Understanding PI: A Project ECHO Clinician Education Series
Provided by Project ECHO at Penn State College of Medicine and the Immune Deficiency Foundation, this no-cost, CME-eligible virtual education series was designed to help providers recognize the signs of PI and the appropriate and timely steps to diagnosis. This series will also provide an overview of up-to-date, evidence-based treatment recommendations and guidelines for patients with PI.
CME Presentations on PI
Two CME presentations on PI are available until July 12, 2023. The Journey of the Patient with PI: What Frontline Clinicians Need to Know, and Ig Replacement Therapies for PI: Clinical Trials and Real-world Evidence to Enhance Diagnosis and Individualize Treatment
The primary target audience includes US-based immunologists, pulmonologists, infectious-disease specialists, and specialty NPs and PAs who treat PIDD. The secondary target audience includes PCPs, pediatricians, internal-medicine specialists, neurologists, rheumatologists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, specialty pharmacists, and non-specialty NPs and PAs.
CME Course from AAAAI
In 2021, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), the AXDEV Group, and the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) conducted a survey of over 300 PIDD patients. The findings indicated a need to address healthcare providers' skills and confidence in recognizing signs and symptoms of PI, the use and interpretation of diagnostic tests, how to engage patients in essential health discussions, and maintaining optimal patient care via telehealth. To address these gaps in knowledge and practice, the AAAAI has developed a new online CME program.
Hiding in Plain Sight
Watch the following video to learn more about identifying, managing, and monitoring immune dysregulation disorders across the clinical spectrum. This webinar primarily explores complex cytopenias and hyperinflammatory disorders.
Presenter: Shanmuganathan Chandrakasan, MD -- Emory University Medical School, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Finding a Zebra in your Practice
Do you have patients in your practice with recurring infections, chronic illnesses, and undiagnosed conditions? Watch the following video to learn more about recognizing the clinical symptoms of primary immunodeficiencies (PI) and how to establish a PI diagnosis. This webinar also explores treatment options for patients with a PI diagnosis.
Presenter: Sarah Henrickson, MD -- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Found a Zebra? Now What?
Do you have patients in your practice with a primary immunodeficiency (PI) diagnosis? Watch the following video to learn what you need to know about Immunoglobulin replacement therapy and novel treatments as well as how to care for children and adults with PI. This webinar also explores outside resources for clinicians and patients.
Presenters: Karin Chen, MD -- University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital
John Routes, MD -- Medical College of Wisconsin
IDF Video Series for Nurses
IDF Video Series for Nurses is an initiative of the IDF Nurse Advisory Committee. Originally developed as continuing education courses, these videos provide important background for any clinician involved with the administration and management of immunoglobulin therapy or the disease states where immunoglobulin is used.