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Interventional Immunology

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Interventional Immunology

Not offered in 2017.

Next offering to be held at FOCIS 2018 in San Francisco, California.

 

 


Course Director

QizhiTang carla-greenbaum
Qizhi Tang, PhD
University of California, San Francisco     
Carla Greenbaum, MD
Benaroya Research Insitute

Target Audience/Purpose

The Interventional Immunology course is intended to familiarize practicing physicians with the scientific basis of novel immune therapies, their clinical applications, and possible side-effects and limitations.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the scientific basis for choosing immunogically related therapeutic targets in various diseases, including organ specific and systemic autoimmunity, allergy, transplant rejection, and cancer.
  • Explain the rationale and mechanism underlying the major pharmacologic approaches for interventional immunology in current practice
  • Evaluate the track record of the different therapeutic approaches in different specialties.
  • Recognize the cross-disciplinary lessons that can be learned from the clinical experience with specific interventions including pharmacological issues, limitations in altering disease progression and complications due to immunosuppression (infections, neoplasias).
  • Analyze how a physician should decide to use and choose therapies.

Course Testimonials

Read what past attendees are saying about the Interventional Immunology course:

  • "Attending this course has definitely sharpened my therapeutic skills as a clinical immunologist."
  • "This was an excellent overview of the basic science underpinning current immunological intervention.

Sample Course Agenda

  Wednesday
8:00 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 am Small Molecules to the Rescue: Inhibition of Cytokine Signaling in Immune-mediated Diseases
Massimo Gadina, PhD, National Institutes of Health
9:15 - 10:00 am PD-1 Inhibitors in Cancer Therapy
Adil Daud, MD, University of California, San Francisco
10:15 - 11:00 am Re-directed T Cells as Therapy
Marcela Maus, MD, PhD, Harvard University
11:00 - 11:45 am IL-17 Based Therapies
Frank Nestle, MD, King's College London
12:30 - 1:15 pm
Introduction to Clinical Trials
Carla Greenbaum, MD, Benaroya Research Institute; Anne Lindblad, PhD, EMMES Corporation
1:15 - 1:45 pm IBD Therapies
Jonathan Jacobs, MD, University of California, Los Angeles
1:45 - 5:00 pm Guided Practicum on Clinical Trial Design
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