Online Workshop - Molecular & Cellular Immunology

FREE Online Workshop

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR IMMUNOLOGY: FROM BASICS TO APPLICATIONS IN PRECLINICAL DEVELOPMENT OF NANOTECHNOLOGY-FORMULATED DRUGS

December 2-6 and 9-12, 2019—11am-1pm EST

 

This two-part on-line workshop includes lectures covering fundamental aspects of the immune system structure and function at both molecular and cellular levels, principles of immunotoxicology, regulatory requirements for assessing the immunotoxicity of new pharmaceutical products, methodology relevant to the immunotoxicity assessment of nanomaterials and case-studies focusing on the critical structure-activity relationship between nanoparticles and the immune system.

The entire workshop spans nine (9) days and includes one 2-hour lecture per day. Registration is FREE but participants must sign-up by sending an e-mail to ncl@mail.nih.gov by November 25, 2019.

 

The first five lectures constitute Part I and cover materials described in “Cellular and Molecular Immunology,” 9th edition, Abbas, A., Lichtman A., and Pillai, S. The purpose of these lectures is to create a strong foundation of basic immunology concepts. The Part I lectures are intended for students and researchers without prior training in immunology.

Lectures 6-9 comprise Part II . These lectures are intended for attendees of Part I and researchers with a background in immunology who want to learn applied immunotoxicology aspects of preclinical nanoparticle characterization.

· Lecture 6 covers the basic principles of immunotoxicology and reviews information summarized in FDA guidance for industry documents.

· Lectures 7 and 8 will review immunotoxicology of engineered nanomaterials and the aspects of preclinical characterization.

· Lecture 9 will focus on practical applications of the current knowledge regarding nanoparticle immunotoxicity to translate nanomaterials from bench-to-bedside.

 

Download the brochure here, and please share with interested colleagues. For interested parties unable to attend the December 2019 workshop, another workshop will be held in June 2020. Announcements for the June workshop will be sent in the spring.