Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is the largest
professional medical specialty organization in the United States,
representing allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists,
allied health professionals, and others with a special interest in
the research and treatment of allergic disease. Established in 1943,
the AAAAI has nearly 6,000 members in the United States, Canada and
60 other countries.
College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
ACAAI is a professional association of 4,000 allergists/immunologists.
Established in 1942, the ACAAI is dedicated to improving the quality
of patient care in allergy and immunology through research, advocacy
and professional and public education.
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) was established in
1991. FAAN's membership now stands at more than 26,000 worldwide
and includes families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school staff,
representatives from government agencies, and the food and pharmaceutical
industries. FAAN serves as the communication link between the patient
and others. The purpose of FAAN is to raise public awareness,
to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf
of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.
& Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is a nonprofit
membership organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due
to asthma and allergies through education, advocacy, community outreach,
& Allergy Foundation of America
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a
not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient
organization for people with asthma and allergies. AAFA provides
practical information, community based services and support through a
national network of chapters and support groups. AAFA develops health
education, organizes state and national advocacy efforts and funds
research to find better treatments and cures.
Volunteers Educating for Food Allergy
Volunteers Educating for Food Allergies (VEFA) is a parent based advocacy group based in Knoxville dedicated to raising community awareness and helping families with food allergies cope with the diagnosis by sharing friendship, experience and education.
Joint Council of Allergy,
Asthma & Immunology
JCAAI's purpose is to provide a mechanism for keeping allergists/
immunologists abreast of the critical socio-economic issues which impact
upon their practices. The JCAAI represents allergy/immunology in federal
and state regulatory and governmental agencies, the Congress, in areas
of reimbursement, and in other socio-economic areas where appropriate.
Knoxville Academy of
The mission of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine is to serve the needs
of the physician members and to promote the health of their patients and
the community. Membership in the Knoxville Academy of Medicine is open
to all MDs and DOs in the East Tennessee Region. They are
chartered through the Tennessee Medical Association and affiliated with
the American Medical Association.
National Institute of Allergy and
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand,
treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic
diseases. For more than 50 years, NIAID research has led to new
therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have
improved the health of millions of people in the United States and
around the world.