Program Description: 


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 enduring material 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.
Please note: The course fee is $10.00 in addition to a $2.50 processing fee which is assessed for all electronic registrations.
More information and online registration: 
Target audience: 
Cardiologists, Clinician Microbiologists, Haematologists, Platelet biologists, Microbiologists, Vascular Biologists, Immunologists 
Learning objectives: 

At the conclusion of this activity, I 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
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)


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:  




Geoffrey Barnes, MDPortolaConsulting
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganResearch
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.


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