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Identifying and Treating Allergies

An exploration of the immune system focusing on allergic diseases

Join clinical immunologist and allergist David Sloane as he sheds light on clinically relevant aspects of the immune system with a focus on allergic diseases. In his uniquely entertaining style, Dr. Sloane takes learners to the heart of the matter, illustrating processes and models while avoiding much of the jargon he fears is deterring learners from digging deeper into the primary literature of his field.

What You'll Learn

  • Identify mast cell biology as the basis of most allergic diseases
  • Explore the effects of mast cell mediators and their role in allergy treatment
  • Recognize anaphylaxis and how to best evaluate patients for anaphylaxis
  • Examine the need for rapid response and the proper use of epinephrine pens
  • Identify common allergy triggers

  • Average Length
    2 weeks per course
  • Effort
    1-2 hours per week, per course
  • Number of Courses
    5 courses in program
  • Price (USD)
    $297 for entire program

Courses in the Professional Program

Explore the basic mechanisms of allergy and mast cell biology.
Starts on September 11, 2018
Explore the mechanisms, triggers, and treatment of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.
Starts on September 11, 2018
Learn to recognize the differences between food-induced adverse reactions, hypersensitivity, and true allergy while exploring the subject from epidemiology to treatment.
Starts on September 11, 2018
Uncover the causes of these chronic allergy symptoms and manage their treatment.
Starts on September 11, 2018
Focus in on allergic reactions that lead to asthma, rhinitis and conjunctivitis, and common issues related to drug allergies.
Starts on September 11, 2018


David Sloane, MD, EdM
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Allergy and Immunology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will each course take?

Each course should take approximately 1 hour to complete. You do not need to complete it all at once. You may come back as often as you would like.

How long will this course be available?

Each self-paced course will end one year after its start date.

What web browser should I use?

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