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CIPO Scholarship Awards Open

by Whitney

CIPO is excited to announce the first ever higher education scholarship application open.  These scholarships are open to youth 17-25 who are currently enrolled or accepted at a recognized Canadian higher education institution and whose lives have been impacted by immunodeficiency.  For full details and application guidelines: CIPO Youth Higher Education Scholarship Deadline: June 30th, 2022



CIPO Immunology Resident Research Grant applications open

by Whitney

CIPO is pleased applications are now open for the CIPO Immunology Resident Research Grant in honour of our 25th anniversary. Up to two residents will be awarded, pending the complexity of proposed study. The maximum award pool is $10,000. Submission Deadline: All applications are due to be submitted to the following e-mail address: whitney.goulstone@cipo.ca by…



CIPO Study Published

by Whitney

CIPO’s COVID-19 study that looked at vaccine hestitancy in PI patients has been published in the journal for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. We are pleased to have supported this research and be taking part in important developments in the primary immunodeficiency community.  The article, “Understanding attitudes and obstacles to vaccination against COVID-19 in patients with…



CIPO COVID Q&A Webinar

by Whitney

May 10th, CIPO held another COVID Q&A webinar with two of our medical directors: Dr. Bruce Ritchie and Dr. Kyla Hildebrand. You can watch this webinar at our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/LJumbWkM6GY Thank you to everyone who submitted questions. We will be holding another COVID session at our conference in September.   



World PI Week 2022

by Whitney

April is PI Awareness Month April is the national awareness month for Primary Immunodeficiency and April 22-29 is World PI Week. With your help, we can raise awareness and increase the understanding of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI), which can lead to earlier diagnosis and better care for those affected by PI.    World PI Week  April 22nd…



CIPO Virtual Conference – September 10-11

by Whitney

While CIPO’s National Conference has been postponed until 2023, we will be hosting a virtual conference Saturday September 10 and Sunday Septebmer 11.  This conferene will focus on patient experience, COVID-19 (medical research and personal patient experience of COVID-19), as well as some special sessions requested by members.  Registration is only $50 and all attendees will…



CIPO Turns 25

by Whitney

2022 is CIPO’s 25th Anniversary! We are so humbled to have been able to continue to provide services and programs to the immunodeficiency community across Canada over the past 25 years. To celebrate this milestone, we want to celebrate you – our members and the community that make our work possible. We will be holding…



Holiday Giving Campaign

by Whitney

This holiday season, support CIPO and send a child with PI to camp! CIPO’s Family Retreat at the incredible Zajac Ranch in beautiful Mission, BC is designed specifically for children and families with medical needs. Located on the shores of Stave Lake in beautiful Mission, BC, Zajac Ranch for Children is situated on over 40…



Update on VISID Study

by Whitney

CIPO members who enrolled in the VISID study may be experiencing delays in taking part. Some members may not have had any response from study coordinators since the initial email upon registration.  Some study sites are currently experiencing logistical issues regarding contracts and ethics approval. Currently, only 7 sites are actively recruiting patients with more hopefully…



Notice to All Members

by Whitney

Please be advised that the Canadian Immunodeficiencies Patient Organization (CIPO) was unable to hold it’s Annual General Meeting on October 23rd due to lack of quorum present.    With this in mind, CIPO sends notice of the proposed changes to the current bylaws to all members with this letter. All members have 60 days from the…