Improved Diagnosis of Necrotizing Autoimmune Myopathy by Combinatorial Immune Assays

January 31, 2019
Noon–1 p.m. CT



Free for all participants.



This webinar will discuss the diagnosis, pathological understanding, and current best treatment options for necrotizing autoimmune myopathy.


Photo of Christopher Klein, M.D.Christopher Klein, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Division of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Genomics
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota




Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the clinical presentations of necrotizing autoimmune myopathy, also known as immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy.
  • Recognize the latest understanding of the autoimmune pathogenesis and therapeutic interventions.
  • Identify the current test platforms available to make the diagnosis and their clinical sensitivity and specificity.


Intended Audience

This webinar is designed for any provider who sees patients with a neurologic disease (e.g., neurologists, psychiatrists, and primary care physicians, including internists and family care practitioners) as well as pathologists, laboratory directors, and laboratory sendout coordinators.

Level of Instruction



The following types of credit are offered for this event:
State of California
State of Florida

To obtain credit:

  1. Register for and participate in the program.
  2. Complete the evaluation that will be sent to you after the program.
  3. Generate and print your certificate(s).



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 1.0 P.A.C.E.® contact hour. Level of instruction for this program is advanced.

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 1.0 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 credit. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.


Faculty Disclosure

Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.


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