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  • 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...
  • Do you have hay fever?
    1 September 2020: With the changing of seasons from winter to spring coinciding with National Asthma Awareness Week (1-7 September 2020), this is a reminder that children and adults with hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and/or asthma should be using proven allergy and asthma tr...
  • ASCIA Immunotherapy and Venom Allergy Updates
    12 August 2020: The updated 2020 version of the ASCIA Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT) treatment plan is now on the ASCIA website www.allergy.org.au/hp/papers/scit-treatment-plan Another addition is a new quick-link to ASCIA insect and tick allergy resources on the ASCIA we...
  • COVID-19 and Face Masks
    3 August 2020: From Monday 3 August 2020, if you live in Victoria you must wear a face covering whenever you leave your home, unless an excemption applies. A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield. For details go to https://w...
  • COVID-19 and Allergy
    3 August 2020: It is important that people with allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma are using their treatments regularly and correctly, to maintain good health and prevent respiratory symptoms that can include coughing, sneezing and wheezing. With recent outbreaks of CO...
  • Another AIFA grant recipient receives NHMRC funding
    23 July 2020: For the third time since the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) started funding research grants in 2015, we are proud to announce that an AIFA grant recipient has received National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding. Dr Sid...

  • Site updated: 29 Sep 2020


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