Priorities 2022-2023

ASCIA's purpose is to advance the science and practice of allergy and clinical immunology.

This is achieved by promoting the highest standard of medical practice, training, education and research, to improve the quality of life and health of people with immune system disorders.  These include allergies, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.

ASCIA works towards achieving its purpose by undertaking a wide range of initiatives that are prioritised to maximise benefits to ASCIA members.  ASCIA priorities for 2022-2023 are listed below.

ASCIA MEMBER SERVICES

ASCIA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • ASCIA Annual Conference – This is the main event for allergy and immunology continuing professional development (CPD) in Australia and New Zealand, which also enables important interactions with colleagues.
  • ASCIA educational dinner meetings – Only ASCIA members are eligible to attend ASCIA educational dinner meetings, which contribute to CPD and enable interactions with colleagues.
  • ASCIA video meetings ASCIA Associate members (Advanced TraineesNurses and Dietitians) and TAPID members regularly meet by videoconference, which is facilitated by ASCIA and contributes to CPD. 
  • ASCIA advanced training meetings – Only ASCIA Associate (Trainee) members are eligible to attend ASCIA advanced training meetings, which are usually held each year.

ASCIA COLLABORATIONS

  • National Allergy Council – This partnership between ASCIA and Allergy & Anaphylaxis implements the National Allergy Strategy by advocating and developing resources that include Nip allergies in the Bub and Allergy 250K.
  • ASCIA Immunodeficiency Strategy – This collaboration between ASCIA, patient support organisations and other stakeholders aims to improve the health and well-being of people with immunodeficiencies. Implementation of the Strategy commenced in 2022, with an initial focus on newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID).
  • Collaborations with research groups – ASCIA collaborates with more than 30 other organisations, including research groups such as the Centre for Food & Allergy Research (CFAR) and the National Allergy Centre of Excellence (NACE). 

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Content updated November 2022 

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