The Jeffrey Modell Canadian Immunodeficiency Network serves as a highly respected healthcare resource across Canada fostering early diagnosis of Primary Immune Deficiencies. Through networking, knowledge dissemination and communication among healthcare professionals, patients and the general public, the Network can ensure that patients have access to excellent care.
Great Grants on the Go
The Network continues to support its community in the educational and diagnostic developments of PI. Dr. Reza Alizadehfar recently educated University of Montreal respirologists on the diagnosis and treatment of PI. Dr. Fotini Kovadas will build patient support and education with Alberta Children's Hospital's first ever Kids Day scheduled for August 2011. Our desire to educate does not end with our fellows. The JMCIN strives to reach out to all physicians and patients. The CI Soceity's What is PI booklet is now in its production phase. This tool will aid patients and physicians in undertanding how the immune system works, what is a PI, and how it is diagnosed and treated in Canada. If you have an educational or diagnostic project to better the lives of patients with PI, submit a grant request by downloading a Grant Application.
Lights, Camera, Action on Primary Immunodeficiency Video Conference Rounds
Remaining scheduled dates for 2011 are Monday, September 26th from IWK Health Center (Halifax) and Monday, November 28th from Sainte Justine (Montreal). With permisison, case studies continue to be archived on the CI Society Physicians Only webpage. Most recently, "Listen to your patients (s)he is telling you the diagnosis, adapted from Willim Osler (1849-1919)" was presented by Drs. Stuart Turvey and Anne Junker, BC Children's Hospital, University of BC. For additional information please contact Linda Pires, Manager, JMF Network of Centres.
Join The CI Society as an Affiliated Member
The JMCIN is pleased to welcome you as an Affiliated Member. If you are a physician who does not specialize in Immunology but finds a growing need for it in your practice, join the JMCIN today. Your membership will provide you with the opportunity to participate in all JMCIN educational events, along with direct access to all 10 Network sites for expert guidance with your patients. These sites include:
Capital Health, Edmonton--Dr. Stuart Carr
IWK Health Centre, Halifax--Dr. Tom Issekutz
Hamilton Health Science Centre--Dr. Peter Dent
Montreal Children's Hospital--Dr. Reza Alizadehfar
CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal--Dr. Elie Haddad
Hopital CHUQ-CHUL, Quebec City--Dr. Aubert Lavoie
Toronto Hospital for Sick Children--Dr. Adelle Atkinson
St. Paul's Hospital, University of BC--Dr. Amin Kanani
BC Children's Hospital--Dr. Stuart Turvey
Winnipeg Health Science Centre--Dr. Chrystyna Kalicinsky
If you are a physician treating Primary Immunodeficiency Disease patients, please indicate your interest to join the network.
For all Network enquires, please contact Linda Pires, Manager, JMF Network of Centres at firstname.lastname@example.org.