NICER Consortium

2020 NICER Virtual Symposium

2020 NICER Virtual Symposium

Virtual Symposium

The Bug and the Beast: Infection and the Wayward Immune System

Keynote Speaker: David Fajgenbaum, MD 

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

Time: 11:00a-5:00p EST

Format: Zoom

Abstract Submission: Closed

We are excited to host the a virtual version of the NICER Symposium this year that will feature interactive panel discussions, guided poster walks, patient case reviews and break out sessions in addition to the key note address for a fully interactive educational experience. After completing this activity, participants will be able to better anticipate and assess the impact of infectious insults on the host immune response.

The learning objectives for this session include:

  1. 1.Understand the infectious triggers and biologic pathways that results in an amplified immune response. 
  2. 2.Identify strategies for mitigating hyperinflammatory responses secondary to infectious etiologies.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and North American Immuno-Hematology Clinical Education and Research Consortium. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Given the financial stressors associated with the COVID19 pandemic, NICER is pleased to provide this year’s virtual symposium free of charge. For those registrants who are able and interested, we recommend considering a donation to our non-profit partner, Race for Immunology, to support our NICER-Blueprint Genetics-Race for Immunology collaboration to improve access to genetic testing for our immuno-hematology patients. Registrants are also encouraged to participate in the associated virtual race facilitated by Race for Immunology.


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