Your immune system in health and disease

April 27, 2022, 7:00 pm -
8:30 pm

The human immune system is comprised of white blood cells and their cousins in various tissues. It fights off infections by viruses, microbes, and parasites, and is increasingly recognized for additional roles in causing, exacerbating, or preventing a wide variety of diseases — ranging from inflammatory bowel disease, allergy, asthma, and atherosclerosis to cancer and possibly even dementia. The Osher UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public will give a brief overview of how the immune system works and discuss how diseases are being treated by a range of new therapeutics that work by enhancing or inhibiting elements of this system.

Visit this link to access a series of programs designed to educate the public about the health sciences: UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public

Event Hosts

The UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public is designed to provide members of the community the opportunity to see and hear what goes on every day in UCSF’s classrooms and research labs with lectures from the same faculty who are on the front lines, teaching students in the health professions. UCSF Osher Mini Medical School addresses the accelerating public interest in the scientific knowledge behind the health headlines, the role of the consumer in health care decision making, and each citizen’s role in participating in the shaping of health policy.
Consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical schools, the UCSF School of Medicine earns its greatest distinction from its outstanding faculty – among them are seven Nobel laureates, 118 National Academy of Medicine members, 64 American Academy of Arts and Sciences members, 51 National Academy of Sciences members, and 17 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

COVID Safety

The Bay Area Science Festival will manage all in-person events with the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, hosts, exhibitors, and guests in mind. In response to COVID-19, we will be implementing public health requirements for all event hosts and attendees in accordance with local and state guidelines in order to celebrate science safely throughout the Bay Area. 

The Bay Area Science Festival encourages you to get vaccinated, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Be sure to check back for updated and more detailed COVID safety information prior to attending.

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