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Brain-Immune Connections in Autoimmune/inflammatory Disease


Friday, March 15, 2013

“Brain-Immune Connections in Autoimmune/inflammatory Disease”


Esther Sternberg MD

Research Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine




CME Presentation


7:30 a.m.: Radiology Conference, Sitterley Board Room, Room, 8305

9:00 a.m.: Grand Rounds, Sitterley Board Room, Room 8305

Objectives: Participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the routes by which the brain and immune systems communicate
  2. Define the concept of stress and the stress response and how stress can exacerbate illness through activation of the brain’s hormonal stress response
  3. Define the concept of the relaxation response, describe how mind-body interventions activate it and the neural pathways that influence the immune response and health

Target Audience: Physicians and other health care providers

Methodology: Lecture

Disclosure: Dr. Sternberg has nothing to disclose.