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  • World Allergy Week 2021
     World Allergy Week 2021 Media Release :  World Allergy Week (13th to 19th June 2021) seeks to raise awareness of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions), that are potentially life-threatening and require immediate attention. World leading ASCIA Action Plans and First Aid...
  • Updated ASCIA Action Plan for Drug (Medication) Allergy
    The ASCIA Action Plan for Drug (Medication) Allergy has been updated in June 2021 and is now available on the ASCIA website www.allergy.org.au/hp/drug-allergy/ascia-action-plan-for-drug-medication-allergy The changes made to this plan are consistent with the changes made...
  • Updated ASCIA Action Plans
    Following an extensive review process by the ASCIA anaphylaxis committee, ASCIA Action Plans have been updated.  The 2021 versions of the following plans are now available at www.allergy.org.au/hp/anaphylaxis/ascia-action-plan-for-anaphylaxis: ASCIA Action Plan for...
  • ASCIA 2021 Virtual Conference Registration and Abstract Submission is Now Open
    It is a pleasure to invite you to participate in the ASCIA 2021 Conference, which is being hosted as a virtual event from Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd September 2021. The ASCIA 2021 Conference will provide registered delegates with: An international standard of continuing...
  • Immunoglobulin (Ig) Program Update
    The latest immunoglobulin (Ig) Program Update is now available on the National Blood Authority (NBA) website www.blood.gov.au/Ig-program-updates Ig Program Updates provide a snapshot of the NBA's current work program and priorities in the immunoglobulin space. Current topics...
  • New Animation - How to Position a Person having Anaphylaxis
    The ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis includes the following infographics that show the correct and incorrect positioning of a person having anaphylaxis. When a person has anaphylaxis their blood pressure can drop rapidly, which reduces blood flow to the heart. Laying the...
  • New ASCIA Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy information
    Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a potential treatment for food allergy. There are currently several clinical research trials of food allergy OIT and other treatments for food allergy underway in Australia and other countries. At present there is no evidence that OIT it is a...
  • Updated ASCIA COVID-19 resources
    The ASCIA COVID-19 FAQ, Position Statement and Guides have been updated to reference the following summary of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) statement, issued on 8 April 2021 about AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safety concerns: ATAGI notes...
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