Program Description: 
Allergy/Immunology Grand Rounds is designed so the expected result of our educational activities is that participating physicians enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and apply the knowledge and skills to improve performance and patient outcomes in their Allergy/Asthma/Immunology practice settings.
Our educational activities include department-specific, interdepartmental and specialty-specific conferences of live presentations and live regularly scheduled series. Included among our educational offerings are updates in clinical medicine and basic science research, reviews of current or best practice recommendations for clinical care, learning modules in quality improvement, procedural and communication skills development exercises, as well as professional development in bioethics, leadership and patient safety.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Target audience: 

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Allied Health Care Professionals, Fellows, Residents, Students

Learning objectives: 

Allergy/Immunology Learning Objectives:

  • Adopt new knowledge and updates on Practice Parameters/Guidelines for Allergy/Immunology
  • Explore new scientific data improving outcomes for Asthma (decrease in ER visits, hospitalizations, improving quality of life, decreased missed school/work days, etc.) and allergic diseases
  • Outline how to improve outcomes in Primary Immune Diseases by learning new scientific developments

Presenter Learning Objective(s):

Two of the most important functions of cytotoxic T and NK cells are target cell killing, and production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. The qualitative differences in the temporal kinetics and duration of these two functions suggest the possibility of major differences in how these functions are regulated at the molecular level. Defining this in terms of signaling cascades can help tailor effector functions of T and NK cells for immunotherapeutic strategies. This presentation will summarize our laboratory’s work related to the proximal and intermediate steps in signal transduction that take place in NK or T cells and how these shared or unique signaling molecules interact with their partners to elicit specific effector functions.

Faculty & credentials: 

Heidi Zafra, MD; Activity Director; No financial relationships to disclose

Asriani Chiu, MD; Planning Committee Member; No financial relationships to disclose

Brian Kelly, MD; Planning Committee Member; No financial relationships to disclose

Mary Ho, CPNP; Planning Committee Member; No financial relationships to disclose

John Routes, MD; Planning Committee Member; No financial relationships to disclose

Subramanium Malarkannan, PhD; Presenter; No financial relationships to disclose



Deidre Carr
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 266-6840
Session date: 
09/25/2015 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm CDT
Children's Clinics Building
9000 W Wisconsin Avenue
Suite B440
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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