ASCIA website information
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ASCIA is the peak professional body of clinical immunology/allergy specialists in Australia and New Zealand. To meet the increasing demand for high quality education and training, ASCIA has developed a comprehensive range of world leading online resources and courses that are accessible, consistent and evidence-based.
In 2022 the ASCIA website has been updated to make information easier to find and improve the user experience.
There are more than 330 resources on the ASCIA website, including:
- 140 ASCIA information topics for patients, carers and consumers
ASCIA Patients Carers and Consumers Resources Summary 2021
- 20 ASCIA Action, First Aid, Management, Travel and Treatment Plans and Guides
ASCIA Health Professional Action and Treatment Plans Summary 2021
- 100 ASCIA anaphylaxis resource translations www.allergy.org.au/hp/anaphylaxis#ta5
- 20 ASCIA e-training courses for health professionals, schools, children's education/care (CEC) and community www.allergy.org.au/about-ascia/about-ascia-e-training
- 50 ASCIA resources for health professionals www.allergy.org.au/hp/papers
Most ASCIA resources and courses are available open access from the ASCIA website www.allergy.org.au
A limited number of resources are only available to ASCIA members, such as food allergen challenge and allergen immunotherapy protocols.
The content of all ASCIA resources and courses is subject to copyright. However, ASCIA resources can be printed off the website, linked to or photocopied without infringement of the copyright.
ASCIA does not provide the content of its e-training courses as this breaches ASCIA's document control and intellectual property (IP) policy. This policy is in place to prevent ASCIA IP from being copied and used for commercial purposes, and also ensures that outdated copies of content are not in circulation.
ASCIA does not allow its educational resources to be rebranded or uploaded onto other websites unless a licencing agreement has been approved.
However, ASCIA provides permission for appropriate organisations to:
- Link to ASCIA webpages to access ASCIA educational resources; and/or
- Quote directly from ASCIA webpages, with acknowledgement of the source.
For example, some organisations link to the following popular ASCIA webpages:
- ASCIA anaphylaxis resources (including action plans and videos): www.allergy.org.au/anaphylaxis
- ASCIA patient information: www.allergy.org.au/patients/information
- ASCIA immunodeficiency resources: www.allergy.org.au/immunodeficiency
- ASCIA infant feeding and allergy prevention information: www.allergy.org.au/patients/allergy-prevention
ASCIA resources are regularly updated, based on changes in the medical literature, product updates and expert reviews. By linking to the ASCIA webpages (and not directly to the PDFs) it ensures that only current versions are accessed.
ASCIA does not supply its resources in RTF format.
ASCIA resources and courses are developed, reviewed or updated in response to:
- Requests from ASCIA members, other health professionals or patient support organisations.
- Changes in product availability
- Changes in published studies or reviews.
The process involves the following steps:
- The ASCIA team (including medical writers and editors) work closely with the Chairs of ASCIA committees and working parties to develop, review and update ASCIA online resources.
- The draft new or updated resources and courses are peer reviewed by relevant ASCIA committees and working parties.
- Once finalised they are uploaded to the ASCIA website.
- Regular reviews are undertaken by ASCIA and updated as required.
ASCIA educational resources and training courses are based on published literature and expert review, however, they are not intended to replace medical advice. The content of ASCIA resources is not influenced by any commercial organisations. Hence there are no conflicts of interest regarding the sources of funding and the editorial content of the website.
The objectives of ASCIA information are to:
- Create greater awareness and understanding of allergy and other immune system disorders.
- Help people recognise the signs and symptoms of allergy and other immune system disorders.
- Inform people of medically and scientifically proven methods for assessment, treatment, management and prevention of allergy and other immune system disorders..
- Improve the quality of life for people with of allergy and other immune system disorders.
- Assist health professionals, patients and carers to make informed choices about management of of allergy and other immune system disorders.
The ASCIA website is organised to allow easy access to the extensive range of ASCIA resources from desk top computer, a tablet/iPad or smart phone using a responsive template that adapts automatically to the device being used.
ASCIA members have access to the password protected areas of the website through the login on the Home Page or any internal page of the site.
The login module will appear further down the page in tablet/iPad/smart phone mode.
Select Login and the username and password fields will appear. If you have forgotten either your username or password these may be retrieved through the links in the login.
For further access assistance please use our Member feedback form.
Content updated October 2022