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ASCIA Highlights 2019

3 January 2020

As we enter a new decade in 2020, we take this opportunity to wish you a happy new year and reflect on the highlights of 2019. 

ASCIA 2019 HighlightsThere were several highlights in 2019 for ASCIA, including:

  • Highly acclaimed and successful meetings - ASCIA Annual Conference, ASCIA Primary Immunodeficiency (APID) training meeting and the TAPID (Transplantation and PID) meeting.
  • Updating of more than 80 online educational resources on the ASCIA website, which attracted over 1.8 million visits from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.  
  • Continuing increase in ASCIA e-training course registrations – over 100,000 registrations from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.  
  • More than ten submissions, including the parliamentary inquiry into allergies and anaphylaxis.
  • Awarding of $120,000 in AIFA grants for allergy and immunology research.
  • The first meeting of National Immunodeficiency Strategy stakeholders.
  • National launch of National Allergy Strategy Nip Allergies in the Bub food allergy prevention project.

For a summary of the highlights and a preview of plans for 2020 go to www.allergy.org.au/about-ascia/highlights 

From an operational perspective, a major highlight of 2019 was the move to a new office suite which has enabled ASCIA to sustain its operations. In 2020 we will develop a new ASCIA sustainability plan, to support ASCIA training programs and further reduce ASCIA’s impact on the environment. In the meantime you can read about ASCIA’s sustainability initiatives at www.allergy.org.au/about-ascia/ascia-initiatives#sustain 

In 2019 there was also some extremely sad news, when Dr Velencia Soutter passed away In September 2019. Dr Soutter was a long term ASCIA member who was passionate about her family and work in paediatric allergy, and her loss she will be felt far and wide. 

 

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