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I have NMOSD. Now what?

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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The first podcast of this series features Dr. Michael Levy who directs the NMO clinic and research laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Levy will share the history of NMOSD, the various presentations, the diagnostic process, and an overview of treatments.



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About our Guest Speaker


Michael Levy, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, NMO Clinic and Research Laboratory
Research Director, Division of Neuroimmunology & Neuroinfectious Disease

Dr. Michael Levy, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Research Director of the Division of Neuroimmunology & Neuroinfectious Disease. He completed the MD/PhD program at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) with a focus on neuroscience. Dr. Levy completed his Johns Hopkins internship in the Osler Medicine program, residency in the Johns Hopkins Neurology program and a fellowship in Neuroimmunology at Johns Hopkins University. In 2009, Dr. Levy was appointed to the faculty as Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins where he started the Neuromyelitis Optica Clinic and Research Laboratory and in 2019 he moved to the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School to develop the research program in neuroimmunology.

Clinically, Dr. Levy specializes in taking care of patients with rare neuroimmunological diseases including neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis, MOG antibody disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and optic neuritis. In addition to neuroimmunology clinics, Dr. Levy has a special interest in patients with superficial siderosis of the central nervous system. Dr. Levy is the principal investigator on several clinical studies and drug trials for all of these conditions.

In the laboratory, Dr. Levy’s research focuses on the development of animal models of neuromyelitis optica and transverse myelitis with the goal of tolerization as a sustainable long-term treatment.



This education series is made possible through a patient education grant from  VielaBio.*



* The Executive Committee of SRNA with the medical and scientific council determines the content and topics of the podcasts. Sponsors are not able to influence the education program.



Learn more about ABCs of NMOSD podcast series here.


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Date:
February 24
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

SRNA
United States

Organizer

SRNA
Phone:
+1 (855) 380-3330
Email:
info@wearesrna.org
Website:
wearesrna.org

Details

Date:
February 24
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

SRNA
United States

Organizer

SRNA
Phone:
+1 (855) 380-3330
Email:
info@wearesrna.org
Website:
wearesrna.org