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  • New ASCIA Guide for health professionals on introduction of peanut to infants with severe eczema and/or food allergy
    May 18, 2017:    A new ASCIA Guide for introduction of peanut to infants with severe eczema and/or food allergy has been developed, to provide options and information for health professionals (particularly GPs) about introducing peanut to infants with severe eczema and/or existi...
  • ASCIA Guidelines - Vaccination of the egg-allergic individual - 2017 update
    May 17, 2017:  A revised version of the ASCIA Guidelines for vaccination of the egg-allergic individual is now available, which aims to provide updated recommendations for vaccination of egg-allergic individuals, consistent with international and current Australian and New Zealand Guidelines. ...
  • Updated ASCIA anaphylaxis resources webpage
    May 15, 2017  ASCIA has recently undertaken a large systemic review of ASCIA patient information (around 90 articles) on the ASCIA website. As a result of this process we have updated the ASCIA anaphylaxis resources webpage, to make it easier to locate and access resources: www.allergy.org.au...
  • Food Allergy Week 2017
    May 14, 2017  This week is Food Allergy Week (14-20 May 2017), an annual initiative that aims to raise awareness about the importance of understanding food allergies to help protect those at risk. To find out about Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) activities during Food Allergy ...
  • Thunderstorm asthma review
    May 3, 2017  Last week a report titled “Review of response to the thunderstorm asthma event of 21–22 November 2016” was released by the Inspector-General for Emergency Management on the Victorian thunderstorm asthma event in November 2016, which is believed to have resulted in nine deaths. ASC...
  • Allergy testing and avoidance of allergic triggers is an important part of allergy and asthma management
    Apr 2, 2017  A media report on the Weekend Sunrise program has caused considerable confusion and misunderstanding about the role of allergy testing, with possible dangerous consequences if food allergy testing is performed without medical supervision in people at risk of severe allergic reacti...
  • Urgent TGA Medicine Recall – EpiPen 300 batches 5FA665, 5FA6651, 5FA6652, 5FA6653 (expiry April 2017)
    Apr 2, 2017  Further to the news issued on March 20, no additional batches of EpiPen® 300 adrenaline autoinjectors supplied in Australia or New Zealand have been recalled, as the most recent batches recalled were supplied in other countries.  Mar 20, 2017:   Alphapharm Pty Ltd...
  • World Allergy Week 2-8 April 2017
    Mar 8, 2017:  This is a global campaign of the World Allergy Organisation (WAO) which aims to raise awareness of the impact of allergy in our communities. This years' theme is 'The Agony of Hives – What to do when hives and swelling don’t go away'. AIFA and ASCIA (as a member society of the W...
  • AIFA grants
    Mar 8, 2017: Expressions of interest for AIFA research grants are now open and are due by 2 June 2017. Research projects previously funded by AIFA grants include Jack Jumper Ant allergy treatment, understanding FPIES and the AusPollen project. For more details about these projects visit www.aller...
  • New ASCIA website resources for health professionals - AR e-training for pharmacists, PID Clinical Update, HAE Position Paper
    Mar 3, 2017:  ASCIA allergic rhinitis (AR) e-training for pharmacists  This is the latest course that ASCIA has developed for pharmacists.  The course is available free of charge at  http://etrainingpharm.ascia.org.au/   ASCIA anaphylaxis, food allergy and allergic rhinit...
  • Possible bee venom shortage in second half of 2017
    Feb 27, 2017:  The ALK bee venom manufacturing facility recently failed a FDA inspection. ALK is therefore currently unable to supply bee venom to the US. In Australia and New Zealand the Albey brand of bee venom immunotherapy is used, which is distributed by Stallergenes Greer. The manufactu...
  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for Western Australian Schools is now online
    Jan 23, 2017:  ASCIA has worked with the Western Australian Department of Health in consultation with key stakeholders to develop an anaphylaxis e-training schools course specifically for WA schools. ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training WA for schools is now available. With most Australian regions us...
  • Thunderstorm asthma epidemic
    Dec 9, 2016:  The recent thunderstorm asthma epidemic in Melbourne and its tragic consequences highlight the need for more research, education and awareness in this area. Thunderstorm asthma is thought to be triggered by thunderstorms that have rapid changes in wind, temperature and humidity,...
  • ASCIA highlights from 2016 and plans for 2017
    Nov 28, 2016:  As the end of 2016 approaches it is timely to reflect on the significant development, achievements and collaborations of ASCIA over the past year, and plans for 2017. Thank you to ASCIA members and supporters for your greatly appreciated contributions throughout 2016.  We ...
  • Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) Research Grants
    Nov 16, 2016:  AIFA has provided $100,000 in research grants to support 6 projects over the past 3 years. This funding includes two $10,000 grants announced this month, one supporting research into Jack Jumper Ant immunotherapy and the second that will improve development of a drug for allerg...
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