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Neurological Insights: MS, psychedelics, and autoimmune encephalitis

Past event - 2024
14 May Doors Open 6:30pm
Start 7pm
End 9pm
The Lighthouse, 88 George's Street Lower,
Dublin A96 YA39
Join us at The Lighthouse Pub on Tuesday, May 14th at 7pm to investigate the link between Epstein Barr Virus and multiple sclerosis, assessing how psychedelic drugs may modulate immune responses and anti-depressant effects, and autoimmune encephalitis!

Measuring the immune systems response to Epstein Barr Virus in multiple sclerosis

Hugh Kearney (Neurologist, Trinity College Dublin, St. James's Hospital)
Evidence now shows that infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the main risk factor for developing multiple sclerosis. With this in mind, we developed a blood test to measure the immune system's response to EBV.

Autoimmune Encephalitis (AE): What happens when your body rejects your brain?

Mark Kelly (PhD Candidate, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland)
Together, we will take a journey through the past twenty years since the first AE antibodies were identified. Most importantly, I will discuss what I have learnt from meeting and treating people with AE, and the value of patient experiences informing clinical and scientific research.

A Trip Through Time – the Science of Psychedelic Therapy

Guillaume Thuéry (Post-Doctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin)
A renaissance in psychedelic research is fuelling optimism for a breakthrough in mental health treatment. But what are psychedelics? How do they affect the brain, gut, and immune system? And can these effects improve our mental health?
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