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2017 CIS Updates in PID for the Practicing Clinician

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Clinical Immunology Society (CIS) held it's CME Program, Updates in PID for the Practicing Clinician, a day-long session as part of the 2017 IDF National Conference.

Registration Fees

Attendee Rate
IDF Conference Attendee $50
Non-IDF Conference Attendee $150
Early Career Attendee *NEW* $50

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.

Content Area:

  • Evolution of Clinical Presentations and Associated Defects in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases in the Past Decade
  • Diagnostic Laboratory Testing in PIDD
  • Therapies: Treatment of PIDD through Immune Globulin Replacement, Bone Marrow Transplantation, and Gene Therapy
  • Ask the Expert: Panel Q&A
  • Identifying Patients with PIDD in Your Office: Review of the Warning Signs and Screening for PIDD.

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);
  • Recognize that Common Variable Immunodeficiency can present at any age and often does later in life;
  • Report the various sources of stem cells that can be used for immune reconstitution of patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases as well as differentiate between the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of stem cell transplantation in various primary immunodeficiency diseases;
  • Define the various routes for the administration of immune globulin including IVIG and SCIG;
  • Identify and treat adverse reactions, categorize the new safety measures and develop an IVIG or SCIG management plan.

Accreditation Statement
The Clinical Immunology Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.