Join us for a two day virtual CME conference, offered free of charge to all North Carolina physicians with funding from the NC legislature
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 covers attendance at the live event. No refunds will be granted for any reason. Parents, patients, and community members are welcome to attend the conference.
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.
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.
Neuroimmune Foundation subscribes to the articles of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Should you or anyone accompanying you require special assistance, please notify us by contacting email@example.com or 608-381-0367. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
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
“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
“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
“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
Fee waiver requests
All physicians in the state of North Carolina are eligible for free registration to the conference upon verification of your identity thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Legislature.
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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.