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ASCIA Update 6 February 2024

ASCIA Update 6 February 2024

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ASCIA Update

6 February 2024

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New ASCIA Newborn Screening Resources

ASCIA has developed two new resources to support newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), which are now available throughout Australia and New Zealand:

Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) and BCG Vaccination - Position Statement for health professionals

Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) - FAQ for patients and carers

Read more here

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Updated ASCIA Anaphylaxis Resources

ASCIA Adrenaline Injectors Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) has been updated to provide more information about PBS and Pharmac listings of adrenaline injectors in Australia and New Zealand. Read more here

Latest versions of ASCIA Action Plans for Anaphylaxis – February 2024 Update

ASCIA First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis – updated with ReadSpeaker

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ASCIA Submissions - PBAC Meeting March 2024

ASCIA has lodged five submissions in response to the Consultation for the March 2024 meeting of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). These submissions relate to applications for new or updated Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings of products that are relevant to allergy and immunology.

Read more here

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Other Recent ASCIA Website Updates

ASCIA 2024 Conference 3-6 September - Save the Date

TAPID Meeting 11-12 May 2024 - Save the Date

National Allergy Council Updates

New Format for ASCIA E-newsletters

New ASCIA Strategic Plan 2024-2028

ASCIA Highlights 2022-2023  

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Support Allergy and Immunology Research in 2024

A new Sponsorship Prospectus for Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) research grants is now available. AIFA has awarded over $700,000 in research grants to 34 projects since 2015, as listed on the AIFA website and is now seeking support for 2024 research grants.

Apply here for the Grifols ASPIRE Award (by 31 March 2024) for research projects that improve immunodeficiency awareness, diagnosis and therapy.

The ASCIA website includes information about current allergy and immunology research in Australia and New Zealand.

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Registration Open for ASCIA Dietitians Course 9-10 May 2024

The next ASCIA Food Allergy and Adverse Food Reactions Course for Dietitians will be held in Adelaide on Thursday 9th to Friday 10th May 2024. This course has an interactive in-person program that is focused on medical nutrition therapy in food allergy and intolerance.

A registration form and further information is available here

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Product Availability – Recent Updates

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine approved by TGA

Monovalent COVID-19 Omicron XBB.1.5 vaccines

Shingrix® varicella zoster virus recombinant vaccine

Jorveza® for the treatment of eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE)

Dymista® Allergy nasal spray for treatment of allergic rhinitis – now OTC

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New and Updated Allergy Information

Updated ASCIA Adrenaline Injectors Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Updated ASCIA First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis – now with ReadSpeaker

New Edible Insect Food Allergy Survey - open until 9 February 2024

Updated ASCIA Dietary Avoidance for Food Allergy FAQ

New ASCIA Management Plan for Delayed Allergic Reactions to Foods

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

Updated ASCIA Treatment Plan for Allergic Rhinitis

New and updated ASCIA VIT and AIT FAQ and consent forms  

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New and Updated Immunodeficiency Information

New Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) and BCG Vaccination - Position Statement for health professionals

New Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) - FAQ for patients and carers

New National Blood Authority Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Report

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

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Regularly Updated ASCIA Webpages

The following ASCIA webpages are regularly updated:

ASCIA Reports

Locate a Specialist

ASCIA Submissions

ASCIA 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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