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Basic Immunology in Medicine

Basic Immunology in Medicine: Update

Basic Immunology in Medicine: Update 2018

Tuesday, June 19 at FOCIS 2018
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA

You may add Basic Immunology to your FOCIS 2018 registration or register and attend the course only.

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Course Faculty

Abul K. Abbas, MD

Abul Abbas, MD
University of California, San Francisco

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Andrew Lichtman, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD

Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard

Purpose

The purpose of the course is to review selected topics in basic immunology, with emphasis on recent advances and issues that are relevant to the pathogenesis and treatment of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.

Target Audience

This course was designed for practicing clinicians, trainees, and individuals in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies who are involved in the development of therapies for immunological diseases.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the major advances in basic immunology that are most relevant to human diseases, and the unresolved issues and future challenges.
  • Recognize the fundamental mechanisms underlying immunologic diseases and the commonality among diverse organ specific disease states.
  • Identify the basic principles underlying therapeutic modulation of the immune system, and the mechanisms of action of the major classes of immune modulators.
  • Critically evaluate the medical literature reporting advances pertinent to immune diseases and immunotherapies.
  • Explain the rationale for use of new immunodiagnostic and immunotherapeutic modalities in patients.

Course Agenda

Tuesday, June 19
8:00am - 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 9:00am Introduction to the Immune System
Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco
9:00am - 10:00am Innate Immunity
Andrew Lichtman, MD, PhD, Brigham & Women's Hospital
10:00am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 11:30am Antigen Presentation and T Cell Activation and Costimulation
Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco
11:30am - 12:30am CD4 T Cell Subsets, Cytokines
Andrew Lichtman, MD, PhD, Brigham & Women's Hospital
12:30am - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm - 2:15pm B Cells and Anitbodies
Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
2:15pm - 3:00pm CD8 Effector Cells, NK Cells
Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm T Cell Regulation and Tolerance
Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco
4:30pm - 5:15pm Tumor Immunity
Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco
 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

In the past, FOCIS has made it possible for participants to obtain CME credit for attending the educational courses. In order to enable all those involved in the research and treatment of immune-mediated diseases to participate in the exchange of ideas that contribute to the forward motion of the field, FOCIS will not offer CME credit for any course or session at FOCIS 2018. Certificates of attendance will be available upon request.

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