Ted Burns, M.D., will be presenting a free webinar with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) exploring the latest information on Guillain-Barré syndrome, a condition that is likely caused by the Zika virus. Aimed at healthcare professionals, this is part of a collaboration between the AAN and the CDC. Please click through on the links below for more information.
From the American Academy of Family Physicians –
AAN Offers Free Webinar on Zika Virus, Guillain-Barré Syndrome
In response, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is collaborating with the CDC to offer a free webinar (www.aan.com) for health care professionals on Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and its possible relationship to Zika virus infection. (www.cdc.gov) The agency has specifically asked the AAN to make this information available to other medical specialty groups, including the AAFP.
Presented by Ted Burns, M.D., professor of neurology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and vice chair of clinical affairs in the Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia Health System, the webinar will be broadcast on June 17 at noon EDT.
The webinar will cover diagnosis, management and treatment of GBS, a condition in which a patient’s own immune system damages the nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and, sometimes, paralysis. Symptoms of GBS can last from a few weeks to several months. Most patients see complete resolution of their symptoms, but some experience permanent damage. One out of about every 20 cases proves fatal.
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