Know Before You Go

Download the IDF 2017 National Conference App

The IDF 2017 National Conference App puts everything you need for the conference at your fingertips! Complete with a full schedule of sessions, events, speakers and maps to guide you through the conference!

To download the free app, visit the App Store/Google Play Store and search for “IDF 2017 National Conference.”

Get a head start and download the IDF 2017 National Conference App today. When you download it, use #IDF2017NC on social media!

Check In at the Registration Desk

When you arrive, check in at the Registration Desk located outside the Platinum Ballroom

Wednesday, June 14

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday, June 15

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

We recommend that you check in on Wednesday or Thursday, but you can also do so on Friday or Saturday. The Registration Desk will also be open: Friday, June 16, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Saturday, June 17, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM.


Join Us for Quick Networking & Connections

Quick Networking and Connections sessions give you the chance to meet with the group that is most like you and interact one-on-one with others. Attend the session that best describes you!

Thursday, June 15

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Adults with PI (33 to 49 years)

Adults with PI (50 Years and up)

Parents of Children with PI (birth to 10 years)

Parents of Teens & Young Adults with PI (16 years & up)

Parents of Youth with PI (11 to 15 years)

Partners of Individuals with PI

Young Adults with PI (19 to 32 years)


Know What to Wear

Other than the Friday Night Zebra Gala, all sessions are casual attire. Wear bright colors and California inspired attire for the Welcome to California Reception on Thursday night, and bring out your best zebra and festive attire for the IDF Zebra Gala on Friday Night.

Please note that all conference sessions will be held in hotel meeting rooms, which are air-conditioned and often chilly. So, it is highly recommended to bring along a light jacket or sweater to the session rooms.


Write It Down: How to Ask Questions during Sessions

During each session, you will be provided with index cards. Please write your questions down on these index cards. They will be collected toward the end of the session and provided to the presenter to answer during the question and answer portion of each session.


The IDF Youth Program is exclusively for children and teens diagnosed with a PI or who have an immediate family member with PI. Please note that on-site registration is not available.

Thursday childcare is exclusively for children of families attending the Special CGD, SCID/SCID Variant, and WAS Symposia. Youth programming and childcare for the IDF 2017 National Conference attendees begins Friday morning.

The IDF Youth Program will be available for children and teens who are diagnosed or have an immediate family member with PI:

Friday, June 16

7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday, June 17

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

During the IDF Youth Program on Friday and Saturday, parents must pick their child(ren) up from the program for lunch. Lunch will not be provided for children at the Youth Program.

Friday Only: Children of parents attending the following symposia have the option to remain in the IDF Youth Program during lunch.

  • CGD Symposium
  • SCID/SCID Variant Symposium
  • WAS Symposium

Children of parents not attending these symposia should have lunch with their family on Friday and Saturday.

Parents of teens, ages 13+, have the option of allowing their teen to check themselves in and out of the youth program.  Information is available at the youth program check in area.


Get Your Tickets to IDF Family Night at Disney

At registration, you will receive a voucher for your designated number of tickets to Disneyland. This voucher is not your ticket into Disneyland.

Tickets will be distributed following the IDF Closing Session on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM. You will hand in your voucher to a conference volunteer and receive your designated number of tickets to Disneyland. Please note that the tickets are valid after 4:00 PM until the park closes at 12 Midnight.

IDF will be providing bus transportation to and from Disneyland from 4:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Buses will run every 30 minutes from 7:00 PM until 11:30 PM to return participants to the hotel. Limited buses available after 9:00 PM.

To make your entrance into Disneyland easier, click here to view items not allowed into Disneyland.


Tell Us What You Think: Conference Surveys

In order to keep topics relevant and interesting to the PI community, we encourage all participants to take part in our post conference survey. All attendees will be notified of this survey after the conference concludes.


Access Presentations Online after the Conference

Several weeks after the conference concludes, IDF will be pleased to provide the presentations from the IDF 2017 National Conference. The majority of the presentations can be accessed, however not all presentations will be available. We appreciate the work of all IDF National Conference presenters, and we hope the PI community can learn from the valuable content shared.


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