• 14th ISNI Congress

    14th International Congress of Neuroimmunology
    2nd Global Schools of Neuroimmunology Pre-Course

    August 27-31, 2018 - Brisbane, Australia

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  • ASNI Charlottesville 2017

    2nd Americas School of Neuroimmunology

    October 3-6, 2017 - Charlottesville (VA), USA

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    ISNI Session at the Immunology 2017 meeting

    Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
    Time: 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Registration and Abstract Submission

    Registration and Abstract Submission to the XXVI AINI Congress and 16th ESNI Course is open. Check it out here

  • Regeneration

    November 16-18, 2017, Milan Italy

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Leite, Isabel

LeiteDate of birth
23 June 1958


Group of Neuroimmunology and Department of Clinical Neurology,
Level 3 West Wing John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK
Phone: + 44 (0) 1865 234889
Fax: + 44 (0) 1865 231870
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Academic and professional qualifications

  • 1983 Bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MD) by University of Porto
  • 2008 DPhil degree by the University of Oxford
  • 1984-1991 Trainee in General Medicine and Neurology, Porto
  • 1992-1998 Assistant Neurologist, Porto
  • 1999 Consultant Neurologist, Porto
  • 2008 Clinician Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford

Current position

Clinician postdoctoral scientist at the Neuroimmunology Group (Prof Vincent) and Department
of Clinical Neurology (Prof Kennard), John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University, UK (2008 -)

 Current activities

  • Consultant neurologist and clinician postdoctoral researcher (Neuroimmunology Group
    and Department of Clinical Neurology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University, UK)
  • Laboratory and clinical research on autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, looking at clinical
    features of diseases and their spectrums, developing methods of detection of autoantibodies and studying their pathogenic mechanisms in diseases like MG, NMO (2005 -) and PERMS (2009 -)
  • NMO clinic (with Dr Palace, 2008 -). The team was recently awarded funding from
    the National commissioning group to run a national NMO clinic jointly with The Walton Centre, Liverpool.
  • MS trials clinic, as lead treating physician (2007 -)
  • Clinical and laboratory UK multicentre study into late-onset MG (2007 -)
  • "International randomized study comparing thymectomy to no thymectomy
    in non-thymomatous MG patients" (2006 -)

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