COLA: Laboratory Evaluation of Immune Deficiency

Session recorded on:   August 6, 2018

Speaker:  Sergio Rosenzweig, MD

Price: FREE for members,  $35 for non-members

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Overview

Despite the existence of hundreds of laboratory tests oriented to assess the immune system, a rational and sequential approach is not always pursued when evaluating patients with immunodeficiency.  Immunologist need to be aware of the different quantitative and functional tests available to evaluate each and every area of the immune system. 

Accreditation

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Target Audience

Practicing allergists/immunologists

Fellows-in-Training

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the different tests available for the identification of components and functions of the immune system
  • Choose the appropriate test(s) for the evaluation of a particular component or function of the immune system
  • Interpret quantitative and functional laboratory test results evaluating the immune system
Additional information
Disclosure: 

As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) policy, all educational planners, presenters, instructors, moderators, authors, reviewers, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that have occurred within the past 12 months. The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. For more information, visit www.accme.org. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. It is required that disclosure be provided to the learners prior to the start of the activity.

Individuals with no relevant financial relationships must also inform the learners that no relevant financial relationships exist. Learners must also be informed when off-label, experimental/investigational uses of drugs or devices are discussed in an educational activity or included in related materials.

Disclosure in no way implies that the information presented is biased or of lesser quality. It is incumbent upon course participants to be aware of these factors in interpreting the program contents and evaluating recommendations. Moreover, expressed views do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the ACAAI.

All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved.

Jay Portnoy, MD, Planner

Speaker, honorarium: Thermofisher, Boehringer Ingelheim

The following have no financial relationships to disclose:

Paul Dowling, MD, Planner

Sergio Rosenzweig, MD, Speaker

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
08/06/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
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Accreditation

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/06/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$35.00
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