Founded in 1948, the Section on Allergy and Immunology is dedicated to ensuring that children receive the highest quality of allergy and immunology care. To accomplish its mission, the Section provides a number of educational programs, training, and research programs, and continually advocates for improved allergy and immunology care and services.

The Section sponsors educational programs for both pediatric generalists and subspecialists at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition each fall and at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology and American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology annual meetings. The Section’s other educational endeavors include this annual “Best Articles in Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology” Supplement to Pediatrics, the Visiting Professor Program, an electronic quality improvement in practice program on asthma diagnosis and management that meets the American Board of Pediatrics maintenance of certification criteria, and a number of public education materials. The Section is also active in contributing to educational programs and resources, such as AAP News, educational brochures, Clinical Reports, and many other endeavors.

To support training and promote research in pediatric allergy and immunology, the Section awards travel grants to residents and training fellows to participate and present cases at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition and provides outstanding abstract awards for training fellows and junior faculty for presentation at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology annual meeting. In close collaboration with other subspecialty societies, the Section is actively involved with initiatives to improve subspecialty education, such as the American Board of Allergy and Immunology maintenance of certification requirements. Section members represent the AAP in national and governmental conferences and provide input on federal legislation on behalf of the AAP. For more information on all AAP allergy and immunology resources and initiatives, visit