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International Plasma Awareness Week

by Whitney

October 4-8 is International Plasma Awareness Week (IPAW). IPOPI is launching an international campaign called “PID patients true stories“, dedicated to addressing the worldwide need for more regionally balanced plasma collection, aimed at reaching global sufficiency in plasma derived medicinal products. (please see the press release attached). How? During IPAW, IPOPI has produced five videos featuring…



Campaign for 3rd Doses of COVID Vaccines

by Whitney

CIPO has launched a letter writing campaign asking the provinces and territories to give primary immunodeficiency patients 3rd doses of MRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Please take one minute and write to your provincial/territorial representative. Simply click the link below, fill in your name, address, email address and consent – the letter will automatically be sent to…



COVID-19 Update – December 16

by Whitney

  December 16, 2021 Update: CIPO Statement on COVID-19 CIPO has received many inquiries related to COVID-19, most of which are related to patient medical care, provincial guidelines, or vaccine access. For specific medical inquiries, please contact your healthcare provider, or treating specialist.  CIPO COVID-19 Webinars: CIPO has hosted three webinars about PI & COVID-19 our…



CIPO Merchandise – Coming Soon

by Whitney

Soon you will be able to show your love and support of CIPO by wearing CIPO branded gear! Even better, pre-order during the month of October and save up to 20% with our “Buy More, Save More”  Buy any 1 item – save 5% Buy any 2 items – save 10% Buy any 3 items – save…



AGM Announcement

by Whitney

The Canadian Immunodeficiencies Patient Organization (CIPO) AGM will be held virtually over Zoom on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at 4pm EST (1pm PST).    At the AGM, CIPO will be presenting new proposed bylaws. The proposed bylaws are available on our website for review. To request a copy of the proposed bylaws, email info@cipo.ca    All…



Fall Webinar Series Announced

by Whitney

Join us for our new information series. Each session of four webinars will highlight a different aspect of care in immunodeficiency. $10 each or $30 for 4 Fall – Health  Winter – Wellness Spring – Education   CIPO’s fall webinar sessions will focus on Health. Featuring new speakers and new topics.    September 25th 5pm…



Wednesday Night Meetups are Back

by Whitney

Our mods have had a break for the summer and are ready to get social again! Join us every other Wednesday for chance to meet new people from the immunodeficiency community, chat and hang out from the comfort of your own COVID-free home.  Every other Wednesday 7pm-8:30pm EST (5pm-6pm PST), starting September 15th.  No registration required. 



Save the Date – CIPO National Conference 2022!!!!

by Whitney

To celebrate our 25th anniversary CIPO will be holding a National Conference and Gala. Three days of expert speakers, panels, excursions, exhibitions and all things PI! We could not be more excited. Please mark your calendars for September 9-11, 2022 and join us in Ottawa.  A virtual option will be available. More details and registration…



New Proposed Bylaws

by Whitney

The CIPO Board of Directors along with CIPO Governance Committee is proposing new bylaws for the organization. These proposed bylaws will be voted on the Annual General Meeting being held virtually on October 23rd at 4pm EST.  All CIPO members in good standing are eligible to attend the AGM and receive one vote.  Review the…



CIPO Submission to CADTH

by Whitney

Thank you to all our members who participated in our recent survey on treatment. CIPO used the data collected to create a patient submission to the CADTH (Canadian Agency on Drugs and Technology in Heath) for a new product that is currently being reviewed. You can read CIPO’s submission on the product, Hyqvia, here Now…