Aging: The Impact on Immunity During a Pandemic

Recorded: 10/23/2020

Jessica N. Lancaster, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Immunology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona discusses the effect of aging on the immune system, and the correlation between biological aging and COVID-19 infection.

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Target Audience

Healthcare workers of all specialties who are being impacted by COVID-19, including physicians, research scientists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and anyone with a particular interest in prevention, treatment, and patient care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify the relationship between biological aging and disease
  2. Explain the physiology and function of the immune system
  3. Apply knowledge of biological aging and the immune system to determine age-associated alterations to the immune system
  4. Analyze the correlation between biological aging and COVID-19 infection
  5. Identify potential perspectives for immune aging research

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Devyani Lal, M.D.
Course Director 

Associate Dean, Mayo Clinic School of       
Continuous Professional Development     
Professor of Otolaryngology,
College of Medicine
Chair, Division of Rhinology
Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Jessica N. Lancaster, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Consultant I
Assistant Professor of Immunology
College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic in Arizona


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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Attendance


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