Keep MAAI as an Interest Section of the AAAAI sign now

We the undersigned hereby ask that you do not eliminate the Mechanisms of Asthma and Allergic Inflammation (MAAI) interest section.

MAAI provides a "home" for those members of the Academy who are interested in the mechanistic underpinnings of asthma and allergic diseases, and plays a critical role in the development of the annual meetingas evidenced by the fact that nearly 20\% of the meeting abstracts come from MAAI. While we understand some of the desire to combine MAAI with the Basic and Clinical Immunology (BCI) interest section, these two groups are focused on different areas of science (MAAI on mechanisms of allergic and asthmatic disease; BCI on the underpinnings of immunodeficiency and genetic basis of allergic diseases). Indeed combining MAAI and BCI would be akin to combining all clinical interest sections together into one single clinical interest section.

Eliminating MAAI will only alienate researchers studying the basic mechanisms of allergies and asthma, and serve to further dilute the amount of mechanistic science being presented at the annual meeting. Therefore, we hope that as the Academy undergoes its strategic re-organization, the Board of Directors will recognize the importance of the MAAI interest section to the scientific mission of this great organization.

Please do not eliminate the MAAI interest section!

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  • 14 December 2015100. Paige L
    AAAAI membership status (Member, Fellow, FIT, etc.) Fellow Current interest section affiliation MAAI We need to maintain a balance between basic and clinical interest sections within AAAAI
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  • 30 May 201595. Donald M
    AAAAI membership status (Member, Fellow, FIT, etc.) non-member I am surprised by this development. We are so far from understanding atopic diseases that it is odd to me that the academy is considering the option to eliminate MAAI. I believe that such a d
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  • 22 January 201589. Len Bacharierm
    AAAAI membership status (Member, Fellow, FIT, etc.) Fellow Current interest section affiliation ADT MAAI and BCI serve different constituencies and have different purposes. Each should retain its own identity. It promotes diversity in the Annual Meeting
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  • 22 September 201485. Joshua Ab
    AAAAI membership status (Member, Fellow, FIT, etc.) Member Current interest section affiliation MAAI The basic science at the Acedemy is already too watered down and I fear we will lose the interest of the basic scientists if MAAI is dissolved/merged. MA
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  • 25 July 201483. Douglas R
    AAAAI membership status (Member, Fellow, FIT, etc.) non member If the basic science content of the AAAAI meeting is reduced I would review my attendance at the meeting
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  • 12 February 201480. Karen D
    AAAAI membership status (Member, Fellow, FIT, etc.) Member Current interest section affiliation FAADA We definitely need to keep MAAI to keep the AAAAI strong.
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    AAAAI membership status (Member, Fellow, FIT, etc.) fellow strength in basic science is hallmark of aaaai
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    AAAAI membership status (Member, Fellow, FIT, etc.) Fellow Current interest section affiliation FADAA An important resource for basic scientists and those of us interested in disease mechanisms. Please reconsider and keep MAAI as an independent interest
  • 19 January 201476. Steven Jackermanp
    AAAAI membership status (Member, Fellow, FIT, etc.) non-member Current interest section affiliation MAAI MAAI organizes some of the most outstanding sessions at the AAAAI annual meetings. Elimination of the MAAI will essentially eliminate interest and pa
  • 01 December 201375. Larry T
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  • 22 October 201374. Angela H
    AAAAI membership status (Member, Fellow, FIT, etc.) Fellow Current interest section affiliation MAAI I served on the seminar subcommittee for the past 4 years as an MAAI representative. Of all the interest sections, MAAI consistently had the highest numb

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Brenda OconnorBy:
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Board of Directors of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

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