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We will be hosting the first Primary Immune Deficiency Update for Paediatricians on Saturday 4th March 2017. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
Although individual primary immunodeficiency disorders are
rare, collectively they are becoming increasingly prevalent and an important
cause of chronic disease. With more than 30 new primary immunodeficiency gene
defects identified in the last 2 years, it is important to recognise these
emerging conditions to ensure early diagnosis and management of these patients.
The sessions will incorporate case studies and current
practices in recognising and diagnosing a range of primary immunodeficiency
disorders. This is your opportunity to hear from our leading specialists in the
area of immunodeficiency and immune dysregulation. The event will be
interactive with time for discussion, aiming to update and enhance
paediatricians’ knowledge in identifying these conditions and facilitate early
PID 2017 Programme
Dr Jo Smart
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Dr Sharon Choo
Dr Theresa Cole
Dr Sam Mehr
Dr Sam Mehr
Dr Stephanie Richards
Ben Van Dort
Immunology Clinical Nurse Consultant
Dr Tim Brettig
Dr Sabeena Selvarajah
Allergy and Immunology was formed in May 2006, following the merger of the separate Allergy and Immunology groups at the hospital. There has been a rapid rise in allergic disease in the last 30 years and community demand for allergy and immunology services has reached unprecedented levels.To address this increased demand, the Department has expanded its clinical service by increasing the number of appointments available and is investing in the training of the next generation of allergy specialists to better meet the needs of the community.
Our vision is "to improve the health of children with allergic and immune disorders" through the department's core business of "advancing knowledge, clinical practice, public health policy and research in the field of allergic and immune disorders".
Our aim is to provide secondary and tertiary outpatient and inpatient care for children with allergic and immune disorders in Victoria. This includes children with food, drug, insect sting and latex allergy causing moderate to severe allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis), eczema, asthma, hayfever, immune deficiency and recurrent infection.
We deliver the highest quality clinical care to children and families with allergic and immune disorders. We play a vital role in increasing awareness, understanding and knowledge of allergic and immune disorders in the community and health professionals through education, teaching and training. We play a leadership role in the development and improvement of health care policies and guidelines related to allergic and immune disorders. We also actively identify and pursue research priorities to prevent and improve management of these conditions. We continue to work collaboratively with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and the University of Melbourne.
The Department works closely with the departments of nutrition and food services (dietetics), respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, dermatology, and general paediatrics.
Hours of operation for clinical offices are currently 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Telephone calls regarding referrals and appointments 9345 6180
We run a number of outpatient specialist clinics Monday-Friday at desk H on level 2. We also offer inpatient, food and drug allergy challenges and immunotherapy treatment in the day medical care unit also located on level 2.