Session date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
ISTH Webinar Library Once a Month
Carrboro, NC 27510
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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Program Description: 

Through its educational arm, the ISTH Academy, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) has begun hosting a series of webinars.

Paul Kubes (Canada), "Platelets and immunity"
Immune cells and platelets have much in common including the expression of molecules thought of as detectors of infection and inflammation. In addition, platelets and immune cells interact to affect immunity by increasing pro-inflammatory molecules, recruitment to sites of inflammation, improving anti-microbial defences and producing neutrophil extracellular traps.
 
Steve Kerrigan (Ireland), “Mechanisms of bacterial activation of platelets"
This presentation will give an overview of our current knowledge surrounding the molecular interactions that exist between platelets and bacteria and the functional response to the interaction.
 

ISTH Academy Webinar: Platelets and Infection

Speakers:

Part I: Platelets and Immunity
Paul Kubes, University of Calgary (Canada)

 

Part II: Mechanisms of Bacterial Activation of Platelets
Steve Kerrigan, Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland)

Moderator:
Ketan Kulkarni, IWK Health Centre (Canada)
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Designation of Credit Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
More information and online registration:  http://academy.isth.org/ 
 

 
Target audience: 

Cardiologists, Clinician Microbiologists, Haematologists, Platelet biologists, Microbiologists, Vascular Biologists, Immunologists 

Learning objectives: 

At the end of this Webinar, the participants will be able to:

  • Why are platelets like immune cells
  • How do platelets and immune cells interact
  • Understand the link between and division of haemostasis and host defence
  • Appreciate the critical role of IgG in mediating platelet activation in response to both gram negative and gram positive bacteria
  • Identify the key platelet receptors involved in triggering activation following interaction with gram negative and gram positive bacteria
  • Understand the importance of using fluid shear in studying the interactions between platelets and bacteria
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
Geoffrey Barnes, MD
Chris Ward, PhD
Stephen Watson, PhD
Yukio Ozaki
 
Speakers:

Part I: Platelets and Immunity
Paul Kubes, University of Calgary (Canada)

 

Part II: Mechanisms of Bacterial Activation of Platelets
Steve Kerrigan, Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland)

Moderator:
Ketan Kulkarni, IWK Health Centre (Canada)
 
 
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following persons:  
 

Name

Company

Role

Geoffrey Barnes, MDPortolaConsulting
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganResearch
 BMS/PfizerResearch
Chris Ward, PhDBayerSpeaker
 Boehringer-IngelheimSpeaker, Advisory Board
 BMS/PfizerSpeaker, Advisory Board
   
Yukio OzakiThe Sysmex CorporationAdvisory Board
   

 
 
In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Lacey Schmeidler, MA
Phone number: 
+1 (919) 929-3807