C160 - Autoimmune Neurology II Advanced: Autoimmune Encephalitis at the Frontiers of Neuroscience

Event Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): General Neurology, Neurohospitalist, Autoimmune Neurology
Director(s): Eoin Flanagan MBBCh
Description: Recent years have been very exciting for autoimmune neurology: many new diseases have been discovered, providing possibilities to treat patients previously considered untreatable. Faculty will describe the approach to autoimmune encephalitis diagnosis including diagnostic pearls and pitfalls of antibody testing. We will review treatments for the different types of autoimmune encephalitis including those for diseases associated with antibodies to cell surface markers and those to intracellular antigens. There will be a particular focus on autoimmune epilepsy and how to recognize it. We will discuss how autoimmune encephalitis is increasingly being encountered in novel settings such as post CNS infections (post-HSV encephalitis), after medication use (e.g., immune-checkpoint inhibition), and post-transplant. This program complements Autoimmune Neurology I Basics and Beyond: Autoimmune Encephalitis and Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndromes of the CNS and PNS, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to understand the autoantibody nomenclature, recognize autoimmune neurologic disorders occuring in novel settings, know the neurologic and cancer associations of the autoantibodies, know the pitfalls in antibody testing, know the appropriate oncological evaluations for paraneoplastic neurologic disorders, understand how to diagnose and treat autoimmune epilepsy, and know some treatment regimens for autoimmune neurologic disorders.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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