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National Allergy Strategy (NAS) Steering Committee

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

Maria Said is Co-chair of the NAS Steering Committee and the CEO of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, the national patient support organisation. Maria is also Project Lead for the 250K Youth Project.

Brynn Wainstein is a paediatric clinical immunology/allergy specialist and the current President of ASCIA.

Melanie Wong is a paediatric clinical immunology/allergy specialist and a past President of ASCIA (2014-2016).

Wendy Norton is a representative of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and Deputy Project Lead for the Shared Care Model Scoping Project.

Sally Voukelatos is a representative of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia.

Merryn Netting is a clinical dietitian specialising in allergy and Deputy Project Lead for the Food Service Project.

Jody Aiken is a representative of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia.

Jill Smith is the Chief Executive Officer for ASCIA.

Sandra Vale is the National Allergy Strategy Manager, and previously the ASCIA Education Project Officer (2010-2016).

Content updated 22 September 2019

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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National Allergy Strategy Websites and Courses

All about Allergens
All about Allergens
The next step for cooks and chefs
The next step for cooks and chefs
Authorised Officers Resources
All about Allergens
Food allergy prevention
e-training for health professionals
Food allergy prevention e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis
e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis e-training for health professionals
Food Allergy Education
for the community
Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
250K for teens and young adults
250K
Nip Allergies in the Bub

Lead organisations

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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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