Interactive Session:
21. "Brain on Fire": Challenging Cases in Infectious and Inflammatory Encephalitis
Thursday, October 4, 2018: 8:45 AM-10:00 AM
Room: W 2005-2024

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • list the common and rare causes of encephalitis
  • describe the difference between infectious and autoimmune encephalitis
  • interpret an MRI brain in the approach to encephalitis
  • discuss the multidisciplinary management of patients with encephalitis

Target Audience: Academicians, Clinicians, Fellows, HIV clinicians, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infectious diseases physicians, Lab personnel, Medical students and residents, Members-in-training, Microbiologists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Vaccinologists

Tracks: Trainee, Pediatric ID, Adult ID

Chair:  Adarsh Bhimraj, MD FIDSA, Cleveland Clinic

Interactive Moderators:  Carlos Isada, MD, FACP, FCCP, Cleveland Clinic and Arun Venkatesan, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Interactive Panelists:  Christina Marra, MD, University of Washington , Ariane Soldatos, MD, MPH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/National Institutes of Health , Allan Tunkel, MD, PhD, FIDSA, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Joshua Klein, MD, Brigham and Woman's Hospital & Harvard Medical school

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

ACPE Credits: ACPE 1.25 knowledge-based contact hours of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-18-192-L01-P


A. Bhimraj, None

C. Isada, None

A. Venkatesan, None

C. Marra, None

A. Soldatos, None

A. Tunkel, None

J. Klein, None

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