Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Looking for Answers to a “Medical Mystery” Symposium
May 2nd, 2019
Primary Children’s Hospital, Multi-purpose Room
Registration is now open for the Acute Flaccid Myelitis Symposium on May 2nd. All faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows and students are invited to attend. This symposium is an opportunity for the research community to discuss what is known about Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM and what avenues of research need to be explored in the future.
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) is a rare neurological disease (primarily in children) that has been described as “polio-like.” The cause of AFM has not yet been identified, and researchers are not sure why some children progress to various levels of paralysis while others don’t. For more about Acute Flaccid Myelitis, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.