Diversity of immune responses (impact of age, sex, pregnancy, co-morbidities, etc.)


We are delighted that you have chosen to enhance your educational journey in immuno-safety science by enrolling in this module. The "Diversity of immune responses (impact of age, sex, pregnancy, co-morbidities, etc.)" lecture is one of a series of 18 lectures included in the Introduction to Immuno-Safety Science module and is led by Dr. April Masters at Boehringer Ingelheim. Please review the learning objectives below for more information on what you will learn in this lecture. 
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Target Audience

This course is intended for the science professional or graduate student looking to learn the fundamental science and key considerations that are examined in immune safety assessment. Advanced topics and courses that take a deeper dive into specific scientific areas will be offered and recommended for the more experienced scientist with a firm grasp of the information highlighted in the introduction module.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how various inherent factors affect the immune system (e.g., hormones, sex, age, etc.)
  • Describe how additional factors (e.g., disease-specific, drug interactions, etc.) can affect the immune response
  • In drug development, explain how this makes assessing the immunosafety challenging
  • Briefly comment on personalized medicine and evaluation of individuals' "immune profile"
Course summary
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April Masters, PhD
Boehringer Ingelheim

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation


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