EM2306I "Leap, and the NET Will Appear: A Story About Antiphospholipid Syndrome and COVID-19" (IM GR-062323)

Purpose and Overview

The lecture will cover (i) the history of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), (ii) the role of neutrophils and NETs in thrombo-inflammation, (iii) and mechanistic connections between APS and severe COVID-19.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Name the autoantibodies that herald the presence of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS).
  • Describe at least one role of neutrophils driving in thrombo-inflammation.
  • Identify some similarities between APS and severe COVID-19.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: First Last, M.D.Jason S. Knight, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Marvin and Betty Danto Research Professor of Connective Tissue Research
Division of Rheumatology
University of Michigan

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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