ASCIA Award and Grant Recipients

This webpage lists recipients of: 
ASCIA Distinguished Service Awards | Annual Conference Awards 2014-2017 | Annual Scientific Meeting Awards 2006-2013 | Media Awards 2005-2007 | Medical Student Grants 2004-2007 | AIFA and ASCIA Research Grants 

ASCIA Distinguished Service Awards (ASCIA past Presidents)

  • Prof Tony Basten AO: 1991-1992
  • A/Prof Dan Czarny: 1993-1994
  • Prof Connie Katelaris: 1995-1996
  • A/Prof Robert Heddle: 1997-1998
  • A/Prof Ron Walls AM:1999-2000
  • Dr Roger Garsia: 2001-2002
  • Dr David Gillis: 2003-2004
  • Dr Karl Baumgart: 2005-2006
  • Prof Dominic Mallon: 2007-2008
  • Dr Raymond Mullins: 2009-2010
  • Prof Jo Douglass: 2011-2012
  • A/Prof Richard Loh: 2012-2014
  • Dr Melanie Wong: 2014-2016

For more details about ASCIA Presidents go to http://allergy.org.au/members/ascia-past-presidents

ASCIA Annual Conference Awards 2014-2017

ASCIA 2017 CONFERENCE AWARDS
  • Dr Yeri Anh (CPID1): Immunodeficiency award supported by CSL Behring
  • Dr Joseph DeLuca (P31): Allergy poster award supported by Abacus-ALS
  • Dr Mohammed Faizal Bakhtiar (P11): Allergy poster award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Narinder Kaur (CPID2): Immunodeficiency award supported by CSL Behring
  • Dr Adriana (Thanh-Thao) Le (CGR2): Food allergy award supported by Nestle Nutrition
  • Dr Kanishka Rangamuwa (P63): Asthma/Respiratory Allergy award supported by National Asthma Council
  • Dr Shruti Swamy (P64): Paul Clarke poster award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Carlo Yuson (CGR4): Clinical Grand Rounds award supported by Stallergenes Greer    
  • Dr Maia Brewerton, Dr Anthony Jordan: ASCIA 2017 conference co-chairs
ASCIA 2016 CONFERENCE AWARDS
  • Dr Janet Anderson (P26): Allergy poster award supported by Seqirus      
  • Dr Jeanette Comeau (P6): Food allergy poster award supported by Nutricia AMN             
  • Dr Abbie Francis (P36): Paul Clarke poster award supported by ASCIA     
  • Dr Nicholas Kennedy (P73): Rare diseases award supported by Shire       
  • Dr Brittany Knezevic (CGR7): Immunodeficiency award supported by CSL Behring       
  • Dr Adriana (Thanh-Thao) Le (CGR11): Clinical Grand Rounds award supported by Stallergenes
  • Dr Joy Lee (P41): Asthma/respiratory allergy award supported by National Asthma Council
  • Dr Melissa Norman (P65): Immunodeficiency award supported by CSL Behring
  • Dr Thimo Ruethers (P20): Food allergy poster award supported by Nutricia-Danone ELN           
  • Dr Elina Tan (P59): Allergy poster award supported by Abacus-ALS           
  • Dr Elizabeth Tham (P23): Food allergy poster award supported by Nestle Nutrition          
  • Dr Susan Perel: ASCIA 2016 Conference chair     
ASCIA 2015 CONFERENCE AWARDS
  • Dr Gerard Chu (CGR4): Clinical Grand Rounds award supported by Stallergenes  
  • Dr Timothy Do (P49): Allergy poster award supported by bioCSL
  • Dr Jason Fok (P19): Paul Clarke poster award supported by ASCIA            
  • Dr Pravin Hissaria (P75): Autoimmunity award supported by Roche         
  • Martina Koeberl (P20): Allergy poster award supported by Abacus-ALS  
  • Dr Adriana (Thanh-Thao) Le (P21): Food allergy poster award supported by Nestle Nutrition       
  • Dr Merryn Netting (P27): Food allergy poster award supported by Nutricia           
  • Dr Alberto Pinzon-Charry (CGR15): Autoimmunity award supported by Roche    
  • Dr Phillippa Pucar (CGR9): Immunodeficiency award supported by CSL Behring  
  • Dr Bella Shadur (CGR11): Rare diseases award supported by Shire            
  • Dr Grace Thompson (CGR16): Immune diseases award supported by Roche            
  • Dr Alexander Zhang (P58): Asthma/respiratory allergy award supported by National Asthma Council
  • Dr William Smith, Dr Anthony Smith: ASCIA 2015 conference co-chairs                   
ASCIA 2014 CONFERENCE AWARDS
  • Dr Ulus Atasoy (P5): Allergy poster award supported by Meda   
  • Dr Annaliesse Blincoe (P78): Immunodeficiency award supported by CSL Behring             
  • Dr Claudine Bonder (P8): Paul Clarke poster award supported by ASCIA 
  • Dr Christine Bundell (P12): Immunopathology poster award supported by ASCIA
  • Jeremy Chou (P19): Immunopathology poster award supported by ASCIA             
  • Grace Davies (P23): Rare diseases poster award supported by Shire        
  • Dr Alma Fulurija (P30): Allergy poster award supported by Takeda           
  • Dr Kuang-Chih Hsiao (P34): Allergy and Immunology Update 2nd prize supported by Stallergenes
  • Sandip Kamath (P35): Food allergy poster award supported by Nestle    
  • Dr Jovanka King: Clinical Grand Rounds 2nd prize supported by Stallergenes       
  • Melisa Lau (P5): Asthma poster award supported by National Asthma Council
  • Dr Monique Lee: Clinical Grand Rounds 1st prize supported by Stallergenes         
  • Dr Fiona Moghaddas (P59): Allergy and Immunology Update 1st prize supported by Stallergenes
  • Dr Sandra Salter (P70): Allergy poster award supported by Meda           
  • Dr Wen Tee (P79): Allergy poster award supported by Takeda    
  • Prof Jo Douglass: ASCIA 2014 Conference chair

ASCIA Annual Scientific Meeting Awards 2006-2013

ASCIA 2013 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING AWARDS
  • Nayyar Ahmed: Immunopathology poster award supported by Abacus ALS          
  • A/Prof Suran Fernando: Allergy and Immunology Update 2nd prize supported by Stallergenes 
  • Dr Katie Frith: Clinical Grand Rounds 1st prize supported by Stallergenes
  • Dr Peter Hsu: Immunodeficiency award supported by CSL Behring          
  • Sandip Kamath: Food allergy poster award supported by Nestle
  • Dr Jovanka King: Clinical Grand Rounds 2nd prize supported by Stallergenes       
  • Dr Fiona Moghaddas: Paul Clarke poster award supported by ASCIA        
  • Sandra Salter: Allergy and Immunology Update 1st prize supported by Stallergenes         
  • Dr Euan Tovey: Asthma poster award supported by National Asthma Council       
  • Dr Richard Nolan: ASCIA 2013 chair        
ASCIA 2012 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING AWARDS
  • Dr Nayyer Ahmed (P2): Immunopathology poster award supported by ASCIA     
  • Dr Andrew Baker (P5): Poster award supported by MSD
  • Dr Jack Bourke (P7): Poster award supported by MSD    
  • Dr Christine Bundell (P10): Immunopathology poster award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Georg Dewald (P20): Immunodeficiency poster award supported by CSL          
  • Dr Paul Gray (P23): Food allergy poster award supported by Nestle Nutrition Institute    
  • Dr Paul Gray (P23): Allergy and Immunology Update presentation award supported by ASCIA     
  • Dr Peter Hsu (CGR 5): Clinical Grand Rounds award supported by ASCIA
  • Prof Connie Katelaris (P26): Immunodeficiency poster presentation award supported by CSL       
  • A/Prof Efren Rael (P33): National Asthma Council (NAC) award supported by NAC            
  • Dr Paul Russo (CGR 12): Clinical Grand Rounds award supported by ASCIA            
  • Dr Paul Russo (P34): Baxter poster award supported by Baxter  
  • Dr John Tan, Prof Dianne Campbell, Dr Melanie Wong (P14): Food allergy poster award supported by Nestle Nutrition Institute              
  • Ms Louise Weinholt (P48): Baxter poster award supported by Baxter      
  • Dr Andrew Whyte (P44): Paul Clarke poster award supported by ASCIA 
  • Dr Miriam Hurst: ASCIA 2012 chair 
ASCIA 2011 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING AWARDS
  • Bianca Angelica (P2): National Asthma Council (NAC) award supported by NAC   
  • Dr Lara Ford (P21): Food allergy poster award supported by Nestle Nutrition Institute       
  • Dr Rory Hannah (P27): Poster award supported by Abacus-ALS  
  • Dr Alisa Kane (P34): Poster award supported by Abacus-ALS
  • Dr Mahila Namasivayam (CGR 6): Clinical Grand Rounds award supported by ASCIA         
  • Dr Michael O'Sullivan (P49): Food allergy poster award supported by Nestle Nutrition Institute  
  • Dr John Tan (CGR 8): Immunodeficiency presentation award supported by CSL   
  • Dr Paul Turner (P13): Paul Clarke poster award supported by ASCIA         
  • Dr James Wood (P75): Immunodeficiency poster award supported by CSL             
  • Prof Connie Katelaris: ASCIA 2011 chair          
ASCIA 2010 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING AWARDS
  • Dr Russell Barker: Autoimmunity award supported by Abacus-ALS
  • Dr Sara Barnes: Immunodeficiency poster award supported by CSL    
  • Bronwyn Brew: National Asthma Council (NAC) award supported by NAC 
  • A/Prof Dianne Campbell: Food allergy poster award supported by Nestle Nutrition Institute
  • Dr Tahir Chaudry: Allergy poster award supported by Stallergenes
  • Dr Janet Davies: Allergy poster award supported by Stallergenes
  • Richard Fulton: Allergy poster award supported by Stallergenes  
  • Dr Alexander Headley: Clinical Grand Rounds award supported by ASCIA  
  • Dr Intan Ismail: Allergy poster award supported by Stallergenes
  • Prof Ann Kupa: Paul Clarke Poster award supported by ASCIA     
  • Dr Adrian Lowe: Allergy poster award supported by Stallergenes
  • Dr Ben McGettigan: Autoimmunity award supported by Abacus-ALS
  • Dr John Tan: Immunodeficiency presentation award supported by CSL    
  • Dr Catherine Toong: Autoimmunity award supported by Abacus-ALS
  • Dr Paul Turner: Food allergy poster award supported by Nestle Nutrition Institute
  • Dr David Gillis: ASCIA 2010 chair               
ASCIA 2009 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING AWARDS
  • Dr Gary Chew: Immunodeficiency oral presentation award supported by CSL
  • Dr Alisa Kane: Clinical Grand Rounds award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Jeremy McComish: Immunodeficiency poster award supported by CSL
  • Dr Katherine Nicholls: Paul Clarke poster award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Shelley Stone: Allergic disease poster award supported by ASCIA    
  • Dr Peter Vuillermin: National Asthma Council (NAC) award supported by NAC    
  • Dr Brynn Wainstein: Allergic disease poster award supported by ASCIA  
  • Dr Patrick Quinn: ASCIA 2009 chair   
ASCIA 2008 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING AWARDS
  • Prof Simon Brown:  Paul Clarke poster award supported by ASCIA        
  • Kate Campbell: National Asthma Council (NAC) award supported by NAC 
  • Dr Theo de Malmanche, Dr Kathryn Patchett: PID Register award supported by CSL     
  • Dr Meilyn Hew: Immune diseases poster award supported by ASCIA 
  • Dr Amanda Lewkowski: Allergic disease poster award supported by ASCIA     
  • Dr Sam Mehr: Clinical Grand Rounds award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Marnie Robinson: Clinical Grand Rounds award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Peter Schmidt-Grendel: Allergic disease poster award supported by ASCIA 
  • Mr Senay Yohannes: Allergic disease poster award supported by ASCIA 
  • Dr Joanne Smart: ASCIA 2008 chair         
ASCIA 2007 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING AWARDS
  • Dr Priscilla Auyeung: Clinical Grand Rounds award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Lucinda Berglund: Immunodeficiency award supported by CSL
  • Dr Janet Davies: Allergic disease poster award supported by ASCIA
  • Philippa Kirkpatrick: PID Register award supported by CSL
  • Dr Andrew McLean-Tooke: Young Investigator award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Peter Vuillermin: National Asthma Council (NAC) award supported by NAC
  • Dr Brynn Wainstein: Paul Clarke poster award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Tiffany Hughes: ASCIA 2007 chair

ASCIA 2006 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING AWARDS

  • Lyn Bielby: PID Register award supported by CSL
  • Kirsten Deckert: Allergic disease poster award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Sam Mehr: Clinical Grand Rounds award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Sam Mehr: Paul Clarke poster award supported by ASCIA
  • Dr Karl Baumgart: ASCIA 2006 chair 

ASCIA Media Awards 2005-2007

2007 
  • Liisa Christopher - Hard to Swallow - Sydney Morning Herald - February 2007
  • Lisa Orfford - Double Trouble for Airways: Rhinitis Link to Asthma - Australian Journal of Pharmacy - Sept 2007
2006
  • Adam Cresswell - Wheezes and sneezes no minor matter - The Weekend Australian - October 15-16 2005
  • Selina Mitchell - Allergy guidelines rewritten - The Weekend Australian - October 8-9 2005
2005
  • Ann Buchner (producer) and Helen Dalley (presenter), Sunday program, Nine Network Australia: 'When food can be fatal - parts 1 and 2'
  • Joshua Gliddon, Science and Health Editor, The Bulletin Magazine: 'Brittle People' - Runner up 
  • Jill Margo, Columnist, The Australian Financial Review 'Self-medication is on the nose for suffering snifflers' - Runner up

ASCIA Medical Student Grants 2004-2007

2007
  • Gene Huang (Melb Uni): Impact of malaria on immunosuppression and HIV transmission
  • Daniel Raper (Syd Uni): Mechanism of action of IVIg in autoimmune inflammatory neuropathy
  • Emily See (Melb Uni): Tumour Immunology
  • Zhenya Welyczho et al (Qld Uni): Ability of pre-school staff in the use of adrenaline autoinjectors. 
2006
  • Catherine Asquith (Syd Uni): HIV/AIDS in Argentina, University of Buenos Aires
  • Marc-James Friso (Melb Uni): Impact of HIV on humoral immunity to malaria
  • Adam Honeybrook (NSW Uni): STACCATO trial - effect on lipid levels
  • Peter Manders (Syd Uni): IFNalpha stimulated STAT4 phosphorylation in MS
  • Shannon McCarthy (Tas Uni): Anaphylaxis in Victorian primary school children
  • Michelle Paull (Melb Uni): HIV/AIDS in Botswana
  • Sukoy Roychowdhury (Tas Uni) Ho:YAG laser treatment of hyperplastic inferior nasal turbinates in severe AR
  • Philip Tong (UWA): The immunotherapeutic options for psoriasis
2005 
  • Matthew Broadhead, Julie Paik (NSW Uni): A HIV research study examining cotrimoxazole Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia prophylaxis stopping rules.
  • Haroon Cheema (NSW Uni): Characterisation of the inflammatory response in Scleroderma.
  • Robert Granger (Tas Uni): Investigation of vernal keratoconjunctivitis in Lesotho, Africa.
  • Rashi Kalra (Syd Uni): Genotyping mutations in the TACI gene in patients with CVID or IgA deficiency.
  • Jacqueline Lopez-Dee (ANU): A review of food allergy websites and comparison with published literature.
  • Bala Varatharaju (UniAdel): South Australian Anaphylaxis Study 
  • Andrew Yam (Syd Uni): Role of behavioural inhibitor of apoptosis repeat containing protein 2 in the inflammatory and anti-apoptotic response of insulin producing cells
  • Linda Zahra (NSW Uni): Elective term in the Immunodermatology service at St Vincent's (Melb)
2004
  • Sumitha Bhaskaran (Melb Uni): Gut microflora and its association with atopy in children
  • Hsien Chan (UWA): Clinical Immunology and dermatology, and specifically to T cell immunology
  • Harriett Gee (Melb Uni): Tumour Immunology
  • Julia Ho (Melb Uni): HLA-G polymorphisms

Research Grants 

For a listing of AIFA research grants awarded since 2014 go to www.allergyimmunology.org.au/projects#s1

For a listing of ASCIA research grants awards from 2004-2009 go to www.allergyimmunology.org.au/projects#s2

Content updated January 2018

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