Medical and science panels

Operating as a sub-committee of the IDFNZ Board, the IDFNZ Medical Advisory Panel is comprised of a network of New Zealand medical professionals specialising in immunology-related illnesses.

Two places are held open on the main IDFNZ Board for Medical panel representatives; this helps strengthen involvement with the Foundation, offering medical professionals the opportunity to contribute to our work.

The Panel provides the Foundation with medical advice, reviews scientific advances, prepares written articles for 'In Touch' magazine and assists in providing talks or lectures about Primary Immune Deficiency and related conditions. Panelists also endorse Foundation activities as appropriate and update the Board on any medical service issues and concerns.

The Foundation has also been supportive of a genetic testing program for PID conditions which was established with funding from IDFNZ in partnership with ADHB, A+ Trust . This is a leading edge science and is having a direct impact on our PID families enabling better diagnosis of PID conditions and facilitating better treatment.