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Basic Immunology in Medicine Online

 

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Target Audience/Purpose
The purpose of Basic Immunology in Medicine is to educate physicians on the fundamental mechanisms underlying immunologic diseases and the principles for therapeutic modulastion of the immune system. The course is deisgned to meet the needs of physicians whose specialties now require an understanding of how the immune system mediates the pathogenesis of diseases they diagnose and treat. The content of this webinar was captured during the live Basic Immunology in Medicine course that took place in Boston on June 26, 2013. The estimated time to complete this activity is 6 hours.

Date of Release  
This activity was released on October 11, 2013. It will be available online until October 11, 2015.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should 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 mechansims 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 Content

  • Introduction and Overview - Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Innate Immunity - Andrew Lichtman, MD, PhD, Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Antigen Presentation and T Cell Activation - Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco
  • CD4 T Cells and Cytokines - Andrew Lichtman, MD, PhD, Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • CD8 T Cells, NK and NK-T Cells - Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • B Cells and Antibodies - Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • T Cell Regulation, Tolerance and Autoimmunity - Abul Abbas, MD, University of California, San Francisco

Accreditation
The Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education credits for physicians.

The Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosures  

The following individuals have disclosed no financial interests/arrangements or affliation with any commercial companies who have provided products or services relating to the presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity:

  • Abul Abbas, MD
  • Andrew Lichtman, MD, PhD
  • Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD

Sponsorship
This course was supported by unrestricted educational grants from Amgen, Genentech, Grifols, the National Institutes of Health, Pfizer and Questcor.

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