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Basic and Clinical Immunology for the
Busy Clinician Online Monograph

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Release date:  May 16, 2019
Expiration date:  May 16, 2021

Estimated Time of Completion:  30 minutes

Description

The Basic and Clinical Immunology for the Busy Clinician Online Monograph features articles authored by a faculty of experts and summarizes talks presented during the 7th Annual Basic and Clinical Immunology Symposium.

The online monograph includes 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.

Learning Objectives

  1. 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.
  2. Summarize the findings of basic clinical research and interpret its impact on patient care.
  3. Provide a translational analysis of the clinical implications from key studies on various immunologic diseases.
  4. Detail the risks of both predictable and unpredictable adverse events associated with biologic therapies.

Target Audience

The educational activity is designed for 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.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Director and Faculty

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

Faculty

R. John Looney, MD
Professor of Medicine
Stephen I. Rosenfeld Professor of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

William Rigby, MD
Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Lebanon, NH

Gregg Silverman, MD
Associate Director, Division of Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.  

The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship, which in the context of their presentation(s), could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Leonard Calabrese, DO
  Novartis Consulting
Teaching and Speaking
  Horizon Pharma Consulting
R. John Looney, MD
  AstraZeneca Consulting
Participated in a conference on interferon
William Rigby, MD
  Abbvie Pharmaceuticals Consulting
Membership on advisory committee or review panels
  Gilead Sciences, Inc. Consulting
Membership on advisory committee or review panels

The following faculty has indicated he has no relationship which, in the context of his presentation(s), could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Gregg Silverman, MD

 

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of the Internet Enduring activity from:

AbbVie
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Genentech

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of the Live activity from:

AbbVie
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Genentech
Genzyme Corporation
Lilly USA, LLC
Pfizer

This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
and Cleveland Clinic's RJ Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology.