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Saturday, July 30 • 8:00am - 9:30am
What's New in PANDAS, PANS and Acute-onset OCD?

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The past year has brought many advances in the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of PANDAS/PANS and acute-onset OCD in children and adolescents. It has also been a year of scientific discoveries, culminating in an animal model demonstrating how strep infections might produce OCD and other symptoms. In addition to presenting highlights of these exciting investigations, the session will review recently developed guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of PANDAS/PANS.


Sue Swedo, MD

Chief, Pediatrics, NIMH
Susan E. Swedo, M.D., is Chief of the Pediatrics & Developmental Neuropsychiatry Branch, NIMH. Her research has focused on diagnosis and treatment of childhood neuropsychiatric conditions, including Sydenham’s chorea, Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD... Read More →

Margo Thienemann, MD

Dr. Margo Thienemann recently returned to Stanford to serve as Co-Director of the Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Clinic. She is a Clinical Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry who initially trained in Internal Medicine and formerly directed the OCD... Read More →

Mike Cooperstock, MD

Dr. Cooperstock is Emeritus Professor of Child Health, Director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Medical Director of the Infection Control Department at University of Missouri, Columbia. His interests have included clinical pediatric infectious diseases... Read More →

Kyle Williams

Harvard Med School Director;, Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program /Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Kyle Williams is the founder and director of the Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Williams has a lifelong interest in OCD, tics, and PANDAS, and treats and... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
LA/Miami/Scottsdale, 5th Floor