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Presentation

Video length: 50 minutes

 

Overview

This “Virtual Lecture” will discuss what autoimmune neurology is, as well as how neural antibody profiles and the field itself have evolved. This program will also cover how discoveries happen within the Neuroimmunology Laboratory and how these discoveries can lead to novel therapies and possible cures.

 

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the rapidly evolving field of autoimmune neurology with a specific focus on glial autoimmunity.
  • Summarize the clinical utility of neural autoantibody testing in practice.
  • Define how the understanding of immunopathogenic mechanisms can lead to novel therapeutic approaches.

 

Intended Audience

This program is appropriate for clinicians, pathologists, medical technologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health staff.

 

Faculty

Photo of Sean Pittock, M.D.Sean Pittock, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Director, Neuroimmunology Laboratory
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

 

 

 

Level of instruction

Intermediate

 

Credit

The following types of credit are offered for our Virtual Lecture programs:

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®
State of California
State of Florida

To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate.

 

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1 P.A.C.E® contact hour.

State of California

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for State of California. This program has been approved for 1 contact hour.

State of Florida

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for the clinical laboratory sciences for the State of Florida. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for General (Serology/Immunology) credit. This program has been approved for 1 contact hour.

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