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ASCIA Update 11 October 2023

ASCIA Update 11 October 2023
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ASCIA Update aims to provide current information to the community about allergic diseases, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.

11 October 2023


AIFA Research Grants 2023

Congratulations to the recipients of Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) grants in 2023, who are listed on the AIFA website

AIFA is now seeking donations and sponsorship to support more allergy and immunology research in 2024. Donate to AIFA and make a difference - all donations go directly to fund AIFA research grants.  Donate here

ASCIA 2023 Conference Poster Abstracts Published in IMJ

ASCIA 2023 Conference poster abstracts are now published online in the Internal Medicine Journal (IMJ) and can be accessed here

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


ASCIA Food Allergy and Adverse Food Reactions Course for Dietitians

Registration is open to all dietitians for the ASCIA Food Allergy and Adverse Food Reactions Course, 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.

Information about the course and how to register is available here 

Department of Health Consultations

ASCIA members are welcome to be involved in the following Australian government Department of Health consultations in 2023:

Workforce Scope of Practice Review ‚Äď Submissions close 16 October

National Nursing Workforce Strategy - 10 October to 28 November

Review of Telehealth MBS items - Submissions close 6 November  


Recent ASCIA Reports

ASCIA Priorities Report ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď based on 2022 feedback surveys.


Final Reminder: 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 Allergy Updates

New ASCIA Management Plan for Delayed Allergic Reactions to Foods

New ASCIA Venom Immunotherapy (VIT) FAQ and consent form

Updated ASCIA Treatment Plan for Allergic Rhinitis

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  


Updated Nip Allergies in the Bub Website

The Nip allergies in the Bub website has been re-designed, to make it easier for parents to find information about:

  • Food allergy prevention - feeding the common allergy causing foods to babies by 12 months of age and continuing to include these foods.
  • Managing eczema.

Read more here


Reminder: Grifols ASPIRE Award

The Grifols ASPIRE award provides financial support (‚ā¨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.


Reminder: Stallergenes Greer Foundation Science Awards for Allergy 2023

These science awards in allergy are 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 ‚ā¨150,000 are available and applications close 29 November 2023. Read more here ¬†


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

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