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EOIs from ASCIA Members for Allergy Education and Training Initiatives

ASCIA is facilitating education and training initiatives to upskill health professionals, as part of the National Allergy Council Shared Care for Allergy project.

ASCIA invited Expressions of Interests (EOI) from ASCIA members (that were due by 8 May 2024) for funding of initiatives that improve access and timely delivery of allergy education and training for health professionals.

A total of 18 EOIs have been received and will be reviewed by a selection panel. 

The allergy education/training initiatives should meet the following criteria:

  • Provide standardised, evidence-based and best practice postgraduate allergy education and training for one or more of the following health professions;
    • General Practitioners
    • Paediatricians
    • Other Medical Practitioners (other than clinical immunology/allergy specialists and trainees)
    • Dietitians
    • Nurses
    • Pharmacists
    • Psychologists
  • Improve access to postgraduate allergy education and training for health professionals, including those in regional, rural and remote areas
  • Have a budget of $10,000 up to $100,000 AUD per initiative
  • Be piloted within 12 months (by the end of 2025)
  • Have the potential to be scaled up
  • Have measurable outcomes
  • Involve at least one Full ASCIA member 

All EOIs needed to outline how initiatives can fund education and training of multiple health professionals.

Funding is not available to support education and training of individuals, such as fees for established courses.  

Important Dates

  • Call for EOIs open: 14 March 2024
  • Call for EOIs close: 8 May 2024
  • Funding awarded: July 2024

We thank ASCIA members for responding to this call for EOIs and look forward to announcing the selected initiatives in July 2024.

Kind regards,

A/Professor Theresa Cole
ASCIA President
Jill Smith
This news item was issued on 14 March 2024 and updated on 10 May 2024 by Jill Smith, CEO of ASCIA, the peak professional body for clinical immunology and allergy in Australia and New Zealand.