Patients, Consumers, Carers

ASCIA information for patients, consumers and carers

ASCIA provides accessible, consistent and evidence-based information for patients, consumers and carers on more than 140 topics, which is available at www.allergy.org.au/patients/information
 
From 2019 to 2021 this information has been reviewed and updated, with some new topics added.
 
In July  2021 ReadSpeaker was added to the ASCIA webpages for patients, consumers and carers, to improve access for people with:
  • Vision impairment, limited reading ability or learning disabilities, by allowing text to speech (TTS).
  • Non-English speaking backgrounds - information can be translated into 20 different languages by highlighting the text and selecting 'translate’.

Patient support organisations

Patient support organisation links can be found here 
www.allergy.org.au/patients/patient-support-organisations

Clinical Immunology/Allergy specialists

Anaphylaxis e-training

ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for the community is available at:
www.allergy.org.au/patients/anaphylaxis-e-training-first-aid-community

ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for schools and children's education/care services is available at:
www.allergy.org.au/patients/anaphylaxis-e-training-schools-and-childcare

Allergy and immunology research

ASCIA established the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) to fund allergy and Immunology research in Australia and New Zealand. All donations and sponsorship to AIFA directly fund research grants.  

Research projects funded by AIFA grants since 2015 are listed at www.allergyimmunology.org.au/projects#latest  

  

Content updated September 2021

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