Opportunities for upskilling GPs and paediatricians in allergy include:
- ASCIA Annual Conference Allergy Updates for Medical Practitioners
- ASCIA e-training courses for health professionals
- University accredited postgraduate courses* (e.g. Western Sydney University Certificate and Masters courses.
*These courses are not advanced training in allergy/immunology, which is administered by the RACP and RCPA, in consultation with ASCIA.
ASCIA Medical Associate members are medical practitioners (registered in Australia or New Zealand) who work in the area of allergy, but are not clinical immunology/allergy specialists. They include general practitioners, paediatricians, respiratory specialists, anaesthetists and ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists.
Dr Kathryn Heyworth is the Chair of the Medical Associates committee and is represented on ASCIA Council. Dr Nick Cooling is Honorary Secretary of the committee and the chairs of ASCIA Medical Associate interest groups are as follows:
A/Prof Raewyn Campbell - ENT specialist
Dr Anna Gilmore - New Zealand
Dr Sarah Green - Anaesthetics
Dr Kathryn Heyworth - General Practice
Dr Naghmeh Radhakrishna - Physician/Respiratory
Dr James Scorer - Paediatrics
Dr Jessica Tattersall - GP Allergist /Medical Rhinologist
ASCIA Medical Associate members are listed in the ASCIA membership directory on the members section of the ASCIA website www.allergy.org.au/members/directory (Members only access - login to view).
To review services and benefits of ASCIA Associate Medical membership go to https://www.allergy.org.au/about-ascia/ascia-initiatives#p1
Content updated October 2023