The International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies (IPOPI) will offer a webinar on February 6 featuring Dr. Kathleen Sullivan of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Sullivan, chief of Allergy and Immunology at CHOP, will discuss methods for diagnosing primary immune deficiency diseases. Someone who has a primary immune deficiency has an immune system that doesn’t work properly, leaving them more susceptible to frequent and serious infections. Some patients are ill for years before receiving a diagnosis.
“While awareness continues to grow, primary immunodeficiencies are still often undiagnosed and therefore, undertreated,” said Jane Clark, CSL Behring’s Senior Global Product Manager for Immunoglobulins. “CSL Behring supports IPOPI’s goal of making testing for primary immunodeficiency a best practice all over the world.”
Dr. Sullivan will take questions during the IPOPI webinar, which is open to patient group leaders, patients, doctors and nurses. Follow the webinar’s hashtags #PIDDiagnosis and #PIDDiagnosisWebinar on social media. If you can’t attend the webinar live (8 a.m. EST in the United States) IPOPI plans to record the discussion and make it available afterward.