IDF 2017 National Conference Special Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) Symposium

Thursday, June 15 & Friday, June 16

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) brings together the primary immunodeficiency community biennially for a three-day conference—the IDF National Conference, the world’s largest gathering of individuals and families living with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI).

From physicians to nurses to specialized life management experts, individuals and families are presented with an unsurpassed opportunity to learn and connect.

Join us for the IDF 2017 National Conference in Anaheim, CA, our 9th national conference, June 15-17. This year, IDF will offer a Special Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) Symposium for individuals and families living with CGD.

On Thursday and Friday, the symposium will include presentations from experts in the field regarding CGD. There will be extended sessions this year, allowing attendees more time together to learn from each other and ask questions. This is a perfect opportunity to get to know other individuals and families living with CGD.

Participants can attend general sessions Friday after the CGD symposium and all day on Saturday. Participants can also attend all other IDF 2017 National Conference events, such as the IDF Welcome to California Reception, IDF Zebra Gala and Silent Auction, and the Closing Session and IDF Family Night at Disneyland. Even if you have attended an IDF event in the past, there is always something new to learn!


  • Getting to Know You: Networking Session
  • Understanding CGD
  • Preventing Infections
  • Managing Bowel Disease & CGD
  • Treatment Options
  • The Future of CGD
  • USIDNET CGD Survey Results
  • CGD Life Stages Panel


Morna Dorsey, MD, MMSC
University of California – San Francisco

Jennifer Leiding, MD
University of South Florida, All Children’s Hospital

Harry Malech, MD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease – NIH

Suhag H. Parikh, MD
Duke University School of Medicine

Christina Zerbe, MD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease – NIH

CGD Scholarships – Scholarships are available for individuals and families with CGD. To apply, you must be diagnosed or have an immediate family member diagnosed with CGD and attend the Special CGD Symposium. Scholarship includes IDF 2017 National Conference Registration (individual or family of 2-4), Conference Childcare and Youth Program, four (4) night hotel accommodations and a family travel scholarship up to $500.

To apply, go to: Scholarship application deadline is Monday, March 27.

Conference RegistrationEasy, online registration is available at Early registration rates are available until Monday, May 1.

Childcare & IDF Youth ProgramChildcare is available for attendees of this symposium during the Symposium hours on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, children can participate in the IDF Youth Program.

Click here to download the symposium flier.

Questions? Contact the IDF National Conference Office at or by calling 414-918-3022.

The IDF 2017 National Conference Special CGD Symposium is sponsored by Horizon Pharma.

Photos featured are from the IDF 2015 National Conference.

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