ASCIA Newsletter September 2016

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ASCIA Update aims to provide current information to the community about allergic diseases, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.
  ASCIA UPDATE - September 2016  

ASCIA Update aims to provide current information to the community about allergic diseases, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.



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The ASCIA 2016 conference provided more than 600 delegates with a unique opportunity to hear from 6 international experts and more than 30 local experts on a wide range of areas in allergy and clinical immunology. The conference also included 79 posters, 48 poster presentations and 16 clinical grand rounds presentations.

Congratulations and thank you to Dr Susan Perel (Chair), A/Professor Jane Peake and Dr David Gillis for organising an outstanding program for the ASCIA 2016 Conference. Thank you also to Kathy Beck and Anna Sullivan for coordinating an excellent Nurses' and Dietitians' Update and Professor Katie Allen for another successful CFAR Symposium.

Thank you also to sponsors and exhibitors, who continue to provide ongoing support for ASCIA Annual Conferences and other ASCIA educational initiatives.

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We look forward to your participation in the 28th ASCIA Conference next September in Auckland, New Zealand.

ASCIA 2017



seeding for growthThe AusPollen project was awarded $626,442 in the latest round of NHMRC Partnership Project grants with a further $653,129 in partner organisation in kind and cash support. Congratulations to A/Professor Janet Davies, Professor Connie Katelaris and other project investigators and funding partners on this significant achievement. The AusPollen project was one of the first projects to receive a seed grant from the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA).

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To find out how you can participate in AIFA fundraising events to raise funds for research projects go to  



With the addition of new Japanese translations there are now 15 translations of each of the 4 documents listed below in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dinka (South Sudan), French, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Macedonian, Persian/Dari, Spanish, Tagalog (Philippines), Turkish, Vietnamese. These translations were funded by an educational grant from the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN).

How to give EpiPen

First Aid for Anaphylaxis 

Anaphylaxis Fact Sheet for Parents

Anaphylaxis information for patients, consumers and carers     



Impacts of Climate Change on Allergens and Allergic Diseases, edited by Dr Paul J. Beggs (Macquarie University Sydney) will be published in hardback by Cambridge University Press in October 2016. To claim a 20% discount on the price of $125, go to and enter BEGGS2016 at the checkout.



A&AAA hospital stays and checklistAllergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) has recently developed a checklist and help sheet for hospital stays, to assist patients with food allergy.

This information is available open access on the A&AA website for nurses, dietitians and medical specialists to share with their patients:

ASCIAThe mission of ASCIA is to advance the science and practice of allergy and clinical immunology, by promoting the highest standard of medical practice, training, education and research, to improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.
AIFAAIFA is a charity that aims to improve the health of people with allergy and other immune diseases by funding medical research. 
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