The Iranian IPOPI National Member Organization and the Research Center for Immunodeficiencies (RCID) carried out different activities to commemorate the World PI Week (WPIW) for the ninth consecutive year on 24-25 April 2019 at the Children’s Medical Center Hospital, Tehran.
On 24 and 25 April, a scientific meeting “11th international Conferences for primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (ICID)” was organized in Children’s Medical Center Hospital, the referral center of PID in Iran for both children and adult patients (http://rcidcong.tums.ac.ir/). A large number of people participated in this meeting that was held by the Iranian IPOPI National Member Organization including all subspecialists of the country to increase awareness of general physicians and pediatricians about the principle manifestations of PID and the correct approach to those signs and symptoms.
On 24 April, a ceremony in appreciation of the people primary immunodeficiency patients and a theater play were held at Children’s Medical Center Hospital, Tehran. TV artists were invited to perform joyful programs for PID children and their families.
On 25 April, the congress kept with presentations regarding PID disorders at the Children’s Medical Center Hospital. Afterwards, the forth international PID Spring school were hold by contribution of Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) and RCID with presentation of keynote lectures by distinguished professors in immunology, amongst are Anne Puel, Emmanuelle Jouangu, Nima Rezaei and Asghar Aghamohammadi.
PI week organizers participated in several TV and media interviews and informed public about prevalence of PIDs in Iran, warning signs of primary immunodeficiency and treatment of PID patients.