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NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

NIAID conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 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.

Review Date: July 20, 2011

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Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Founded in 1985, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics is the leading non-profit health organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, advocacy and community outreach.

Review Date: January 05, 2009

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

The evolution of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) dates back to the early 1920s with the founding of two professional organizations: the Society for the Study of Asthma and Allied Conditions (on the East Coast) and the American Association for the Study of Allergy (on the West Coast). In 1943, these two entities joined forces to become one stronger, integrated professional society called the American Academy of Allergy. Although its name has changed, the Academy’s mission has remained the same: the advancement of the knowledge of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care.

Review Date: June 15, 2011

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American Academy of Environmental Medicine

About AAEM The American Academy of Environmental Medicine was founded in 1965, and is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and their environment. The Academy is interested in expanding the knowledge of interactions between human individuals and their environment, as these may be demonstrated to be reflected in their total health. The AAEM provides research and education in the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposures to biological and chemical agents encountered in air, food and water.

Review Date: August 13, 2010

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American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy & Foundation

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), founded in 1941, represents over 2700 Board-certified otolaryngologists and health care providers. Otolaryngology, frequently referred to as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), uniquely combines medical and surgical expertise to care for patients with a variety of conditions affecting the head and neck, as well as commonly related conditions. AAOA Members devote part of their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. The AAOA actively supports its membership through Education, Research, and Advocacy in the care of our allergic patients.

Review Date: November 30, 2011

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American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents more than 12,000 otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas. The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning.

Review Date: December 16, 2011

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American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

The 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. The ACAAI's goals are to: improve the quality of patient care in allergy, asthma and immunology; maintain and advance the diagnostic and therapeutic skills of members and foster their appropriate application; sponsor and conduct educational and scientific programs and publications; develop and disseminate educational information for members, patients, health plan purchasers and administrators, and other physicians and health professionals.

Review Date: February 12, 2009

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American Latex Allergy Association

The American Latex Allergy Association is a national non-profit 501,(c)(3), tax exempt organization that provides educational information about latex allergy and supports latex-allergic individuals. Originally, the organization was formed by a group of approximately 30 health care workers who acquired latex allergy and sought to provide information and support for one another, as well as to other persons and organizations. The mission of the American Latex Allergy Association is to create awareness of latex allergy through education and to provide support to individuals who have been diagnosed with latex allergy. Their board of directors consists of volunteers, elected officers, and professional advisors. A newsletter called The ALERT is published quarterly.

Review Date: July 29, 2009

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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is a non-profit health organization dedicated to finding a cure for and controlling asthma and allergies. Founded in 1953, AAFA serves the 60 million Americans with asthma and allergic diseases by supporting scientific research, patient education programs, public and governmental advocacy and a network of chapters and educational support groups throughout the nation. Complementing these efforts is AAFA's Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month activities each May and ongoing public education campaigns.

Review Date: March 28, 2011

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Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

The mission of The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (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 (a life-threatening allergic reaction). FAAN is the world’s largest nonprofit organization providing patients information about food allergy and educational resources to schools, health professionals, restaurants, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials.

Review Date: March 10, 2009

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National Jewish Medical and Research Center

The National Jewish Medical and Research Center, formerly the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, was founded around the turn of the century to care for the victims of tuberculosis. The Hospital provided treatment for victims, while the Denver Sheltering Home (the Center's forerunner) provided care for children of victims. The two institutions merged in 1978 and now constitute the largest U.S. medical center devoted to the study and treatment of chronic respiratory diseases and immune system disorders, including asthma, emphysema, tuberculosis, chronic bronchitis, interstitial lung disease, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. Research activities cover an ever-broadening range of both basic and applied science, from examination of basic life processes to in-depth clinical studies of particular diseases. The Center provides an information service called LUNGLINE, (800)222-LUNG, for individuals with questions about lung diseases and allergies. Beyond the areas of study and treatment listed, LUNGLINE offers information on pneumonia, sarcoidosis, smoking, asbestosis, cystic fibrosis, occupational lung diseases, and other topics. Professional staff publish scientific papers and participate in seminars and conferences. In addition, the Center conducts a formal medical and research fellowship program to train young physicians and researchers in the latest methods of investigating and controlling these illnesses.

Review Date: January 13, 2011

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