The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) was established in 1990 as a not for profit, peak professional medical organisation for allergy and clinical immunology in Australia and New Zealand. ASCIA members include clinical immunology/allergy specialists, other medical practitioners, scientists and allied health professionals (including nurses, dietitians and pharmacists) who work in the areas of allergy and immunology.
The mission of ASCIA is to advance the science and practice of allergy and clinical immunology, by promoting the highest standard of medical practice, education and research, to improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.
ASCIA is a member society of the World Allergy Organisation (WAO) and the Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI). ASCIA is also affiliated with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) as a specialty society of the College.
For further information go to: www.allergy.org.au
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) was established in 1993 as a charitable, not for profit organisation, to improve awareness of allergy and anaphylaxis in the Australian community, by sharing current information, education, advocacy, research, guidance and support.
A&AA is primarily a volunteer based organisation that is supported by membership fees, sale of resources and donations. The outreach of A&AA extends to individuals, families, school, workplaces, health professionals, government, food industry and all Australians.
A&AA is part of an international alliance of similar organisations and works closely with peak medical bodies, including ASCIA. The A&AA medical advisory board comprises ASCIA members who are clinical immunology/allergy specialists from across Australia.
For further information go to: www.allergyfacts.org.au
Content created 26 August 2016