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ASCIA Online Meetings

ASCIA is committed to providing online meetings to facilitate continuing professional development (CPD),  educational opportunities and interactions for its members. ASCIA Associate members (Advanced TraineesNurses and Dietitians) regularly meet by videoconference, which is facilitated by ASCIA and contributes to CPD.  Monthly TAPID Zoom meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to review and discuss complex transplantation and primary immunodeficiency (PID) cases, which also contributes to CPD.

In 2023 ASCIA has expanded its CPD opportunities for ASCIA members, by facilitating the following clinical case review groups for clinical immunology/allergy specialists and immunology/allergy advanced trainees:

  • Paediatric Immunology and Allergy Interest Group (PIAIG) meetings are chaired by Dr Shruti Swamy and Dr Isabelle Bosi (from 27 May 2024 onwards) and were previously chaired by Dr Katie Frith. PIAIG meetings are held on the  4th Monday of each month at 2.30pm AEST/3.30pm ADST, except for January and December. The schedule for 2024 is shown below.  This group has been operating for approximately ten years, and there are currently around 100 participants. 
  • Adult Immunology and Allergy Interest Group (AIAIG) - this new group will be based on the successful format of PIAIG and meetings will commence in the second half of 2024.

A Case Discussion Form needs to be completed for every deidentified case to be discussed. More details about cases may be presented using slides.

pdfPIAIG AIAIG Case Discussion Form89.31 KB

The main objective of the ASCIA PIAIG and AIAIG meetings is to enable complex immunology and allergy cases to be peer reviewed and discussed in a confidential expert forum.  

ASCIA will operate these two groups in a similar way to the monthly TAPID meetings.

Paediatric Immunology and Allergy Interest Group (PIAIG) Meetings 2024:

  • 26/02/24 (3:30pm AEDST)
  • 25/03/24 (3:30pm AEDST)
  • 22/04/24 (2;30pm AEST)
  • 27/05/24 (2:30pm AEST)
  • 24/06/24 (2:30pm AEST)
  • 22/07/24 (2:30pm AEST)
  • 26/08/24 (2:30pm AEST)
  • 23/09/24 (2:30pm AEST)
  • 28/10/24 (3:30pm AEDST)
  • 25/11/24 (3:30pm AEDST)

Adult Immunology and Allergy Interest Group (AIAIG) Meetings 2024: Dates and times TBC

The Medical Board of Australia and the Medical Council of New Zealand have strengthened recertification requirements for medical practitioners, who will each need a CPD Home from January 2023, and must now log 50 hours of CPD annually from a range of activities:

  • RACP Fellows can access Information about the RACP MyCPD program here
  • RACGP Fellows can access information about  the RACGP CPD program here.
  • Rural and remote medical practitioners can access information from ACCRM here.  

Content updated May 2024