Scientific and Educational Program

Friday, November 1st, 2024

08:30 - 10:30 NEUROLOGY WORKSHOP for Non-Neurologists
Chair: Marc De Baets (Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands) 

Topics that will be discussed:

Understanding myasthenia gravis (MG) as a non-neurologist
- When and how to suspect the MG?
- Ordering antibodies - is it more than anti-AChR?
- Optimizing and understanding pre-operative treatments:
When can a surgeon operate?
MG vs thymoma pre-treatment regimen

- Understanding MG treatment
- Understanding implications
- Interactions with MG treatment
MG treatment with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy

Introducing of other paraneoplastic syndromes
- When to suspect?
- How to avoid complications?
- Is treatment different than in MG? 

10:30 - 11:00 BREAK

11:00 - 12:00 Future Studies/Collaborations: Working Group Discussion/Formulation
Chair: Joshua Sonett (Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA)

- Myasthenia Gravis in Thymoma: prospective studies
- Thymectomy Implications: can we prospectively study and how?
- MGNET/MGFA collaborations

12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH BREAK

13:00 - 16:00 ITMIG Committee Meetings
All ITMIG members are welcome!

Business meeting

16:00 - 19:00 BREAK

19:00 - 21:00 JLCS GALA DINNER
All ITMIG2024 attendees are welcome!