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Allostatic Load and the Immune System: Social Support Goes a Long Way!
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.

Dr. McEwen reports no commercial conflict of interest.


Release Date: 05/08/2002
Termination Date: 05/08/2005

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Describe how the concepts of allostasis and allostatic load apply to the immune system
  • Describe how social support and social conflict have opposite effects on the resistance to diseases like viral infections and cancer
  • Discuss how avoiding social isolation and venting emotions can have beneficial effects on resistance to disease.

 
This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
 
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