A comprehensive update about Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) focused on education and clinical preparedness in the setting of emerging and re-emerging viral disorders.
This program was designed for health care providers including pediatricians, neurologists, infectious disease, rehabilitation, emergency and intensivist specialists, nursing professionals, rehabilitation personnel, researchers, families, and advocates involved in the diagnosis, care, and management of patients with AFM.
Three live virtual mini-symposia webinars focused on the most relevant aspects of AFM, from clinical diagnosis, critical care management, state-of-the-art research on virology, immunology, vaccines and pathogenesis, to rehabilitation and long-term management.
Links to each Symposium Lecture:
Virtual mini-symposium 1: August 18th, 2022 – AFM Diagnosis and Acute Management
Click here for the full playlist of AFM Mini Symposium 1 lectures
The Acute Flaccid Myelitis Working Group, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Kennedy Krieger Institute organized the first virtual symposium, Acute Flaccid Myelitis: What we have learned in order to be prepared.
The first three parts of the symposium have covered a breadth of topics on AFM diagnosis and acute management, critical care management, and understanding pathogenesis, viruses, and immunity. We summarize and highlight some of the key lessons we have learned from leaders in the community who have dedicated their careers to understanding AFM and helping families and children. Over 300 people registered for this symposium. All sessions were recorded and are available here.
Elrick MJ, Gordon-Lipkin E, Crawford TO, Pardo-Villamizar(1), Van Haren K (2), Messacar K (3), Duggal P, Milstone AM (4), Benson L (5)
(1) Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, (2) Department of Neurology, Stanford University, (3) Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Colorado, (4) Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, (5) Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Messacar K, Schreiner TL, Dominguez SR (1) Van Haren K (2), Glaser CA (3)
Departments of Pediatrics & Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado School of Medicine // (2)Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine //(3) Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, UCSF
Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California. Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco