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
Opportunities for upskilling GPs and paediatricians in allergy include:
- ASCIA Conference Medical Associates Day https://ascia2022.com/program.php
- ASCIA e-training courses https://etraininghp.ascia.org.au/
- University accredited postgraduate courses* (e.g. Western Sydney University courseshttps://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/study/courses/postgraduate/master-of-medicine-allergic-diseases; https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/study/courses/postgraduate/graduate-certificate-in-allergic-diseases).
*These courses are not advanced training in allergy/immunology, which is administered by the RACP and RCPA, in consultation with ASCIA. https://www.racp.edu.au/trainees/advanced-training/advanced-training-programs/clinical-immunology-and-allergy
ASCIA GP training days were held in September 2017 and 2018 in Auckland and Canberra, on the Saturday after the ASCIA Annual Conference.
Depending on demand and resources, we will consider hosting an ASCIA GP training day in September 2023 in Sydney, on the Saturday after the ASCIA 2023 Conference.
Content updated June 2022