Author: Will McDow

AE Alliance Appoints Interim Executive Director

The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance is delighted to announce the hiring of Elisabeth Wharton as Interim Executive Director where she will focus on the creation and implementation of policies and procedures essential to the next steps we hope to take as an organization. “The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance already has a foundation of relationships with key entities …

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Diagnostic Criteria for AE Released

A newly released precis provides clear diagnostic criteria for autoimmune encephalitis. This effort, lead by Dr. Domingo Escudero, Dr. Francesc Graus and Dr. Josep Dalmau, summarizes the Lancet Neurology article “A clinical approach to autoimmune encephalitis“. The Lancet Neurology article  provides the first broadly accepted criteria for diagnosing autoimmune encephalitis.  A previous AE Alliance blog reviewed the article and it’s connection to the first International …

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AE Families Come Together

If you are reading this you already know that autoimmune encephalitis can be an isolating experience. That’s one reason the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance organizes and hosts the AE Family Lunch in association with the Florence Forth run-walk in Durham, NC. This year the AE Family Lunch will take place on March 5, 2016. All AE patients and families …

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“We are Survivors”

We are all survivors of autoimmune encephalitis.   Patients, families, friends, caretakers, doctors, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, we have all endured the worst this disease can throw at us.  And we are surviving. This weekend I had the chance to meet four amazing survivors.  Each has their own story to tell.  They shared the same stage: a six-year-old …

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International Symposium on Autoimmune Encephalitis

Today, we’re thrilled to release the official report from the First Annual International Symposium on Autoimmune Encephalitis held March 27-28, 2014 in Durham, N.C. The symposium was funded with the proceeds from the 2014 Florence Forth Road Race! The primary goal of the symposium was to establish a collaborative medical community to develop a consensus …

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