Education and Outreach

Publications

Members of our Tucson CPAE Team were asked to create an article summarizing the community care for children with Autoimmune Encephalopathies for an evidence-based practice letter that was later published. The link to this article is below:

NAU Bridge Brief

 

Upcoming Public Outreach Events

Information Coming Soon.

 

Past Public Outreach - Presentations

Sydney Rice

  • “Childhood Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy: what is the connection between infection, the immune system and psychiatric illness”, Autism Society of Greater Phoenix. October 20, 2018. Phoenix, AZ.  (40 Participants)
  • “Childhood Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy”, Banner Network Child Life Specialists, July 31, 2018. Casa Grande, Arizona.  (50 participants)
  • “Childhood Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy”, Down Syndrome Network of Arizona. April 21, 2018. Mesa, Arizona.  (50 participants)
  • “Let’s Talk About the Brain”, A Brain Awareness Week Event, University of Arizona College of Medicine. March 13, 2018.  (75 participants)
  • “Childhood Post-infectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy, Diagnosis and Treatment in Arizona”. Phoenix, Arizona. 3 hours, October 1, 2017.  (30 participants)
  • “Autoimmune Encephalopathy”, University of Arizona Family Medicine Program. April 12, 2017. 1 hour.  (30 participants)
  • “Autoimmune Encephalopathy”, UA Yuma Friends, April 11, 2017 50 participants
  • “Traumatic Brain Injury, ADHD and other Disorders of the Central Nervous System”, seminar presentation University of Arizona LEND, March 10, 2017, 3 hours, 40 participants.
  • “Autoimmune Encephalopathy”, Presentation to North Scottsdale Pediatrics, January 24, 2017, 1 hour, 20 participants
  • “Autoimmune Encephalopathy”, Presentation to the Tucson Rotary Club, January 4, 2017, 1 hour, 250 participants

 

Peter Klinger

  • “OCD Presentation”, Banner UMC/UofA Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program, February 28, 2018
  • “PANS/PANDAS diagnosis, biological underpinnings, and our clinic structure”,  Banner UMC/UofA Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program, February 28, 2018
  • “What is PANS and What Can We Do For It”, Southwestern School for Behavioral Studies, August 13, 2018, Tucson Arizona, 5 participants

 

Andrew Gardner

  • “A Functional Approach to the Assessment and Treatment of CPAE Symptomatology”, Southwestern School for Behavioral Studies, August 13, 2018, Tucson Arizona, 5 participants

 

Jessica West

  • “Caring for a Child With PANS or PANDAS and Exploring the CPAE Clinical Experience”, Southwestern School for Behavioral Studies, August 13, 2018, Tucson Arizona, 5 participants

 

Christopher Spiekerman

  • Desert Shores Pediatrics, September 12th, 2018, 1 hour, 20 providers

 

Past Public Outreach - Conferences

Sydney Rice

  • Autoimmune Encephalopathy, Cardon Banner Grand Rounds, April 4, 2017, 50 participants.
  • Autoimmune Encephalopathy, presentation to Arizona School Nurse Association, 9th Annual School Healthcare Training Event, January 28, 2017, 1 hour, 220 participants

 

Michael Daines

  • CME – Peds in the Desert, 1 Hour, 130 participants, Tucson
  • Lecture: "PANDAS, but not the cute kind: the spectrum of post infectious autoimmune encephalopathy” Peds in the Red Rocks, 1 Hour, Sedona, June 29, 2018. (130 participants)
  • “Pediatric Post-Infectious Autoimmune Encephalopathies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Diagnosis & Treatment” Peds by the Sea, 1 Hour, Florida, June 15, 2018. (130 participants)

 

Past Public Outreach - Media

Sydney Rice

  • “Yuma Native Will Speak on Child Health Issue”, Yuma Daily Sun, April 4, 2017.
  • “PANDAS/PANS treatments, awareness evolve, but some experts skeptical”, AAP News, March 28, 2017