Service and Stewardship
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) takes its fiscal and social responsibilities very seriously. Stewardship involves being good managers of our financial resources and making choices that are consistent with our values and mission. Stewardship also means that we are conscious of the needs of future generations. We invite you to learn about and consider giving to the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Education and Research Organization, Inc. (ARTrustTM). The ARTrustTM is dedicated to finding treatments and cures for the millions of people suffering from allergies, asthma and other immunologic diseases by supporting education and research.
Since its inception, the AAAAI has promoted service by our members for the betterment of the public and the patients we serve. Our goal is to inspire members’ involvement within the specialty and the AAAAI as well as within the places where we live and work. We are also dedicated to promoting access to and delivery of optimal health care to underserved communities.
The Academy CAN! Program places volunteer allergist / immunologists at community clinics in underserved areas. These allergist / immunologists work with healthcare professionals to consult on cases and to educate them on the issues of best practice to improve the care to underserved populations.
The AAAAI has joined with other leading medical specialty societies in Choosing WiselyTM, a proactive initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The Choosing Wisely campaign helps physicians, patients and other healthcare stakeholders think and talk about overuse or misuse of health care resources in the United States. This campaign is a natural extension the AAAAI’s ongoing commitment to empower physicians and patients with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions regarding the diagnosis, treatment and management of allergic and immunologic diseases. To date there are ten statements to consider. Visit here to see a video explaining each of the statements.
The AAAAI is pleased to underwrite the Chrysalis Project. This program presents U.S. and Canadian medical students and internal medicine and/or pediatric residents the opportunity to explore a potential career in allergy / immunology. To qualify for the Chrysalis Project, applicants must fall into one of the following categories: medical students (MD/PhD program highest and exclude 1st year medical students); 1st and 2nd year internal medicine and pediatric residents; 1st, 2nd or 3rd year med/peds residents. Please note since the Chrysalis Project is a recruitment program, priority is given to medical students and residents who are unsure of their career path, rather than recommend 2nd year residents who are already committed to applying for allergy / immunology
The program includes both a half day of didactic lectures presented by prominent A/I faculty and attendance at the AAAAI Annual Meeting. Participants are paired with Fellow-in-Training (FIT) mentors who can answer questions about the specialty and guide them through the Annual Meeting educational sessions and events. Watch these videos and find out why AAAAI members selected a career in allergy / immunology.