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Upcoming Webinars and Events

Reporting ANAs on HEp-2 cells according to the ICAP initiative
June 6, 2024 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

Specific fluorescence patterns observed during antinuclear antibody (ANA) testing on HEp-2 cells can provide valuable information to aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Different ANA patterns are often associated with distinct target antigens and clinical manifestations. Standardized reporting guidelines for ANA testing results are essential for ensuring accurate communication and interpretation of test findings. In 2021, the International Consensus on Antinuclear Antibody Patterns (ICAP) released guidelines for the reporting of HEp-2 IFA results. These guidelines provide a framework for ANA test reports, including recommendations regarding pattern nomenclature, screening dilutions, and end point titers.

Speaker: Carlos von Mühlen, MD, PhD
Medical Consultant


Past Webinars and Events

Infectious Disease Webinar: Prenatal and Postnatal Testing for Cytomegalovirus Infection

Infectious Disease Webinar Series
Prenatal and Postnatal Testing for Cytomegalovirus Infection: Current Diagnostic Strategies and Recommendations
December 7, 2023 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus which rarely causes symptoms in immunocompetent individuals. However, women who acquire CMV during pregnancy can transmit the virus transplacentally to the fetus. Congenital CMV is the most common infectious cause of birth defects in the United States and can lead to pregnancy loss in severe cases. Identification of antibodies to CMV in the mother can help determine the risk of transmission.

This webinar will discuss recommendations and challenges in diagnosing congenital CMV as well as highlight the importance of avidity testing for the diagnosis of primary CMV infections during pregnancy.

Mark Schleiss, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Investigator, Institute for Molecular Virology
Minnesota American Legion and Auxiliary Heart Research Foundation Endowed Chair
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Harry Prince, PhD
Infectious Disease Serology Consultant
Quest Diagnostics, San Juan Capistrano, CA

ANA Webinar: Unanswered Questions in Antinuclear Antibodies Testing

ANA Webinar
Unanswered Questions in Antinuclear Antibodies Testing
October 25, 2023 | 11.00 AM – 12.30 PM ET

Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) constitute a group of autoantibodies produced by the immune system, targeting multiple cellular components within the cell nuclei, mitotic spindle apparatus, and cytoplasm. The presence of ANA can serve as an indicator for autoimmune rheumatic conditions, including systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögren’s syndrome, among others. Detecting ANA in the blood aids in the classification of autoimmune rheumatic diseases, alongside clinical symptoms, and can be accomplished through various immunoassays. In this webinar, Dr. Anne Tebo will discuss the clinical indications for ANA testing, methods of testing and reporting, and identify challenges in the evaluation of ANA.

Speaker: Anne E. Tebo, Ph.D., D(ABMLI)
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Co-Director, Antibody Immunology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Growth Hormone Disorders
EUROIMMUN Neuroimmunology Summit

15 Speakers, 7 Topics, 4 Disorders. Held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 9:00 EST

The EUROIMMUN Academy’s Neuroimmunology Summit is a one-day virtual summit bringing together neurologic medical experts from across the United States.

Panel 1 Speaker Presentations

Panel 1 Live Q&A

Panel 2 Speaker Presentations

Panel 2 Live Q&A

Panel 3 Speaker Presentations

Panel 3 Live Q&A

Neurology Webinar Series

Neurology series

Patient Journey Videos
Real patients talk about their experiences living with autoimmune encephalitis and share their message with patients around the world!

Webinar #1: Autoimmune Encephalitis  
Thursday, January 28th, 2021 | 11:00am-12:30pm EST

Webinar #2: Neuroimmunology  
Thursday, February 25th 2021 | 11:00am-12:30pm EST

Webinar #3: Neurodegeneration  
Thursday, March 25th 2021 | 11:00am-12:30pm EST 

Dermatology Webinar Series

Dermatology series

Webinar #1: Dermatomycosis
Dermatomycosis & Nail Fungal Infections Diagnostics
Thursday, Jun 3rd, 2021 | 12:00am-1:30pm EDT

Webinar #2: Autoimmune Dermatology
Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis of Autoimmune Blistering Skin Disease
Thursday, July 29th , 2021 | 11:00am-12:30pm EDT

Infectious Disease Webinar Series

Infectious Disease Webinar Series

CEDx Webinar: Measuring COVID-19 Antibodies using SARS-CoV-2 QuantiVac ELISA
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 | 11am-12pm EDT
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Webinar #1: The Global State of COVID-19 Diagnostics & the Challenges Ahead
Thursday, Oct 21st , 2021 | 11:00am-12:30pm EDT

Webinar #2: Emerging Tick-Borne Diseases: Powassan Virus
Tuesday, Dec 14th , 2021 | 11:00am-12:30pm ET

Webinar #3: Tick-Borne Infections and How to Detect Them
Thursday, September 29th, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm ET

Webinar #4: Measuring T cell responses and its application to the study of SARS- CoV-2 infection and vaccination
Monday, November 14th, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm ET

Nephrology Webinar Series

Nephrology Webinar Series

Episode 1
The role of Anti-PLA2R and other biomarkers in the diagnosis of membranous nephropathy
Date: Feb. 17th | Time: 11AM – 12:30PM EDT
Duration: 1.5 hours | P.A.C.E. Credits: 1
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Episode 2
The role of PLA2R testing in pre- and post-renal transplant monitoring in membranous nephropathy
Speaker: Jean Francis MD, Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation, Boston University Medical Center (BUMC)
Date: March 24th | Time: 11AM – 12:30PM EDT
Duration: 1.5 hours | P.A.C.E. Credits: 1
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Episode 3
Detection of PLA2R and Other Antigens in Renal Biopsies as a cause of Primary Membranous Nephropathy
Speaker: Bernard Collins, Technical Director, R&D Immunopathology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate in Pathology Harvard Medical School
Date: April 21st | Time: 11AM – 12:30PM EDT
Duration: 1.5 hours | P.A.C.E. Credits: 1
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Patient Journey Videos

Patient Journey Videos (4)

Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis – Kayla Storr’s Diagnosis Journey
Anti-N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis is one of the most common autoimmune encephalitides. It is potentially a fatal condition that is often confused with schizophrenia spectrum mental illness and primarily affects women. However, in addition to Anti-NMDAR there are many novel biomarkers that are yet to be discovered in this condition. EUROIMMUN plays an important in discovery and identification of these novel biomarkers.

EUROIMMUN Academy Webinar, Patient Story: Kayla Storr
Anti-N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis is one of the most common autoimmune encephalitides. It is potentially a fatal condition that is often confused with schizophrenia spectrum mental illness and primarily affects women. Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is potentially treatable when diagnosed early and accurately. In our latest patient journey, Kayla Storr describes her excruciating story of hallucinations, delusions, and seizures on the road to find an accurate diagnosis of her autoimmune encephalitis condition.

EUROIMMUN Academy Webinar, Patient Story: Lisa Ann
“Fix Me” exclaimed Lisa Ann to her doctors! It all started with a sore throat and within months she had developed blisters all over her body and fluid was oozing out. It took her 7 months, 7 doctors, and 70 pounds of weight loss before she received an actual diagnosis of “Pemphigus Vulgaris”. Listen to her compelling, life-altering story from initial symptoms, frustrations, and multiple doctor visits, to finally meeting Dr. Sinha who was able to provide an accurate diagnosis.

Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance: You are not alone
EUROIMMUN Academy presents Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance’s journey to its inception.


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