Advancing the Science in Autoimmune Encephalitis

Date/Time: Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Track: Interactive Lunch Workshop
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The recognition of autoimmune encephalitis (AE) is increasing, owing to improvements in diagnostic testing, the implementation of reliable diagnostic criteria, and increased awareness amongst the broader medical community.  Consequently, the diagnosis is increasingly considered in clinical practice by subspecialty and general neurologists alike. This session will review common contributors to AE and explore experimental models that have been tactfully applied to study rare neurological disease, and which may be applied to further advance contributors to AE and optimal management strategies that will improve long-term patient outcomes. 

Chair: Stacey L. Clardy, MD, PhD

Co-Chair: Gregory S. Day, MD, MSc, MSCI, FAAN


  • Participants will become familiar with approaches to research and clinical trials that can be utilized to expand research in Autoimmune Encephalitis.
  • Participants will appreciate the barriers that impede the study of rare neurologic disease, and learn about strategies to nonetheless pursue meaningful research in Autoimmune Neurology.
  • Participants will be aware of the currently ongoing work (and opportunities) in Autoimmune Neurology, specifically relating to basic science and clinical trials. 

The Virus-Autoimmune Interaction in AE


Successful Strategies for Studying Rare Disease, as can be Applied to AE


Novel Methods to Study AE