The history of pediatric allergy in Europe - from a working group to ESPACI and SP-EAACI

Sten Dreborg, Graham Roberts, Susanne Lau, Alexandra F Santos, Susanne Halken, Arne Høst
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 2013, 24 (1): 88-96
A Working Group on Pediatric Allergology was formed in 1984, which rapidly developed to become the European Society on Pediatric Allergology and Clinical Immunology (ESPACI) in 1988 with its own journal, Pediatric Allergology and Immunology. ESPACI worked together with the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) to form a Section of Pediatrics within EAACI (SP-EAACI) in 1996. The ESPACI and the SP-EAACI formally merged in 2001. Within the EAACI organization, the Pediatric Section has continued to grow. The Pediatric Section is working to develop pediatric allergology across Europe, focusing on postgraduate education, facilitating the research agenda and advocating for children and adolescents with allergies.

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