The Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is a non-profit professional association consisting of allergists and immunologists. We are committed to the educational development of our members for the benefit of the patients in their care. To this end, we improve our knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology through publications, meetings and conferences relaying advancements in our field. We encourage cooperation and collaboration among those engaged in the field of allergy and immunology affording opportunities to develop professional relationships that will serve as a valuable network of resources within our membership.
To advance the knowledge and practice of allergy and immunology through publications, meetings, and conferences; foster the education of both students, physicians and the public; promote and stimulate allergy and immunology research study; encourage cooperation among those engaged in the field of allergy and immunology; and act in a concerted manner to improve the delivery of high quality allergy care.
Announcements/News/Notes from the President
As summer comes to an end, we are all set to enhance our knowledge in allergy and immunology to better serve our patients. This year, we have some great speakers lined up for our meeting on October 2nd.
We have two Dermatologists, Luz Foncier, MD from Rheumatoid Arthritis Center, Mineola, NY and Peter Lio, MD, Medical Dermatology Associates, Chicago, IL who will be speaking on “Dermatology for the Allergists” – this will be hands on learning of doing skin biopsy.
Also, we have our very own Paul Greenberger, MD from Northwestern University, who will discuss the latest in asthma treatment, comparing and contrasting whether to target IL 5, eosinophils or IgE. We encourage everyone to attend as there is always free CME.
My main goal for this year is to increase the membership of ISAAI. We will be sending letters and making personal phone calls to those who do not respond. We must remember that by increasing our number of participants, we will have more voice in setting up policies. Also, with the cost of attending the national conference rising, the executive committee will be discussing the possibility of having a regional conference in Chicago, making it easier for allergists in the surrounding Midwest to attend and earn CME credit. I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting in October. Click here to register.
Naveed Akhtar, MD