||Thursday April 26, 2018 7:00 am to 9:00 am
||MS and CNS Inflammatory Disease, Foundations in Clinical Neurology
||Stacey Clardy MD, PhD
||This course will provide an interactive, dynamic environment in which to learn about challenging cases in the field of autoimmune neurology. Faculty will discuss the presentation, diagnosis, and management of a variety of autoimmune neurologic disorders, including epilepsy, encephalitis, dementia, and movement disorders. Disease mimics and related conditions will be included. The audience will be encouraged to discuss controversial aspects of diagnosis and management.
This case-based, interactive course will supplement prior well-received lecture-based courses in this area. Via a learner-centered, interactive approach, the course will provide neurologists with a practical approach to evaluating and managing patients in this rapidly evolving field. Participants are encouraged to suggest cases of their own prior to the course by contacting Stacey Clardy, MD, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cases are selected in collaboration with faculty and experts from the Autoimmune Neurology Section of the AAN.
||Participants should be familiar with the spectrum of autoimmune and paraneoplastic neurological disorders, with a focus on the intersection of autoimmune neurology on all traditional neurology subspecialties, including movement disorders, epilepsy, behavioral/cognitive, neuromuscular, autonomic, demyelinating, and neurooncologic. Participants should also recognize the systemic manifestations associated with autoimmune neurologic disorders as clues to diagnosis, and be able to discriminate antibody-mediated neurologic disorders from mimics, including other autoinflammatory conditions, neurologic manifestations of rheumatologic disease, and immunodeficiency states with superimposed autoimmunity. There will be a focus on practical approaches to diagnosis treatment based on objective parameters and outcomes.