ASCIA Membership Applications

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ASCIA Membership Application Form 

ASCIA is the peak professional body of clinical immunology and allergy in Australia and New Zealand.  Health professionals are eligible to apply for ASCIA membership if they are actively involved in clinical practice, immunopathology, teaching or research relating to clinical immunology and allergy. 

To apply for ASCIA membership:

  1. Email completed application form (as a typed WORD document, not a PDF) to ASCIA - details are on the form.
    docxASCIA application form 2021 with type in fields68.29 KB 
  2. Do not send any payment with the application, as a Tax Invoice will be emailed once membership is confirmed, after being reviewed at an ASCIA Council meeting, which is held at least four times each year.
  3. Applications are considered in accordance with the ASCIA Constitution (2015) and By Laws (2019) on the ASCIA website www.allergy.org.au/members/constitution which include specific requirements for ASCIA membership.
  4. All ASCIA membership applications require a Full ASCIA member as a sponsor.  
ASCIA Membership Categories 
ASCIA Full Members
Applicants for ASCIA Full member must satisfy the following criteria:
 
(a) At the time of his/her nomination, have the following qualifications and requirements:
(i) be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) with Joint College Training Committee (JCTC) training in clinical immunology and allergy, or equivalent qualifications, and be registered for clinical practice in Australia (AHPRA - Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) or New Zealand (NZMC – New Zealand Medical Council); or
(ii) be a non-medical graduate (or medical graduate not registered for clinical practice in Australia or New Zealand) with a post-graduate doctoral research degree and at least ten years post graduate experience in clinical immunology and/or allergy; and

(b) Be actively involved in practice, teaching or research relating to clinical immunology and allergy in Australia or New Zealand; and

c) Not be engaged (either personally or on behalf of another person or organisation) in commercial activity involving the sale or marketing of allergy and clinical immunology related products (except as an incidental or minor subsidiary activity to clinical practice, teaching or research activities).
 
ASCIA Associates

(i) Associate – Medical, being persons who are medical practitioners registered for clinical practice in Australia or New Zealand, including persons qualified as general practitioners, or registrars, or with specialist qualifications other than clinical immunology and allergy (e.g. FRACP, FRACS, FRANZCA, FACD);

(ii) Associate – Other Health Professionals, being persons qualified as allied health professionals (e.g. nurses, dietitians, pharmacists). or medical practitioners working in clinical practice overseas;

(iii) Associate – Scientists/Researchers, being persons qualified as scientists or with other relevant qualifications and experience working in a field relevant to clinical immunology and allergy;

(iv) Associate – Trainee, being persons who are advanced trainees in clinical immunology and allergy in Australia or New Zealand; and

(v) Associate – Retired, being persons who were formally members of the company and have retired from clinical practice.

ASCIA Member Benefits

  • Online communication – Each month ASCIA informs members and the community of new and updated information about allergy and immunology via emails, ASCIA e-newsletters (more than 4,500 subscribers in 2020), and social media.
  • ASCIA Annual Conference - Discounted registration is available to ASCIA members.
  • ASCIA online resources - To support ASCIA members, new and updated ASCIA online information is regularly developed and updated.
  • Advocacy on behalf of ASCIA members – ASCIA makes regular submissions to government and other organisations through letters, submissions and reports. 
  • National Allergy Strategy resources - ASCIA members have access to new and updated allergy resources to support both them and their patients.
  • AIFA research grants – Only ASCIA members are eligible to apply for Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) research grants.  
  • Immunodeficiency resources – ASCIA members have access to new and updated immunodeficiency information, resources and collaborations.
  • ASCIA committees and working parties – Only ASCIA members are eligible to join ASCIA committees and working parties allergy.org.au/members/committees 
  • Access to ASCIA member only resources - These include ASCIA slides, food and drug (medication) allergen challenge protocols, and draft ASCIA information. 
  • ASCIA educational meetings – Only ASCIA members are eligible to attend ASCIA regional and training education meetings.
  • Listing on the ASCIA website ‘How to Locate a Specialist’ section – Full ASCIA members in clinical practice are eligible for one or more listings on the ASCIA website allergy.org.au/patients/locate-a-specialist

For more information go to allergy.org.au/about-ascia/ascia-initiatives

Content updated January 2021

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