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

  • Dr Chng Hiok Hee     2005-2011
  • Dr Lee Bee Wah         2012-2013
  • Dr Bernard Thong      2014-2016

Executive Committee 2017-2018

  • President: Dr Lynette Shek
  • Vice-President: Dr Chong Yong Yeow
  • Secretary: Dr Soh Jian Yi
  • Treasurer: Dr Amelia Santosa
  • Committee members:
    • Dr Anne Goh
    • Dr Naing Chaw Su
  • Co-opted members:
    • Dr Bernard Thong
    • Dr Tan Teck Choon
  • Auditors:
    • Dr Grace Chan
    • Dr Liew Woei Kang
  • 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



March 3-6, 2017 | George R. Brown Convention Center & Hilton Americas – Houston Atlanta, GA, USA
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting 2017

March 23-26, 2017 | Westin Seattle Seattle, Washington, USA
Clinical Immunology Society (CIS) 2017 Annual Meeting: Immune Deficiency and Dysregulation North American Conference

March 30 - April 1, 2017 | Radisson Blu Scandinavia Düsseldorf, Germany
Symposium on Experimental Rhinology and Immunology of the Nose (SERIN 2017)

April 28 - May 1, 2017 | New York, USA
X World Asthma, Allergy and COPD Forum