U039 - Immunodermatology: Immunology for Dermies
Saturday, March 2; 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Summarize the fundamental concepts in innate immunology as they relate to the practice of dermatology and dermatologic conditions
- Summarize the fundamental concepts in adaptive immunology as they relate to the practice of dermatology and dermatologic conditions
- Identify pathways to target in immune-mediated disease, including biologics
This forum will focus on the basic science of immunology as it relates to the practice of dermatology. We will review the complement system and the role that it plays in angioedema, urticaria and connective tissue disease. We will discuss the adaptive immune system, including T cell selection and activation and diseases that arise when this goes astray, and will summarize humoral immunity including B cell activation and immunoglobulin class-switching in dermatologic disease. We will end by discussing how these pathways can be both therapeutically harnessed and targeted using biologic therapies.
- Tartar, Danielle, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Saturday, March 2
All faculty / Immunology for Dermies