TAPID (Transplantation and PID) Collaboration

TAPID is an important and ongoing expert collaboration facilitated by ASCIA, between clinical immunologists, transplant physicians and international experts.  Dr Theresa Cole is the TAPID coordinator and Chair of the ASCIA Immunodeficiency committee. TAPID members and publications are listed below. 

The main objective of TAPID is to enable complex PID and transplantation cases to be discussed in a confidential expert forum and to publish guidelines. Two publications have been developed as a result of this project and it is our intention to develop more publications in future. 

The TAPID project has been supported by unrestricted educational grants from CSL Behring since 2013.

TAPID Meetings

The TAPID project was initiated in May 2013, and since then there have been face to face meetings in February 2014, May 2017, May 2018 and May 2019.  The next face to face TAPID meeting is scheduled for 23 to 24 May 2020 in Melbourne. A registration form for this meeting will be available around February 2020 on this webpage.

TAPID teleconferences are held each month and a case form must be completed for every deidentified case to be discussed.  pdfTAPID Case Discussion Form 202095.77 KB

Teleconference and meeting dates for 2020 are as follows:

15th January 2020
19th February 2020
18th March 2020
15th April 2020
23rd-24th May 2020 (face to face meeting in Melbourne)
17th June 2020
15th July 2020
19th August 2020
17th September 2020
21st October 2020
18th November 2020
16th December 2020
TAPID Publications

Diagnosis and Management of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in Australia and New Zealand: A TAPID Consensus Guideline outlines the recommendations from the ASCIA TAPID group for the diagnosis and management of patients with SCID. It also provides a proposed framework for the early investigation, management and supportive care prior to Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT), in the anticipation of introduction of routine newborn screening (NBS) for SCID in Australia. This Guideline was developed by the ASCIA TAPID Group in collaboration with ANZCHOG, the Australian & New Zealand Children Haematology/Oncology Group and is available at www.allergy.org.au/hp/papers/ascia-guidelines-SCID-TAPID

Poster 48: ASCIA Transplantation and Primary Immunodeficiency (TAPID) project was displayed at the ASCIA 2018 Conference in Canberra and the abstract was published online in the Internal Medicine Journal: 

TAPID Members

Current TAPID members are listed below (in alphabetical order by surname).

Dr Fuad Abbas
Mr Frank Alvaro
Dr Rani Bhatia
Dr Annaliesse Blincoe (NZ) 
Dr Julian Bosco
Dr Jack Bourke
Dr Tim Brettig
Dr Maia Brewerton (NZ)
Dr Shannon Brothers (NZ)
Dr  Siobhan Burns (UK)
Prof Dianne Campbell
Dr Tina Carter
Dr Damien Chan
Dr Kritika Chetty
Dr Abigail Cheung
Dr Sharon Choo
Dr Julia Clark
Dr Catherine Cole
Dr Theresa Cole 
Dr Rachel Conyers
Dr Graham Davies (UK)
Dr David Deambrosis (NZ)
Dr Theo DeMalmanche
Dr Mayank Dhamija
Prof Jo Douglass
Dr Luke Droney
Ms Rachael Dunn
Dr  Yean Ewe
Dr Jacqueline Fleming 
Dr David Foley
Dr Lara Ford
Dr Timothy Ford
Dr Chris Fraser
Dr Katie Frith
Dr Melissa Gabriel
Dr Andy Gennery (UK)
Dr David Gillis
Dr Paul Gray
Dr Andrew Grigg
Dr Nada Hamad
Dr Laine Hosking
Dr Kuang-Chih Hsiao (NZ)
Dr Peter Hsu 
Dr Benedicta  Itotoh
Dr Henning Johannsen
A/Prof Alyson Kakakios OAM
Dr Ashisha Kallukaran
Dr Alisa Kane
Dr Elizabeth Kang (US)
Dr Steven Keogh
Dr Jovanka King
Dr Shruti Kohli 
Dr Michael Lane
Dr Daman Langguth
Dr Omega Leong
Dr Ming-Wei Lin
A/Prof Richard Loh
Dr Paxton Loke 
Prof Michaela Lucas
Dr Tracy Markus
Dr Kylie Mason
Dr Jeremy McComish
Dr Andrew McLean-Tooke
Dr Peter McNaughton
Dr Sam Mehr
Dr Mariana Melo
Dr Richard Mitchell
Dr John Moore
Dr Emma Morris
Dr Natasha Mosely
Dr Saravanan Muthusamy
Dr Leonie Naeije
Dr Mahila Namasivayam
Dr Katherine Nicholls
Dr Melissa Norman
Dr Tracey O'Brien
Dr Samar Ojaimi
Dr Elize O'Reilly
Dr Michael O'Sullivan 
Dr Manika Pal
Dr Jane Peake
Dr Linny Phuong
Dr Alberto Pinzon
Dr Kahn Preece 
Dr Tim Prestidge (NZ)
Dr Patrick Quinn
Dr Shanti Ramachandran
Dr Christiane Remke
Dr Stephanie Richards
Prof Peter Richmond
Dr David Routledge
A/Prof Kristina Rueter
Dr  Anthony Schwarer
Dr Sabeena Selvarajah
Dr Bella Shadur 
Dr Peter Shaw 
Dr Jan Sinclair (NZ)
Dr Charlotte Slade
Dr Mary Slatter (UK)
Dr Joanne Smart
Dr Trisha SooshayRaj
Ms Anna Sullivan
Dr Shruti Swamy
Dr Heather Tapp
Dr Lochie Teague
Dr Grace Thompson
Dr Toby Trahair
Dr Gary Unglik
Mr Ben Van Dort
Dr Brynn Wainstein
Dr Melanie Wong
Prof John Ziegler AM

Content updated January 2020

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