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Understanding the Connection between Infections, our Immune System and the Brain - Case studies: Autoimmune Brain Panel™

The Autoimmune Brain Panel™ (formerly known as the Cunningham Panel™) is an aid in a clinician’s diagnosis of autoimmune encephalopathy and basal ganglia encephalitis disorders. Neurologic, psychiatric, and behavioral symptoms can result from a number of different etiologies. When the underlying root is an autoimmune encephalopathy or basal ganglia encephalitis, treatments that have shown effectiveness include anti-infectives, anti-inflammatory and immune modulatory modalities.

This free educational webinar will explain the clinical significance of autoimmune antibodies against brain and neuronal targets, and the types of symptoms that have been associated with them. We will review some of the most common presenting symptoms associated with positive Autoimmune Brain Panel™ results, and share published clinical data on patients’ before and after effective treatment.

Attendees will gain a strong understanding of the biology behind infection-triggered autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders, the most common patient symptoms, and how to utilize the Autoimmune Brain Panel™ test results in treatment decisions.

Webinar Schedule

Friday, July 19, 2024 @ 12pm CT

Webinar Presenter

Craig Shimasaki is President and CEO of Moleculera Labs, a neuroimmunology precision medicine company focused on identifying underlying roots of neurologic, psychiatric, and behavioral disorders triggered by an autoimmune response. He is a medical research scientist with over 35 years of translational development experience in biochemical interactions, molecular biology, viral pathogenesis and infection-triggered neuropsychiatric disorders.

Dr. Shimasaki has worked at all stages of research and development from bench to bedside. His research included epitope mapping of HIV proteins, genetic based risk predictors of breast cancer, influenza and RSV diagnostics and therapeutics and pathogenesis of infection triggered neuropsychiatric disorders. As a businessperson, he co-founded multiple companies and led multiple products through the FDA approval process and is a co-inventor on multiple patents.

Dr. Shimasaki started his career at Genentech. He received his BS in Biochemistry from University of California at Davis, his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Tulsa, and his MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Business. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Oklahoma where he teaches biotechnology entrepreneurship. His passion is to help translate scientific and medical discoveries into acutely needed products so that more patients can live healthier lives.

Webinar Host

Amy Cross, RN
Medical Relations Manager
Moleculera Biosciences

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