2015 VAM: 4302 - Innate Immunity in Food Allergy: Lessons Learned From Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory disease characterized by a cellular infiltrate which includes eosinophils, invariant natural killer cells (iNKTs), basophils, mast cells and T-cells that produce Th2 cytokines (i.e. IL-4 and IL-13). Similar to other atopic diseases, EoE is triggered by environmental and food allergens. This symposium explores the evidence that links epithelial cells, basophils, and iNKT cells to EoE.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 1.25
CE: 1.25

Credit must be claimed by June 30, 2017.  Any credit request on or after July 1, 2017 will be subject to an administrative fee.

Target Audience

Physicians
Allergists/Immunologists
Nurses
Nurse Practitioners
Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:
1.  Discuss the role of esophageal epithelial cells in modifying immunologic responses in EoE
2.  Discuss the importance of basophils in the pathogenesis of EoE
3.  Discuss the current understanding of invariant NK cells in disease manifestations and immune responses in EoE

Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.25 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
06/14/2015
Course expires: 
06/30/2017
Cost:
$15.00

Dr. Marc E. Rothenberg, MD PhD FAAAAI, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Mark C. Siracusa, PhD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Dr. Antonella Cianferoni, MD PhD FAAAAI, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.25 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/14/2015
Course expires: 
06/30/2017

Price

Cost:
$15.00
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