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)
- 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.