Welcome to the 2019 Rare Neuroimmune Disorders Symposium (RNDS), where we will learn about Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), MOG Antibody-Associated Disease (MOG-Ab disease), Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD), Optic Neuritis (ON), and Transverse Myelitis (TM), and receive updates on the latest clinical and research advances, and learn from each other to improve the quality of life of individuals and families affected by these rare neuroimmune disorders. The 2019 RNDS is dedicated to the exchange of information regarding diagnosis, research, and treatment strategies, and to providing an opportunity to bring together the community of individuals diagnosed with rare neuroimmune disorders, families, caregivers, and the medical professionals who have interest and are specializing in these disorders
- Gather an understanding of the latest knowledge on the biology and causes of rare neuroimmune disorders (ADEM, AFM, MOG-Ab disease, NMOSD, ON, and TM) and how they relate to each other
- Learn about the latest medical and surgical strategies to manage the symptoms associated with these chronic disorders
- Gain knowledge on current and upcoming scientific research and clinical studies that will improve the quality of life of our community
This conference is open to all individuals diagnosed with ADEM, AFM, MOG-Ab disease, NMOSD, ON, and TM, their families and caregivers. Medical professionals interested in these disorders are also welcome to attend. The TMA can provide certificates for attendance for those who would like to apply for CME credits.
Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with one another, share experiences, interact with medical professionals and researchers, learn about and participate in research studies and TMA programs during the two-day educational symposium.