Focus on Cognition in Lupus
To apply these advances to the study of lupus, we organized a conference on cognitive dysfunction, held in New York City this April and sponsored by the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The attendees of the conference were a diverse and eclectic group, and certainly polyglot in their scientific language. Cell biologists, neurobiologists (including Dr. Greengard), neuropsychologists, neurologists, imaging experts, clinicians, and “mouse doctors” who work with animal models of neurologic disease, all gathered in a New York hotel for state-of-the-art presentations on rapidly evolving science. This conference produced a lively dialogue among the participants and demonstrated how much we know and how much we don’t know about the effects of lupus on the brain.