Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases - From Gene Mapping to Novel Drug Targets

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 12, 2016

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Yaron Tomer, MD, FACP
Chair, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

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Dr. Yaron Tomer, a physician scientist with a robust NIH-funded laboratory, has focused his research on the immunogenetic, epigenetic, and environmental mechanisms underlying thyroid autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Tomer is author of more than 170 manuscripts and chapters, and has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including Endocrinology, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, and Thyroid. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, as well as of the American College of Endocrinology. He is the recipient of several national awards, including the American Thyroid Association's highest honor for a young investigator, the Van Meter Award.

Dr. Tomer previously served as Division Chief of Endocrinology and held the Lillian and Henry M. Stratton Professor of Molecular Medicine at Mount Sinai. Born and raised in Israel, Dr. Tomer received his M.D. degree from the Sackler School of Medicine. He did his medical residency at Sheba Medical Center, Israel, and his endocrinology fellowship at Mount Sinai.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the evidence for a genetic susceptibility to thyroid autoimmunity
  2. List the major susceptibility genes for thyroid autoimmunity
  3. Know the mechanisms by which HLA-DR and thyroglobulin genes interact to trigger thyroid autoimmunity
  4. Understand the translational implications of the genetic associations in thyroid autoimmunity

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Quality Improvement (Department of Medicine)

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