Inflamma­tory Brain Disorders
Conference 2022

Hosted by Neuroimmune Foundation
and accredited in collaboration with
The Wisconsin Medical Society

May 20 – 21, 2022

A live CME event via webinar

9:00 am – 5:30 pm CT each day

Registration is closed.

Join Us for a Two Day Virtual Conference

The Inflammatory Brain Disorders Conference features nationally and internationally renowned experts skilled in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches who will present a diverse range of emerging clinical and research challenges, insights, and advances in the field of inflammatory brain disorders. Presentations are carefully selected to familiarize attendees with rapidly developing research and to educate clinicians on the latest understanding of treatment options.

Both generalists as well as specialists in pediatric and adult medicine will find the conference valuable to their practices. The intended audience is pediatricians, family physicians, psychiatrists, rheumatologists, immunologists, neurologists, and infectious disease physicians. Though the conference is designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are welcome to attend.

Physician comments from our 2021 conference can be found within our Impact Report 2020–2021Greater than 90% of physicians in attendance rated the overall quality of the 2021 conference as 5/5.

All registrants will receive a recording of the conference. No refunds will be granted for any reason. Parents, patients, and community members are welcome to attend the conference.

We are grateful for our conference sponsors and have additional sponsorship opportunities available. Please email conference@neuroimmune.org for details.

Louisa “Lulu” Johnson with her dog, a spaniel.
This conference is being hosted in memory of Louisa “Lulu” Johnson, a brilliant, creative and kindhearted soul who lost her life as a result of neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with encephalitis. Lulu aspired to become a physician—one who would care for patients that suffer as she did with the utmost of compassion given her difficult medical journey.

Confirmed 2022 Speakers

Please find all information on speaker biographies and presentation summaries in our

Learning and Outcome Objectives

  • Learn how to effectively treat inflammatory brain conditions as well as the circumstances in which each treatment is appropriate.
  • Learn the clinical work up required to accurately diagnose immune mediated causes of neurologic and psychiatric deteriorations.
  • Recognize that neuropsychiatric  sequelae can result from infections, autoimmune, and inflammatory conditions.
  • Accurately diagnose various inflammatory brain conditions.
  • Describe appropriate treatments for patients with inflammatory brain conditions.
  • Identify the various immune and inflammatory markers that can present in patients with inflammatory brain conditions.
  • Report the cognitive and psychiatric effects seen in some patients following COVID-19.

Accreditation / Credit Designation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Wisconsin Medical Society and Neuroimmune Foundation. The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accommodations

Neuroimmune Foundation subscribes to the articles of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Should you or anyone accompanying you require special assistance, please notify us by contacting conference@neuroimmune.org or 608-381-0367. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Physician Comments from 2021 Inflammatory Brain Disorders Conference

“This is the most comprehensive, well-organized, and current information on all topics I have encountered in such a long time. I plan to attend every conference moving forward. Thank you for such well-presented information. Armed with several screenshots of slides, I have already contacted several patients to complete a more thorough history for a more complete treatment plan. So grateful.”
Maria Del Sol, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Florida

“The neuroimmune conference transformed my thinking about the relationship between infection, neurobiology and psychiatric disorders. I learned so much.”
Melissa Aguirre, MD
Pediatrician, California

“This conference had the highest scientific quality and rigor, and all the presenters and discussants were outstanding. The contribution of the foundation for children with neuroimmune disorders to society is incommensurable.”
Rosa Aurora Chavez, MD, PhD, FABP
Washington, DC

“This was a conference with fantastic collaborators and speakers. As a physician I felt that it was clinically oriented and cutting edge. It was incredibly useful to gain knowledge in a field like neuroimmunology where so little is known.”
Anuja Vyas, MD, FACOG
Texas

“As a clinical psychiatrist, it is crucial that I understand the potential origins of psychiatric symptoms. This conference gave insight into infectious and immune mechanisms for Neuropsychiatric symptoms that I found truly valuable. The speakers were of top quality.”
Matthew Bernstein, MD
Psychiatrist, Massachusetts

“I was astounded by the amount of scientifically based data presented on encephalopathy, COVID and PANS/PANDAS at this conference. I thought all of the presenters at this conference did an excellent job explaining the pathophysiology involved in the various conditions that were highlighted in this conference.”

Urszula Kotlow, MD
Pediatric Psychiatrist, CPAE Clinic, Banner Desert Medical Center, Arizona

“I feel more confident as THE consultant on many of these cases due to expanded knowledge I have acquired via this resource. Excellent presentations with fantastic evidence-based information. I hope to be involved in more conferences. Thanks to all!”
Sandra Lawrence, MD, FACR
Pediatric Rheumatology, Florida

Registration is closed.