Aims of INGID
The aims of INGID are to improve and extend the quality of nursing care of immunodeficiency patients, and to increase the awareness and understanding of immunodeficiencies amongst nurses.
This is being achieved by:
- Forming international networks of nurses working with patients who have immune deficiencies in order to share knowledge, experience, information, and research.
- Creating a base within the specialty for international collaboration between nurses in research and quality assurance projects.
- Organising educational activities.
The International Nursing Group for Immunodeficiencies (INGID) was formed in 1994 by nurses who were working with children and adults diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency disorders. INGID is run by members and for members. It is managed by a Board of experienced nurses in immunology who are volunteers and who are elected by the members.
The Board of INGID consists of a:
- Director of Communications
As part of the leadership of INGID there is also an Election Committee consisting of 3 nurses.
Every second year a General Meeting is being held in connection to the conference and is the forum where major decisions are made by the members.
INGID organize a nursing conference every second year. The conference is arranged together with the European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID) and the International Patient Organization for Primary Immunodeficiencies (IPOPI).
INGID offers educations and webinars that are free of charge for members. We also offer networking and research activities. On the website you will find information about appointed nurses in most countries that you can contact in your own language and ask for advice if needed.