Division of UCB Pharma S.A., The UCB Institute of Allergy (IOA) is an independent and non-profit organization, created in 1987 to help doctors, scientists and patients all around the world in their fight for combating allergy.
Through a series of informative actions, The UCB Institute of Allergy (IOA) strives, first and foremost, to help combating the growing pandemic of allergic diseases while relieving the discomfort and suffering of the many millions of allergy victims worldwide. The organisation has recently fine-tuned its original mission by focusing on providing health professionals and general public with continuous up-to-date scientific information and educational materials about allergies, and particularly about allergy prevention.
IOA functions under the supervision of a Scientific Advisory Board (made up of eminent European Specialists in the field of allergy) and an Executive Committee which provides a link between the representatives of UCB and the Advisory Board, and ensures the feasibility of the projects developed under the IOA patronage. IOA initiates many actions to inform and educate about allergic diseases, to help identifying ways for allergy prevention, to promote research, to analyze the current situation and to define key actions to be taken over the coming years. Moreover IOA favours cooperation between various allergy related organisations.
IOA endeavors to carry out its mission by achieving the following basic objectives:
The UCB Institute of Allergy reaches its goals by implementing a host of educational and informative actions targeting the medical community, patients, patients associations, and the public.