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Overview

Join us for the CME-certified 8th 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.

The first day of the symposium starts 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?,” takes a deep dive into understanding the basic biochemistry and mechanisms of action of current and emerging biologic armamentarium. These data are essential to understanding their clinical application and predicting and preventing toxicity. The first day also includes a flipped classroom session, which allows attendees to meet and discuss their toughest cases across the range of IMIDs and primary immunodeficiency disease with the faculty.

The next day includes a session on immunologic basis for wellness and how to incorporate it into practice.

Target Audience

The symposium is directed to rheumatologists, dermatologists, infectious disease physicians, allergists, clinical immunologists, as well as 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:

  • Describe the scientific basis for the integrated immune response and identify how it affects the clinical practice of both immunologists and nonimmunologists.
  • Summarize the most recent research on basic and clinical immunology, and define its impact on patient care.
  • Review the available clinical data on immunotherapies, and apply them to individualized care plans for patients with specific immunologic conditions.
  • Analyze research on targeting cytokines, B cells, and T cells as therapy for autoimmune diseases, and explain their potential clinical use.
  • Identify and manage the key immune-related adverse events that occur in patients receiving cancer immunotherapy.
  • Define the immunologic basis for wellness initiatives to manage immune disease.
  • Critically appraise the evidence showing how a patient’s diet, lifestyle, and environment can directly affect immune and inflammatory responses.
  • Summarize the strategies for reducing risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with autoimmune disease.