Conference Highlights

Healthcare and Life Management Presentations

Choose from almost 40 sessions to attend—there is something for everyone! World-renowned healthcare professionals will share their time and expertise to help you better understand and manage your PI. Learn from life management professionals who will provide you with ideas you can incorporate into your daily life. Meet and talk with others from the PI community, and share your experiences throughout the weekend.

Welcome to California Reception – Thursday Night

Help us kick-off the IDF 2017 National Conference on Thursday night! Hear what’s planned for the conference, mingle with other members of the PI community, including individuals and families, volunteers, presenters, healthcare professionals, sponsors, IDF Board of Trustees, IDF staff and more. Think California casual attire, bright colors and cool shades are encouraged! See the grand opening of the Exhibit Hall, and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, a fun time and a feeling of comradery. Sponsored by Shire.

IDF Zebra Gala and Silent Auction – Friday Night

Celebrate the 9th IDF National Conference with a festive Friday night! Enjoy great music, food, libations, recognitions, and, of course, a touch of zebra. Take part in our fabulous Silent Auction, which will kick off the eventful evening with relaxed, quiet bidding on a variety of wonderful items donated by the IDF community. In the past, auction items included giveaways, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, gift baskets and more. Attire for the night is festive, black and white—as always, zebra stripes are welcome. Sponsored by CSL Behring.

IDF Family Night at Disney and Closing Session

On Saturday evening, enter the magical world of Disney, where sailing with pirates, exploring exotic places, meeting fairy-tale characters, diving the deepest oceans and rocketing into space can happen all in one night. IDF Family Night at Disney gives conference attendees an evening pass to enjoy attractions, entertainment, dining, events and tours in Anaheim’s happiest theme park. Sponsored by Grifols.

IDF Exhibit Hall

Leave room in your fun-filled and information packed conference schedule to visit the Exhibit Hall! Here, companies and organizations can show you the newest products and services available to the PI community. Just like in the past, visiting all the participating exhibits can put you in the running to win an iPad!

IDF Youth Program

We’re educating and inspiring tomorrow’s future today! The IDF Youth Program offers exciting events exclusively for children and teens with PI or have an immediate family member with PI. Be sure to register your children for one of the programs including, Childcare (6 months to 4 years), Kids Club (5 to 9 years), Tween Scene (10 to 12 years) or the Teen Program (13 to 18 years). Onsite registration not available. There are educational sessions, fun activities and time to get to know each other in the PI community. An off-site trip for ages 5 to 18 to Discovery Cube is planned for Saturday. The IDF Youth Program is available Friday and Saturday.

Professional Medical Education Program – Saturday

At the IDF 2017 National Conference, clinicians have a special opportunity to learn the latest information about PI from expert immunologists during the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS) Professional Medical Education Program: Updates in Primary Immunodeficiency Disease for the Practicing Clinician. This program is offered Saturday during conference hours and covers a wide variety of topics including therapies, clinical presentations, and an expert panel for Q&A. Click here for more information and registration.