1 Jun 2018

Invitation to Jeffrey Modell Immunodeficiencies Centre launch – 14 June 2018

You are invited to the opening symposium for the Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF) Immunodeficiencies Centre, hosted by Monash University at the Alfred Centre.

To register follow the link and enter the code JMF18. See more detail below.

Primary Immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are rare genetic disorders of the immune system. Patients present with severe and recurrent infections which cannot be controlled without intervention, resulting in permanent organ damage or early mortality.

There are several barriers to PID diagnosis including limited availability of diagnostic tests, delay in diagnosis and lack of clinician awareness.

The JMF Immunodeficiency Centre will be part of the JMF global network of specialised physicians and researchers. It is the first multi-institute research, diagnostic and education centre in Australasia dedicated to patients suffering PIDs. Monash University scientist Associate Professor Menno van Zelm from the Department of Immunology and Pathology will lead the centre. It will combine the expertise of immunologists, researchers and clinicians to achieve patient oriented aims, including newborn screening, improved diagnostic tools and research into the disorders.

When: Thursday 14 June 2018, 10am - 6pm
Where: Alfred Centre AM, AMREP Education Centre Lecture Theatre PM
Cost: FREE
Features: Scientific, clinical and public engagement sessions and Centre Dedication ceremony
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Prof Matthew Cook (Australian National University, Canberra)
  • Prof Stuart Tangye (Garvan Institute, Sydney)
  • Dr Julian Bosco (Alfred Hospital)
  • Dr Vanessa Bryant (WEHI/Melbourne University)
  • Dr Sharon Choo (Royal Children's Hospital)
  • Prof Jo Douglass (Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH)/Melbourne University)
  • Dr Raffi Gugasyan (Burnet Institute)
  • Dr Samar Ojaimi (Monash Health)
  • Dr Charlotte Slade (RMH/WEHI)
  • A/Prof Menno van Zelm (Monash University/Alfred Hospital)
For more information and to register:
https://jmfmelbournelaunch.eventbrite.com.au and input code: JMF18

We look forward to welcoming you!
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