ASCIA Celebrates 30 Years 1990 to 2020

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) was established in 1990 as the peak prefessional body for clinical immunology and allergy in Australia and New Zealand.  Over the past 30 years ASCIA has developed into a world leading professional organisation for allergy and clinical immunology. 

In its 30th year, ASCIA has been recognised for its pivotal and leading role in improving the care of people in Australia and New Zealand with allergy, immunodeficiency and other immune system disorders, through advancing clinical practice, education, training and research

From 2010 to 2020 ASCIA has significantly expanded its online resources for education, training, clinical practice, communications and advocacy.

Highlights from 2010-2020 include:

From 2000 to 2010 ASCIA established online education and communications.

Highlights from 2000 to 2010 include:

From 1990 to 2000 ASCIA built a strong foundation for the future.

In 1953 the Australian Society of Allergists (ASA) was registered under the auspices of the British Medical Association (Australia) and in 1962 the ASA was incorporated. In 1970 the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI) was established and ASA became the Australian College of Allergists, which later changed its name and constitution to become the Australian College of Allergy (ACA).

In 1990 ASCIA was established, by amalgamating the ACA with the ASI Clinical Immunology Group (CIG). (Reference: Donald, Gwen. ACA Newsletter 9; 1990). 

Highlight from 1990 to 2000 include:

Whilst so much has changed for ASCIA over the past 30 years, some things have adapted over time:

© ASCIA July 2020