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ASCIA Update 15 September 2023

ASCIA Update 15 September 2023
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ASCIA Update aims to provide current information to the community about allergic diseases, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.

15 September 2023


ASCIA 2023 Conference sessions can now be viewed on-demand

Thank you to everyone involved in the ASCIA 2023 Conference, which was a highly successful hybrid event, with a record high number of delegates (724 – including 72% in-person), abstracts (165) and social functions.

Sessions can be viewed on-demand by registered delegates on the conference platform for the next six months, to enable continued professional development. Read more in the ASCIA 2023 Conference Report 


New ASCIA Reports

ASCIA Priorities Report – based on results from the ASCIA member priorities survey 2022-2023.

ASCIA Annual Report 2023 - includes presentations from the ASCIA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023, held on Thursday 7 September 2023.

ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training reports – based on 2022 feedback surveys.


ASCIA Food Allergy Course for Dietitians 23-24 November 2023

Registration is now open for the ASCIA Food Allergy Course for Dietitians, which is being held for the first time in Sydney, on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November 2023. This course has an interactive in-person program that is focussed on medical nutrition therapy in food allergy and intolerance.

Registration is open to all dietitians and details are available here


Vasculitis Symposium 14 October 2023

The 2023 Australia and New Zealand Vasculitis Society (ANZVASC) Vasculitis Symposium is being held in Sydney on 14 October 2023.

Register here


Recent ASCIA website allergy updates

New ASCIA Management Plan for Delayed Allergic Reactions to Foods

New ASCIA Venom Immunotherapy (VIT) FAQ and consent form

Updated ASCIA Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) FAQ and consent form

Updated ASCIA Travel Plan for People at Risk of Anaphylaxis

Updated ASCIA Treatment Plan for Allergic Rhinitis

Updated ASCIA Guide for Milk Substitutes in Cow’s Milk Allergy


Recent ASCIA immunodeficiency and autoimmunity updates

New Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin (SCIg) products

New Transition from Evogam to Hizentra AU SCIg products

New ASCIA Laboratory Tests for Autoimmune Diseases Position Paper

Updated ASCIA IVIg Infusion Guidelines

Outcomes from ASCIA Immunodeficiency Strategy Meeting  


Calling all Australian clinicians who treat insect allergies

If you have treated insect allergies in the past three years, the National Allergy Centre of Excellence (NACE) Insect Allergy Stream invites you to complete the NACE online insect allergies survey. Survey results will help document the spectrum and severity of insect allergies and identify the unmet needs of patients living with insect allergy.

The survey closes 30 September 2023 and is available here


Grifols ASPIRE award

The Grifols ASPIRE award provides financial support (€50,000) to young scientists and clinicians who wish to undertake a research project that seeks to improve immunodeficiency awareness, diagnosis and therapy.

To read about previous ASPIRE award recipients click here.

Apply here for the 2024 award between 1 November 2023 to 31 March 2024.


Stallergenes Greer (STARG) Foundation science awards

The STAGR Foundation is providing Science Awards in Allergy for young or mid-career scientists to advance precision medicine in the field of allergy or be recognised for outstanding work in the environmental field, to advance the prevention and treatment of allergies. Three awards totalling €150,000 are available and applications close 29 November 2023.

Read more here  


ASCIA 2024 Conference 3-6 September - save the dates

We look forward to seeing ASCIA members, other health professionals. sponsors and exhibitors at the ASCIA 2024 Conference, chaired by Dr Jovanka King. The conference will be held from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 September 2024 at the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC).

Registration and abstract submission will open in May 2024.


Regularly updated ASCIA webpages

Allergy/Immunology Positions

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ASCIA Submissions

ASCIA Progress Report - National Allergy Council Schools/Childcare Project

ASCIA Progress Report - National Allergy Council Shared Care Project

Conference, Meetings and Events Calendar

ASCIA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of all sponsors listed on the ASCIA website

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