Education

Jill Littrell, Ph.D. explores neuroscience and physiological explanations behind diagnostic categories of mental illness July 20, 2016

Jill Littrell’s new book, Neuroscience for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals: Promoting Well-Being and Treating Mental Illness, presents the latest neuroscience and physiological explanations behind the major diagnostic categories of mental illness—including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and addiction—and explains the physiological bases that underlie traditional pharmaceutical treatment interventions.  Of particular note in the book is cutting-edge information […]

AE Insight with Dr. Sarosh Irani February 17, 2019

For World Encephalitis Day 2019, Dr. Irani talks about his work and research and how he sees the field of AE evolving. Dr. Sarosh Irani is an Associate Professor, Honorary Consultant Neurologist and Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow with clinical and laboratory interests in the field of autoantibody-mediated diseases of the central nervous system. He sees […]

Volunteer opportunities! February 10, 2021

We are looking for volunteers to help us manage our online Smart Patients AE community. All you need is a computer, an internet connection, and a passion for helping others affected by AE. The Smart Patients online AE community provides our AE community with a safe online platform to connect with others, from anywhere, at […]

New pediatric center in Arizona targets autoimmune disorders September 23, 2016

The following was reported by Stephanie Innes at the Arizona Daily Star. The opening of the new Children’s Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy Center in Tucson marks a new era of pediatric research for the University of Arizona, UA president Ann Weaver Hart said Tuesday during an opening event held at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. The disorders hit […]

Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Meeting 2019 March 4, 2019

This is a two-day international meeting on 5-6 June 2019 for clinicians and scientists looking to appreciate the breadth of translational autoimmune neurology. This inaugural meeting will cover the clinical features of CNS and PNS diseases, methodological aspects of immunological assays, applied T and B cell pathophysiology, and questions relating to immunological tolerance. By being […]

Dr. Russell Dale discusses Autoantibodies in Childhood Encephalitis June 24, 2014

Dr. Russell Dale Associate Professor, Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School; Consultant Neurologist, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance hosted a series of Autoimmune Encephalitis awareness events at Duke University Medical Center, March 26 and 27, 2014.  International experts participated in grand rounds, lectures and panel discussions.  All of the educational videos […]

Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance co-sponsors pediatric AE treatment consensus meeting December 5, 2016

The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, along with Children’s National Health System, and the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance, co-sponsored the first International Pediatric Autoimmune Encephalitis Treatment Consensus Meeting at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, on November 14. “The AE Alliance was honored to help bring many of the world’s leading experts […]

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis in Psychiatry April 11, 2014

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis in Psychiatry Kayser et al. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2011; 7(3):189-193. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3983958/ “Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies attack NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate)-type glutamate receptors at central neuronal synapses. Symptoms include a highly characteristic set of neurologic deficits, but also prominent psychiatric manifestations that often bring mental health professionals into the […]