VAM 20 3304: Unintended Immune Consequences of Biologic Therapy in Autoimmune Conditions
Session 3304 includes the following talks:
- Immune Pathways Modulated by Commonly Used Therapies
- Hypogammaglobulinemia Resulting from B Cell Targeted Therapy
- Immune Adverse Effects in the Course of Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy
The American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) has approved this activity for 1.25 MOC Part ll Self-Assessment credits. These credits will be awarded once you have completed all components of the course.
Allied Health Professionals
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss immune pathways modulated by biologics targeting pro-inflammatory cytokines, the rheumatologic indications and efficacy, and immunological effects and adverse events with specific focus on IL-6 and Th17 pathways
- Discuss immune pathways regulated by B cell targeting biologics, indications for treatment and their efficacy, and immunological effects and adverse events with particular attention to hypogammaglobulinemia
- Discuss treatment of oncologic conditions by biologics targeting or enhancing immune pathways, the oncologic indications for treatment, and immunological effects and adverse events
See attachment at bottom of page for Annual Meeting Program Committee disclosure information.
Teresa Tarrant MD FAAAAI
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Relevant relationships: Thermo Fisher Scientific (consultant)
Sara Barmettler MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Relevant relationships: None
Laura Cappelli MD
John Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
Relevant relationships: Bristol-Myers Squibb (Research grant)
Brian C. Schroer, MD FAAAAI
Akron Children's Hospital Center for Allergy & Immunology, Akron, OH
Relevant relationships: None
Bruce Lanser, MD FAAAAI
National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
Relevant relationships: Aimmune: peanut oral immunotherapy
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- 1.25 AttendanceAttendance credit.
- 1.25 CECE credit.
- 1.25 CMECME credit.