ASCIA is the peak professional body of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Specialists in Australia and New Zealand. To be eligible for ASCIA membership applicants should:
- be health professionals involved in clinical practice, diagnostics, teaching or research in the areas of allergy and/or clinical immunology.
- not be engaged (either personally or on behalf of another person or organisation) in commercial activity involving the sale or marketing of allergy and clinical immunology related products, except as an incidental or minor subsidiary activity to clinical practice, teaching or research activities.
Categories of ASCIA membership
Full (Ordinary) members
Candidates should have the following qualifications:
- Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians with JSAC training in clinical immunology and allergy, or have equivalent qualifications; or
- Non-medical graduate with a post-graduate doctoral research degree (e.g. PhD) and at least 10 years post graduate experience in clinical immunology and/or allergy.
Associate Medical – Specialist, being persons who are medical practitioners with specialist qualifications other than clinical immunology and allergy (e.g. FRACP, FRACS, FRANZCA, FACD);
Associate Medical - General Practitioner, being persons who are qualified as general practitioners;
Associate - Other health professionals, being persons qualified as allied health professions such as nurses, scientists, pharmacists and dietitians;
Associate – Trainee, being persons who are advanced trainees in clinical immunology and allergy; and
Associate – Retired, being persons who were formally members of the company and have retired from practice.
ASCIA members benefits
- Discounted registration for ASCIA Annual Conferences
- Invitations to regional ASCIA events
- Access to the restricted members section of the ASCIA website, including food allergy, drug allergy and allergen immunotherapy information
- Regular ASCIA e-newsletters (usually monthly), which contain the latest news and updates regarding resources
- Eligibility to participate in ASCIA Committees, Working Parties and Interest Groups.
Content updated April 2016