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    Description

    The course „Autoimmune Encephalitis” will summarise the current knowledge about diagnosis and treatment of this recently described group of autoimmune encephalitides that are associated with antibodies against neuronal proteins. Still, forty percent of patients with autoimmune encephalitis are undiagnosed and the underlying cause remain unknown. Therefore, ongoing education and spreading of the rapidly expanding knowledge in this field is crucial.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Understand the clinical characteristics of auto-antibody associated encephalitic disorders
    2. Be able to describe the differences between classical paraneoplastic syndromes and the more recently described syndromes associated with antibodies against neuronal surface or synaptic proteins
    3. Know when to suspect different types of autoimmune encephalitis and how to diagnose them appropriately
    4. Understand the available treatment options for the described syndromes 

    Target Audience

    This educational activity is designed for a Swiss/international audience of neurologists, neuroimmunologists, psychiatrists, clinical and translational researchers, and other physicians and health care professionals. In addition, members of patient advocacy groups will also benefit from this program.

    Faculty

    Josep Dalmau, MD, PhD Research Professor at IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Spain and Adjunct Professor of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

    Accreditation

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Clinic for Neurology of the Cantonal Hospital of Aarau, Switzerland - an Institution accredited by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

    A total of 1 credit point from the Swiss Neurological Society can be obtained at the end of this course.

    The course Autoimmune Encephalitis made available on sani.medicaleducation.md and organized by the Swiss Academy of Neuroimmunology is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. 

    The course Autoimmune Encephalitis made available on sani.medicaleducation.md and organized by the Swiss Academy of Neuroimmunology is awarded 1 European CME credit (ECMEC).

    Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the education activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited. 

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