West Support Group Meeting

Wednesday, October 20th - 7pm pst

Support Groups bring together patients and caregivers that have been affected by AE. A  support group provides an opportunity for patients and caregivers to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information about AE and/or treatments. This Support Group is led by Rachael Bikbov (WA), a seronegative AE survivor. 

Email info@aealliance.org to register.

Dr. Jonathan Santoro (UCLA, Keck School of Medicine USC) will be talking about AE treatments and cognitive outcomes at the upcoming meeting.

Dr. Santoro serves as the Director of Neuroimmunology and Demyelinating Disorders Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is also an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Santoro completed his undergraduate, masters, and medical degrees at Tulane University. He subsequently completed residencies in pediatrics and child neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently had sub-specialty training in neuroimmunology and pediatric multiple sclerosis at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Santoro is and passionate NIH-funded physician-scientist who has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts. His clinical and research focus is endocrine dysregulation in pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis, autoantibody negative autoimmune encephalitis and the neuroimmunology of Down syndrome. He currently serves on the American Academy of Neurology’s Health Policy Sub-committee and as the representative of the AAN to the American Medical Association. Dr. Santoro is a long-standing advocate for persons with disabilities and has lobbied locally in California and on Capitol Hill.

Type: Local Support Group meeting