Distinguishing Inflammatory Encephalopathies Beyond MS

Date/Time: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Type: Interactive Lunch Workshop
Room: Regency VII

Session Overview

Chair: Mark Keegan – May Clinic
Co-Chair: Emmanuelle Waubant

There is a new recognition that, to turn a phrase: "all that enhances in the brain is not MS". Clinical, imaging, neuropathology and increasingly, specific laboratory biomarkers are now broadening the diagnostic categories of CNS inflammatory disease. This session will focus on the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of non-MS inflammatory CNS diseases and their treatments and compare and contrast with MS.


  • To confidently use clinical, radiological and lab biomarkers in diagnosing specific CNS inflammatory diseases and distinguishing them from MS.

  • To recognize and differentiate CLIPPERS, MOG-associated, and GFAP-associated CNS diseases.