Dear Friends and Colleagues,
An impressive number of 400 participants attended the 1st International Primary Immunodeficiencies Congress (IPIC) held in Estoril (Lisbon), Portugal on 7 and 8 November 2013.
The congress was organised by the International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies (IPOPI) and will take place every two years in the future.
Its main aim is to propose a unique, muti-disciplinary international forum focusing on clinical care developments in the PID field.
Several key topics including PID treatments, complications management, genetic studies and counselling, PID pathogenesis and SCID newborn screening were presented and discussed at this first event.
The programme featured an array of world renowned clinical and scientific experts in the field including Prof. Amos Etzioni, Prof. Alain Fischer, Prof. Bobby Gaspar, Prof. Ricardo Sorensen, Prof. Troy Torgerson as well as Mrs. Marcia Boyle, Mrs. Jose Drabwell and Mr. Johan Prevot among many others.
Key presentations given during the meeting as well as a congress report will shortly be made available on the congress website www.ipic2013.com
The 2nd International Primary Immunodeficiencies Congress (IPIC) will be held on 5-6 November 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. More information will be available soon at www.ipic2015.com