Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI)

Founded: October 30, 1970

The Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology represents Austrian scientists and practitioners interested in the physiology and pathophysiology of the immune response as well as the phenotypic expression, diagnosis and therapy of all diseases involving the immune system.

The principal aims of ÖGAI are to foster the understanding of the functioning of the immune system in general as well as the consequences of its aberrations. Thus reducing the burden of immunologically-mediated diseases on the individual and also the society, and to advance the treatment and prevention of these disorders. Hence, ÖGAI promotes basic and applied research advances and their translation into the clinical practice.

ÖGAI supports excellence in education and training in the fields of allergology and immunology and further provides and also encourages the spread of specific information on the vital importance of the immune system and its disorders, such as allergy, autoimmunity, immunodeficiencies, to the lay, legal and professional public.

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