Rheum4Science: The NLRP3 Inflammasome
The creation of the Rheum4Science program grew out of the conviction that teaching science is important for rheumatologists in training and that adult learners benefit from a variety of resources and formats. Rheum4Science will enable the learner to:
- Examine the underlying biology and clinical research methodology necessary for the knowledgeable practice of rheumatology.
- Understand the immunology elements and mechanisms integral to the pathophysiology of rheumatic diseases and drug mechanisms of action.
- Apply an understanding of clinical research methods to interpret primary literature in rheumatology and patient care scenarios.
Rheumatology fellows in training, medical students, residents, practicing rheumatologists, and other rheumatology health care providers interested in strengthening their understanding of basic scientific principles and clinical research methodology relevant to the field of rheumatology.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following:
- Understand the structure and function of the NLRP3 inflammasome.
- Describe the role of the IL-1β in regulating inflammation and auto-inflammation.
- Recognize that the NLRP3 inflammasome plays an important role in several rheumatic diseases.
- Describe the structure of the pyrin inflammasome and its role in inflammation.
CME & MOC Information
There is no CME or MOC points available for completing this activity.
Registration is complimentary.