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Immunotherapy in clinical practice: rheumatology - 4 June 2024

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​The last 15 years have seen new forms of immunotherapy introduced into almost every area of clinical practice. Staying ahead of this rapid evolution is crucial.

Developed and delivered by the British Society for Immunology, this interactive training programme provides essential immunology knowledge to demystify the science behind immunotherapy and explain the application of these therapies in the clinic. 

Through problem-based learning delivered live online, this course will empower you to: 

  • Understand how the science directly relates to clinical practice
  • Explain how immunotherapy drugs work in simple terms
  • Discuss the pros and cons of different treatment options, the chances of success and reasons for drug-switching 
  • Better understand the safety profile of these drugs and why treatment resistance and immune-related toxicities can occur

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner, venturing into a new specialty or just starting your journey, this course is designed for all HCPs and clinicians involved in the care of patients receiving immunotherapy, including doctors, trainees, nurses, hospital pharmacists, clinical scientists, physician associates and GPs. Researchers and industry-based product development teams interested in how these drugs are utilised in clinical practice will also find great value in this training.

No prior immunology knowledge is needed for this course.

Course description

This online course will take place on Tuesday 4 June 2024. Over the course of one day, you will master essential immunology principles, explore the science behind immunotherapies, then put your insights to practice in a clinical workshop focusing on rheumatology.

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You will get:

  • Online training – a one day course for one specialty plus additional afternoon workshops if you’d like to explore more specialties
  • Practical, case-based learning
  • Digital workbook to accompany the course
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Guided by engaging, passionate experts in the field – meet the course tutors below


Registration is now open. The training course is open to all including BSI members and non-members.

Want to expand your knowledge of different clinical areas? We're also running a training day for gastroenterology on Wednesday 5 June 2024. To attend both afternoon clinical workshops for a discounted fee, simply book your place on this course and we will send you a discount code for £100 off your place on the gastroenterology course – remember to then use the code to register for the gastroenterology course so you're signed up to both. Please note, the morning foundation theory sessions only need to be completed once.  

Rheumatology focus

(4 June 2024)

Gastroenterology focus

(5 June 2024)

Both courses

Meet the course tutors

Immunology 101: an introduction:

Professor Jim Brewer, Chair in Basic Immunology at the University of Glasgow

Immunotherapies: what you need to know:

Professor Allison Green, Professor of Immunology, Hull York Medical School, University of York

Putting knowledge into practice: rheumatology workshop:

Dr Chris Wincup, Consultant Rheumatologist at King’s College Hospital

Future courses

More dates will open later in 2024 with other clinical specialities to choose from, including neurology, immunology/allergy and oncology. If you register your details here, you can also get updated as soon as new courses launch. 

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If you have any questions, please email