10 August 2015:
Following the National Allergy Strategy (NAS) launch on 7 August 2015, the Parliamentary Allergy Alliance (PAA) was launched on 10 August 2015 at Parliament House, Canberra.
Guests at the PAA launch included the Minister for Health (Hon Sussan Ley MP), the shadow Minister for Health (Hon Catherine King MP), the leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Richard Di Natale) and the Hon Anna Burke MP.
Presentations featured an opening address by Senator Di Natale, an overview of the NAS by Maria Said, particularly moving stories about their experiences from Dr Shiu Lam and Isobelle Lam and a closing address by Anna Burke.
The “ask a clinical immunology/allergy specialist” session involved Dr Ray Mullins, Dr Melanie Wong and A/Prof Richard Loh.
From left: Dr Shiu Lam, Dr Melanie Wong, Dr Raymond Mullins, Maria Said, Isobelle Lam (in front), A/Prof Richard Loh, Minister for Health (Hon Sussan Ley MP).
For more information about allergy go to:
www.nationalallergystrategy.org.au - for the National Allergy Strategy
www.allergy.org.au – for etraining and other resources
www.allergyimmunology.org.au – to donate to research
www.allergyfacts.org.au – for patient support