Basic Immunology Online Series

Immunology Basics

This 4-part online webinar series is designed to introduce basic concepts and the science of immunology.

The University of Connecticut (UConn), a leader in immunology education for the pharmaceutical industry, educators and health care providers,  proudly presents a continuing professional development activity for  PhD’s, Medical Liaisons, Research Scientists and Clinical Pharmacists.

This was my 4th time taking immunology courses; I still felt it very useful to connect the dots and to update my knowledge.”    -spring 2015 conference

Refreshed what I learned about Immunology and provided me with new knowledge”   -spring 2015 conference

I loved Dr. Hubbard’s portion, it was the best overview to get ready for the other topics
-Mystic  Conference 2017

We are going to present 4 separate 1 hour webinars on each of 4 consecutive Wednesdays in September 2019, laying down the basics of Immunology.  A great refresher for those working in this field and a great start for those interested in getting into this field!

Who should attend:

  • PhD’s, MD’s, PharmD’s, Medical Liaisons, and Research Scientists interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in the area of immunology mechanisms and therapeutics

REGISTRATION for Pharmacists Needing ACPE CE Credits

REGISTRATION for Researchers and PhD’s NOT needing ACPE CE Credits

Pricing

General Registraton:  $60/Webinar or $200/Entire Series
For groups-when 4 attend the 5th person is FREE!  Contact Joanne Nault at joanne.nault@uconn.edu if you have a group that will be attending

Agenda

Format: 

  • 4, 1 hour live webinars presented on 4 consecutive Wednesdays in September 2019.

September 4, 2019          12:00 pm (noon) – 1:00 pm

Introduction to the Immune System and Cell Signaling
Andrea K. Hubbard, Ph.D., Associate Professor UCONN School of Pharmacy

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe basic principles of the immune system
  2. Discuss signaling mechanisms underlying B cell responses to antigen
  3. Discuss signaling mechanisms underlying T cell responses to antigen
  4. Discuss signaling mechanisms underlying activation of toll like receptors

ACPE UAN:  0009-0000-17-025-L04-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)
Release Date: June 26, 2017
Expiration Date: June 26, 2020

September 11, 2019          12:00 pm (noon) – 1:00 pm

Innate Immunity/Inflammation; MHC and Antigen Processing
Andrea K. Hubbard, Ph.D. Associate Professor UCONN School of Pharmacy

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of immune cells, cell surface proteins and mediators in activation of the immune response
  2. Recognize the relationship between innate and adaptive immunity and immune surveillance
  3. Identify the functions of cell mediated immunity
  4. Identify the function of humoral immunity

ACPE UAN: 0009-0000-17-026-L04-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)
Release Date: June 26, 2017
Expiration Date: June 26, 2020

September 18, 2019          12:00 pm (Noon) – 1:00 pm

Antigen Receptor Diversity in Primary and Secondary Responses
Andrea K. Hubbard, Ph.D. Associate Professor UCONN School of Pharmacy

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the mechanisms underlying antigen receptor diversity in T cell responses
  2. Discuss the mechanisms underlying antigen receptor diversity in B cell responses
  3. Describe the mechanisms underlying clonal selection and primary/secondary immune responses
  4. Discuss the big picture to put it all together

ACPE Number:  0009-0000-18-042-L04-P  (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)
Release Date: June 25, 2018
Expiration Date:  June 25, 2021

September 25, 2019          12:00 pm (noon) – 1:00 pm       

Immune Tolerance
Andrea K. Hubbard, Ph.D. Associate Professor UCONN School of Pharmacy

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of central & peripheral tolerance in immune homeostasis
  2. Identify mechanisms underlying extrinsic mechanisms of acquired tolerance
  3. Recognize the role of tolerance in successful transplantation
  4. Recognize the role of tolerance in the tumor microenvironment
    ACPE Number: 0009-0000-18-033-L04-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)
    Release Date: June 26, 2018
    Expiration Date:  June 26, 2021

We have received no funding for this CE Series.

Andrea Hubbard has no conflicts of interest in presenting this material.

ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Up to 4 contact hours (0.4 CEU) will be awarded to pharmacists who participate in the webinar, and complete an evaluation. Credits will be uploaded electronically to CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the activity

Initial release date:  vary for each presentation
Planned expiration date:  vary for each presesntation

Disclaimer:
The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.