Clinical Immunology Society

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Updates in PID for the Practicing Clinician Sessions

June 23 - June 25, 2021

Continuing Medical Education Information

To increase early diagnosis and proper treatment of patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases as physicians need to be educated about the recognition and disease management of primary immunodeficiencies. Since individuals are most likely to first contact their primary care providers with symptoms, these physicians especially need information about how to meet their patients’ needs with proper diagnosis, treatments and referrals. In addition, immunologists, allergists and others who treat primary immunodeficiency diseases need to be updated on matters that will lead to earlier diagnosis and appropriate treatment modalities. Nurses who care for patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases or administer immune globulin replacement treatment need continuing education in order to improve the quality of care they provide.

Target Audience
This program is designed for immunologists, allergists, nursing professionals specializing in immunology and other professionals who treat primary immunodeficiency disease. Primary care physicians, including family practitioners and pediatricians will benefit from the program and are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the epidemiology of primary immunodeficiency diseases and recognize the ways in which patients present clinically;
  • Identify the laboratory approaches to assess humoral, cellular, and innate immune function and recognize the current limitations of laboratory testing;
  • Explain that primary immunodeficiency can present with a wide variety of symptoms (infections, autoimmune/inflammatory disorders and part of a syndrome complex);

ACCME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS). The CIS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The Clinical Immunology Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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