EVOLVING CONCEPTS IN THE DYSREGULATION OF IMMUNE RESPONSES IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS*

This presentation focuses on how immune dysregulation drives chronic inflammation and the joint destruction seen in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It considers the roles of different cells and proinflammatory cytokines in perpetuating chronic inflammation and explores the underlying pathophysiology of RA and resulting manifestations of the disease.

*This program is for rheumatology fellows only.

Faculty

M. ERIC GERSHWIN, MD, MACR, MACP

Distinguished Professor of Medicine/Jack and Donald Chia Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology/Allergy and
Clinical Immunology,
University of California, Davis

Dr Gershwin is the chief of and a distinguished professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology/Allergy and Clinical Immunology at University of California, Davis. He has been honored with several dozen professional awards over his long and respected career, and he is a member/fellow of several scholarly societies, including the American Association of Physicians, the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, and American College of Rheumatology. He has acted as editor-in-chief for journals such as Clinical Reviews in Allergy, Healthline—Allergies & Asthma, Developmental Immunology, and Journal of Autoimmunity, and he has published hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers and textbook chapters.

He received his medical doctorate from Stanford University, as well as a master of science degree in astronomy and astrophysics from the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing in Melbourne, Australia.

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