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ASCIA Update 28 March 2023

ASCIA Update 28 March 2023
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ASCIA Update aims to provide current information to the community about allergic diseases, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.
 

28 March 2023

AIFA Research grants

AIFA research grants 2023

Thank you to our generous supporters, who have enabled the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) to offer eight research grants to ASCIA members in 2023. To find out how to submit an expression of interest for an AIFA grant in 2023 read more here

AIFA ensures that 100% of donations and sponsorship goes directly to fund grants for allergy and immunology research. Read more here

   

Improving access to quality healthcare for people with allergies

Improving access to quality healthcare for people with allergies

The National Allergy Council Shared Care project aims to improve access to quality healthcare for people with allergies, particularly in regional, rural and remote areas. Consultation meetings are being held in May and June 2023. ASCIA’s involvement in the project includes education and training of health professionals. To register for a consultation meeting being held in May and June 2023 go here. 

To subscribe to communications about this project go to Shared care for allergy bulletin

   

ASCIA DA CAL food allergy course

 

ASCIA DA CAL food allergy course

Congratulations and thank you to the team of ASCIA dietitians who were educators in ASCIA DA CAL Medical Nutrition Therapy in Food Allergy and Intolerance course for dietitians.

This course was held in Melbourne, 2-3 March 2023, involved more than 40 delegates and was sold out. Due to the high demand for this course, we are planning to host the course in Sydney in late 2023, Adelaide in early 2024 and Auckland in late 2024.
   

Guideline for management of inflammatory arthritis 

Guideline for management of inflammatory arthritis

Organisations and members of the public with an interest in the pharmacological management of inflammatory arthritis are invited to submit their comments and suggestions on Version 3.0 of the draft Australian Living Guideline for the Pharmacological Management of Inflammatory Arthritis.

Submissions will help inform and contribute to its development, and are due by 30 April 2023.  Read more here

   

What is the breadth of clinical immunology?

What is the breadth of clinical immunology?

The Clinical Immunology Committee (CIC) of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS), has set out to understand how we define Clinical Immunology around the globe. To obtain a global understanding of the topic, they are inviting clinical immunologists to complete a short questionnaire that should take less than 10 minutes.

The results will be presented at the IUIS Congress later this year.

   

ASCIA e-training feedback surveys

ASCIA e-training feedback surveys
To help ASCIA to continue improving ASCIA anaphylaxis and allergy e-training courses for health professional, schools, children’s education/care services and community, a short survey is now included at the end of each of the courses, which only takes a few minutes to complete. All information collected will be anonymous.

Improvements to these courses that are made as a result of feedback will be undertaken as part of ASCIA's involvement in the National Allergy Council (NAC) Share Care Model (SCM) project and the NAC Schools/Childcare project

   

ASCIA immunodeficiency e-training for health professionals 

ASCIA immunodeficiency e-training for health professionals

In 2022 ASCIA developed two new e-training courses for health professionals about immunoglobulin replacement therapy (IRT) and hereditary angioedema (HAE), which can be accessed here.

In 2023 ASCIA will be use anonymous feedback to help us to improve these courses, by including short surveys that will only take a few minutes to complete. Read more here.

   

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Allergy and immunology meetings in 2023

We look forward to seeing you at meetings this year, including, the ASCIA 2023 Conference in September and immunodeficiency meetings in April and May 2023.

These meetings and other events are on the ASCIA Calendar

 

 

Recent ASCIA website updates 

Recent ASCIA website updates

New mammalian meat and tick allergy FAQ

CHOICE allergen immunotherapy research study

ASCIA submissions to PBAC lodged in January 2023

Pharmac to fund EpiPens from February 2023

 

 

ASCIA webpages are regularly updated:  

ASCIA webpages listed below are regularly updated

ASCIA Submissions

Publications

Research Studies

Locate a Specialist

Allergy/Immunology Positions

Conference, Meetings and Events Calendar

ASCIA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of all sponsors listed on the ASCIA website www.allergy.org.au/about-ascia/sponsors

 
 
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