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Clinical Immunology Society: The Early Years 1984 - 1989

II. Preparations and Achievements

Susan Kanowith-Klein, Ph.D.John L. Fahey, M.D., M.S. John L. Fahey, M.D., M.S., Professor Emeritus and Susan Kanowith-Klein, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095

4875 Sioux Drive, Ste. 109, Boulder, CO 80303, U.S.A.


A separate account provides the background leading to development of the Clinical Immunology Society (Fahey, JL, Clinical Immunology Society: The Early Years 1984-1989, I. Introduction. J. Clinical Immunology. 2011, in press).

CIS Outline

  1. 1984 - 1985 – Concept and Consultations
    1. Academic Immunology - Research Advances Focused on Immune System: Components, Functions, and Regulation
    2. Clinical Disease Specialties and Subspecialties - Involvement of Immunology and Immunologists
    3. Immunological Laboratory Resources Needed for Clinical Research and Care
    4. Procedures and Therapies Requiring Special Expertise Unique to Clinical Immunologists
    5. American Association of Immunology (AAI) and Other Organizations, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Especially National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
    6. Meetings to Plan a Society and Annual Conference
    7. Decision to Proceed
  2. 1986 – Provisional Organization of the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS) and the Initial Annual Conference on Clinical Immunology (ACCI)
    1. Working Group to develop CIS
    2. CIS Goals
    3. Initial Conference on Clinical Immunology - Preparation and Conduct
    4. Subsequent Annual Conferences on Clinical Immunology
  3. 1987 - 1989 – The New Clinical Immunology Society: CIS Organization
    1. Professional Structure
    2. Administration and Operational Issues
    3. Finances and Fundraising
    4. Use of management companies for the CIS and ACCI
    5. Membership
      1. Overall
      2. Ph.D. Scientists in CIS
      3. Women in CIS
      4. Scientists in Industry
    6. Journals and Educational Activities
  4. 1986 - 1989 –Relationships with Existing Organizations, Conferences, and Certifications
    1. Immunology - AAI
    2. Clinical Medicine - Subspecialties and Board Certification
      1. Allergy
      2. Organ-Based Medical and Pediatric Subspecialties
      3. Requirements for a New Specialty Field in Medicine
    3. Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Immunology
    4. International - International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS)
  5. Summary and Opportunities