Basic and Clinical Immunology for the Busy Clinician

Healio brings you the highlights from Basic and Clinical Immunology for the Busy Clinician annual conference. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from the meeting, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
Meeting News

Rheumatologists or primary care: Who bears 'responsibility' for CV risk?

March 9, 2020
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. —Rheumatologists, focused as they are on inflammatory symptoms, are often less familiar with cardiovascular management…
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Physicians should stress difference between 'real,' 'manufactured' foods

March 9, 2020
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — In addition to recommending physical activity and restful sleep, physicians and rheumatologists should also focus on their…
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Speaker urges 'humility' regarding IL-17, IL-12/23 treatments

March 5, 2020
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — IL-23 drives IL-17 production. IL-17 inhibition is effective in ankylosing spondylitis. However, evidence has shown that…
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Behavioral, lifestyle choices are 'cornerstone' of immune health

March 4, 2020
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Of all the sources of chronic inflammation, from immune aging to chronic infections and developmental factors, lifestyle…
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Randomized trials, clinical significance best weapons against 'scientific hubris'

March 3, 2020
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Despite the many advances in the laboratory aspects of basic and clinical immunology, physicians nonetheless need to rely…
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Despite advances, rheumatic effects of checkpoint therapy poorly defined

February 29, 2020
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — The rheumatic effects of checkpoint therapy remain, despite their increased spotlight in recent years, among the most…
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Lupus gut dysbiosis, high disease activity a ‘vicious cycle’

February 29, 2020
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Characteristic microbiome imbalances in patients with lupus could potentially act as both the cause and effect of high…
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Rheumatologists 'very poor' at managing cardiovascular risk in RA

February 21, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rheumatologists are often less familiar with, and need to better manage, cardiovascular risk factors in patients with…
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Tocilizumab better than placebo in preserving forced vital capacity in systemic sclerosis

February 20, 2019
In two recent randomized clinical trials studying tocilizumab in patients with systemic sclerosis, a weekly regimen of 162 mg was more effective than…
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'Healthy living' could be the best armament against IMIDs

February 20, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Growing evidence suggests that behavioral choices, including avoidance of excess alcohol, drugs and smoking, as well as…