Sponsored by the University of Minnesota

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of Macrophage Activation Syndrome

Wednesday, May 7th, 12:15-1:15pm

Brennan Center, Riverside Campus (Open to the Public)

Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine

Arthritis Foundation, Alabama Chapter, Endowed Chair

Director, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology

Children's Hospital of Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham


  1. Learn the clinical and laboratory features of macrophage activation syndrome
  2. Be aware of immune-based therapies for macrophage activation syndrome

Pediatric Grand Rounds is presented for three purposes, to:

· Recognize the important interdependence of research and patient care

· Describe evolving pathogenetic concepts and therapies for pediatric diseases

· Provide relevant in-depth review of important pediatric topics

The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACGME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Minnesota designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals who participate in the CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Grand Rounds Chairman: Dr. John Andrews

Grand Rounds Support: Danielle Hans 612-624-4477

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