Clinical Immunology Course

​Sunday, 26 November, 2017

12:55-17:30                                                                       Hall Grand Coral 1

The Language of the course is Spanish.

Target Audience:

General Practitioners, Specialists in Internal Medicine, Immunology, Infectology,  Rheumatology and all those interested in autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases. 

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, attendees will have learned the current concepts of:

  • The role of the immune system and its interaction with external risk factors for the development of autoimmune diseases
  • The interaction between genetics and the immune system in autoimmune diseases.
  • Modulation of the immune response with current treatments; perspectives.


Part 1: The interaction between external and internal factors for the development of autoimmune diseases

Prof. Juan Manuel Anaya, Colombia
Prof. Luis Javier Jara Quezada, Mexico

12: 55 OpeningYehuda Shoenfeld, Israel
13:00 Zika virus Infection and autoimmune neurological syndromesCarolina Ramirez-Santana, Colombia

Chikungunya virus infection: Latin America experience

Olga Lidia Vera Lastra, Mexico
14:00 Immune neuro-endocrine interactions and Autoimmune rheumatic Diseases

Luis J Jara Quezada, Mexico

14:30 The interaction between genes and autoimmune diseases

Juan Manuel Anaya, Colombia

15:00 Coffee Break 

Part 2: Modulation of the immune response

Prof. Claudio Galarza, Ecuador
Prof. Roger A Levy, Brazil

15:30  Belimumab and other anti BAFFs

Morton Scheinberg, Brazil


Rituximab and other anti-B cells antibodies.

Latin American experience

Claudio Galarza, Ecuador
17: 00 Pre-autoimmunity: a unique opportunity for understanding and modulating autoimmunity

Luis EC Andrade, Brazil

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