INGID News November 2022
INGID 2022 Conference
Thank you very much to the 60 INGID members who travelled to Gothenburg for what has been described by many as one of our best ever conferences. It was such a joy to welcome our speakers in person and we thank ESID and IPOPI too for their support and input. We are looking forward to receiving the official photographs, these will be on https://ingid.org/
There were many highlights, an excellent educational afternoon, many interesting and insightful talks on a huge range of subjects related to immunodeficiency and inborn errors of immunity and networking opportunities. There was a yoga session to promote well-being for our members and very special thanks go to Jose Drabwell who gave us a very moving and personal story titled “Diagnosis to treatment and beyond” which was our key note lecture. All of the talks were recorded and are available on the ESID web-site for 3 months https://esidmeeting.org/
Please go to the tab At ESID 2022 and scroll down to Go to Virtual Meeting log-in where you will be asked for your registration number.
There were many new collaborations during the conference such as our strategic meeting where we welcomed many pharma companies and presented our plans and aspirations for the next 4 years. The programme included 2 sponsored symposiums which allowed us to support 8 nurses and 3 health care practitioners to travel and give presentations in Gothenburg, we heartily thank Octopharma and CSL for giving us the opportunity to be able to do this. We also enjoyed a hugely successful networking event one evening and a round table working lunch, our thanks go to Takeda and IHS for these events.
We are now looking forward to our next joint INGID/IPOPI/ESID conference in Marseilles in 2024. We want to let you know that you will shortly be receiving notification of voting for the venue of the 2026 conference, please look out for this.
Following the INGID meeting in Gothenburg and the INGID General Meeting we are very pleased to announce that we have 5 new board members. Please join us in congratulating Rosalind Fisher, Patricia Luck, Julia Hews-Girard, Lisa Smith and Mary-Louise Daly on their new appointments.
The current Board is:
- Rosalind Fisher (UK) – President
- Patricia Luck (Switzerland) – Vice President
- Sary Workman(UK) – Board Member
- Julia Hews-Girard (Canada)– Secretary
- Lisa Smith (UK)– Treasurer
- Ruchi Saka (India)– Director of Communications
- Mary-Louise Daly (Switzerland)– Board Member
There were also 2 new members elected onto the election committee, Lucy Gossens (The Netherlands) and Riet Strik-Albers (The Netherlands). Congratulations to them also.
Ann Gardulf and Gaby Strotmann have stepped down from the Election Committee and between them they have had a wonderful period of service for well over 50 years and we are very grateful to them both. Gaby has sent the following message to the members:
“Dear INGID Member, Dear INGID Board
Like you all know, my time as a working member has finished. I want to thank you all for a wonderful time as being a board member, 6 years as a president and as a member of the election committee. I have learned so much during this period, found new friends and new inspirations for my working and also private life. Looking forward meeting you all again at the upcoming conferences.”
We are absolutely delighted that we now have 279 full INGID members and this number is increasing all of the time.
WORLD PI WEEK
Please do take a look at some videos by INGID members on the World PI week web-site, www.worldpiweek.org.