Neuroimmunology findings showcased

17 August 2017

Events, Research

Dr Darshi Ramanathan is an adult neurologist based at Westmead Hospital with a subspecialty interest in Neuroimmunology.

She has recently submitted her PhD thesis (supervised by A/Prof Fabienne Brilot and Professor Russell Dale), titled "Clinical phenotypes, radiological characterisation, therapeutic responses, and outcomes in myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody-associated demyelination".

Recently, Dr Darshi Ramanathan was invited to give a lecture at the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurology Annual Scientific Meeting. This was a unique opportunity to present her research findings from the last four years, to highlight the research output of the Brain Autoimmunity and Clinical Neuroimmunology groups at the INMR, and to engage in further discussions regarding ongoing collaborations with members of the MOG Study Group.

Her PhD includes some of the first studies characterising adults with this condition. Dr Ramanathan has initiated and is the lead investigator of the Australasian and New Zealand MOG Study Group, which is a unique collaborative platform of over 100 paediatric and adult neurologists from over 45 centres throughout Australasia. This network has assisted in the diagnosis and management of over 1500 patients with demyelination in the last two years.

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