ASCIA Reports

ASCIA develops a range of reports and submissions relevant to allergy and other immune diseases. 

These include ASCIA Annual HighlightsASCIA Scope of Practice documents, ASCIA AGM Minutes and Annual Reports, National Allergy StrategyASCIA/NPS Choosing Wisely Australia and RACP Evolve recommendationsAllergy in Australia 2014Allergy and Immune Diseases in Australia (AIDA) Report 2013ASCIA Education Resources Report 2013Economic Impact of Allergies Report 2007

ASCIA Annual Highlights 

Summaries of highlights and achievements from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 are available at:

Current ASCIA initiatives are available at

ASCIA Scope of Practice documents

Scope of Practice - Allergy Skin Testing Testing in Australia 2018

ASCIA has been requested to develop this Scope of Practice document in response to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item number changes implemented by the MBS Review Taskforce, effective 1 November 2018.  Whilst these changes were not initiated by ASCIA, the previously proposed item numbers were significantly modified in response to a submission made by ASCIA in July 2017, to ensure patients with complex allergic disease are not disadvantaged.

pdfASCIA Scope of Practice - Allergy Skin Testing Testing in Australia 2018171.23 KB

Scope of Practice - Specialist Physicians in Immunology and Allergy in  Australia 2014

The aim of this Scope of Practice is to outline the range of practice of specialist physicians in Immunology and Allergy in Australia and ensure that patients with allergic and other immune diseases receive the highest standard of care, in line with best clinical practice. 

pdfASCIA Scope of Practice Australia July 2014208.16 KB 

ASCIA AGM Minutes and Annual Reports

ASCIA Annual General Meeting Minutes are available at

ASCIA Annual Reports are available at

National Allergy Strategy

National Allergy Strategy dloadASCIA and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), as the leading medical and patient organisations for allergy in Australia developed the first National Allergy Strategy for Australia, in collaboration with other stakeholder organisations, which was launched in August 2015. To access the National Allergy Strategy go to  

In 2017 and 2018 the following National Allergy Strategy projects were completed and can be accessed online free of charge:

250K - a hub for young people with severe allergy 

All About Allergens - food service e-training  

Nip Allergies in the Bub - pilot launch in WA 

ASCIA Recommendations - NPS Choosing Wisely Australia and RACP Evolve 

choosing wiselyASCIA was the 1st Specialty Society affiliated with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) to be involved in Choosing Wisely Australia, a health profession led initiative faciliated by National Prescribing Service (PBS) MedicineWise and the RACP Evolve program.  The ASCIA list of 5 things that clinicians and consumers should question is available at:

For further information about Choosing Wisely Australia go to 

For further information about the RACP Evolve program go to

Allergy in Australia 2014

ASCIA Allergy in Australia 2014

Prior to ASCIA developing a National Allergy Strategy for Australia, in conjunction with the national patient support organisation, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), the following report was developed in 2014. 

pdfAllergy in Australia 2014: A submission for allergic diseases to be recognised as a National Health Priority Area 606.54 KB

Allergy and Immune Diseases in Australia (AIDA) Report 2013

ascia aida report 2013The following report on allergy and other immune diseases (immunodeficiency and autoimmune diseases) was developed in 2013.

pdfAllergy and Immune Diseases in Australia (AIDA) Report 2013720.33 KB  


ASCIA Education Resources Report 2013

ASCIA Education Resources ReportASCIA has been developing web based education resources since 1999. In 2013, the following report was developed to outline the large range of web based educational resources that are all available at no charge on the ASCIA website.

pdfASCIA_Education_Report_July_2013483.57 KB   


Economic Impact of Allergies Report 2007

Economic Impact of AllergiesThe cost of allergies to the Australian economy is estimated to be $7.8 billion, with lost productivity and health system expenditure the major contributing factors. Furthermore, most Australians with allergies face a wait many months to see a specialist, if they can access care at all. These are among key findings in the following report 'Economic Impact of Allergies' by Access Economics that was released by ASCIA in November 2007. 

pdfEconomic Impact of Allergies Report - 20071.65 MB 


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