Attending the 32nd ASCIA 2022 Conference?

If the answer is ‘yes’, we would be delighted if you joined our exciting virtual symposium.

We will share the latest real-world data on the Cow’s Milk Allergy (CMA) journey and explore: Whether CMA in infancy is associated with more infections compared to the general population and how can synbiotics reduce the health burden for infants and their families?

You must be a registered attendee at the 32nd Annual ASCIA Conference to attend the Nutricia sponsored session on Wednesday, 31st August 2022.

Download your FREE Patient Resource kit now.

As part of Nutricia’s contribution to the ASCIA 2022 Conference we are offering you a FREE Patient Resource kit to further assist you in discussions with parents and carers of infants with CMA. The kit includes:

  • Links to All Open Access Publications discussed at the ASCIA 2022 Conference Sponsored Session.
  • What To Expect When You Start a Hypoallergenic Formula Guide including formulas containing synbiotics or Syneo™
  • How to implement an appropriate Elimination Diet for Breastfeeding Parents FAQs with a dietitian on maternal elimination diets for CMA
  • Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia: Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy brochure

And you’ll automatically receive the Answers to Questions asked at our Sponsored Session in a month’s time.

Meet our experts

Allergy Expert Day - Vicki_McWilliam

Dr Vicki McWilliam | Senior Allergy Dietitian, The Royal Children’s Hospital; Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Dr Vicki McWilliam is a clinical dietitian and researcher at the Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Children Research Institute in Melbourne Australia. Vicki is a member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and a past chair of the Dietitians Committee. She is a member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

Vicki’s expertise in food allergy sees her involved in clinical management of families with food allergy, teaching and training, resource development, industry consultation and food allergy management within food service. She has presented her work at several national and international conferences and has numerous peer-reviewed publications.

Vicki’s research interest is developing and initiating clinical trials that aim to improve food allergy management and treatment for patients and families.


Dr Kate Grimshaw  | Dietician, Salford Care Organisation, United Kingdom

Kate Grimshaw qualified as a dietitian in the UK in 1989 after completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Her first degree was in Human Biology). She has since worked in a number of clinical dietetic posts. In 1995 she completed her MSc in Human Nutrition and in 2003 gained a post-graduate diploma in Allergy. In 2012 she completed her PhD looking at infant feeding practices in the first year of life and the development of food allergy.

Whilst food allergy prevention is a keen interest of hers she is also interested in the aetiology and treatment of food allergy and also the nutritional adequacy of exclusion diets in children and adults.

In September 2018 she moved to work at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust as dietetic manager but she continues to work clinically and is developing dietetic input for the adult food allergy patients at Salford.

As well as her research, clinical and management roles, Kate lectures on the Food Allergy Module of the MSc in Allergy at the University of Southampton and also in other University Dietetic Training programs. She is also involved in the development of Food Allergy Guidelines with EAACI and Ga2len.

Allergy Expert Day - Rebecca_Stratton

Dr Rebecca Stratton | Honorary Research Fellow, University of Southampton; Medical Director at Nutricia

Dr Rebecca Stratton is a dietitian and scientist who has been working in medical nutrition research for over 25 years at the Universities of Cambridge, Southampton and at Nutricia. She is a leading researcher in the field of nutrition support across the ages, with over 250 publications.

She continues to lead an extensive number of clinical trials as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses to investigate and improve the evidence base for the use of medical nutrition across a wide variety of patient groups and conditions, including cow’s milk allergy, children with faltering growth, inherited metabolic conditions, and adults with acute and chronic diseases.  She has recently led a programme of research looking at the evidence for improving the management of cow’s milk allergy, an area that Rebecca has developed a real passion for as a parent of a child who had a severe form of allergy.

She is a faculty member of ESPEN, the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism and Chairs the Malnutrition Action Group of the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN).

Allergy Expert Day Dr Elizabeth Pickford

Dr Elizabeth Pickford | Paediatric Allergist

  • Consultant Paediatric Allergist, Centre for Paediatrics, Macquarie University Hospital Clinic
  • Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University
  • Member Fellowship Committee, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Member, Divisional Council, Paediatrics and Child Health Division, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Member ASCIA Paediatric Committee
  • Member ASCIA Anaphylaxis Committee

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BREASTMILK IS BEST FOR BABIES: Professional advice should be followed before using an infant formula. Partial bottle feeding could negatively affect breastfeeding. Good maternal nutrition is important for breastfeeding and reversing a decision not to breastfeed may be difficult. Infant formula should be used as directed. Improper use of infant formula may affect the health of the baby. Social and financial implications should be considered.

The details of this event may be subject to change pending advice from health authorities regarding COVID-19. If you have registered, you will be notified via email with any updates to this event.

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Wednesday, 31st August 2022
7:20-8:10 (AEST) 9:20-10:10 (NZST)