Opening Ceremony

Date | Thursday | April 11 | starting at 18:00.

Location | Auditorium Pallady (Bulevardul Theodor Pallady 40G, Bucharest, Romania).

Access to the building | 17:30-17:50

Souhel Najjar MD, Phd

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Professor and Chair of Neurology, Hofstra North Shore

LIJ School of Medicine, USA

Opening Lecture

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Autoimmune Encephalitis and the Concept of “Autoimmune Psychosis”: It’s All One Brain

This edition will start with the renowned Dr. Souhel Najjar’s Opening Lecture | Autoimmune Encephalitis and the Concept of “Autoimmune Psychosis”: It’s All One Brain. Known as the brilliant doctor to find the link between the immune system and the central nervous system, Dr. Najjar is the Founding Director of the Autoimmune Brain Disorder and Autoimmune Encephalitis Center at Lenox Hill Hospital. He will walk us through the intricate concept of the “Autoimmune Psychosis”, where autoimmune diseases meet the neuropsychiatric ones. He will highlight the considerable challenges inherent to the diagnosis and management of individuals with new-onset psychiatric illness of possible immune origin.

Wg Cdr Ankur Pandya

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 Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand Surgeon

Wing Commander Royal Air Force

Opening Lecture

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A Day Without Consequences

Furthermore, Wing Commander Ankur Pandya from the Royal Air Force will then discuss his perspective on tackling human factors in medicine that adversely affected patients and their medical care in the second Opening Lecture | A Day Without Consequences. Dr. Pandya is a Lecturer at both the Southampton University School of Medicine as well as Portsmouth University, and a national and international examiner for The Plastic Surgery fellowship exam.

20:00 – 21:30 | Cocktail party

See you all at this year’s Opening Ceremony!