National Allergy Council Advisory Committee

Preeti Joshi is Co-chair of the NAC Advisory Committee. Preeti is a paediatric clinical immunology/allergy specialist and the Project Co-lead for the Food Allergy Prevention Project (Nip allergies in the Bub).

Maria Said AM is Co-chair of the NAC Advisory Committee and the CEO of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, the national patient support organisation. Maria is also Project Co-lead for the Allergy 250K Youth Project and Shared Care Model Project.

Brynn Wainstein is a paediatric clinical immunology/allergy specialist, a past President of ASCIA (2018-2020) and Project Co-lead for the Anaphylaxis Reporting System Project.

Michaela Lucas is a clinical immunology/allergy specialist, current President of ASCIA and Project Co-lead for the Drug Allergy Project.

Melanie Wong is a paediatric clinical immunology/allergy specialist, a past President of ASCIA (2014-2016) and Project Co-lead of the Allergy 250K Youth Project.

Wendy Freeman is a representative of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and Project Co-lead for the School and ECEC Project.

Sally Voukelatos is a representative of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and Project Co-lead for the Food Service Project.

Briony Tyquin is a clinical nurse consultant in allergy and Project Co-lead for the School and ECEC project.

Jody Aiken is a representative of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and Project Co-lead for the Food Allergy Prevention Project (Nip allergies in the Bub).

William Smith is a clinical immunology/allergy specialist, a past President of ASCIA (2016-2018) and Project Co-lead for the Drug Allergy Project.

Katie Frith is a clinical immunology/allergy specialist, Chair of the ASCIA Anaphylaxis Committee and Project Co-lead for the Shared Care Model Project.

Content updated August 2022

National Allergy Strategy Rationale

Allergic diseases have become an increasingly important chronic disease and public health issue in Australia and other developed countries over the last two decades, contributing to increased demand for medical services, significant economic cost of care and reduced quality of life of people with allergic diseases and their carers.

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Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the leading medical organisation for allergy in Australia. 

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is the leading patient support organisation for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | 250K Youth Project | Food service | Drug allergy | Shared Care Model

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Acknowledgement of Country
The National Allergy Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we are located. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.