American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology(AAAAI) Founded in 1943, the AAAAI is a professional medical membership organization of nearly 6,600 allergist/immunologists and related professionals around the world with advanced training and experience in allergy, asthma and other immunologic diseases. The Academy is dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care.
The organization, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hosts a comprehensive website, www.aaaai.org, for patients and healthcare professionals alike. The website also includes an international physician referral directory for patients seeking the care of an allergist/immunologist.
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) is published monthly and is the official scientific journal of the AAAAI. It is the most-cited journal in the field of allergy and clinical immunology.
In January, 2013, the AAAAI will launch The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, a publication aimed at the practicing clinician treating allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders.
The organization also publishes a variety of educational materials to better educate patients and consumers about allergic disease.
National Allergy Bureau
The National Allergy Bureau (NAB) is an AAAAI-certified pollen and outdoor mold spore counting network. The NAB issues pollen and mold reports three times a week and provides information on common seasonal outdoor allergy triggers. The NAB is part of the AAAAI's Aeroallergen Network, and consists of pollen and spore counting stations staffed primarily by AAAAI member volunteers. They provide pollen and mold counts from approximately 78 counting stations throughout the United States, two counting stations in Canada, and two in Argentina.
AAAAI Annual Meeting
Each year, academic and clinical leaders attend the AAAAI Annual Meeting, which showcases new research and discuss other developments in the areas of allergy, asthma and immunology. The meeting is attended by more than 7,000 allergist/immunologists, related physicians, allied health professionals and industry representatives. The 2013 Annual Meeting will take place in San Antonio, TX, in February.