1ST Patagonic clinical immunology meeting in Bahía Blanca
The 1st Patagonic Clinical Immunology Meeting took place in the event hall of the National Southern University, on August 23. The meeting was organised by AAPIDP together with the Immunology Professorship (Department of Biology, Biochemistry and Pharmacy, UNS) and the Interdisciplinary Health Team from Bahía (pediatrics, clinical medicine, dermatology, infectiology, rheumatology and laboratory) with an attendance of 117 professionals.
The meeting was intended for general practitioners, pediatricians, biochemists as well as for medicine and biochemistry students, and counted with the sponsorship from 11 academic entities.
Dr María Inés Prat, from the BBYF Department of the National Southern University, opened the event and Mrs Roberta Anido de Pena presented the work of the patient association. Several medical lectures followed, dedicated to Primary Immunodeficiency’s Classification, Warning Signs in adult patients and in paediatric patients, Diagnostic Tools in Primary Immunodeficiencies, Autoimmunity, Humoral PIDs in adults and Common Variable Immunodeficiency. Guest speakers included Dr Gustavo Vijodit, Dr Ignacio Uriarte, Andrea Bender and Dr Leila Ferreyra Mufarregue. The meeting ended with two panel discussions on “Clinical Cases” discussed by professionals from different specialities.
A new educational meeting for physicians is planned for next year in Bahía Blanca, paired with a patients’ gathering.
AAPIDP would like to thank CSL Behring , Grifols Argentina and the We Are One patients’ program for their sponsorship for this meeting.