The Neurology of COVID-19 from Emerging Neurological Infections

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Track: Interactive Workshop
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Description:

COVID-19 disease, caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection is responsible for over 24 million infections and 827,000 deaths worldwide.  The neurological complications of COVID-19 are diverse and are caused by multiple mechanisms including direct infection of the central nervous system and virus-induced hypercoaguable and hyperinflammatory states. It is critical that neurologists understand these mechanisms and recognize the neurologic complications affecting the peripheral and central nervous system including stroke, meningitis, encephalitis, endothelialitis, and the Guillain-Barre syndrome and its variants. This session will feature leaders in this field who will focus on the epidemiology, neuroscience, diagnosis and management of this rapidly evolving threat to the nervous system.

Objective(s):

  • To learn the epidemiology, clinical presentation, latest diagnostic techniques and management of the neurological complications of COVID-19.

Speaker(s):

Approaches to Diagnosis and Developing Therapies


Clinical Features and Lessons from Animal Models


Epidemiology of the COVID19 Pandemic