Inflamma­tory Brain Disorders
Conference 2023

Hosted by Neuroimmune Foundation
and accredited in collaboration with
The Wisconsin Medical Society

May 18 – 19, 2023

A live CME event via webinar
9:00 am – 5:30 pm CT each day

Registration is closed.

Join Us for a Two Day Virtual Conference

The Inflammatory Brain Disorders Conference features nationally and internationally renowned experts skilled in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches who will present a diverse range of emerging clinical and research challenges, insights, and advances in the field of inflammatory brain disorders. Presentations are carefully selected to familiarize attendees with rapidly developing research and to educate clinicians on the latest understanding of treatment options.

Both generalists as well as specialists in pediatric and adult medicine will find the conference valuable to their practices. The intended audience is pediatricians, family physicians, psychiatrists, rheumatologists, immunologists, neurologists, and infectious disease physicians. Though the conference is designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are welcome to attend.

Physician comments from our 2021 and 2022 conference can be found within our Impact Report 2020–2021 and Impact Report 2021–2022. Greater than 90% of physicians in attendance rated the overall quality of the 2021 and 2022 conferences as 5/5.

Registration solely covers attendance at the live event. Attendees will not receive access to view recordings. No refunds will be granted for any reason. Parents, patients, and community members are welcome to attend the conference.

We are grateful for our conference sponsors and have additional sponsorship opportunities available. Please email for details.

Doctor listening to a child's heart beat with a stethoscope.
Join us in an ongoing opportunity for physicians to consult face-to-face virtually on challenging cases with leading experts in the field of neuroimmunology. Our Expert Case Consultation Panel meets monthly.

Confirmed 2023 Speakers

Please find all information on speaker biographies, presentation summaries, and disclosure information in our

Learning and Outcome Objectives

  • Report the cognitive and psychiatric effects that can occur post-infection.
  • Learn how to accurately diagnose inflammatory brain conditions.
  • Learn how to effectively treat inflammatory brain conditions.
  • Recognize that neuropsychiatric sequelae can result from infections, autoimmune, and inflammatory conditions.
  • Describe various inflammatory brain conditions.
  • Describe appropriate treatments for patients with inflammatory brain conditions.
  • List the various immune and inflammatory markers that can present in patients with inflammatory brain conditions.

Accreditation / Credit Designation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Wisconsin Medical Society and Neuroimmune Foundation. The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Comments from 2021 and 2022 Inflammatory Brain Disorders Conference

“This is the most comprehensive, well-organized, and current information on all topics I have encountered in such a long time. I plan to attend every conference moving forward. Thank you for such well-presented information. Armed with several screenshots of slides, I have already contacted several patients to complete a more thorough history for a more complete treatment plan. So grateful.”
Maria Del Sol, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Florida

“The neuroimmune conference transformed my thinking about the relationship between infection, neurobiology and psychiatric disorders. I learned so much.”
Melissa Aguirre, MD
Pediatrician, California

“This conference had the highest scientific quality and rigor, and all the presenters and discussants were outstanding. The contribution of the foundation for children with neuroimmune disorders to society is incommensurable.”
Rosa Aurora Chavez, MD, PhD, FABP
Washington, DC

“This was a conference with fantastic collaborators and speakers. As a physician I felt that it was clinically oriented and cutting edge. It was incredibly useful to gain knowledge in a field like neuroimmunology where so little is known.”
Anuja Vyas, MD, FACOG

“As a clinical psychiatrist, it is crucial that I understand the potential origins of psychiatric symptoms. This conference gave insight into infectious and immune mechanisms for Neuropsychiatric symptoms that I found truly valuable. The speakers were of top quality.”
Matthew Bernstein, MD
Psychiatrist, Massachusetts

“I was astounded by the amount of scientifically based data presented on encephalopathy, COVID and PANS/PANDAS at this conference. I thought all of the presenters at this conference did an excellent job explaining the pathophysiology involved in the various conditions that were highlighted in this conference.”
Urszula Kotlow, MD
Pediatric Psychiatrist, CPAE Clinic, Banner Desert Medical Center, Arizona

“I feel more confident as THE consultant on many of these cases due to expanded knowledge I have acquired via this resource. Excellent presentations with fantastic evidence-based information. I hope to be involved in more conferences. Thanks to all!”
Sandra Lawrence, MD, FACR
Pediatric Rheumatology, Florida

2023 Registration

  • Registration is $550.
  • Please note 2023 registration is to the live event only and not to recordings.
  • Please note that links to join the conference will arrive directly from Zoom.
  • The links are resent from Zoom one week, one day, and one hour before the event as well. Please check your spam folder if you do not see them in your inbox. Emails will be sent from and to remind you to watch for your links. Please be sure you have whitelisted this email address so you receive correspondence from us.
Registration is closed.

CME evaluation

CME evaluations must be submitted no later than May 30, 2023 in order to receive credit. Please note that your CME certificates will arrive in your email within couple hours of submission. Please be sure to check your spam if you do not see it.

Bill Balsi, Junior standing in front of a snow covered mountain.

This conference is being hosted in memory of Bill Balsi Jr. who had a history of encephalitis and died following a COVID-19 infection in 2022.

In his memory, his family created the Bill Balsi, Jr. Scholarship fund which allows Nevada physicians to attend this conference free of charge.


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