AIFA Newsletter - June 2016
AIFA grants are open to all, not just early career researchers. Expressions of interest (EOI) for the next round of AIFA research grants are due by 17th June 2016.
To obtain an EOI form go to the AIFA website www.allergyimmunology.org.au/grants
Australians are giving more each year. Many are motivated by a cause but it also makes financial sense to donate.
To qualify for a tax deduction in 2015-2016 financial year please make a tax deductible donation to AIFA before 30th June.
The AIFA team is raising money for allergy research by walking 14km from the centre of Sydney to Bondi Beach during the annual City2Surf.
If you want to run you are welcome to set up a break away group!
The first step is to pay for registration to enter the walk at www.city2surf.com.au.
Then join the team by setting up a supporters page with Everyday Hero under Michelle Haskard's Walk for Allergy Research team page.
Share on social media or by email with your network to help spread the word.
There is a free cap for all participants. https://city2surf2016.everydayhero.com/au/team-aifa
The Health Minister The Hon Sussan Ley MP announced $500,000 in funding for the National Allergy Strategy implementation at the launch of Food Allergy Week in Sydney on 16th May 2016.
The National Allergy Strategy was launched in August 2015 and was developed in partnership by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) in consultation with more than 60 stakeholder organisations.
The major projects to be funded will be: standardising drug allergy management, improving allergy management for teens and young adults, and allergy management in food service including in the hospital setting.
The Therapeutic Goods Association has issued a warning that cough and cold medicines containing bromhexine have been linked to a small risk of severe allergic reactions and severe skin reactions. This information is timely given the arrival of winter and influenza season.
A specialist clinic to treat patients allergic to the sting of jack jumper ants has been established at Monash Medical Centre.
Launched by the Victorian Minister for Health, The Hon Jill Hennessy MP on Thursday 2 June, this clinic will deliver a lifesaving jack jumper ant venom immunotherapy program. This program desensitises those with a jack jumper allergy.
Dreamworld, Q1 Resort and SkyPoint have all donated prizes to our silent auction to be held in September.
You will be able to bid for 2 adult day passes to Dreamworld, Australia's biggest theme park, home to thrilling rides and white tigers or for two nights at the luxurious Q1 resort.
You can also bid for a once in a lifetime climb 230 meters above the stunning Gold Coast coastline with views that stretch from Brisbane to Byron Bay.
All proceeds to the silent auction will go to research in allergy and other immune diseases.
If you can donate a product or service to the silent auction, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
IDFA National Conference, Sydney
8th-10th July 2016
Autoimmune Resource & Research Centre World Scleroderma Lunch
Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA)
Suite 238, 117 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale NSW 2100
PO Box 450 Balgowlah NSW 2093 Australia
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All donations are tax deductible
AIFA aims to improve the health of people with allergy and other immune diseases by funding medical research
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