Clinical Immunology and Allergy Section (CIAS)
The BSI has a special section within the Society, which particularly focuses on the priorities and needs of its clinical members.
Membership is open and inclusive of those involved in Clinical Immunology and Allergy, including nurses in immunology and allergy, biomedical scientists, clinical scientists, researchers, trainees, and clinical immunologists and allergists. It is NOT intended to be a section solely for consultant clinical immunologists, or to replace activities of other professional organisations such as ACSI/IBMS etc., but to provide a unique single, authoritative, well-funded forum for all practitioners of Immunology, to interact for the benefit of the speciality, with access to the facilities, kudos and support of a major international scientific society.
Members who have an interest in clinical matters are invited to join the CIAS by updating their membership profile.
Organisation of the CIAS
The formation of the CIAS was approved by the BSI's Board of Trustees in 2006. We now have a Clinical Secretary on board, who is the Chair of the CIAS Executive Committee, formed of nominated representatives from key organisations. DRAFT minutes of the most recent meeting (6 May 2011) are available.
Aims of the CIAS:
- To foster excellence in the practice of immunological medicine
- The creation of a section of the BSI able to represent the wider Clinical Immunology and Allergy community
- To reduce fragmentation, and allow the community to speak with one voice at trust, college and Department of Health level
- To enhance communication between the scientific and Clinical Immunology communities
Please click here to view the full constitution of the CIAS.
The Specialised Allergy Service (SAS) Accreditation Scheme - for consultation
The Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section of the BSI has invested considerable time on the development of allergy accreditation standards and procedures which aim ultimately to improve the level of clinical care provided to allergy patients. This work now continues through the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. Powerpoint presentations made during a recent Academy of Medical Royal Colleges meeting on accreditation are available for BSI members. Please note that you must be a current BSI member and be logged in to access these documents.
Any questions regarding accreditation may be addressed to: William.Egner@sth.nhs.uk
Please contact Judith Willetts if you wish to obtain more information on the CIAS.