The Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology is the national society of all scientists and physicians who deal with the immune system and its diseases, such as allergies.

The ÖGAI connects science with medicine, provides a stage for the Next Generation of Immunologists, and thus passes on the fire of enthusiasm to the next generation.

Factsheet ÖGAI


  • unites Austrian allergists and immunologists from science & medicine
  • improves the lives of patients with allergies and immune disorders
  • is competent in allergies, autoimmune diseases, immunodeficiencies, infectious diseases, vaccinations and tumor diseases
  • is networked worldwide with the international societies for allergology and immunology
  • celebrates its 50th birthdayin 2021


The Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI) was founded exactly 50 years ago and today presents itself younger than ever. The vision of the founders to help patients with allergies and with problems of the immune system through interdisciplinary cooperation has been confirmed, especially during the pandemic.

Let’s take a little ÖGAI time travel together through the past 5 decades.


2021 - today
Prof. Dr.med. Erika Jensen-Jarolim
2019 - 2020
Univ.-Prof. Dr.med. Alexander Rosenkranz
2017 - 2019
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr. Barbara Bohle
ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr.med. Winfried F.Pickl
2012 - 2014
Prof. Dr. Fatima Ferrira-Briza
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Board members

Below you will find the current board members of the ÖGAI

Univ. Prof. Dr. Erika Jensen-Jarolim
1st Vice President
Priv. Doz. DDr. Wolfram Hötzenecker
2nd Vice President
Univ. Prof. Dr. Alexander Rosenkranz
Assoc. Prof. PD DDr. Eva Untersmayr-Elsenhuber
Stv. Secretary
Assoc. Prof. PD Dr. Kathrin Eller
Assoc. Prof. D Mag. Dr. Wilfried Posch
Univ. Prof. Dr. Sylvia Knapp, PhD
Advisory Board
Assoc. Prof. PD Dr. Michael Bonelli
Advisory Board
Assoc. Prof. PD Dr., MSc Patrick M. Brunner
Advisory Board
Dr. Simona Saluzzo
Advisory Board
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Irma Shabussova
Advisory Board
Dr. Michael Sixt
Advisory Board
Dr. Birgit Weinberger


of the Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI). Version adopted at the General Assembly on 24.03.2022.

The representatives of the sections are co-opted to the Executive Committee without voting rights. Specialty Groups: Clinical Immunology, Clinical Allergology, Immunology, Immunology Education and Next Generation.

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