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Initiatives, Projects and Collaborations

2018: Priorities

1. ASCIA 2018 Conference

www.ascia2018.com 4-8 September, National Convention Centre Canberra

2. Redesign of ASCIA website

The main objective of redesigning the ASCIA website in 2018 is to improve accessibility to world leading ASCIA online resources and e-training courses. 

3. ASCIA Education Project 2018-2020

This project aims to expand influence and reach by promoting increased use of ASCIA resources by health professionals, to improve patient care. 

For more information download the Prospectus here

pdfASCIA Education Project_2018-2020 Prospectus299.68 KB

4. Expansion of AIFA research grants and awareness programs

In 2018 AIFA will focus on expanding both fundraising and awareness raising initiatives to increase their impact on allergy and immunology research. The AIFA website will also be redesigned to improve accessibility.

5. National Allergy Strategy projects

In 2018 ASCIA will be involved in the National Allergy Strategy Infant feeding and food allergy prevention project.  ASCIA will also continue to promote 250K www.250k.org.au and All about Allergens www.foodallergytraining.org.au

2017: Initiatives, Projects and Collaborations

For a summary of 2017 highlights go to www.allergy.org.au/about-ascia/highlights

For detailed information see below.

2017: Continuing Professional Development / Meetings
  • ASCIA 2017 Conference held in conjunction with the ASCIA-ANZAAG Drug Hypersensitivity/Allergy Symposium, CFAR Symposium, Nurse and Dietitian Updates and Dietitians Workshop (13-15 September 2017)
  • National Allergy Strategy allergy prevention project meeting (17 March 2017)
  • ASCIA SCIg (subcutaneous immunoglobulin) resources workshop (19 May 2017)
  • ASCIA TAPID (transplantation and primary immunodeficiency) project monthly teleconferences
  • ASCIA TAPID face to face meeting (20-21 May 2017)
  • ASCIA WA Immunology Day (10 June 2017)
  • ASCIA Advanced Training Meetings - Environmental Allergy and Private Practice (29-30 July 2017)
2017: Website / Communications
2017: Collaborations (in alphabetical order)
  • Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and the National Allergy Strategy – a partnership since 2014
  • ANBS (Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy) affiliation
  • ANZAAG (Australian and New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy Group) drug allergy symposium co-host 2017
  • APAAACI (Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology) member society
  • ASI (Australasian Society for Immunology) affiliation
  • AusPollen partner since 2014
  • BCH (Better Health Channel) website content partner
  • CFAR (Centre for Food & Allergy Research) annual symposium co-host since 2015
  • DAA (Dietitians Association of Australia) workshop partner 2017
  • Education Departments (NSW, QLD, VIC, WA)
  • HealthDirect Australia website content partner
  • Immunological Alliance member
  • NAC (National Asthma Council) member body
  • NPS Choosing Wisely Australia partner since 2015
  • Patient organisations in Australasia since 2006
  • RACP (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) specialty society
  • RACP EVOLVE partner since 2015
  • TAPID (Transplantation and PID) host since 2014
  • WAO (World Allergy Organisation) member society
2017: Food Allergy / Anaphylaxis projects 
2017: Respiratory / Insect Allergy projects
2017: Drug (Medication) Allergy projects
  • National Allergy Strategy drug (medication) allergy scoping project (completed)
  • ASCIA-ANZAAG Drug Hypersensitivity/Allergy Symposium 2017 www.ascia2017.com.au 
  • New ASCIA-ANZAAG Chlorhexidine allergy information for patients, consumers and carers www.allergy.org.au/patients/medication-allergy 
  • New ASCIA drug allergy (cephalosporin) consensus statement for clinical immunology/allergy specialists (under review)
  • New ASCIA penicillin allergy e-training for health professionals (in development)
  • New ASCIA website quick link to Drug allergy information (in development)
2017: Skin Allergy projects
2017: Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) / Autoimmunity projects
2017: Research
Content updated February 2018

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