ASCIA Basten Oration

Professor Antony Basten AOThe ASCIA Annual Basten Oration was initiated in 2006 by the ASCIA 2006 chair and ASCIA President (2005-2006) Dr Karl Baumgart, who also presented Professor Antony Basten AO with his portrait (painted by Dr Gillian Dunlop) at the ASCIA 2006 Gala Dinner.

The Basten Oration has been held at each ASCIA Annual Conference since then, in recognition of Professor Basten's pioneering work in immunology for more than 40 years, which continues today. There was no Basten Oration in 2020 due to the ASCIA 2020 Conference being postponed.

As well as Professor Basten's immense contribution to the discipline of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, he was also the founding President of ASCIA and Chairman of the highly successful XVII International Congress of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (now known as the World Allergy Congress) held in Sydney in the year 2000. 

Basten Orations 2006-2021

Dr Katie Allen Basten Orator 20212021 - Virtual
Dr Katie Allen MP 

A Journey from Benchside to Bedside, and Population to Politics - Why would you do it? 


Richard Loh2019 - Perth, Western Australia
Clinical Associate Professor Richard Loh

 ASCIA, A&AA, and the National Allergy Strategy:  Blood, Sweat and Tears: Celebrating Success


Dr Ray Mullins Basten Orator 20182018 - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Dr Raymond Mullins

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis in Australia – A Narrative Review


Dr Penny Fitzharris2017 - Auckland, New Zealand
Dr Penny Fitzharris

The Changing Faces of Clinical Immunology and Allergy 


Dr Graham Solley
2016 - Gold Coast, Queensland
Dr Graham Solley

Early Advances in IgE Antibody and Eosinophil Function 


Dr Robert Heddle

2015 - Adelaide, South Australia
Professor Robert Heddle

Insect Venom Allergy: Important Lessons from Local Oddities 



Professor James McCluskey

2014 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Professor James McCluskey

T Cell Recognition of Vitamin Metabolites 



Prof Susan Prescott

2013 - Perth, Western Australia
Professor Susan Prescott

Allergy and the NCD Pandemic - The Canary in the Coal Mine


Professor Innes Asher ONZM

2012 - Wellington, New Zealand
Professor Innes Asher ONZM

A Global Perspective on Allergy - Are there Targets for Prevention?   


Professor Paul Gatenby AM2011 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Professor Paul Gatenby AM

Nature and Nurture - The Pathogenesis of Systemic Vasculitis


Prof John Upham

2010 - Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Professor John Upham

Changing the Trajectory of Allergic Respiratory Disease


Professor Heddy Zola2009 - Adelaide, South Australia
Professor Heddy Zola

Monoclonal Antibodies and Flow Cytometry - Techniques made for each other, and for Clinical Immunology   


Professor Robyn O’Hehir 2008 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Professor Robyn O’Hehir

Treating Allergy - Any Progress? Twenty Years of Translational Research in Allergy 


Professor Patrick Holt 2007 - Fremantle, Western Australia
Professor Patrick Holt

Heterogeneity in Response Phenotypes in Atopy - Insight from Studies


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