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We Need a Designer!

by Whitney

CIPO is looking for a graphic designer to assist with some of our design needs, including marketing (posters, leaflets, website templates, and more!) If you’re a creative mind and have experience in graphic design, or know someone who does, please email info@cipo.ca expressing your interest and a copy of your resume. 



Nutrition Webinar Now Available

by Whitney

If you missed last week’s nutrition webinar, “Know Your Ingredients: you are what you eat, breathe and absorb” with Nicole Fetterly, R.D., you can now watch it here on CIPO’s YouTube channel  Nicole discusses making healthy options in our daily lives, what to watch out for, tips for our immune system and answers your questions!…



Vaccine Hesitancy Study

by Whitney

CIPO has launched a survey studying COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Primary Immunodeficiency patients. This short survey will give us a better understanding at how the PI community looks and thinks about COVID-19 vaccines. Please take a few minutes to take the survey.    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JGZKZH8



Vaccine Priority Campaign

by Whitney

CIPO has launched a letter writing campaign asking the provinces and territories to give primary immunodeficiency patients priority access to COVID 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 your…



COVID Vaccine Webinar Now Available

by Whitney

CIPO hosted a COVID Vaccine and Immunodeficiency webinar on February 25th with CIPO medical directors Dr. Kyla Hildebrand and Dr. Gina Lacuesta, moderated by Dr. Stephen Betschel. To watch the webinar on CIPO’s Youtube channel, please follow this link.    



SCID Compass Event – March 10

by Whitney

Immune Deficiency Foundation’s educational program, SCID Compass is inviting CIPO members to join their March webinar for parents/caregivers on SCID. Details below: Time/date: March 10th at 11AM ET Topic: Gene Therapy for SCID, the latest and future research regarding this topic Speaker: Dr. Donald Kohn at the University of California, Los Angeles Below is the link to register. The…



IG Supply Update

by Whitney

February 12th, 2021   Re: Possible Disruptions IVIG As per our letter from October 14th, CIPO has been advised by Canadian Blood Services that due to the drop in donations in plasma worldwide and the mounting pressure on demand for immune globulin globally, Canada is now experiencing supply challenges with certain brands and vials sizes…



APIQ Patient Survey

by Whitney

Quebec Chapter, APIQ, is conducting a survey for immunodeficiency patients and caregivers in Quebec. This survey is online until Friday, February 12.  Participants will be entered to win one of three prize draws.  French survey: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/SONDAGEAPIQCIPO English survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APIQSURVEYCIPO



Call for Board Members

by Whitney

CIPO is currently accepting nominations to the National Board of Directors. If you, or someone you know, is interested in filling one of the positions on the board, please send the nomination via email to info@cipo.ca, and a member of the nominations team will be in touch.    Vacancies this term are: Director at large: BC Director at large: Atlantic Canada Director(s) at large:…



Donate Your Car Today!

by Whitney

CIPO is proud to partner with Donate a Car Canada!  Donate a car Canada is a really easy way to make a charitable donation to your favorite charity. Donate a Car Canada accepts donations in every province. Donate a Car Canada will handle all aspects of your generous vehicle donation from the pickup to the final auction or recycle, ensuring that your car, truck,…