Autoimmune Encephalitis

Dr. Dustin Anderson

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Lecture overview

A discussion regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of patients with autoimmune encephalitis. Particular emphasis will be placed on critically injured patients. 

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Outline the clinical presentation of autoimmune encephalitis, as it applies to critical care.
  2. Describe diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to autoimmune encephalitis. 
  3. Describe unique issues encountered in the critically injured autoimmune encephalitis patient. 
  4. Outline the outcomes both locally and globally of patients with autoimmune encephalitis in the ICU. 

This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour, 1 CPD Point, and 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit



Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Duration 1 hour(s).

Lecture speaker

Dr. Dustin Anderson

Dr. Dustin Anderson is the definition of a life-long learner. His passion for learning and mastering a topic has led to careers in two very different words – medicine and music. Starting his professional career as an electrical engineer, Dustin was inspired to become a doctor after reading “Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature’s Most Dangerous Creatures” by Carl Zimmer. Since then, he has completed the MD/PhD program at the University of Calgary, neurology residency at the University of Alberta, and is currently completing a fellowship in critical care medicine. Interests include critical care EEG, invasive and non-invasive intracranial monitoring, and autoimmune neurology.


CME Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. In compliance with all ACCME Essentials, Standards, and Guidelines, all faculty for this CME activity were asked to complete a full disclosure statement. The speaker did not report any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in this educational presentation.