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Inflammation and autoimmune diseases

Your vital sixth sense – the immune system
Doctor examining woman patient

Date and time

February 15, 2022

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT



Our immune system is our most vigilant protector. Every day, it defends us from disease and repairs damage to our body. So what do we do when it doesn’t function correctly, or worse, turns on us?

More than 80 diseases result from dysfunction of the immune system. In the U.S. alone, 24 million people have autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, Crohn’s, or rheumatoid arthritis. Regardless of the type of autoimmune diseases, there is one commonality amongst them all - the immune system is attacking the body’s own organs, tissues and cells.

Dr. Carl Ware and his lab are committed to unraveling the complexities of immunology. They are studying the immune system to uncover new approaches to treat immunological disorders and other serious diseases, even cancer.

Join us to explore the immune system and learn how breakthrough research is leading to new knowledge, treatments, and cures.

  • Learn how the immune system works and why people’s systems react and respond differently.
  • Are certain people more susceptible to autoimmune disease? Learn about factors that may increase or decrease your chance of having an autoimmune disease.
  • What are checkpoint inhibitors? What role do they play in immune function and can we develop medicines to help them fight disease?
  • Hear about exciting new research and clinical trials currently in progress with implications for autoimmune diseases and cancer.



Carl Ware, Ph.D.

Carl F. Ware, Ph.D.
Director, Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center
Professor, Immunity and Pathogenesis Program
Director, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology
Sanford Burnham Prebys



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