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Basic Immunology in Medicine

Basic Immunology in Medicine: Update 2013

Basic Immunology in Medicine: Update 2017

Tuesday, June 13 prior to FOCIS 2017 
Hilton Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

You may add Basic Immunology to your FOCIS 2017 registration or attend the course only. Please choose the appropriate link below.

FOCIS 2017 & Course          Course Only


Course Faculty

Abul K. Abbas, MD
Abul Abbas, MD
University of California, San Francisco

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

Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

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 13 
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, Massachusetts General Hospital
2:15pm - 3:00pm CD8 Effector Cells, NK Cells
Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
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) *New for 2017*
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 2017. Certificates of attendance will be available upon request.

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