ASLMS/STM Cell Stress Pathways and Energy-Based Devices
This CME webinar will introduce physicians and scientists to the fundamental process in thermal medicine, including the use of non-light based energy devices for influencing tissue temperature. The roles of heat shock proteins, heat transfer in biological systems, and how temperature induces different cell death pathways will be discussed. Next, we will discuss how temperature manipulation impacts physiological and immunological regulation. The potential to use temperature to induce local and systemic effects that stimulate the immune system, leading to reductions in primary tumors and metastases (the abscopal effect) will be discussed. The goal of this webinar is to provide participants with a background into the biological processes that occur following non-ablative and ablative thermal techniques, and explore the increasing ramifications that focal temperature modulation has on controlling immune responses and complementary therapeutics.
DIRECTOR: Nicole Levi, PhD
FACULTY PANELISTS: Erik Cressman, PhD, MS, FSIR; Steven N. Fiering, PhD; Michael Graner, MS, PhD; John A. Pearce, MSME, MSEE, PhD; Elizabeth Repasky, PhD
SPECIAL SPEAKER: Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD
CME CREDIT: The ASLMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
COST: Free for ASLMS and/or STM Members, $120 for non-members
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and the Society for Thermal Medicine (STM). The ASLMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.