405-24: An Update on PANDAS Treatment and Research

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405-24: An Update on PANDAS Treatment and Research

Discuss the association between streptococcal infections and obsessive-compulsive disorder and updates in research to identify and treat the symptoms of PANDAS/PANS in children.

  Kyle Williams, MD, PhD

Disclosures:  The APNA planners and faculty, with the exception of those listed below, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. All relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.  Off-label uses will be discussed during this presentation.

Kyle Williams, MD, PhD provides research support for Octapharma, USA, Alex Manfull Fund, and Fidelity Bioscience Research Initiative. Dr. Williams is a speaker for Octapharma, USA. During the last 24 months, Dr. Williams was a consultant for Pfizer, USA and provided research support for the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (these relevant financial relationships have ended).

Session Length:
  1 hour 30 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify one treatment strategy to address the symptoms of PANDAS/PANS in children.

Course Outcome:

  • 65% of learners will report an intent to make changes to their practice as a result of completing this course. 

Keywords:  PANS, PANDAS, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, Autoimmune Disorder

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
1.5 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Release date: July 8, 2024
Access to this course will end:
July 31, 2026

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