Physicians Educations Day

The Foundation organizes an annual Physicians Education day to improve knowledge about  Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases every year in June.

Speakers provide information about working of the immune system, clinical features and complications of primary immunodeficiency diseases, and various treatment options including immunoglobulin, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and gene therapy.

Topics may include: Immune system in relation to PID, PID in Children and Adults, Pulmonary manifestations of PID, Gastrointestinal & hepatic manifestations of PID, Autoinflammatory PID, Autoimmune manifestations of PID, Immunoglobulin therapy for PID, Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in PID and autoimmune diseases & gene therapy.

Who should attend?  Pediatricians, Internists, Family medicine, Infectious disease specialists, Pulmonologists, Gastroenterologists, Rheumatologists, Endocrinologists, Neurologists.

2017 Physicians Education Day

Sunday, June 4, 2017

8:00am to 2:00pm

Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, California


 Registration is complimentary and breakfast and lunch is provided. For further information and to register, please contact Ms. Mitzi Vanhorn at or (949) 824-5818.





7:30-8:30 AM            Registration and Breakfast


8:30 AM                     Welcome and Introduction- Sudhir Gupta

8:40-9:10 AM            The Immune System in relation to Primary Immunodeficiencies- Sudhir Gupta

9:10-9:40 AM            Primary Immunodeficiencies in children and adults- Joseph Church

9:40-10:10 AM          Autoinflammatory diseases- Harold Hoffman

10:10-10:40 AM        Pulmonary manifestations of Primary Immunodeficiency diseases- John Routes

10:40-11:00 AM        Panel Discussion


11:00-11:20               Coffee Break


10:20-11:50               GI Manifestations of primary Immunodeficiency Diseases- Martin Martins

11:50-12:20               Autoimmune manifestations of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases-Troy Torgerson

12:20-12:50               Update on Immunoglobulin Therapy for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases-Richard Wasserman

12:50-1:20                 Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for primary immunodeficiencies  and Autoimmune Diseases- Neena Kapoor

1:20-1:45                   Panel discussion


1:45 PM                     LUNCH AND ADJOURN





Sudhir Gupta, M.D., Ph.D., MACP

Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

Chief, Basic and Clinical Immunology, University of California, Irvine

Co-Founder and Chairman, Board of Directors, Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (FPID)


Joseph Church, M.D.

Chief, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Children Hospital of Los Angeles.

Professor of Pediatrics Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California, Los Angeles


Harold Hoffman, M.D.

Chief of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology

Professor of Pediatrics

University of California at San Diego

San Diego


Neena Kapoor, M.D.

Director, Blood, Bone Marrow Transplantation, and Research Immunology

Children Hospital of Los Angeles.

Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine,

University of Southern California, Los Angeles


John Routes, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine

University of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI


Richard Wasserman, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Medical City Children’s Hospital

Managing Partner

Allergy Partners of North Texas

Dallas, Texas


Troy R. Torgerson, MD PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Divisions of Immunology/Rheumatology

Director, Immunology Diagnostic Lab (IDL)

Co-Director, Non-Malignant Transplant Program

University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital


Martin Martins, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics

Associate Vice Chair, Translational Research

Department of Pediatrics

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA