C142 - Autoimmune Neurology I Basics and Beyond: Autoimmune Encephalitis and Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndromes of the CNS and PNS

Event Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Autoimmune Neurology, Neurohospitalist, Foundations in Clinical Neurology
Director(s): Stacey Clardy MD, PhD
Description: The field of Autoimmune Neurology continues to grow and change rapidly: many new diseases have been discovered, providing possibilities to treat patients previously considered untreatable. Faculty will describe the full range of neural autoantibodies and their relevant clinical disorders (neurological, psychiatric, and oncological), including a particular focus this year on pediatric presentations of autoimmunity. The course will include clinical pearls aiding the diagnosis of autoimmune and paraneoplastic neurologic disorders, also covering differential diagnosis, investigations, and treatment. This program complements Autoimmune Neurology II Advanced: Autoimmune Encephalitis at the Frontiers of Neuroscience, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to understand the autoantibody nomenclature; recognize autoimmune neurologic disorders; know the neurologic and cancer associations of the autoantibodies; know the pitfalls in antibody testing; know the appropriate oncological evaluations for paraneoplastic neurologic disorders; and know some treatment regimens for autoimmune neurologic disorders. We will also focus on differences and similaities between children and adults with autoimmune neurologic disorders.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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