IPOPI, welcomed 750 participants interested in learning more about diagnosis and clinical care of primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) at IPIC2019, the fourth International Primary Immunodeficiencies Congress, that took place in Madrid, Spain, at the Hotel Marriot Auditorium, on 6-8 November 2019.
Dr Enrique Terol, the European Commission representative for European Reference Networks (ERNs), was invited to give the Welcome Address. He provided an interesting overview of the idea behind the creation of ERNs – tackling complex and rare conditions requiring specialized healthcare, knowledge and resources. He also shared the challenges that lay ahead, especially the integration in national health care systems and the effective support at hospital level.
The congress programme featured world-renowned experts in the field of PID as well as other key stakeholders who shared their invaluable experience and unique perspectives on major clinical developments and advances in the field. 96% of the congress participants stated that IPIC2019 was useful to extremely useful to their professional activity.
The congress was designed to advance PID clinical care by putting the patients’ interest at the centre of all discussions.
More about the congress here.