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About AIFA

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The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) is a charity founded by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).

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Dr Jason Trubiano and Austin Health Team
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AIFA aims to improve the health of people living with allergy and immune diseases by funding medical research and raising public awareness. 

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AIFA Latest News

  • AIFA Grants Awarded in 2019
    AIFA Grants Awarded in 2019
    16 October 2019: We are delighted to announce that the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) has awarded $120,000 in grants to support allergy and immunology research in 2019. The grants were presented by AIFA Chair Dr Melanie Wong at the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Annual Conference in Perth on 6 September 2019. The AIFA Food Allergy Research...
  • Donate to AIFA research grants before 30 June 2019 to obtain your end of year tax deduction
    Donate to AIFA research grants before 30 June 2019 to obtain your end of year tax deduction
    11 June 2019: On behalf of the AIFA and ASCIA team, I am excited to advise that we received a total of 27 expressions of interest for AIFA research grants in 2019. These include a range of outstanding projects that have the potential to make real progress in the field of allergy and other immune system disorders. The AIFA grant selection expert panel (chaired by Dr Melanie Wong), will work over th...
  • Catalyst allergy program
    Catalyst allergy program
    13 February 2019: If you missed watching the Catalyst allergy program on ABC TV last night (12 February 2019), you can watch it on ABC iview https://iview.abc.net.au/show/catalyst Several ASCIA members were involved in the program, including Prof Connie Katelaris, Prof Dianne Campbell, Dr Preeti Joshi, Carolina Valerio, Rebecca Sertori and Prof Janet Davies. The Catalyst allergy program highlights...

Featured Stories

Kate

Kate and severe drug allergy

Kate did not have a great start to her year in 2018. She suffered a subarachnoid aneurysm which landed her in the Alfred Hospital intensive care unit for three weeks. Things went up and down like dips on a rollercoaster thereafter for the next three months.

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Josephine and her dog

Josephine and Lupus

Josepine has been living with Lupus since she was five years of age. Her diagnosis was confirmed when she was nine. Lupus is a disease that has no cure. It is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s own immune system attacks various healthy parts of the body.

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Dorotea

Dorotea and FPIES

Dorotea was diagnosed with Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) at 4 months of age. Dorotea's first admission to hospital was after a severe reaction to soy formula. As is often the case, it was misdiagnosed as a viral gastroenteritis.

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Every project endeavours to meet the challenge to improve the health of people living with allergy and immune diseases.

ASCIA acknowledges Piers Haskard for the use of his photography on this website.

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