Autoimmune Disorders

Broad Objectives and Mission

This subsection will bring together specialists  with interest in Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis optica, Post infectious CNS demyelinating disorders, Antibody associated Encephalitis, Vasculitis of the CNS and related disorders having an underlying autoimmune mechanism. Since it is yet to start functioning, the basic goals would be to sensitize and involve as many specialists as possible and develop common themes for improving knowledge of these less known disorders.

Activities

1. The members will work towards evolving common guidelines for diagnosis of these conditions and plan unified management strategies.

2. Establish local registries of patients within the hospital setting/ town of individual specialists in order to obtain crude prevalence of disease, phenotypic characteristics, response to treatment and follow up data.

3. Present data at regional and national meetings. Publish compiled data individually and from different centers in national and regional publications.

4. Disseminate knowledge regionally and locally by sensitizing allied specialties. For example- Ophthalmologists regarding optimizing of management for optic neuritis, pediatricians about newly emerging diseases such as pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and autoimmune encephalitis.

5. Improve knowledge and awareness in the community by aligning with local support groups especially for Multiple Sclerosis.

Eligibility

Any life member or life associate member of IAN

How to join?

By sending a Cheque/DD of Rs. 1000/- to Treasurer, IAN along with a request letter to the Convener. (Draft/Cheque should only in favour of "Indian Academy of Neurology")

Benefits

 Autoimmune CNS disorders  subsection will provide a much needed platform  for members of the academy to interact and improve knowledge, streamline the management of these varied disorders,  and an opportunity for showcasing their work. 

Convener :Dr. Lekha Pandit  email: panditmng @gmail.com


If you are interested to become a member of this subsection please pay Rs. 1000 as membership fee. You may pay by using yours debit/credit card. Please click here to proceed.

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