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ASCIA Annual Nurses Update 

The ASCIA 2017 Nurses Update was held on Friday 15th September 2017 at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, as part of the ASCIA 2017 Conference, and was a great success.

We look forward to welcoming nurses to the ASCIA 2018 Nurses Update on Friday 7th September 2018.  Registration will open in May 2018. For more details go to www.ascia2018.com 

Professional Certificate in Allergy Nursing

The online course (16 weeks) and clinical placement enables students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to confidently and competently manage patients with allergic conditions across the lifespan.

For more details go to www.unisa.edu.au/Health-Sciences/Programs-and-Courses/Short-courses/Allergy/ 

ASCIA Nurse Special Interest Groups

The following ASCIA Nurse special interest groups (SIG) allow ASCIA (Associate) Nurse members to share information, brainstorm and obtain feedback relating to their work in allergy and immunology. If you are an ASCIA Associate (Nurse) member and would like to join one of these groups please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

ASCIA Dermatology Nurses SIG - chaired by Jan Belcher

ASCIA Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy (IRT) Nurses SIG – chaired by Rachael Dunn

Projects for 2017 will include further development of SCIg training resources and other resources for IRT and PID.

ASCIA Nurse Practitioner SIG – chaired by Naomi Fenton

Projects for 2017 include development of a Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners working in allergy and immunology. 

ASCIA Paediatric Allergy Nurses SIG – chaired by Val Noble

Issues for discussion in 2017 include Intradermal testing and food allergen challenges.

ASCIA Research Nurses SIG – chaired by Carolina Valerio

Topics for discussion in 2017 include types of research studies that nurses are involved in and issues that arise in conducting these studies.


Content updated September 2017

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