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to improve the quality of life of Texans who suffer from allergies, asthma and immunodeficiencies.
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    Texas Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society Succeeds in Obtaining Settlement Preserving its Right to Educate Texans and their Primary Care Physicians Regarding Safe & Effective Allergy Care

    Texas Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society (“TAAIS”) represents more than 230 board-certified allergists and immunologists in Texas. In August 2011, United Allergy Labs (now known as United Allergy Services or “UAS”) filed suit against TAAIS and several of its physician members and obtained a unilateral Temporary Restraining Order, without prior notice to us and without an opportunity for the Court to hear from us.

    UAS’s Temporary Restraining Order, which we believe was an unconstitutional prior restraint on our free speech rights, prevented TAAIS from communicating with primary care and other physicians not board certified in Allergy and Immunology about the applicable standards of care. Contrary to UAS’s allegations, TAAIS is committed to promoting the highest standards of medical care for Texans who suffer from allergic, asthmatic and immunologic disorders. TAAIS’s mission is to ensure that all physicians providing allergy care in Texas, whether board certified allergists or not, are educated regarding the applicable standards that govern such care. To that end, TAAIS sponsors continuing medical education courses to educate all physicians who provide allergy care to their patients, including primary care physicians and ENTs, as well as board certified allergists. Primary care physicians or ENTs who are interested in obtaining more information about these courses may contact our Executive Director, Connie Mawer, at 512.451.6108, or consult our website, www.taais.org.

    TAAIS steadfastly denied UAS’s multiple allegations against it, and vigorously defended against UAS’s lawsuit for one and one-half years before the parties reached a settlement in which TAAIS made no admission of wrongdoing. As part of the settlement, the parties agreed to a limited injunction, which contains very minimal limitations on the ability of the TAAIS to communicate with primary care or other physicians who are not board certified allergists who provide allergy care to their patients. Under the agreement, TAAIS is free to continue educating Texans, their primary care physicians, and other specialists regarding appropriate standards for allergy care, and doing all we can to ensure safe and effective medical care for all Texans who suffer from allergic diseases. TAAIS looks forward to continued collaboration with and communication between the society, its allergist members and other Texas physicians providing allergy care to their patients.

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  • What is an

    Allergist?

    An allergist / immunologist (commonly referred to as an allergist) is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders including...
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  • Immunotherapy

    Practice Parameters

    Click here to view the current nationally recognized practice parameters for the administration of allergen immunotherapy.
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  • 2015 TAAIS Annual Meeting

    April 24-26, 2015 at Hyatt Lost Pines Resort

    In 2015, TAAIS will hold its Annual Meeting for its members at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop, Texas, which is only 15 minutes from Austin’s Bergstrom Airport. TAAIS will offer Category 1 CME credit and hopefully the resort will attract not only our members but their families too!

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