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6/14/2019 - Medical Grand Rounds: Understanding Aging Through the Prism of Alveolar Macrophages





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the differences in macrophage populations as a function of their ontogeny.
  • Describe the role of the microenvironment in shaping macrophage phenotypes during aging.
  • Identify the multifunctional nature of macrophages over the course of lung injury and fibrosis.
  • Learn to use new technologies to generate hypotheses about macrophage function in the human lung.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Vaughan et al. Sci Adv 2018.
  2. Kalhan AJRCCM 2018
  3. Sala et al. Resp Res 2018
  4. Moffitt et al. Science 2018
  5. Kim et al. J of Virology 2008

GR Scott Budinger, MD — Ernest S. Bazley Professor of Airway Diseases, Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
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The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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