Webinar: Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, an Often-Overlooked Condition in Children
Join the Health and Human Services Commission’s Office of Disability Prevention for Children on October 8, 2021, from 10-11:00 a.m. for a webinar that will discuss Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), an often-overlooked condition in children. Presenters will discuss the causes of PANS, as well as the importance of early identification and diagnosis of the syndrome.
PANS is a clinical condition defined by the sudden “encephalitic-like” onset of obsessive-compulsive symptoms and/or severe eating restrictions, along with at least two concurrent cognitive, behavioral, or neurological symptoms. Based on research, approximately 11,000 children under 18 years of age develop this sudden, devastating illness each year in Texas.
This webinar is intended for parents, caregivers and people who work with families and children.
What: “Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), an Often-Overlooked Condition in Children”
Who: Parents, caregivers and people who work with families and children
When: October 8, 2021, 10-11:00 a.m. CDT
- Qazi Javed, M.D., PANS Advisory Council member; double board-certified integrative medicine physician practicing child, adolescent and adult psychiatry with Integrated Psychiatry Austin; Diplomate, American Board of Integrated and Holistic Medicine
- Irma Villarreal, program development specialist, for the HHSC Office of Disability Prevention for Children
After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email explaining how to join the webinar.