Online Course

Rheum4Science Module 1 - Overview of Innate Immunity


Expires Jan 31, 2022

Program Information

Rheumatologists need a solid understanding of the immune system in order to understand the pathology of rheumatic diseases and drug mechanisms of action. The creation of Rheum4Science modules grew out of the conviction that the teaching of science is declining in rheumatology. Rheum4Science is designed to teach the underlying biology and clinical research methodology necessary for the knowledgeable practice of rheumatology. This basic and clinical science curriculum is designed as a series of online case-based modules that can be used by trainees or practitioners working independently or with a faculty mentor.

Target Audience
Rheum4Science modules are targeted to rheumatology fellows in training, but the program could also be used by medical students, residents, practicing rheumatologists, and other rheumatology health care providers (ACR/ARP members) interested in strengthening their understanding of basic scientific principles and clinical research methodology relevant to the field of rheumatology.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define the innate immune response by describing its essential feature
  • Identify major cellular and soluble elements of the innate immune response and their core functions
  • Discuss what triggers innate immunity and compare and contrast theories of non-self, infection, and danger
  • Describe how innate immunity is linked functionally and structurally with adaptive immunity

Registration Fees

Registration is complimentary.

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