AFSA News – September 2018
AllPaeds/ALLSA/SAPA Congress – 29th August to 2nd September 2018
AFSA had a table at the AllPaeds/joint ALLSA and SAPA congress in Cape Town and we had the privilege of seeing some fantastic lectures. If there is interest we can summarise some of these, so if you have any allergy or immunology topics close to your heart, please email email@example.com with your suggestions. Please see attached the programme which details the various topics covered at the 2018 congress http://www.allpaeds2018.co.za/index.php/programme/full-programme
DSSA – Dermatology Congress in Durban
AFSA attended the recent Dermatology for Africa Conference held at the ICC in Durban from the 30th August to the 2nd September 2018. Representatives from AFSA met with dermatologists to discuss patient issues including education and training in the care of atopic skin. We met with companies who are at the forefront of developing cleansers, creams and emollients that are specifically designed for atopic skin which we hope to recommend to our patients, doctors and clients in the near future through our Seal of Approval Program.
First UCARE Urticaria centre in Africa
The UCT Lung Institute – Allergy & Immunology Unit in Cape Town has recently been certified as the first UCARE centre in SA.
Please see http://www.ga2len-ucare.com for more information on UCARE centres worldwide.
For our medical professionals – Updates on the Management of Urticaria
On behalf of GA²LEN, we would like to invite you to take part as a delegate and attend the GA²LEN Peer-2-Peer training on “Updates on the Management of Urticaria” to be held in the UCT Lung Institute in Cape Town on 22nd October. For more information on this event please email Lyndie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACTS Allergen Management Course Update
AFSA attended the jam-packed 2-day FACTS Practical Allergen Management Workshop. The well-designed program provided a step-by-step guidance on the different aspects of an allergen management plan and how to implement it in the food industry. It was interesting to note that the South African labelling regulations are of one of the strictest in the world, where precautionary labelling is mandatory. See more information