ASCIA News

  • New TAPID SCID publication
    30 October 2020: A new position paper, Diagnosis and management of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in Australia and New Zealand, submitted on behalf of the ASCIA Transplantation and Primary Immunodeficiency (TAPID) group, has been published in the Journal of Paediatr...
  • International Mastocytosis Day
    20 October 2020: On International Mastocytosis and Mast Cell Diseases Awareness Day (20 October), landmarks and venues across Australia are lighting up to raise awareness of Mastocytosis and Mast Cell Diseases. For more Information go to https://mastocytosis.org.au/ A mastoc...
  • Important change to TGA Authorised Prescriber scheme
    19 October 2020: The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has streamlined the Authorised Prescriber application process to access allergens for skin prick and intradermal testing, by removing the requirement for Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) approval or specialist...
  • Welcome to the new ASCIA President
    At the ASCIA Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 3 September 2020 we welcomed the new ASCIA President, Professor Michaela Lucas. Professor Lucas is a clinical immunology/allergy specialist and immunopathologist based in Perth, Western Australia, and Chair of the highly successfu...
  • ASCIA WA Immunology and Clinical Grand Rounds (CGR) meeting on Saturday 14 November 2020
    12 October 2020: ASCIA members are invited to participate in the ASCIA WA Immunology and Clinical Grand Rounds (CGR) meeting on Saturday 14 November 2020, 08.30-16.00. This event will be held at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research McCusker Auditorium, 6 Verdun St...
  • New online All about Allergens Food Service Training for Hospitals
    29 September 2020: New online All about Allergens food service training for hospitals was successfully launched by the National Allergy Strategy (via a Zoom meeting) last Thursday 24 September 2020. The training is available free of charge at foodallergytraining.org.au The l...
  • Insect venom allergy – are you prepared?
    21 September 2020: With summer fast approaching in Australia and New Zealand, it is important that people with allergy to stinging insects (bees, wasps or Jack Jumper ants) are prepared. Insect venom allergies are a common cause of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), th...
  • World Atopic Eczema Day
    14 September 2020: Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis), can significantly impact the health and quality of life for people with eczema and their carers. A new video animation has been created as part of the National Allergy Strategy 250K youth project and this can be vi...

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