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Registration is now open for the ASCIA Food Allergy Course for Dietitians in Sydney 23rd-24th November 2023

Registration is now open for the  ASCIA Food Allergy Course, which has an interactive in-person program that is focussed on medical nutrition therapy in food allergy and intolerance. The course is being held for the first time in Sydney, on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November 2023 (8:30am - 5:30pm on each day) at the Manly Pacific Hotel, Sydney, Australia. Registration is open to all dietitians and details are shown below.

This course has previously been held in conjunction with Dietitians Australia (DA) Centre for Advanced Learning (CAL)  in Melbourne (March 2023), Perth (September 2019), Brisbane (March 2019) and Canberra (September 2018).  Due to  high demand, (the Melbourne course was sold out), we are also planning to host the course in Adelaide and Auckland in 2024.

Registration Fees (AuD inc GST)
  • $770 - DA, DNZ and ASCIA members
  • $880 - Non-DA and non-ASCIA members

Payment can be made by credit card or EFT - please quote AFAC23 and your last name as the payment reference:

  • Online credit card (VISA or MasterCard) - This requires you to insert your email address, so that we can contact you to complete the registration process.*
  • EFT - Account: ASCIA BSB: 012-243 Account No: 4047 14181 - Email receipt to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can contact you to complete the registration process.*

Registration includes catering for lunch, morning and afternoon breaks. 

Places are limited so we encourage registrations by Monday 23rd October 2023 to secure a place. 

*There is no registration form to complete, but once you have paid the registration fee we will send an email to request your details, including any special dietary requirements.  If accommodation is required, you will need to book this directly with the hotel or other accommodation provider.

Course Prerequisites

This course is presented in an interactive case study format and has been designed for dietitians with an allergy caseload or wanting to upskill in food allergy and intolerance, who work in private practice, community and hospital-based dietitians. The course can also be used as a refresher if you are returning to practice within this area.  The course is worth 24 CPD hours.  

Pre-learning requirements include successful completion of the following free online ASCIA courses, which can also contribute to CPD points:

Learning Outcomes
  • Appraise the complexity of diagnosis and management of IgE mediated food allergy, non-IgE mediated food allergy and various presentations of food intolerance across the lifespan,
  • Recognise the importance of collaboration with other HPs in the allergy care team for optimal patient care in food allergy and intolerance.  
  • Formulate appropriate and safe evidence-based nutrition care plans within the scope of practice, for patients with food allergy and food intolerance.
  • Integrate reinforcement of medical management and practical skills regarding label reading, food preparation and eating away from home into patient management of food allergy, including the food service setting.
  • Integrate available resources to enhance assessment, education, and nutritional intervention for patients with food allergy and food intolerance.  
Course Educators

Kathy Beck is a paediatric dietitian working in private practice in Brisbane since 2015. Kathy has 30 years experience working as a dietitian in varied settings in the UK and Australia. Kathy has expertise in paediatric food allergy and a passion to support families living with food allergy. Kathy is an active member of the Dietitian Committee of Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). In this role, Kathy works with ASCIA members to produce clinical and consumer resources, in addition to supporting other dietitians working in food allergy. Kathy enjoys scuba diving, ocean swimming and being on the beach when not working.

Amanda Jackson is a clinical dietitian with over 14 years' experience, including 10 years working with adults with complex food allergies, intolerances, gastrointestinal conditions, and immune disorders. She is the senior dietitians in the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Department at Royal Melbourne Hospital and runs a private clinic at Melbourne Allergy Asthma and Immunology Consultants. In her current roles Amanda is involved in resource development, teaching, training and more recently project management for a multi-centre immunodeficiency research trial. Amanda is an active member of Dietitians Australia, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and sits on the healthcare advisory panel for the Immune Deficiency Foundation of Australia. 

Anna Richards has a background in hospital and community dietetics and has been in private practice since 1997. Anna combines the passion of good nutrition with her passion for good food. Anna is well known for her specialist work in Allergy and Intolerance in children and adults. She works closely with Auckland’s key Allergy Specialists to care for clients all over the country and is a member of national and international boards and medical panels. Anna has specialist skills in paediatric nutrition and dietetics and a unique understanding of families and children’s nutrition issues.

Caroline South is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who works at the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne as well as private practice. She has over 10 years' experience working in the area of paediatric food allergy and is passionate about providing practical and evidence-based advice to children and their families, as well as working with the hospital foodservice department to optimise food allergy management. Caroline is the Chair of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) dietitians committee and is involved in resource development, education and training.

Marianne Tomlin is a Melbourne based APD, with extensive experience in childhood food allergies both in the UK and Australia. Marianne has a particular interest in feeding difficulties in children with food allergies and has recently established a new allergy feeding clinic at Monash Children's Hospital where she has helped set up the new paediatric allergy clinic service. Marianne also works privately from Kids Nutrition Clinic and Offspring Health. Marianne is the Deputy Chair Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) dietitians committee. Out of work, Marianne is a keen cyclist and enjoys exploring Melbourne with her husband and two boys.


This news item was issued on 11 September 2023 by Jill Smith, CEO of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). ASCIA is the peak professional body for clinical immunology and allergy in Australia and New Zealand. 

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