Mary Louise Daly recently attended the Shire European Nurse Master Class in Amsterdam and has kindly shared the information she gained while there, as well as how it might be useful in her work.
On the 13th /14th October, I and a colleague hat the opportunity to attend an immunoglobulin master class, developed by nurses and for nurses. There were roughly 40 nurses there from different countries, mainly European though not only.
The focus of the master class was immunoglobulin therapy both immune replacement and immunomodulatory. Patients with primary immunodeficiencies were discussed but not only, there was also presentations looking at neurological and haematological conditions when immunoglobulin is given.
Working in a clinic which treats patients with immunoglobulin for both replacement and immunomodulatory reasons, it was great to hear more about the different uses.
It was lovely to see some familiar INGID faces, as well as to meet some new colleagues.
The venue was Amsterdam and we had a chance to have a stroll around.
The language of the masterclass was english, and I really tried to encourage the sponsors to consider using simultaneous translators, if there is a next time.
This was my first such masterclass but I hope not my last. My colleague and I took home some interesting insights for our practice.