Nursing Workshop: Intravenous and subcutaneous immunoglobulin administration
Regional Patients Workshop
The Argentinian Hemoderivatives Laboratory of the National University of Córdoba (UNC) invited AAPIDP to participate in two events that took place in April 28, in Córdoba: a nursing workshop and a regional patients meeting, in celebration of WPIW.
The Nursing Update Workshop began with great news for the PID community. The Executive Director of the Laboratory announced that the National Drugs, Food and Medical Technology Administration (ANMAT) had recently, approved the registry of subcutaneous immunoglobulin. He advised participants to be patient as before commercialisation many steps have yet to be taken.
The Workshop focused on nursing techniques and care and provided attendees with comprehensive information on subcutaneous administration of immunoglobulins.
In the afternoon, the patients and families were welcomed into the meeting. The participating physicians offered good information on oral hygiene, skin and airways care and AAPIDP’s legal adviser talked about the “Rights of the patient, questions and suggestions on legal management”.
AAPIDP is grateful to the UNC Hemoderivatives Laboratory for the invitation, which allowed the patient group to reach out to new families affected by PIDs.
Clinical meeting at Hospital Militar Central
Hospital Militar Central in Buenos Aires, celebrated WPIW with a clinical meeting organized by Dr Gabriela Mora and sponsored by the Health Ministry, two medical schools, the Societies for Immunology and Allergy of Buenos Aires and of Argentina. The meeting featured sessions on autoimmunity, autoinflammation, bowel disease and Common Variable Immunodeficiencies (CVID). It provide AAPIDP with the opportunity to further spread awareness of their work and start new partnerships.