VIDEO: “Autoimmune Encephalopathies: The widening spectrum” June 24, 2014

Dr. Angela Vincent Emeritus Professor of Neuroimmunology, Division of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford 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 from the events can be viewed on […]

Autoimmune Encephalitis: The bridge between Neurology and Psychiatry September 21, 2018

The AE Alliance is excited to announce a groundbreaking symposium titled: “Autoimmune Encephalitis: A Bridge Between Neurology and Psychiatry.” HESA (Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy SREAT Alliance) is the initiator and lead organizer of this symposium to be held on April 6, 2019 at Weill Cornell Medical School, Cornell University in New York, NY. The April 2019 symposium for doctors […]

Psychiatrists play a pivotal role in the diagnosis and treatment of AE April 5, 2019

Psychiatrists play a pivotal role in the diagnosis and treatment of AE. As psychiatric symptoms often dominate the symptoms that occur at onset of this disease, patients may present initially to a psychiatrist who are tasked with identifying abnormal features of psychosis presentations, including alterations in mental status, seizures, and dysautonomia, which may prompt consideration […]

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. “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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AE Insight with Dr. Eyal Muscal February 12, 2019

For World Encephalitis Day 2019, Dr. Muscal talks about his work and research and how he sees the field of AE evolving. Dr. Eyal Muscal is a pediatric rheumatologist at Texas Children’s Hospital with a MS Degree in Clinical Research whose activities include patient care, fellowship education, quality improvement, and clinical research. He is the Childhood […]

AE Insight with Dr. William Gallentine February 10, 2019

For World Encephalitis Day 2019, Dr. Gallentine talks about his work and research and how he sees the field of AE evolving. Dr. William Gallentine is a pediatric neuroligst at Stanford University in Palo Alto CA. His research interests focus on the role of inflammation and genetics in the development of epilepsy, and the overlap between […]

AE Insight with Dr. Anusha Yeshokumar February 19, 2019

I am an autoimmune neurologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City who cares for children and adults with encephalitis. My interest in this field stems from the first patient I saw on my first day of neurology training. He was a three-year-old boy who presented with changes in […]

‘Ask the Expert podcast series’ on Autoimmune Encephalitis January 11, 2019

Every month the Transverse Myelitis Association holds a podcast on a topic that affects those with rare neuro-immune disorders. Experts in the field share the latest knowledge and answer questions from their community. On Thursday January 17th the podcast will cover Autoimmune Encephalitis and other rare autoimmune disorders. The Experts for this session are Dr. Michael Bradshaw […]