Autoimmune Neurology

Date/Time: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Type: Special Interest Group
Area: Neuroimmunology/Autoimmune Neurology
Room: Centennial I

Session Overview

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.