History of ACIS

The Singapore Society of Immunology and Rheumatology (SSIR), formed in 1976, took on the task of promoting the education of doctors in Singapore on allergic disorders with the return of Dr Chng Hiok Hee from her training in USA. In January 1990, the society was renamed the Singapore Society of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology (SSIAR) to reflect this added role. With the increase in the number of allergists/immunologists in Singapore and a greater interest in allergy amongst related specialties such as dermatology and otorhinolaryngology, members of SSIAR agreed in 2004 that the time was ripe for the formation of a separate society for allergy/immunology. Therefore, the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society Singapore (ACIS) was established in 2005, and the SSIAR was renamed the Singapore Society of Rheumatology (SSR) to reflect its focus on Rheumatology.

The society successfully organised the 8th Asia Pacific Congress of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APCAACI) 2010 held in conjunction with APAPARI Congress 2010 from 6-9 November 2010 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. An Allied Health Course and Postgraduate Clinical Immunology Course were also held. A total of 1,600 delegates attended the congress.

Past Presidents

  • Prof Chng Hiok Hee     2005-2011
  • Prof Lee Bee Wah         2012-2013
  • A/Prof Bernard Thong   2014-2016
  • A/Prof Lynette Shek     2017-2018
  • Dr Chong Yong Yeow   2018-2019
  • Dr Chiang Wen Chin   2020-2021
  • Dr Liew Woei Kang     2022-2023
  • Dr Grace Chan     2024 – Current

Executive Committee 2024-2025

  • President: Dr Grace Chan
  • Vice-President: Dr Elizabeth Tham
  • Secretary: Dr Chong Kok Wee
  • Treasurer: Dr Lim Xin Rong
  • Committee members:
    • Dr Karen Choo
    • Dr Samantha Lee
  • Co-opted members:
    • Dr Samuel Lee
    • Dr Kavitha G. Murthee
    • Dr Amelia Santosa
    • Dr Liew Woei Kang
    • Dr Chiang Wen Chin
  • Auditors:
    • Dr Adrian Chan
    • Dr Anindita Santosa
  • Advisors:
    • Prof Chng Hiok Hee
    • Prof Lee Bee Wah


Mailing address:

Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society (Singapore)
Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng
Singapore 308433



October 23 - 26, 2023 |
APAAACI 2023 Congress | Singapore