Who We Are

The American Society of Allergy Nurses was formed in 1988. First starting as Oregon Society of Allergy Nurses 1988-1990, then Northwest Society of Allergy Nurses 1991-2011- The last name change was made at the end of 2011. Their goal is to provide continuing education for nurses, thus helping to insure high standards of practice and enhance the quality of care for allergy, asthma and immunology patients. Since then, yearly conferences have been held hosting a variety of speakers from around the country.

The meetings have been held in Washington or Oregon with nurses from that particular state hosting the conference. This dynamic group of nurses encompasses participants from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Montana, Alaska and other states as far away as Virginia.


Our focus is the promotion of continuing education for nurses and other allied health care providers, to enhance the quality of care for allergy, asthma & immunology patients.


“The Northwest Society of Allergy Nurses is the one of the highest quality education experiences for nurses committed to allergy and asthma care. The updated knowledge shared by renowned physicians and nurses in wonderful surroundings each year makes it a must for the allied health personnel interested in this field.”
Michael S. Blaiss, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy University of Tennessee, Memphis CO-Chairperson, Allied Health Committee of the AAAI 2000

“For the past 12 years I have been peripherally involved in the Northwest Society of Allergy Nurses via the nurses in my practice. I am particularly impressed by the consistent high quality of their speakers, the education they receive and more importantly, the enthusiasm their program imparts to their committee and their registrants.”
Robert Rapp, M.D.
Allergist/Immunologist, Corvallis Clinic, Corvallis, Oregon

“The Northwest Society of Allergy Nurses has continually supported nursing education in an outstanding way for the past 12 years.”
Noreen Nicol, R.N., M.S., F.N.P.
Director of Nurses, National Jewish Medical and Research Center; Instructor, University of Colorado Health Science Center School of Nursing, Denver, Colorado

“The Northwest Society of Allergy Nurses acts out their goal of “Nurses Promoting Nursing” by providing outstanding educational and networking opportunities to their peers and the community. I commend them for their efforts. It was a very rewarding experience for me to be able to meet and speak with this group of dedicated nursing professionals. I look forward to working with them in the future.”
Colleen Lum Lung, R.Dn. B.S.N.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Chariman, Allied Health Meetings, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 1999

“The passion, dedication and commitment to the patient living with asthma and allergies was very evident in those attending the conference. The topics were relevant and the speakers very motivational. A great way to be educated and enjoy the fellowship of much respected colleagues at the same time.”
Renee Theodorakis, R.N., M.A.
Coordinator, Adolescent Services, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

“The Northwest Society of Allergy Nurses coordinates yearly conferences that provide exceptional education opportunities for nurses involved in allergy and asthma care.”
Richard Gower, M.D.
Allergist/Immunologist, Spokane, Washington; Past-President, Western Society of Allergy and Immunology; Speaker, House of Delegates, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

“I have had the privilege of speaking at two meetings of the Northwest Society of Allergy Nurses. The topics chosen for the meetings were extremely clincally relevant. Moreover, I found the attendees to be exceedingly interested in learning more about their field and very dedicated to their patients.”
Michael Schatz, M.D.
Allergist, Kaiser-Permanente, San Diego; Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, Board of Directors, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology