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Two Cities, One Day - IDF Spreads the Word in Chicago and Salt Lake


Ask the Medical Experts session at the Chicago IDF Patient Education Meeting, November 17.

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) spread the word about primary immunodeficiency diseases in Chicago and Salt Lake, November 17. IDF held Patient Education Meetings in each city to bring the latest information to patients and families with the help of local healthcare professionals and volunteers.

Seventy people attended the Chicago meeting, and 55 attended Salt Lake. Chicago volunteers were Zina Berryhill, Brandi Higgins, and Amy and Shawn Walsh. Salt Lake volunteers were Marion Furst and Jill Heaps.

Sessions included:

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Salt Lake City, UT

  • Be Your Own Advocate with IDF
    Colin Seal – Immune Deficiency Foundation

  • Star Wars of the Immune System
    Harry R. Hill, MD – University of Utah School of Medicine

  • Ig Treatment Options for Primary Immunodeficiencies
    John F. Bohnsack, MD – University of Utah School of Medicine

  • Ask the Medical Experts
    John F. Bohnsack, MD – University of Utah School of Medicine
    Adi V. Gundlapalli, MD, PhD – University of Utah School of Medicine
    Harry R. Hill, MD – University of Utah School of Medicine
    Douglas Jones, MD – Rocky Mountain Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, P.C.
    Karen Chen, MD – University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Health Insurance: Protecting Your Access to Care
    Mallory O’Connor – Grifols

  • Person to Person Discussion Session

Saturday, November 17
Chicago, IL

  • Be Your Own Advocate with IDF
    Kathy Antilla, MAEd – Immune Deficiency Foundation
  • Understanding Antibiotic Therapy
    Julie K. Stamos – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Coordinating Your Care between Multiple Healthcare Providers
    G. Wendell Richmond, MD – Allergy and Asthma Physicians
  • Ask the Medical Experts
    Ramsay L. Fuleihan, MD – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Melanie M. Makhija, MD – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine G. Wendell Richmond, MD – Allergy and Asthma Physicians
    Julie K. Stamos – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

  • Health Care Reform: What does it mean for my family and me?
    Marvin Poole – Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Person to Person Discussion Session

Thank you to all those who helped make “two cities in one day” successful! Click here for a list of upcoming IDF events.

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