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ASCIA 2015 Conference Report

26th Annual Conference of ASCIA, 9th - 12th September 2015 Adelaide Convention Centre  

26th ASCIA Annual Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, 9-12 September 2015

Congratulations and thank you to Dr William Smith and Dr Anthony Smith for co-chairing this highly successful conference, which has received excellent feedback from delegates.

Thank you also to:
  • International speakers - Professor Kirsten Beyer, Professor John Harley, Professor Gideon Lack and Professor Luigi Notarangelo.
  • Local organising committee members - Dr Tatjana Banovic, Dr Damien Chan, Prof Robert Heddle, Dr Pravin Hissaria, Dr Tiffany Hughes, Dr Frank Kette, Merryn Netting, Dr Patrick Quinn and Deryn Thompson.
  • Basten Orator - Prof Robert Heddle
  • Other speakers and chairs - more than 80 speakers and chairs from Australasia participated in this conference.
  • Delegates - there were more than 400 delegate registrations in addition to 100 exhibitor delegate registrations.
  • Sponsors and exhibitors for their continued support of ASCIA Annual Conferences.
  • Prof Katie Allen and her colleaugues for organising the Tuesday Symposium.
  • ASCIA and ICMSA staff - Rikki, Michelle, Sandra, Rebecca, Helane, Georgia.

A total of 94 abstracts were submitted, comprising 78 posters and 16 clinical grand rounds. All abstracts are published online in the Internal Medicine Journal and this can be accessed via the ASCIA website: 

Congratulations to the poster and clinical grand rounds award winners - listed on the ASCIA website:

Innovations to the program in 2015 included:

  • Autoimmunity Update for advanced trainees and consultants on Saturday 12 September 2015 
  • Satellite Symposium on Food, Allergy and Nutrition, Food, Allergy and Nutrition Symposium 2015 hosted by the Centre for Food and Allergy Research (CFAR) and the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Foods for Future Australians on Tuesday 8 September 2015. 

The social program was well attended, including the Gala Dinner, held in the spectacular setting of the Adelaide Oval, a short walk across the bridge from the Adelaide Convention Centre. 


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