World Allergy Week 2017

3 Apr 2017

World Allergy Week 2017 and aims to raise greater awareness and understanding of allergy topics as well as the exchange of ideas and collaboration in order to address treatment and quality-of-life issues related to the care of patients with urticaria (hives).

This year’s agenda is to increase awareness of urticaria with the topic The Agony of Hives What to do when welts and swelling do not go away’.  World Allergy Week is an annual initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO).

Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) is supporting this important initiative through a ‘wear a spot of red’ campaign and asking supporters to help raise awareness and funds to support research into allergy by wearing a spot of red or holding an event in their home, school or workplace.

Allergy Medical will be wearing ‘spot of red’ badges and putting red spots on all of our posts this coming week with the aim to help raise funds for the 1 in 4 of us who are impacted by allergy. 

“Rally the support of your family and friends to help you raise money for allergy research. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination so get creative, go over the top, have fun and let everyone know that you are supporting allergy research! Why not organise a wear a spot of red’ day at work or school or host a spot of red’ morning tea or bake sale?”

You can also donate to allergy research.

For health professionals and parents there is a free upcoming webinar on Chronic Urticaria:

The Agony of Hives: What to Do When Welts and Swelling Do Not Go Away
Brisbane & Sydney (Australia) AEDT Tuesday, 4 April 2017 at 11:30pm Register Now!

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