Meetings for ASCIA Trainee Members

ASCIA Associate Trainee online video meetings

Regular educational Zoom meetings for ASCIA Associate (Trainee) members co-chaired by the Trainee representatives on ASCIA Council, Dr Aimee Huynh (QLD) and Dr Liam Beiglari (NSW), will commence from Thursday 26 October 2023, 1830-1930 AEDST. 

TAILS (Trainees In Allergy and Immunology Lecture Series) is an online problem based learning education series which will be held every 2 months. TAILS will bring together consultants and trainees from across Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

Why we are doing this and what we hope to achieve:

  • You (who we represent) asked for more education
  • The format has been chosen to reduce presentation fatigue and focus on learning rather than spending hours preparing presentations
  • We aim to create a long lasting and ongoing education series for trainees that persists into the future

The format:

  • 1 hour of your time
  • 15 minutes trainee led case presentation
  • 20 minute consultant teaching on the topic
  • Remainder of the hour to discuss questions and problem based learning

Topics include:

  • Connective tissue disease
  • HAE
  • Small and large vessel vasculitis
  • Drug allergy
  • Food allergy
  • Aeroallergen allergy
  • Antibody deficiencies
  • SCID
  • CGD
  • Immune dysregulation
  • Autoinflammatory diseases
  • APDS
  • And more !

ASCIA Annual Clinical Grand Rounds 

Each year ASCIA hosts its annual Clinical Grand Rounds (CGR) as part of the ASCIA Annual Conference.  In 2020 ASCIA CGR was held in conjunction with the ASCIA WA Immunology Hybrid meeting, due to the ASCIA Conference not proceeding that year. 

Submission of ASCIA CGR cases is limited to advanced trainees in allergy/immunology.

ASCIA Associate (Trainee) members are also encouraged to register and submit poster abstracts for ASCIA Annual Conferences, to further their knowledge in all areas of clinical immunology and allergy. For more information go here

ASCIA Annual Conference Poster and CGR prizes are listed here

ASCIA Advanced Training Meetings 2007-2023

  • 2023, 30 April-2 May - ASCIA Immunodeficiency Training Meeting - Manly NSW
  • 2022, 18 June - ASCIA Allergy, PID and Autoimmunity Advanced Training Meeting - Manly, NSW
  • 2019, 26-30 May - ASCIA PID (APID) Advanced Training Meeting - Manly NSW
  • 2018, 8 September - ASCIA Autoimmunity Update - Canberra ACT 2018 ASCIA (held n conjunction with the ASCIA 2018 Conference)
  • 2017, 29-30 July - ASCIA Environmental Allergy Meeting and Private Practice Workshop - Sydney NSW
  • 2016, 24-28 July - ASCIA PID (APID) Advanced Training Meeting - Melbourne VIC
  • 2015, 12 September - ASCIA Autoimmunity Update - Adelaide SA
  • 2014, 2-4 May - ASCIA Allergy Advanced Training meeting - Manly NSW
  • 2013, 12-16 May - APPID Summer School - Manly NSW
  • 2012, 1-2 June - ASCIA Autoimmunity Advanced Training Meeting - Sydney NSW 
  • 2011, 6-7 May - ASCIA Allergy Advanced Training Meeting - Sydney NSW
  • 2010, 9-13 May - APPID Summer School - Hobart TAS
  • 2009, 9 May - ASCIA Autoimmunity Advanced Training meeting - Manly NSW
  • 2008, 10 May - ASCIA Allergy Advanced Training meeting - Blue Mountains NSW
  • 2007, May - APPID Summer School - Port Douglas, QLD

Participation in the ASCIA Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) Advanced Training meetings (previously known as Summer Schools) is restricted to current ASCIA Associate (Trainee) members or recently qualified clinical immunology/allergy specialists, who have not previously attended these meetings.  Information from the APID training meeting in May 2019 is on the ASCIA website

It is our intention that ASCIA Associate (Trainee) members participate in at least one Advanced Training Meeting during advanced training, or soon after completion of advanced training.

Prior to 2007 it had been almost a decade since the last ASCIA Advanced Training Meeting had been held. We are grateful to Dr Joanne Smart, Dr Karl Bleasel and Professor Dominic Mallon for initiating the ASCIA Advanced Training meetings which have now been held since 2007.

Information about advanced training 

A career in Clinical Immunology and Allergy

What training is required to become a Clinical Immunologist and Allergist? 

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