Events (webinars)

Upcoming Events

EXPAND's First Thursday Science, Theory and Practice Webinar: September 2022

Professor Jennifer Frankovich MD

Intended Audience: Medical and mental health clinicians, associated professionals, researchers, and students in related fields.

The EXPAND Scientific and Medical Advisory Board is pleased to host Dr. Jennifer Frankovich from the Stanford Immune Behavioral Health Clinic to present a case summary for the September event of the First Thursday Webinar Series.

Dr. Frankovich will present a case of a young man with severe PANS, POTS, central sleep apnea, and additional, fascinating autoimmune discoveries. His treatment involved a complicated immunosuppressive regimen, but the young man is now in remission.

In addition to presenting the case and answering participants’ questions, Dr. Frankovich will describe the Stanford Immune Behavioral Health Clinic, the first multi-disciplinary PANS clinic in the world: what it took to establish it, how it operates, and the difference it makes for the patient/family experience.

Jennifer Frankovich, MD MS is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University. She is a rheumatologist with a primary research and clinical interest in the intersection between mental health and systemic inflammation. In addition to presenting the case and answering participants’ questions, Dr. Frankovich will discuss what it took to establish Stanford’s Immune Behavioral Health Clinic, how it operates, and the difference their multidisciplinary approach makes for the patient/family experience. Dr. Frankovich collaborates with 15+ basic science labs at Stanford and nationally to characterize the immunophenotypes of active PANS compared to remission samples and age/sex/ethnicity matched controls. The goal of this endeavor is to understand the immunological underpinnings which contribute to mental/behavioral health disturbances and to innovate effective multidisciplinary treatment regimens.

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Past Events

SEECA: South East European Conference on Autism

nAUkaTIZAM, the Association for Science and Autism, invites you to register for the South East European Conference on Autism to be held June 2-4, 2022.

Based on the existing knowledge about autism spectrum disorder, teams of renowned researchers have devised therapies that, as research shows, help certain groups of patients. Many of the existing autism treatments are already used for other diseases, the conference hopes to encourage professional discussion about the possibilities of using existing resources for treating patients with autism, in accordance with the latest scientific research.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) points will be provided for this event.

You can visit to the event website here for the event details and to register.

The goal of  nAUkaTIZAM is to help the scientific and medical institutions in our region to get appropriate training from the leading scientists and practitioners in this field, which in turn will allow the patients with autism and their parents to get the support of our medical institutions, and wherever else they need it. The association has chapters and representatives in three countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia.  nAUkaTIZAM is a member of EXPAND, The European Immuno-neuropsychiatric Association.

EXPAND's First Thursday Science, Theory, and Practice Webinar

Intended Audience: Medical and mental health clinicians, associated professionals, researchers and students in related fields

3rd of March: Taking a Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient Care (Click to view the March Flyer)  

In March, Scientific and Medical Advisory Board member Prof. Raj Gupta will shift the perspective of our recent webinars. In the first half of the session, he will interview the patient who introduced him to the complexity of diagnosing and treating PANS/PANDAS.*  Now an adult, his patient will reflect back on the experience and the importance of receiving multidisciplinary care.  In the second half of the webinar, Prof. Gupta will present the case from the clinician’s perspective and how partnering with other providers and taking a multidisciplinary approach improved his ability to treat his patient effectively. Time will be allotted for a Q&A at the end of the patient interview and after the case summary. A recording of the webinar will be available for registered participants.

*Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep.

 

EXPAND's First Thursday Science Theory Practice Webinar-December 2021

Taking a Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient Care: Prof. Janet Cunningham and Prof. Alberto Spalice, members of the EXPAND Scientific and Medical Advisory Board,  discuss one of their complex cases and how partnering with other providers and taking a multidisciplinary approach improved their ability to treat their patient effectively.

EXPAND's First Thursday Science Theory Practice Webinar-November 2021

Taking a Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient Care: Dr. Tim Ubhi and Dr. Kiki Chang, members of the EXPAND Scientific and Medical Advisory Board,  discuss one of their complex cases and how partnering with other providers and taking a multidisciplinary approach improved their ability to treat their patient effectively.