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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.


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, clinical pathogenic roles of endotoxic lipopolysaccharide, Clostridium difficile infection in children, and the etiologic epidemiology of preterm birth. He now... Read More →

Sue Swedo, MD

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), and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Swedo and colleagues were the first to describe a post-infectious etiology for OCD and define criteria identifying... 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 and Anxiety Disorders Clinic in the Stanford Division of Child Psychiatry.

Kyle Williams, MD, PhD

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 conducts research on each of these disorders. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School, and completed Adult and Child Psychiatry Training, as... Read More →

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