The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is a professional organization that includes allergists / immunologists, other medical specialists, allied health and related healthcare professionals who are focused on the research and treatment of allergic diseases and immunologic conditions including:
- Allergies – Peanut and other food Allergies, Ragweed and other Pollen Allergies, Mold Allergies, Drug Allergies, Latex allergies, Stinging Insect Allergies, Allergic rhinitis, Anaphylaxis (Severe Allergic Reactions) and other allergy-related conditions.
- Asthma – Asthma in Children, Adult-Onset Asthma, and Occupational (Work-Related) Asthma, etc.
- Primary Immune Deficiency Disorders – Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID), Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), etc.
- Related Conditions – Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD), etc.
AAAAI’s membership consists of over 6,800 professionals in the United States, Canada, and 72 other countries.
As members of AAAAI, our allergy & asthma specialists, Dr. Nkiruka Erekosima and Dr. D’Jahna Thomas are keenly aware of the benefits to our patient community that come from having access to the organization’s resources. Here are just a few:
AAAAI Key Resources and Initiatives
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) – Published monthly for the benefit of medical professionals, clinical professionals and the scientific community, JACI is the most-cited scientific journal in the field of allergy and clinical immunology.
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice – Is a bi-monthly journal devoted to presenting clinically-focused research, as well as “practical management recommendations” in allergy / immunology.
The AAAAI Foundation – Formerly known as ARTrust ™, this endowment supports the development of treatments and cures for allergic and immunologic conditions through financial support for asthma & allergy education, research and faculty development. AAAAI members are able to donate – through this foundation – to support those objectives.
The AAAAI (referred to colloquially as “Quad AI”), also plays a very important role in advocating for or against regulations depending on its determination of how they will affect patient care outcomes. For instance, in early January 2016, AAAAI came out against newly proposed regulations from the USP that most allergists believe will severely limit allergy patient access to allergy shots – a long-proven intervention that helps those who suffer with severe allergies.
Pollen Monitoring (National Allergy Bureau Pollen & Mold Reports) /
Allergy & asthma sufferers can take advantage of pollen counts and monitoring reports for tree allergens, weed allergens, grass, and mold allergens. Sign up for pollen counts here.
There is also a Mobile Pollen App accessible through your mobile device (iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or Android).
Alpha Allergy & Asthma Associates is a Silver Spring, Maryland allergy and asthma clinic. We see adults and children of all ages, and strive to provide expertise, empathy, education and excellence to help our patients achieve optimal health outcomes.