General Information

Become a Healthcare Professional Member with IDFA (free of charge).

  • Be part of a global community through IDFA’s significant relationships with other organisations both nationally and internationally
  • Work with IDFA to assist patients living with a primary immunodeficiency (PID) or secondary immunodeficiency (SID) in navigating their healthcare journey
  • Broaden your professional network through meeting other professionals and collaborating with IDFA
  • Be part of our highly esteemed National Medical Advisory Committee to provide answers and insights for our members

Education – educational events, webinars, invitations to conferences

  • Access to IDFA Resources (e-resources and hard copy) to better assist you and your team to care for PID/SID patients
  • Educational programs
  • We provide face to face and online support to our member’s and your patients can be part of this supportive environment
  • Patient meetings and conferences (in-person and online)
  • Webinars
  • Opportunity to be a keynote speaker at one of our events in your area of expertise.

Advocacy – advocating on key issues and encouraging patients to self-advocate

  • Help us to improve the lives of PID patients through involvement in our advocacy campaigns
  • Engage with government and policy makers to raise awareness of key issues i.e. SCID newborn screening, obtain policy outcomes and funding for these important issues
  • We advocate through social media by sharing our news, updates and educational graphics.

Awareness – raising awareness in the community

  • We can link your patients with others who have a similar diagnosis for mutual support: particularly useful in the case of rare diseases
  • Community education programs
  • Our resources and members can work with you to help raise general community awareness about the diagnosis and impact of living with a PID
  • Awareness campaigns throughout the year e.g. World PI Week, National Blood Donor Week, International Plasma Awareness Week
  • Raising awareness in the medical and broader community by attending and speaking at special events encouraging acceptance of immunodeficiencies and promotion of it as a rare disease.