Immunologic Memory – In Defense of Self


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

All Attendees

In this session, we will review the components of the immune system and its humoral and cell-mediated immune responses to invading pathogens and tumor cells, in defense of self.

We will also discuss the unique ability of the immune system to recognize self and non-self antigens, focusing on its ability to “remember” every encounter with a non-self antigen and in subsequent encounters with the same antigen produce a quicker and more robust immune response. This immunologic memory is the basis for effective vaccinations, which will also be discussed.