The Changing Landscape of Pain Management

Online via Zoom

Persistent pain or chronic pain is on the rise with 80% of people missing out on care. In this session, discussion will be focused on understanding pain, identification of contributing factors and new ways of managing pain within a multimodal approach. It will be an empowering session, providing insights on how to break the vicious cycle of pain, the utilisation of self-care and self-management strategies to lessen the impact of chronic pain in daily life.

An Understanding of Genetics and Immunodeficiency

Online via Zoom

Our Speaker Rebecca Macintosh is a Genetic Counsellor with the Sydney Children’s Hospital and will be conducting two genetic sessions for the Immune Deficiencies Foundation Australia.

In this first session, Rebecca will provide us with a basic understanding of genetics and how genes are passed down through families. Rebecca will talk through genetic counselling and testing options and why our DNA is just part of our health journey.

Primary Immunodeficiency and Family Planning

Online via Zoom

Our Speaker Rebecca Macintosh is a Genetic Counsellor with the Sydney Children’s Hospital and will be conducting two genetic sessions for the Immune Deficiencies Foundation Australia. In this second session, Rebecca will expand the Genetics topic further discussing considerations and support for those with primary immunodeficiency looking to start a family.

IDFA Member End Of Year Trivia Night

Online via Zoom

As 2021 comes to a close, we hope you can join us for a fun end-of-year Trivia night and chance to connect with other members. When: Wednesday 15 December, 6pm AEDT Where: Online via Zoom What: A festive celebration including Trivia To participate in the Trivia session, you will need to download the app Kahoot! […]

Coping Positively With COVID-19

Online via Zoom

In response to our member questions and feedback we have put together a panel of experts to answer your questions about COVID-19 and to provide strategies to help manage anxiety during this challenging time.

Making a Difference to PI

Online via Zoom

To coincide with World PI Week, we are pleased to present this webinar where you will be able to hear from two guest speakers who are making a difference in their worlds in relation to primary immune deficiency.

Self-Advocacy Webinar

Online via Zoom

Self-advocacy is the ability to speak-up for yourself and the things that are important to you, particularly in relation to your own health and well being. Through this informative webinar we will talk through how you can self-advocate to ensure that you have the information to be able to make choices and decisions that affect your health and your life.

Young Adult Member Conference

Online via Zoom

The Immune Deficiencies Foundation Australia is running a virtual This is me Young Adults Conference over Zoom on Saturday 23rd July, 9am to 3pm. REGISTER HERE: https://www.idfa.org.au/young-adults-conference/ This is me IDFA Young Adults ConferenceAims: Help young adult members (aged 17 to 30 years) create connections with members who are in the same stage of life. […]

Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Webinar

Online via Zoom

Healthy lifestyle is essential for quality of life when living with a PI. In this webinar we have Kate Battocchio, a dietitian and exercise physiologist from Diabetes NSW to discuss all things nutrition, the impact of lifestyle factors such as sleep and stress and the role of exercise in healthy living.

SCID and Self-Advocacy Webinar

Online via Zoom

As part of newborn screening month, hear from three IDFA members on the ways they've practiced self-advocacy for their child with SCID. Receive practical tips and access to IDFA's new self-advocacy toolkit.