Online CME

Basic and Clinical Immunology

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Basic and Clinical Immunology is a series that provides clinicians with a review of basic and clinical immunology, with an emphasis on T cell biology. The webcast series is comprised of A-B-C teaching with an emphasis on biologic principles and implications.

This series is especially beneficial for physicians and mid-level providers who lack direct resources in formal immunology education. It will broaden the knowledge base of health care professionals and enhance their ability to create management strategies and improve the care of their patients.

Webcasts

Richard Ransohoff, MD
Estimated Time: 1hour
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Type:Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Playeror Silverlightor QuickTime
Expiration Date:June 2, 2017
Specialties: Neurology, Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Leonard Calabrese, DO
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Release Date:April 15, 2015
Type:Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Playeror Silverlightor QuickTime
Expiration Date:April 15, 2017
Specialties: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Leonard Calabrese, DO
Estimated Time: 30 minutes
Release Date:April 15, 2015
Type:Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Playeror Silverlightor QuickTime
Expiration Date:April 15, 2017
Specialties: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Leonard Calabrese, DO
Estimated Time: 45 minutes
Release Date:April 15, 2015
Type:Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Playeror Silverlightor QuickTime
Expiration Date:April 15, 2017
Specialties: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Gregory Silverman, MD
Estimated Time: 45 minutes
Release Date:April 15, 2015
Type:Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Playeror Silverlightor QuickTime
Expiration Date:April 15, 2017
Specialties: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
William Rigby MD
Estimated Time: 45 minutes
Release Date:April 15, 2015
Type:Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Playeror Silverlightor QuickTime
Expiration Date:April 15, 2017
Specialties: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Christopher Ritchlin, MD
Estimated Time: 45 minutes
Release Date:April 15, 2015
Type:Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Playeror Silverlightor QuickTime
Expiration Date:April 15, 2017
Specialties: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
William Rigby, MD
Estimated Time: 45 minutes
Release Date:April 15, 2015
Type:Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Playeror Silverlightor QuickTime
Expiration Date:April 15, 2017
Specialties: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

Series Objectives

  1. Explain the fundamental pathophysiology of the innate immune response, focusing on the impact of the microbiome and elements crucial to the integrated immune response.
  2. Explain the roles of cellular and humoral elements leading to T cell and B cell activation and deactivation.
  3. Describe how and why naive T cells differentiate into diverse subsets (eg, TH1, TH2, TH17, Treg) and define their potential roles in health and disease.
  4. Identify potential pathways within the integrated immune response in which studies suggest potential benefit for immune intervention for the treatment of autoimmune and/or autoinflammatory diseases.
  5. Critically appraise the significance of intracellular cascades leading to immunologic activation, proliferation and effector functions, and the clinical significance of targeting such pathways.
  6. Summarize the leading theories of genetic, epigenetic, and environmental contributions to the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases.
  7. Review research findings on the immunopathogenesis of IMIDs and evaluate their potential implications for clinical practice.

Target Audience

These activities are directed to rheumatologists, gastroenterologists, dermatologists, neurologists, oncologists, internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, 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
Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH