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The JMF Centre Melbourne Opening Symposium

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The JMF Centre Melbourne Opening Symposium

Mark Hudson

Opening Symposium

The Jeffrey Modell Centre for Primary Immunodeficiencies in Melbourne

The Jeffrey Modell Diagnostics and Research Centre for Primary Immunodeficiencies in Melbourne is a newly formed multi-institutional network of researchers and clinicians from across Melbourne. The centre is part of the international network established by the Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF) with the aim to drive early diagnosis and optimal treatment of PID patients, through outreach, education and scientific research. The JMF Centre Melbourne is a partnership between 5 hospitals, 2 research institutes and 2 universities.

JMF Melbourne launch and opening symposium

Speakers at the JMF Centre Opening, L-R: Dr Julian Bosco (Alfred Health), Dr Joanne Smart (RCH), A/Prof Menno van Zelm (Monash University/Alfred Health), Dr Vanessa Bryant (WEHI), Dr Charlotte Slade (RMH). Click here to see a full gallery of photos from the day.

The JMF Centre for Immunodeficiencies in Melbourne has been established in 2018. To mark this occasion, we officially launched the Centre on June 14, 2018 in the form of an an opening symposium with dedication ceremony.

The launch of the centre involved presentations by several key researchers and clinicians involved in the field of Primary Immunodeficiencies. This was followed by a patient and family orientated session co-hosted with IDFA, which provided information about PIDs, diagnosis and treatment. Some patients also shared their experiences with PID and the challenges they’ve faced.

On behalf of IDFA and JMF Centre for Primary Immunodeficiencies Melbourne.