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It is a pleasure to invite you to participate in the ASCIA 2021 Conference, which is being hosted as a virtual event from Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd September 2021. The program will include:

  • Sessions from 10.00-17.00 AEST each day (08.00-15.00 AWST, 09.30-16.30 ACST, 12.00-19.00 NZST).
  • Concurrent sessions for Nurses, Dietitians and Medical Associate ASCIA members on Friday 3rd September 2021.
  • Recording of all sessions, to enable viewing by registered delegates after the sessions.
  • ASCIA-CFAR Symposium on Wednesday 1st September.
  • ASCIA-ANZVASC Symposium on Friday 3rd September.
  • Poster presentations each day, run concurrently with CFAR hot publications (Wednesday), AIFA research grant recipient presentations (Thursday) and Clinical Grand Rounds (Friday).
  • Sunrise and sunset yoga sessions each day, to improve the well-being of delegates.

Registration will open in May 2021. In the meantime you can view the preliminary program summary, registration fees, abstract submission information and sponsorship-exhibition prospectus on this website.

The ASCIA 2021 Conference sessions have been timed to allow:

  • International speakers to present and answer questions live.
  • Delegates to attend from different time zones in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
  • Opportunities for delegates to interact and network through chat forums.

New sponsorship opportunities in 2021 include:

  • Sponsored sessions of 45 minutes each, from 09.00-09.45 AEST each day and from 17.15-18.00 on Wednesday.
  • Digital advertising between presentations and during the breaks.
  • A virtual exhibition with chat forums each day.

Confirmed international speakers are:

Dr Kathleen Sullivan (USA) https://www.chop.edu/doctors/sullivan-kathleen-e
A/Prof Paul Turner (UK) https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/p.turner

We are also intending to host sponsored hybrid dinner meetings in each region (restrictions permitting) on the Thursday evening, in conjunction with the ASCIA 2021 Conference. These dinners will be coordinated by the ASCIA Council Area Representatives for each region.

The ASCIA 2021 Conference will continue to provide an international standard of continuing professional development (CPD). It is also a unique opportunity to interact with ASCIA members and other health professionals working in allergy and clinical immunology.

In 2022 the ASCIA Conference will be held as a hybrid event in Melbourne from Wednesday 31st August to Friday 2nd September, so please note these dates in your 2022 calendar.

We look forward to your involvement in the ASCIA 2021 Conference.

Kind regards,

Professor Michaela Lucas

ASCIA President

Jill Smith


On behalf of the ASCIA 2021 Conference committee:

ASCIA 2021 Conference Organising Committee

Chair: Prof Michaela Lucas

ASCIA Directors: Dr Theresa Cole (VIC), A/Prof Jane Peake (QLD), Dr Michael O'Sullivan (WA).
ASCIA Committee Chairs: Dr Karl Baumgart (NSW), Dr Lara Ford (NSW), Dr Katie Frith (NSW), Prof Connie Katelaris AM (NSW), Dr Kathryn Patchett (NSW),
ASCIA Associate Representatives: Kathy Beck (QLD), Dr Kathryn Heyworth (QLD), Dr Hannah Hu (NSW), Briony Tyquin (NSW).
Other members: Dr Tiffany Hughes (SA), Dr Preeti Joshi (NSW), Dr Jan Sinclair (NZ), Dr Dean Tey (VIC), Dr Brynn Wainstein (NSW), Dr Melanie Wong (NSW),
Thursday evening dinner meetings (restrictions permitting) will be coordinated by the ASCIA Council Area Representatives for each region: Dr Andrew Baker (NZ), Dr Elizabeth da Silva (ACT), Dr Narinder Kaur (NSW), Dr Jovanka King (SA), Dr Alberto Pinzon (QLD), Dr Stephanie Richards (VIC), A/Prof Kristina Rueter (WA).