Rheum4Science - Fundamental Principles of B cell Immunobiology
Basic and Clinical Sciences
Friday, July 28, 2023, 12:00 AM
Thursday, December 31, 2026, 11:55 PM
Fellows in Training, Residents, Rheumatologists

Activity Information

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. 

Target Audience

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. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss basic principles of lymphocyte activation and clonal selection and how this can result in breach in immunologic tolerance.
  • Consider the immunogenetic and structural basis for B cell receptor (BCR) binding of an antigen.
  • Understand how an antigen receptor on a B lymphocyte mediates cellular activation.

This activity is complimentary.