The Swineford Allergy Conference is hosted by UVA’s Division of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, in association with the UVA Carter Center for Immunology Research and the Virginia Allergy Society. The conference is dedicated to educating physicians in treating patients with allergic, pulmonary, or immunologic disorders and includes national and international speakers.
The conference is named for the Allergy division’s founding chief, Oscar Swineford, Jr. (1897-1976), who joined the UVA medical faculty in 1928. An internist and specialist in bacterial allergy and immunotherapy, he championed the inclusion of allergy studies in the medical curriculum and trained more than 60 UVA allergy fellows over 30 years. A chair in his honor, the Oscar Swineford Jr., Professorship in Allergy, was established in 1976.
The Swineford Allergy Conference is held each April at the University of Virginia.
For more information about the conference, please email the Allergy division or call 434-924-5917. The conference is offered for CME credit; learn more at UVA’s Office of Continuing Medical Education.
Oscar Swineford, Jr., MD (below, center), was the first chief of UVA’s Division of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology.