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7th Annual Basic and Clinical Immunology for the Busy Clinician: What Is New and Hot in Immunology
An Immunology Boot Camp

Overview

Join us for the CME-certified 7th Annual Basic and Clinical Immunology for the Busy Clinician: What Is New and Hot in Immunology

Plan to attend this one-of-a-kind symposium that provides a unique array of educational offerings in the field of clinical immunology. This symposium is designed for busy clinicians who desire to increase their declarative and procedural knowledge in the field of IMIDs, as it applies to patient care.

Each day begins with yoga instruction on mindfulness/meditation. The first day of the symposium will start off with a “30,000 foot view” of immune responsiveness, followed by a series of recent advances in innate and adaptive immunity, as well as the immunologic implications of the microbiome. The afternoon session “What is Hot,” will take a deep dive into understanding the basic biochemistry and mechanisms of action of our current and emerging biologic armamentarium. These data are essential to understanding their clinical application and predicting and preventing toxicity. The first day will also include a flipped classroom session, which will allow attendees to meet and discuss their toughest cases across the range of IMIDs and primary immunodeficiency disease with the faculty.

The next day will include “What’s New in Biologic Therapy?” and will focus a session on the science of immunologic wellness and how to incorporate it into practice.

Target Audience

The symposium is directed to rheumatologists, dermatologists, infectious disease, allergists, clinical immunologists, and specialists in integrative medicine, preventive medicine, wellness, primary care and other health care professionals caring for patients with immunologic diseases.

Objectives

By attending, you will be able to do the following:

  • Define the basic flow of activity in the integrated immune response and identify key cells, cytokines, and receptor-ligand pairs that drive the immune response.
  • Summarize the findings of basic clinical research and interpret its impact on patient care.
  • Provide a translational analysis of the clinical implications from key studies on various immunologic diseases.
  • Detail the risks of both predictable and unpredictable adverse events associated with biologic therapies.
  • Explain the concept of immunologic wellness and appraise the evidence on how achieving it can be beneficial for overall health in the setting of immunologic diseases.