Celebrating 75 years

The British Allergy Society was formed 75 years ago in 1948, but did not have a constitution until it was written in 1951, at which time there were 40-50 members. At the same time the Royal Society of Medicine section of Clinical Immunology and Allergy was started up in 1965, by which time the British Allergy Society had 150 members. The Antibody Club was later incorporated to the British Allergy Society, thus being the roots of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology.  Vera Walker was the first President in 1948.

To mark this special occasion, we are celebrating our significant milestones and achievements over the years.

Read the top cited articles in Clinical & Experimental Allergy, the official journal of BSACI. Click here.

BSACI Global Allergy Online Symposium 2023

On Friday 10th February BSACI hosted a Global Collaborative Online Symposium to celebrate our 75th Anniversary.  The unique symposium was supported by our international partner organisations WAO, EAACI and AAAAI, covering ‘CLINICAL ALLERGY: STATE OF THE ART 2023’. The programme included a WAO session on Drug Allergy, EAACI session on Environmental Impact on Allergy, BSACI session on Challenges in Allergy and AAAAI session on Immunotherapy.

In the Keynote lecture, Professor Sir Stephen Holgate discussed effective interventions on the environmental causes of allergy and what we can do as an allergy community, based on a recent landmark global workshop hosted by King Charles III in Scotland. Click here to find out more.

Attracting delegates from all over the world, we were delighted to work with our global partners to develop an exciting programme and build closer collaborative initiatives, to share world class knowledge for the benefit of the global allergy community.

BSACI Annual Conference 2023

To mark our 75th Anniversary we are hosting our Annual Conference on 5th-7th October 2023 at Harrogate Convention Centre. Click here to read the President’s welcome message. To mark this special occasion, we are celebrating our significant milestones and achievements over the years with special sessions throughout the conference programme. Programme highlights include:

  • Speakers Corners – including the most influential figures in UK Allergy taking us through the breakthroughs that have been made in allergy over the past 75 years
  • Introducing a number of ’10 minute rapid fire’ sessions, navigating your way through our poster walks
  • Even more practical workshops than ever before
  • Showcasing Education projects and celebrating ‘Excellence in Allergy Care and Research’ 
  • Opportunities to network with allergy experts from across the globe
  • Social occasions including a Welcome Reception and a unique President’s dinner not to be missed.

Abstract submission is open. To read more and to apply for one of our awards, as well as view the preliminary programme and register click here

To read the top cited articles in Clinical & Experimental Allergy, official journal of BSACI click here

If you are a member and you have any photos or stories you wish to share with us to mark this special occasion, please send these to [email protected]


Meeting room available to hire at BSACI head office, Battersea

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