Circle of Clinical and Laboratory Investigations into Food Allergy
- Cercle d'Investigations Cliniques et Biologiques enAllergologie
Alimentaire - CICBAA - is an association founded
on July 7, 1993.
principal aim is to carry out clinical research and to take an
active part in fundamental research into food allergy, working
in close cooperation with chemists, immunologists and allergists.
It also aims to provide allergists and other specialists with required
information rapidly. For this purpose a bimonthly review has been edited
since 1996 : Alim'Inter.
The need for information by the general public, especially for practical
advice with regard to allergy management, resulted in the setting up
of the "Friends of CICBAA" Association. Physicians
who are not allergists, dieticians and other health care professionals,
as well as representatives of Associations from the General Public, are
invited to join this association.
In April 2002, the two associations had 630 members.
The internet site www.cicbaa.com has a site for the
General Public giving practical advice to parents of allergic children
: exclusion diets and recipes for people with food allergies, and an
alergological site reserved to the members of both associations.
and immunoallergological researchers may apply to become
members of CICBAA by registering with Dr. E. BEAUDOUIN
Service de médecine interne - Immunologie
Clinique et Allergologie
29, Avenue de Lattre de Tassigny
54035 NANCY Cedex - France.
to CICBAA is granted after a vote by the Ordinary General
Assemby held once a year.
Companies in the food and pharmaceutical industries may become
donor members by giving a donation to the Association : apply
to Dr E. BEAUDOUIN, treasurer of CICBAA.
the "Friends of CICBAA" Association has 195
members. All specialists, general practitioners and dieticians
may become members of the "Friends of CICBAA" Association,
by applying to Dr. E. BEAUDOUIN.
Membership to the "Friends of CICBAA" is
granted during the twice monthly meetings of the Board
Allergic people or parents of allergic children are invited to
join the Patient Association. The CICBAA will be a scientific
link providing advice from experts upon request.