Date/Time: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Type: Special Interest Group
Area: Neuroimmunology/Autoimmune Neurology
Room: Centennial I
Chair: Jenny Linnoila, MD, PhD – Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Chair: Eric Lancaster, MD, PhD – University of Pennsylvania
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.
Understand autoimmune disorders targeting the peripheral autonomic nervous system.
Recognize the effects of neurotoxicity from novel cancer immunotherapies.
Learn the characteristics of a newly reported autoimmune movement disorder.
Appreciate the implications of the latest research on autoimmune encephalitis.
Learn imaging features of neuroinflammatory disorders of the spinal cord.