Inflammation and Neurological Disease: Friend or Foe

Date/Time: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 1:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Type: Plenary
Area: Neuroimmunology/Autoimmune Neurology
Room: Centennial III & IV

Session Overview

Chair: Ellen Mowry, MD, MCR – Johns Hopkins University Co-Chair: Justin McArthur, MBBS, MPH, FAAN, FANA - Johns Hopkins University Inflammation within the central nervous system plays a key role in classic neuroimmunological disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS) but also in diseases traditionally thought of us purely degenerative, such as Alzheimer's Disease. Nonetheless, there is increasing recognition of the fact that some inflammatory processes actually facilitate brain health. An improved understanding of these processes may help facilitate therapeutic strategies that are tailored to influence specific components of inflammation.

Objectives

  • The role of immune functioning in neurodegenerative disorders.

  • The relationship between inflammation, demyelination, and remyelination in the CNS.

  • The neurological sequelae that can be induced by immune checkpoint inhibitors.