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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 - 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 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. Describe recent advances in biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis, and spondyloarthropathy.
  7. Integrate experience of experts into the diagnosis and management of complex rheumatic diseases.

Target Audience

These activities are directed to rheumatologists, dermatologists, allergists, internal medicine physicians, pulmonologists, 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