The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) actively promotes and develops medical education and resources to improve the diagnosis, treatment and care of primary immunodeficiency diseases. IDF programs and publications for healthcare professionals promote the recognition and management of primary immunodeficiency diseases.
The IDF Medical Advisory Committee is comprised of prominent immunologists from throughout the country to support the mission of the IDF through the development of science based standards for diagnosis and care for individuals with primary immunodeficiency diseases. The IDF Nurse Advisory Committee was established in 1999 to improve the quality of healthcare and education provided by nurses for patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases.
IDF's Consulting Immunologist Program provides physicians the opportunity to consult with expert clinical immunologists about patient specific questions and obtain valuable diagnostic, treatment and disease management information.
The LeBien Visiting Professor Program promotes improved medical knowledge by offering teaching hospitals the services of a leading clinical immunologist to lead Grand Rounds and other educational activities for their healthcare professionals.
The IDF Video Series for Nurses, designed to enhance a nurse clinician's knowledge of primary immunodeficiency and immunoglobulin treatment, was originally developed as a free, accredited continuing education course. Accreditation for the courses expired June 2017, but the videos are still available for viewing.
IDF even administers the United States Immunodeficiency Network USIDNet, an international consortium established to advance scientific research in the primary immunodeficiency diseases through peer reviewed research grants, education and mentoring programs, DNA and cell repository, and patient registries.
IDF prides itself on the amount of resources that we offer Healthcare Professionals, and we urge you to browse our website and take advantage of all there is to offer.