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Neuroimmunological disorders & therapeutics in 2016

‘Diagnoses ad curationes. Neuroimmunological disorders & therapeutics in 2016’- synopsis.

On Friday, February 26th, 2016,’ Diagnoses ad curationes. Neuroimmunological disorders & therapeutics in 2016’, our first Irish neuro-immunology meeting was held at the Herbert Park Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

The event was organised by Professor Tim Lynch and Dr Roisin Lonergan, consultant neurologists at the D.N.I. and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

The objective of the meeting was to update attendees on currently identified pathogenic antibodies in neuro-immunological disorders and related laboratory testing, and also on available immune therapies which specifically target these disorders. Paediatric neuro-immunology, neuroradiology and myasthenic syndromes were also addressed by expert speakers.

Guest speakers from Ireland, Northern Ireland, the U.S.A. (Mayo Clinic, Rochester) and the U.K. (University of Oxford) delivered engaging and informative talks, relating complex topics in a clear manner, followed by open discussion. The meeting programme and list of speakers is included below, and the programme containing speakers’ biographies is also attached.

The audience participated enthusiastically, stimulating interesting discussion and debate.

The meeting, which was expertly chaired by Professor Michael Farrell, consultant neuropathologist at Beaumont Hospital, was well attended, and feedback was extremely positive.
The event was funded by an educational grant from Biogen Idec, and attendees were awarded 5 CME points by the RCPI.

‘Diagnoses ad curationes. Neuroimmunological disorders & therapeutics in 2016’:
meeting programme and list of speakers.

‘Autoimmune aquaporin-4 channelopathy (NMOSD): Update on diagnosis and treatment’
Professor Sean Pittock, Mayo Clinic, USA

‘An approach to auto-immune encephalopathy- presentation, diagnosis and treatment’
Professor Oliver Tobin, Mayo Clinic, USA

‘Managing risk with escalation therapies for MS’
Dr Christopher McGuigan, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Ireland

‘Radiological approach to white matter disease’
Professor Eoin Kavanagh, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Ireland

‘Congenital Myasthenia Gravis’
Dr John McConville, Ulster Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital, Northern Ireland

‘From neuromuscular junction to brainstem: antibodies causing immunotherapy–responsive
Disease’
Professor Angela Vincent, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, UK

‘LGI1- and NMDAR- antibody hyperkinetic paroxysms’
Dr Sarosh Irani, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, UK

Download the full agenda for the meeting here.

Also you can download the Speakers detailed biographies here.