or still ongoing.
For the first time this year we had live EAACI TV at the Congress. Many on-site interviews took place as well as session recordings which you could follow live at www.eaaci.org. This was a great option for those who could not attend the Congress in person but wanted to watch what was going on in real time.
Right now, the EAACI Media Library is open, which everyone – and not just EAACI members – can easily access after a short registration process (go to www.eaaci.org). There you can find videos, webcasts, interviews recorded during Congress and, in the future, content from other EAACI meetings. An easy search tool will guide you to the presentation you want to watch. Please do check it out and send your feedback to email@example.com.
I hope you all had great summer breaks!
Congress 2018 – what a great success! Nice place, good venue and great presenters! I congratulate everyone, organisers and participants, involved. At the Congress, many fruitful meetings took place where I was able to share my opinions and listen to your voices, hearing from motivated and creative people who brought fresh points of view.
Don’t miss a great opportunity to stay up-to-date with our evolving specialty and visit our website any time! And please don’t hesitate to contact us with any comments or suggestions.
I encourage you to visit the EAACI Job Center. You can reach it by clicking the tab in the upper right-hand corner which appears on all pages on the website. There, you can find informations about job offers from all around the world. If you would like to submit a job application, please use the online form. All vacancies are subject to a review process before being published in the Job Center and offers from industry will be rejected.
If you missed a presentation at one of our meetings, including at the Annual Congress itself, or even if you attended a meeting but would like to see it again, why not try our webcast area? Selected presentations can be found there and you can watch them at home at your convenience. You can access the website from your mobile phone, tablet or computer; why not give the site a try while you are waiting for your flight or travelling by train? Have a great summer!
Don’t forget that you can also find all the details you need on the website for the EAACI Annual Congress taking place in May. I wish all Congress participants a very fruitful and interesting meeting. The Congress is a good opportunity to meet and to get your voice heard. A number of meetings to discuss website issues will take place: the Editors Meeting, followed by the Communication Council Meeting (Saturday, 26 May); and the Web Committee Business Meeting (Tuesday, 29 May). Invitations have already been sent and I count on your attendance. Anyone who wants to meet me in person during Congress is more than welcome to do so: please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to make an appoitment.
I remind all EAACI members that the website belongs to us all: please remember that your contributions to the site are more than welcome! Any suggestions, comments or ideas should be sent to email@example.com
and are highly appreciated. All your e-mails will be responded to.
Let me please highlight a few recent changes:
· Information about FAAM and ISAF can now be found under the “Meetings” tab. I encourage you to have a look there if you are interested in participating in those meetings.
· Don’t forget that the EAACI Newsletter has a separate place in the “Resources” menu, making it easier to access.
· Under “Resources” you can also find regularly updated information about the EAACI journals. Remember: access to EAACI journal articles is free for EAACI members.
· The EAACI Job Center is now open and you can reach it by clicking the tab in the upper right corner which appears on all pages on the website. There, you can find informations about job offers from all around the world. If you would like to submit a job application, please use the online form. All vacancies are subject to a review process before being published in the Job Center and offers from industry will be rejected.
The whole EAACI communications team is working to constantly improve and update the website as quickly as possible. We are trying to develop the best tools for members and to always provide fresh news.
I’m very happy to inform you that I was re-elected as Website Editor for the next term (2018–2019). The Website Editor’s objectives have not changed: you can still expect continuous support and hard work from me focused on maintaining and developing a well-structured, easy to use and comprehensive website presenting EAACI activities, initiatives and priorities. Welcome again to all EAACI members!
My term as the Website Editor is finishing at the end of this year. I have to honestly say that the last two years with you have been very exciting and I have learned a lot about EAACI’s activities and strategy, as well as gaining an understanding of the needs and requirements that the Website Editor has to meet. Thus, I am already wishing all the best for the soon to be elected new Website Editor.
Thanks to the past and present Board of Officers, the Executive Committee and the HQ Communications Team for all the support and trust you gave me, and for the nice, smooth collaboration at a high level.
All the best for 2018 to all of you!
The EAACI website is constantly being improved and updated. It’s a group effort by people who are keen to develop the best tools for members and to provide fresh news all the time. Let me highlight a few recent changes.
Allergy Schools and Master Classes can now be found under the “Meetings” tab (and not as previously in the “Education” area). The EAACI Newsletter has a separate place in the “Resources” menu, what makes it easier to access. Under “Resources”, you can also find regularly updated information about the EAACI journals. Remember that access to EAACI journal articles is free for EAACI members. Much of the material from the 2017 Congress in Helsinki is already available to be downloaded from the webcast area; please do enjoy it.
I kindly remind all Sections, Interest Groups and Working Groups board members to delegate one person from each S/IG/WG, who will be responsible for specific S/IG/WG webpage editing. Please send your choice to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of the materials from the 2017 Congress are already available to be downloaded from the EAACI website. In the webcast area, you can watch presentations recorded in Helsinki: please do enjoy them, even those you could not see in real time. By clicking on the menu: Meetings/The Annual Congress/Past Congress, you can find links to photos, the programme, abstract prize winners and so on. A complete version of the abstracts presented at the EAACI Congress 2017 were published in the journal Allergy in August.
During the EAACI Congress 2017 newly elected board members started their mandates. To follow the changes in EAACI structure we have adjusted the website and create space for new Sections (S), Interest Groups (IG) or Working Groups (WG). At the beginning of August, new chairs and secretaries will be requested to provide the EAACI HQ with the name and contacts of their elected Webmaster, in order for this person to be given administration access to their groups area on the website. I fully encourage members of S/IG or WG to update the content to best promote their team and its activities.
Thanks to all for fantastic Congress 2017! We had many frutful meetings and some new ideas I brought back home. Hopefully I can make them real very soon. Keep an eye!
I wish you all enjoyable holidays!
Don’t forget that you can find all the information you need about the EAACI Annual Congress taking place in June on the website. I wish all Congress participants a very fruitful and interesting meeting. The Congress is a good opportunity to meet and get your voice heard. A number of meetings to discuss website issues will take place: the Editors Meeting
(Saturday, 17 June); Web Committee Business Meeting
(Tuesday, 20 June); and the Communication Council Meeting
(Tuesday, 20 June). Invitations have already been sent and I count on your attendance. Anyone who wants to meet me in person during Congress is more than welcome to do so: please contact me on: email@example.com
April was a hot month. The election process took place and the results will be announced during the EAACI Annual Congress 2017 in Helsinki. Thank you to everyone for your participation and collaboration in updating your personal members areas. Great work was done!
We are constantly working to provide you with fresh information and news online! The website is regularly updated with the latest event and meeting information, e.g. the PAAM programme is now up, as well as pages for the Food Allergy Training Course in Manchester, the Master Class in Madrid, and so on.
Many of you will have been looking for specific information about our Annual Congress, or the many Focused Meetings which take place in Europe under the EAACI umbrella, as well as the Allergy Schools we are so proud of. Have you thought about visiting our webcast area? If you missed a presentation at one of our meetings, or even if you attended but would like to see it again, go to http://www.eaaci.org/resources/webcasts-webinars/congresses.html.
Selected presentations can be found there and you can watch them at home at your convenience.
I would like send a call to action to all Section (S) and Interest Group (IG) Board Members to provide us with regular updates for your dedicated S/IG webpages. Additionally, I intend to invite members of S/IG Boards to actively participate in developing the EAACI patients’ website: http://eaaci.org/patients/.
Your contributions to help fill the gaps in the content, with your expert views and opinions, will be very much appreciated.
Happy New Year!
Contra facta non valent argumenta…
1. Every month, almost 15,000 users visit the EAACI website.
2. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the homepage is the most visited page, follow by the Annual Congress and EAACI Journals webpages.
3. Every month, half of our users are first time visitors to the site.
4. The average time users spend on the website is just over 3 minutes.
The end of the year is always a good time to make summaries of what was achieved during the past year and of what is still on the pending list. This is also the end of the first year of my mandate as Website Editor and I am happy to share with you some of our achievements that I am proud of:
• We launched the new EAACI website in June after several months of preparation. The aim was to match the fast changing trends of modern websites and we now not only have a more modern design, but also a clearer distribution of content, as well as new tools;
• We changed our navigation system for better performance on tablets and smartphones to make searching on the website easier for mobile users;
• We opened a JOB CENTER, where everyone can now both advertise offers of jobs by filling in an online form, and search for interesting job positions;
• We made the very big step of integrating all the external webpages dedicated to EAACI Congresses or Focused Meetings onto the main EAACI platform;
• We are constantly working to ensure the better visibility of our website on the net, as based on monthly SEO analysis.
Please do remember that you can find information about all EAACI’s activities, as well as gain access to many useful, just by visiting www.eaci.org. The website has dedicated areas for: the Annual Congress, Focused Meetings, Allergy Schools, Task Forces, the EAACI Journals, as well as much more, including (for example) Task Force Position Papers giving you the latest evidence-based recommendations on specific topics. Equally, if you missed a presentation at one of our meetings, or even if you attended but would like to see it again, why not try our webcast area to watch selected presentations at your convenience?
After all of the big effort, which was put into the development of our main EAACI website (www.eaaci.org), now it is time to focus on our patients and create the best platform for them, where they can find the most up to date and reliable information about their health questions.
I intend to invite members of S/IG Boards and the Patient Organisation Committee, as well any members who are willing to help, to actively participate in developing the EAACI patients’ website at http://www.eaaci.org/patients/.
Your contributions to help fill gaps in the content and the creation of interactive tools for patients with your expert views and opinions, will be very much appreciated.
Welcome back after the summer holidays!
I encourage users to visit the website as often as possible. Remember:
• you can find fresh news on the homepage every week;
• article highlights from EAACI Journals (Allergy, Clinical and Translational Allergy, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology) are updated every month;
• use the JOB CENTER to find interesting job offers or to advertise new vacant positions;
• check the website for new position papers and other educational tools;
Since June, you’ve been able to enjoy surfing around our new EAACI website. The homepage has been completely changed and the menu has been reorganised. I hope you like it.
Things worth highlighting on the landing page include:
• the website menu is restructured to be more intuitive for users
• the ‘important deadlines’ box (showing final dates for registration or abstract submission for EAACI meetings) is more visible
• the upcoming events calendar showing EAACI meetings is more prominent
• the website is being updated each week with fresh stories and news
• a quick link list will help you to access the Sections, Interest Groups and Junior Members areas more easily
• we plan to make the webpage simpler, less crowded and “lighter”, so that loading time for the home page is decreased.
But that’s not the last of our surprises: we are still working on other updates which will be visible very soon, so please keep an eye out for them! The EAACI platform contains many webpages and its structure is complicated. Every day we are updating and upgrading information and associated technical aspects. The integration process is still ongoing but all EAACI Focused Meetings in 2017 will be integrated into the EAACI platform very soon.
The EAACI Annual Congress 2016 is now behind us and I hope all participants had a great time and found the Congress scientifically invigorating. During the Congress, there were many opportunities to meet people involved in the creation and maintenance of the EAACI website. Thanks to all the members of the Website Committee and Communication Council for coming to meetings and sharing your thoughts with me. In my opinion the meetings were very fruitful and we discussed problems that are already being solved. The minutes from the 13th
Web Com Business Meeting 2016 as well as my slides (which show what we have accomplished in the last months together with ongoing issues and some important web statistics) can be found in the Website Committee resources area on the EAACI website http://www.eaaci.org/organisation/committees/web/resources.html
The annual EAACI Congress is coming! I wish all of participants very fruitful and interesting meeting. The Congress is a good opportunity to meet and talk about the website as well. Invitations are sent already. We do count on your attendance.
Meeting schedule reminder:
11.06.2016, 10:30 – 11:30
Internal Web Committee Meeting
12.06.2016, 15:30 – 17:00
14.06.2016, 09:00 – 10:00
13th Web Com Business Meeting 2016
See you all there!
The “Job Center” is now open! You can find there the current clinical/research job advertisments from all over the world in the field of immunology and allergology. To access it go to www.eaaci.org
and click on the JOB CENTER button in the right top menu.
To all EAACI members: the website belongs to us all and please remember that your contributions to the site are more than welcome! Any suggestions, comments or ideas should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
and are highly appreciated. All your e-mails will be responded to.
Although the new EAACI website platform was only implemented about a year ago, we will be implementing a number of new ideas in the coming weeks to meet the expectations of our demanding and changing community. The whole communications team is currently working very hard on the integration of all EAACI events websites onto the main eaaci.org platform. This is a complicated but important task, which will bring many benefits to all users. With these updates, the graphical display currently on the EAACI website will be slightly changed to become even easier to navigate, intuitive and user friendly. Follow us at www.eaaci.org
I would like send a call to action to all the members of Section (S) and Interest Group (IG) Boards to provide us with regular updates for dedicated S/IG webpages. All S/IG Chairs and Webmasters have recently been sent relevant information and instructions. Don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail: email@example.com
, if you have any questions!
It is my big pleasure to warmly welcome all the users of EAACI website and take the opportunity to introduce myself as a new EAACI Website Editor starting today! More about me you can find here
I want to sincerely thank the previous Website Co-Editors, Olympia Tsilochristou and Angel Mazon, for their hard work and great contributions as well as help, trust and invaluable advice granted to me during the take-over period.
The Website Editor’s objectives have still not changed. From me, you can expect continuous support and hard work focused on maintaining and developing a well-structured, easy to use and comprehensive website showing EAACI activities, initiatives, and priorities. I will keep you updated!