ASCIA Education Projects

In 2020-2021 ASCIA will focus on developing, updating and promoting the following educational resources and webpages:

ASCIA Anaphylaxis projects | ASCIA Food Allergy projects | ASCIA Respiratory/Insect Allergy projects | ASCIA Drug (Medication) Allergy projectsASCIA Skin/Allergy projects | ASCIA Immunodeficiency projects | ASCIA Testing resources | ASCIA COVID-19 resources  

The ASCIA team works with ASCIA members to continually update and develop accessible, consistent and evidence based resources, education and training. We believe that this work is now more important than ever, to support ASCIA members, their patients/carers, other health professionals and the community. 

In 2020 there were more than:

  • 20 new ASCIA resources developed (as listed below)
  • 40 ASCIA resources updated (as listed below)
  • 4,500 e-newsletters sent each month
  • 100,000 ASCIA e-training course registrations
  • 1.9 million ASCIA website visits
  • 3.3 million ASCIA website pageviews

 

ASCIA Anaphylaxis projects 

The following recently completed resources will be promoted in 2021:

The following projects are scheduled to be completed in 2021:

  • New ASCIA anaphylaxis refresher e-training, a short course for trainers, schools, early childhood education/care (ECEC) and community - Content has been finalised and the course is expected to be available in July 2021.
  • Updated ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for schools, early childhood education/care (ECEC) and community - expected to be available in July 2021.
  • Updated ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for health professionals, including pharmacists - expected to be available in July 2021.

ASCIA Food Allergy projects 

The following recently completed resources will be promoted in 2021:

The following projects are scheduled to be completed in early 2021:

  • New ASCIA Position Paper Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) for Food Allergy - Content is under review.
  • New ASCIA Fast Facts Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) for Food Allergy - Content is under review.
  • Updated ASCIA Food Allergy e-training and reference list - Content is under review and course completion is expected by March 2021. 
  • New ASCIA Cow's Milk Allergy Position Paper (for health professionals) - Completion is expected by April 2021.
  • New Oral Allergy (Pollen Food) Syndrome patient information - Completion is expected by April 2021.
  • New ASCIA Treatment Plan for Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE)

ASCIA Respiratory/Insect Allergy projects 

The following recently completed resources will be promoted in 2021:

The following projects are scheduled to be completed in 2021 (subject to funding):

  • New ASCIA Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) treatment plan
  • Updated ASCIA Allergen Immunotherapy e-training for health professionals
  • Updated ASCIA Allergen Immunotherapy training slides
  • New ASCIA Position Paper on Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps
  • Updated ASCIA Allergic Rhinitis e-training for health professionals
  • Updated ASCIA Allergic Rhinitis training slides 

ASCIA Drug (Medication) Allergy projects 

The following recently completed resources will be promoted in 2021:

The following project is scheduled to be completed in early 2021:

  • New ASCIA Cephalosporin Allergy Consensus Statement - Content is in final stage of review.

ASCIA Skin/Allergy projects 

The following resources will be promoted in 2021:

The following projects are scheduled to be completed in 2021 (subject to funding):

ASCIA Immunodeficiency projects 

The following will be promoted in 2021:

The following projects are scheduled to be completed in 2021 (subject to funding):

  • Launch and implementation of ASCIA Immunodeficiency Strategy www.nationalimmunodeficiencystrategy.org.au 
  • Updated ASCIA primary immunodeficiency (PID) e-training for health professionals (An update of the current course) but with only 60 slides (3 modules) and a final assessment (20 questions).
  • New ASCIA immunoglobulin replacement therapy (IRT) e-training for health professionals (A new course developed mainly from adapting existing ASCIA resources), with 30 slides (2 modules) and a final assessment (15 questions).
  • New ASCIA hereditary angioedema (HAE) e-training for health professionals (A new course developed mainly from adapting existing ASCIA resources), with 30 screens (2 modules) and a final assessment (15 questions).
  • New ASCIA IRT Clinical Update for healthprofessionals, based on the new e-training course.
  • Updated ASCIA PID Clinical Update www.allergy.org.au/hp/papers/pid
  • ASCIA HAE patient information
  • New ASCIA immune system and immunodeficiency animations 

ASCIA Testing resources 

The following recently completed resources will be promoted in 2021:

ASCIA COVID-19 resources 

The following recently completed resources will be promoted in 2021:

Content updated March 2021              

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