Binding Site Sponsors Informative Webinar to Provide In-Depth Overview of Primary Immune Deficiency Disorders (PID) and Laboratory Testing for PID

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LabRoots will host the webinar on November 29 and participants will learn about the current classification of primary immune deficiencies and the general recommended laboratory analyses for such deficiencies.

Vijaya Knight, MD, PhD, (D)ABMLI, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado Children's Hospital

Primary immune deficiencies (PIDs), otherwise known as inborn errors of immunity, are a group of disorders in which a portion of the immune system is missing or is not functioning properly. PIDs result in enhanced susceptibility to infection, often with organisms of low pathogenicity. Additionally, PIDs increase susceptibility to autoimmunity and malignancy. While severe presentations of PID are more readily recognized and referred to tertiary centers for follow up and treatment, more subtle manifestations of PIDs may go unrecognized and untreated.

During this presentation, Dr. Vijaya Knight, MD, PhD, (D)ABMLI will discuss the basic components of the immune system, when to suspect primary immune deficiency and the laboratory workup when immune deficiency is suspected. Knight will further elaborate on phenotypic and functional immunological analysis for specific immune disorders.

Dr. Knight headed the Advanced Diagnostic Immunology and Flow Cytometry laboratories at National Jewish Health from 2008-2018 and was an Assoc. Professor in the Department of Medicine. In June of 2018, she joined the Dept. of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital, Colorado where she is developing a translational and diagnostic immunology and allergy laboratory. Dr. Knight has been involved for many years in the development of new diagnostic assays for patients with immune deficiency and autoimmune conditions, as well as the development of immune monitoring tools for clinical trials.

Join this webinar on November 29, 2018, at 9am PST. To learn more about this event, the continuing education credits offered, or to register for free, click here.

About Binding Site
Binding Site provides specialized diagnostic products to clinicians and laboratory professionals worldwide. Our people are dedicated to improving patient lives, delivering innovative medical solutions that improve the diagnosis and management of blood cancers and immune system disorders. Founded by researchers at the University of Birmingham, Binding Site has continued to build on its strong scientific foundations, supporting research and development within our field and responding to the changing needs of patients, researchers and clinicians for over 25 years.

About LabRoots
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, offering top scientific trending news and premier educational virtual events and webinars. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning. We have become a primary source for trending scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences and more. Offering more than articles and webcasts that go beyond the mundane and explore the latest discoveries in the world of science, LabRoots users can stay atop their field by gaining continuing education credits from a wide range of topics through their participation in the webinars and virtual events. Join for free and become part of the largest scientific learning community in the world.

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