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First Annual UConn Mystic Conference

Mechanisms and Therapeutics in Immunotherapy

This program will provide the audience with a state-of-the-art update on recent developments in our understanding of mechanisms underlying immune based diseases and the foundation for current and future intervention strategies.

The University of Connecticut (UConn), a leader in immunology education for the pharmaceutical industry proudly presents a continuing professional development activity for  PhD’s, Medical Liaisons and Research Scientists and pharmacists.

This was my 4th time taking immunology courses; I still felt it very useful to connect the dots and to update my knowledge.”    -spring 2015 conference

What I like the most was presentations from Clinical Professors : their lectures connected the theory with real clinical cases.”   -spring 2015 conference

Refreshed what I learned about Immunology and provided me with new knowledge”   -spring 2015 conference

Join us at the beautiful…..

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa

625 North Road
Groton, CT  06340

June 26-27, 2017

 Registration is OPEN!

Pricing

MC-Industry  $1200 MC-Adult Guest Vegetarian  $  45
MC-Academia  $  800  MC-Child Guest  $  15
MC-Trainee/Resident/Fellow  $  500
MC-Adult Guest Lobster  $    55
MC-Adult Guest Chicken  $    45

Click here for Registration Form to mail in or Click HERE to register online

Who should attend:

  • PhD’s, MD’s, PharmD’s, Medical Liaisons, and Research Scientists interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in the area of immunology mechanisms and therapeutics
  • Researchers in companies with an interest or focus in immunotherapeutics
  • Graduate students, fellows, or trainees interested in increasing their basic and expanded knowledge of current immunotherapy concepts

To view full brochure, click HERE

 Agenda

Day 1:  June 26, 2017

7:30-8:15 m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:30 m. – Opening Remarks

Day 1   June 26, 2017

8:30-9:30 a.m.  Introduction to the Immune System and Cell Signaling

Andrea K. Hubbard, Ph.D. Associate Professor UConn School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe basic principles of the immune system
  2. Discuss signaling mechanisms underlying B cell responses to antigen
  3. Discuss signaling mechanisms underlying T cell responses to antigen
  4. Discuss signaling mechanisms underlying activation of toll like receptors

0009-0000-17-025-L04-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.    Break

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.  Innate Immunity/Inflammation; MHC and Antigen Processing

Andrea K. Hubbard, Ph.D. Associate Professor UConn School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of immune cells, cell surface proteins and mediators in activation of the immune response
  2. Recognize the relationship between innate and adaptive immunity and immune surveillance
  3. Identify the functions of cell mediated immunity
  4. Identify the functions of humoral immunity

0009-0000-17-026-L04-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)

 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.  Antigen Receptor Diversity in Primary and Secondary Responses; Immune Tolerance

Andrea K. Hubbard, Ph.D. Associate Professor UConn School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the mechanisms underlying antigen receptor diversity in T cell responses
  2. Discuss the mechanisms underlying antigen receptor diversity in B cell responses
  3. Describe the mechanisms underlying clonal selection and primary/secondary immune responses
  4. Recognize the mechanisms of immune non-responsiveness to self and its regulation

0009-0000-17-027-L04-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)

11:45-12:30 p.m.               Lunch on site

12:30-1:30 p.m. – Immune Defense Against Pathogens/ Efficacy of Vaccines

Andrea K. Hubbard, Ph.D. Associate Professor UConn School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT
Jennifer Girotto, Pharm.D. Associate Clinical Professor UConn School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the importance of different immune responses to specific pathogens
  2. Describe the clinical implications of vaccines in prevention of disease
  3. Describe the types of vaccines and their mechanisms of action
  4. Discuss safety and efficacy of vaccine types in patients with altered immunocompetence

0009-0000-17-028-L01-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Update on HIV Treatment and Prevention

Lisa Chirch, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine; Fellowship Director Infectious Diseases; UConn Health, Farmington, CT

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the epidemiology of HIV infections and progression to AIDS
  2. Discuss the mechanisms underlying the interaction of HIV with the immune system
  3. Describe the clinical implications of HIV infections and AIDS
  4. Describe the challenges in developing successful HIV vaccines

0009-0000-17-029-L02-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)

2:30-2:45 p.m.     Break

2:45-3:45 p.m. – Primary Immunodeficiencies

Jennifer Girotto, Pharm.D. Associate Clinical Professor UConn School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the inheritance patterns of select immunodeficiencies
  2. Discuss the mechanisms underlying defects in different immune cell populations leading to immunodeficiencies
  3. Discuss the consequences of primary immunodeficiencies in susceptibility to opportunistic pathogens and to failure to thrive
  4. Describe the mechanism and efficacy of select therapies for primary immunodeficiencies

0009-0000-17-030-L01-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)

3:45-6:30 p.m.                   Time on your own

7:00 -10:00 p.m.                Dinner at Abbotts Lobster in the Rough

Day 2   June 27, 2017

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.   Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:00 a.m.  Tumor Immunotherapy

Trinh Pham, Pharm.D., BCOP, Associate Clinical Professor UConn School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to

1.    Discuss basic principles of tumor biology and tumor immune surveillance
2.    Recognize the mechanisms underlying immune checkpoint inhibitors
3.    Recognize the mechanisms underlying tumor vaccines, CAR T cells
4.    Recognize the mechanisms underlying adjunct immunopotentiating agent
5.    Identify the most common adverse events associated with immunotherapy

0009-0000-17-031-L01-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.             Break

10:15-11:15 a.m.  Autoimmunity

Kathryn Wheeler, Pharm.D., BCPS., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Clinical Professor UConn School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss risk factors and mechanisms underlying autoimmune diseases
  2. Describe the pathogenesis and therapy of select endocrine autoimmune diseases
  3. Describe the pathogenesis and therapy of select neurologic autoimmune diseases
  4. Describe the pathogenesis and therapy of select rheumatic autoimmune diseases

0009-0000-17-032-L01-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)

11:15-12:15 p.m.  Transplant Immunotherapy:  How to Choose?

Elizabeth Cohen, Pharm.D, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss mechanisms underlying rejection and tolerance of organ/bone marrow transplantation
  2. Recognize the mechanisms underlying induction therapy of transplantation
  3. Recognize the mechanisms underlying maintenance therapy of transplantation
  4. Describe the drug-drug interactions and solutions reported for these therapies

0009-0000-17-033-L01-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)

12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch on site

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Hypersensitivities: Environmental and Drug-induced

Roger S. Thrall, Ph.D.;  Professor Emeritus, Departments of of Immunology and Medicine; UConn Health, Farmington, CT; Director of Clinical Research, Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, CT

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the pathogenesis, characteristics, and therapeutic options of Type I -Immediate Hypersensitivity, IgE mediated
  2. Recognize the pathogenesis, characteristics, and therapeutic options of Type II – Antibody Mediated
  3. Recognize the pathogenesis, characteristics and therapeutic options of Type III – Immune Complex Mediated
  4. Recognize the pathogenesis, characteristics and therapeutic options of Type IV – Cell Mediated

0009-0000-17-034-L01-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Mucosal Immunity

Andrew Wiemer, PhD, Assistant Professor, UConn School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the characteristics of gastrointestinal mucosal immunity and regulation of normal microflora
  2. Recognize the mechanisms underlying oral tolerance
  3. Discuss the characteristics of respiratory mucosal immunity
  4. Discuss the characteristics of dermal mucosal immunity and regulation of normal microflora

0009-0000-17-035-L04-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)

3:00-3:15 p.m.   Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.  Secondary Immunodeficiencies

Andrea K. Hubbard, Ph.D. Associate Professor UConn School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the mechanisms underlying psychoneuroimmunology
  2. Describe the mechanisms underlying immunodeficiency from ageing and caloric restriction
  3. Describe the mechanisms underlying immunomodulation from gender difference
  4. Describe the mechanisms underlying immunomodulation from lifestyle choices (exercise, UV irradiation, drugs of abuse)

0009-0000-17-036-L04-P (0.1 CEU or 1 contact hour) (Knowledge-based)

 

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