Autoimmune Neurology

Date/Time: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Level: Special Interest Group
Room: Landmark 1
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Description:

Autoimmune Neurology encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders with an autoimmune basis. The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the discovery of neural-specific autoantibodies and their target antigens. This SIG will explore advances in the field ranging from clinical practice to novel insights and immunologic mechanisms of injury.

Objective(s):

  • Understand the pitfalls and limitations of paraneoplastic antibody testing and how inappropriate use of tests may harm patients.
    Learn the design of upcoming trials to treat autoimmune encephalitis.
    Learn to use advanced brain imaging effectively in the diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis.
    Appreciate the implications of the latest research on autoimmune encephalitis.

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