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SCID Family Day

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Clinic families with a history of SCID are invited to join us for the SCID Family Day on Thursday, July 7th at the Strasburg Mennonite Church in Strasburg, PA.

Below is the agenda for the day. If interested in attending or if you need more information, please contact us at queries@clinicforspecialchildren.org or call 717-687-9407.

This 2022 SCID Family Day is sponsored by the Immunodeficiency Foundation.


9:00 AM – Welcome by Karlla Brigatti, MS, CGC
9:05 AM – An Introduction to the Immune System by Kevin Strauss, MD
9:25 AM – Natural History of Untreated SCID by Christine Seroogy, MD
9:45 AM – Newborn Screening for SCID by Mei Baker, MD
10:00 AM – Autoimmune Complications of SCID by Jolan Walter, MD, PhD
10:30 AM – BREAK
10:45 AM – Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for SCID by Nancy Bunin, MD
11:20 AM – HLA Matching and Registry at CSC by Erik Puffenberger, PhD
11:35 AM – Additional Therapeutic Approaches: Introduction to ERT and Emerging Gene Therapies for SCID by Hey Chong, MD, PhD
11:55 AM – Panel Q&A with morning speakers
12:30 PM – LUNCH
1:25 PM – Afternoon introductions by Laura Poskitt, DO
1:30 PM – Best Practices for Families by Jen Heimall, MD
1:50 PM – Carrier and Cascade Genetic Testing by Susan Walther, MS, CGC and Amy Albright, MS, CGC
2:00 PM – SCID Resources with IDF by IDF delegates
2:15 PM – Family Testimonials
2:50 PM- Wrap up, panel discussions, adjourn by all speakers
3:15 – 5:00 PM – Plain Insight Panel and HLA Registry by CSC staff


July 7
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Clinic for Special Children
Immunodeficiency Foundation


Strasburg Mennonite Church
1514 Village Road
Strasburg, PA 17579 United States
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