U011 - Immunodermatology: Immunology for Dermies
Friday, February 16; 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Summarize the fundamental concepts in innate and adaptive immunology as they relate to the practice of dermatology and dermatologic conditions
- Evaluate autoimmune and autoinflammatory skin disease within the framework of the immune system
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 end with a summary of humoral immunity including B cell activation and immunoglobulin class-switching in dermatologic disease. Along the way, we will discuss diagnostic tests and management.
- Tartar, Danielle, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.