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Basic and Clinical Immunology

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Basic and Clinical Immunology series provides clinicians with a review of basic and clinical immunology. It is comprised of A-B-C teaching with an emphasis on biologic principles and implications and focuses on three areas- basic overview of immunology, a review of current advances, and biologic therapies for IMIDS.

Webcasts - 2018


Leonard Calabrese, DO
Release Date:   May 9, 2018
Expiration Date:   May 9, 2020
Estimated Time:   1 hour
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

Advances in 2017-2018

William Rigby, MD
Release Date:   May 9, 2018
Expiration Date:   May 9, 2020
Estimated Time:   30 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Gregg J. Silverman, MD
Release Date:   May 9, 2018
Expiration Date:   May 9, 2020
Estimated Time:   30 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
R. John Looney, MD
Release Date:   May 9, 2018
Expiration Date:   May 9, 2020
Estimated Time:   30 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

Immune Therapeutics: Advances in Biologic Therapies for IMIDs

William Rigby, MD
Kinase Inhibition for IMIDs
William Rigby, MD
Release Date:   May 9, 2018
Expiration Date:   May 9, 2020
Estimated Time:   15 mninutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Gregg J. Silverman, MD
T-Cell and B-Cell Targeting in IMIDs
Gregg J. Silverman, MD
Release Date:   May 9, 2018
Expiration Date:   May 9, 2020
Estimated Time:   15 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Leonard Calabrese, DO
Advances in IL6 Targeting
Leonard Calabrese, DO
Release Date:   May 9, 2018
Expiration Date:   May 9, 2020
Estimated Time:   15 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
R. John Looney, MD
Release Date:   May 9, 2018
Expiration Date:   May 9, 2020
Estimated Time:   30 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH
Release Date:   May 9, 2018
Expiration Date:   May 9, 2020
Estimated Time:   15 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

Cassandra Calabrese, DO
Release Date:   May 9, 2018
Expiration Date:   May 9, 2020
Estimated Time:   15 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine


Webcasts - 2017

Clinical Immunology Bootcamp: Six concise lectures reviewing the fundamentals of basic immunology for clinicians who care for patients with immunologic disease

Leonard Calabrese, DO
Release Date:   March 14, 2017
Expiration Date:   March 14, 2019
Estimated Time:   1 Hour
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Leonard Calabrese, DO
Release Date:   March 15, 2017
Expiration Date:   March 15, 2019
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
R. John Looney, MD
Release Date:   March 14, 2017
Expiration Date:   March 14, 2019
Estimated Time:   1 Hour
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
R. John Looney, MD
Release Date:   March 15, 2017
Expiration Date:   March 15, 2019
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Gregg J. Silverman, MD
Release Date:   March 15, 2017
Expiration Date:   March 15, 2019
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
William Rigby, MD
Release Date:   March 15, 2017
Expiration Date:   March 15, 2019
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

Biologic Updates for the Busy Clinician: Two concise presentations cover new and emerging biologic therapies in SpA

Vibeke Strand, MD
Release Date:   April 14, 2017
Expiration Date:   April 14, 2019
Estimated Time:   30 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH
Novel Therapies PsA and SpA
M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH
Release Date:   May 10, 2017
Expiration Date:   May 10, 2019
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialties:  Rheumatology, Internal Medicine


Series Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the basic flow of activity in the integrated immune response and identify key cells, cytokines, and receptor ligand pairs that drive the immune response.
  2. Critically appraise highlights from recent peer-reviewed scientific literature on cutting-edge topics in basic and clinical immunology.
  3. Summarize the mechanisms of action of biologic therapeutics and relate it to their effectiveness in indicated disease targets.
  4. Detail the risks of both predictable and unpredictable adverse events associated with biologic therapies.
  5. 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.
  6. Incorporate recommendations in clinical practice regarding diet, exercise, and mind/body techniques to achieve immunologic health.

Target Audience

These activities are directed to rheumatologists, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, allergists, clinical immunologists, and specialists in infectious disease, integrative medicine, primary care and other health care professionals caring for patients with immunologic diseases.

Activity Director

Leonard Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH