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2023 Annual Meeting | Industry Therapeutic Update from argenx: Individualizing gMG Treatment: VYVGART, an FcRn Inhibitor for the Treatment of Adult Patients Who Are Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody Positive

Monday 04/24/23
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM EST Add To Calendar
This program will be presented in-person only
This program is not expected to be available in the meeting's On Demand product.
Industry Therapeutic Update
Neelam Goyal, MD, Jeffrey Rosenfeld, PhD, MD, FAAN, James F. Howard, Jr., MD, FAAN
General Neurology, Autoimmune Neurology
Join us as we discuss treatment individualization and present clinical data for efgartigimod in adult patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) who are anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody positive. gMG is a rare but debilitating disease, in which pathogenic immunoglobulin G (IgG) autoantibodies cause failure of signal transmission at the neuromuscular junction. The neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) is a molecule that recycles IgG antibodies, including pathogenic autoantibodies, rescuing them from lysosomal degradation and perpetuating the underlying pathophysiology behind gMG. Efgartigimod is a human IgG1-derived Fc fragment that blocks and binds to FcRn, resulting in a reduction of circulating IgG (including levels of pathogenic autoantibodies). As gMG treatment goals take into consideration the fluctuating nature of the disease and a heterogenous patient population, we will discuss the potential for efgartigimod to provide an individualized treatment approach for patients.


Please note that no CME will be given by any accredited organization for attending. Additionally, Industry Therapeutic Updates program content and the views expressed herein are those of the presenting corporate entity and not of the AAN. These programs are not an official part of the 2023 AAN Annual Meeting education or scientific programs, nor are they endorsed by the AAN. The AAN cannot affirm claims pertaining to FDA off-label medication, research use of pre-FDA drugs, or other research information that might be discussed. Industry Therapeutic Updates are industry events.
No CME available

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Event Timeline
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM EST Speaker Industry Therapeutic Update from argenx: Individualizing gMG Treatment: VYVGART, an FcRn Inhibitor for the Treatment of Adult Patients Who Are Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody Positive
Faculty Disclosures
Neelam Goyal, MD Dr. Goyal has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Argenx. Dr. Goyal has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for UCB. Dr. Goyal has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Janssen. An immediate family member of Dr. Goyal has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Argenx. Dr. Goyal has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Alexion. The institution of Dr. Goyal has received research support from Argenx.
Jeffrey Rosenfeld, PhD, MD, FAAN Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for ML Biosolutions. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for MT Pharma America. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for CSL Behring. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Biogen. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Alexion. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Argenx. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Amylyx. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for NeuroSense. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Catalyst. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Anelixis. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for AcuraStem. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Argenx. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for NeuroSense. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for MT Pharma America. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Argenx. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Strongbridge Pharma. Dr. Rosenfeld has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Amylyx. The institution of Dr. Rosenfeld has received research support from MT Pharma. The institution of Dr. Rosenfeld has received research support from Alexion. The institution of Dr. Rosenfeld has received research support from Healey ALS Trial Center Mass General.
James F. Howard, Jr., MD, FAAN Dr. Howard has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for arenx . Dr. Howard has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Howard has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Howard has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Ra Pharma (now UCB Biosciences). Dr. Howard has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Horizon Therapeutics. Dr. Howard has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Sanofi US. Dr. Howard has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Novartis. Dr. Howard has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Academic CME. Dr. Howard has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for PeerView CME. Dr. Howard has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Platform Q CME. Dr. Howard has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Zai Laboratories. Dr. Howard has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Medscape CME. Dr. Howard has stock in General Electric dividends. Dr. Howard has stock in Johnson & Johnson dividends. Dr. Howard has stock in Pfizer dividends. An immediate family member of Dr. Howard has stock in GlaxoSmithKline dividends. An immediate family member of Dr. Howard has stock in GE Healthcare dividends. The institution of Dr. Howard has received research support from Alexion Pharmaceuticals. The institution of Dr. Howard has received research support from argenx . The institution of Dr. Howard has received research support from UCB Biosciences. The institution of Dr. Howard has received research support from NIH. The institution of Dr. Howard has received research support from Centers for Disease Control/Research Triangle Institute. The institution of Dr. Howard has received research support from Duke University (DCRI). The institution of Dr. Howard has received research support from Cartestian Therapeutics. Dr. Howard has a non-compensated relationship as a Scientific Advisiory Board member, Committee member with Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America that is relevant to AAN interests or activities. Dr. Howard has a non-compensated relationship as a Committee member with American Assoc Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine that is relevant to AAN interests or activities.