The Section on Allergy and Immunology was one of the first sections formed (1948) within the American Academy of Pediatrics. It now has approximately 600 members whose objective is to improve the care of children with asthma, allergies, and immunologic disorders.
The Section aims to serve as a major informational and educational resource for the members of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The section sponsors a 2-day scientific program and symposium at each annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as the annual “Synopsis Book.” Other educational activities of the Section include position papers for the American Academy of Pediatrics, informational pamphlets for patients, and visiting professorships for training programs that do not have a division of pediatric allergy and immunology. In addition, in 1999 the Section sponsored a continuing education course for pediatricians on allergy, asthma, and immunology.
The membership of the Section on Allergy and Immunology consists of Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics who have been certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Any and all qualified American Academy of Pediatrics Fellows are invited to apply for membership to the Section. If interested, please write to:
Director, Division of Sections
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
PO Box 927
Elk Grove Village, IL 60009-0927
The reviews contained in the 1999 synopsis were written by Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Allergy and Immunology, guest reviewers, and fellows in allergy and immunology training programs who contributed reviews with their mentors.
The Editor selected the journals to be reviewed based on the likelihood that they would contain articles on allergy and immunology that would be of value and interest to the pediatrician. Each journal was assigned to a voluntary reviewer who was responsible for selecting articles and writing reviews of their articles. Only articles of original research were selected for review. Final selection of the articles to be included was made by the Editor.
The 1997 to 1998 journals chosen for review were: Allergy, American Journal of Asthma and Allergy for Pediatricians, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Annals of Internal Medicine, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Archives of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal, Cell, Chest, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Critical Care Medicine, European Respiratory Journal, Immunology, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Immunology, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Lancet, Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Pediatric Pulmonology, and Science.
The reviewers were: Allen Adinoff, MD, Aurora, CO; James R. Banks, MD, Arnold, MD; Mary E. Bollinger, DO, Baltimore, MD; Bradley E. Chipps, MD, Sacramento, CA; Joseph A. Church, MD, Los Angeles, CA; Stanley P. Galant, MD, Orange, CA; Duane M. Gels, MD, Arnold, MD; James E. Gern, MD, Madison, WI; Leon Greos, MD, Aurora, CO; Russell Hopp, DO, Omaha, NE; John M. James, MD, Fort Collins, CO; Stacie M. Jones, MD, Little Rock, AR; Thad H. Joos, MD, Detroit, MI; Alan Kamada, PharmD, Research Triangle Park, NC; Michael S. Kaplan, MD, Los Angeles, CA; John M. Kelso, MD, San Diego, CA; Roger Kobayashi, MD, Omaha, NE; Frederick E. Leikly, MD, Indianapolis, IN; Robert Lemanske, MD, Madison, WI; Andrew Liu, MD, Denver, CO; Christopher Randolph, Waterbury, CT; Martin I. Sachs, PhD, DO, Rochester, MN; Hugh A. Sampson, MD, New York, NY; Scott Sicherer, MD, New York, NY; Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD, Philadelphia, PA; Stanley J. Szefler, MD, Denver, CO; and Robert A. Wood, MD, Baltimore, MD.
The Editorial Committee would like to express thanks to the Schering Corporation for their continued support of this important educational program.