The 1st Intercontinental Immunoglobulin and Hereditary Angioedema Academy took place on the 7th till the 9th of March 2017 in Bern, Switzerland.
The Academy is focused on the clinical use of immunoglobulin in Primary Immunodeficiencies (PID) and secondary Immunodeficiencies (SID) in both adults and paediatric patients.
The participants consisted of about 70 Immunologists from the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and Russia.
INGID was invited to attend, by CSL Behring, to do a presentation and run a workshop. Theo Grosse-Kreul from King’s College Hospital London, United Kingdom and Josephina Bol, Tucare AG Dietikon, Switzerland represented INGID at this event.
Theo and José presented a Power Point Presentation and Hands-on Training on SCIG, Push and Pump technique. In total about 14 Doctors visited the Hands-on Training.
“My conclusion from the Pump – Training is: The Doctors are very happy if they are able to get their hands on the medication and most countries use the Push technique because it is much cheaper. If at all, only the very-well situated people are able to pay for the Treatment and Pump-Materials. Most of them do not have enough Nursing-Staff, not to mention specialists in a certain field, therefore the Doctors take care of the Information, education and support of the patient and the family.”