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2017 Initiatives, Projects and Collaborations

Continuing Professional Development / Meetings

  • ASCIA 2017 Conference 13-15 September - Auckland NZ www.ascia2017.com.au 
  • 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 and face to face meeting (20-21 May 2017)
  • ASCIA WA immunology day (10 June 2017)
  • ASCIA advanced training meeting - environmental allergy (29 July 2017)

Website / Communications

Collaborations
  • National Allergy Strategy partnership with Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), working together with other stakeholders since 2014 www.nationalallergystrategy.org.au 
  • AusPollen research project partner since 2014 www.pollenforecast.com.au/
  • CFAR annual symposium co-hosted by ASCIA since 2015 www.ascia2017.com.au 
  • NPS Choosing Wisely Australia and RACP Evolve partner since 2015
  • TAPID (Transplantation and PID) project since 2013
  • HealthDirect Australia and Better Health Channel website content partnerships
Food Allergy / Anaphylaxis projects
 

Respiratory / Insect Allergy projects

Drug (Medication) Allergy projects

  • New ASCIA drug allergy (cephalosporin) consensus statement for clinical immunology/allergy specialists (in final stage of review)
  • New ASCIA penicillin allergy e-training module for health professionals (in final stage of review)
  • National Allergy Strategy drug (medication) allergy scoping project (completed)

Skin Allergy projects

  • Updated ASCIA information for patients, consumers and  carers on Hives (Urticaria) and Angioedema  (in final stage of review)
  • Updated ASCIA chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) Guidelines (under review)
  • New AIFA / ASCIA public awareness campaign on hives www.allergyimmunology.org.au/support-aifa/worldallergyweek

Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) / Autoimmunity projects

  • New ASCIA PID clinical update for health professionals www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/papers/pid
  • Revised ASCIA HAE position paper www.allergy.org.au/health-professionals/papers/hereditary-angioedema
  • New ASCIA immunodeficiency resources webpage (in final stage of development)
  • New and updated SCIg resources (in final stage of review)
  • ASCIA SCIg workshop (19 May 2017)
  • ASCIA TAPID (transplantation and primary immunodeficiency) project monthly teleconferences and face to face meeting (20-21 May 2017)
  • New ASCIA TAPID project publication (in development)
  • New ASCIA immunodeficiency register (in final stage of development)
  • New ASCIA PID newborn screening position statement (in development)
  • New and updated ASCIA information on autoimmunity (in final stage of review)

Research

 
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