30th November & 1st December 2022

Royal College of Physicians, London and virtually

(all presentations can be viewed on-demand for 30 days after the Conference)


                                                      Please email [email protected] for any information.

ENCEPHALITIS 2022 is an excellent forum for physicians, scientists, researchers, and healthcare professionals to exchange ideas, knowledge and clinical experience relating to encephalitis.

It will take place over two days with Satellite Meetings on 30th November and the Conference on 1st December.

You can join us in-person at the Royal College of Physicians, London, or virtually, via the online Conference Platform.

FREE PLACES: We have a limited number of free places for medical and healthcare professionals from low-to-middle income countries to attend the Conference. If you would like to apply, please click here


Full day (09.00- 18.15) Conference features a rich and dynamic programme with oral and poster presentations on various topics from acute management (paediatric and adults) to outcomes, relapses and recovery. The Programme also includes a live debate on brain autoimmunity and psychiatric illness as well as presentations of awards for the best presentation and best poster.

Click here to download the full programme.

SATELLITE MEETINGS - 30th November  (included with your Conference ticket)

How To Get Your Grant or Fellowship

(1.30-2.30 pm, UK time)

This session is aimed at researchers from junior to intermediate level who are beginning their research careers.

By attending this workshop, attendees will:

  • Know how to find grant funding opportunities.
  • Gain advice on important tips on writing, along with guidance on what reviewers will be looking for.
  • Explore the most common mistakes made by the applicants.
  • Hear from Clinical Academics about obtaining funding to support research in both high and medium-low-income countries.


  • Prof Benedict Michael, NIHR HPRU for Emerging and Zoonotic Infection, and Clinical Infection Microbiology and Immunology, IVES, University of Liverpool; UK
  • Assist Prof Omar Siddiqi, Harvard Medical School, USA; University of Zambia School of Medicine, Zambia.
  • Dr Mark Ellul Clinical Infection, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Liverpool

Data Blitz Poster Presentation

(3.00-5.30 pm UK time) 

Selected Conference Poster will be invited to present and discuss their research with the Encephalitis Society Scientific Advisory Panel and the audience.

Risk of seizure activity in patients with encephalitis; regional and volumetric analysis of cerebral oedema and development of a multivariable prediction model

Jian PK Chen, Infection Neuroscience Lab Clinical Infection Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Infection, Veterinary, and Ecology Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK

Assessment of CASE and NEOS scores in a Danish National NMDAR-encephalitis cohort

Ms Andrea Gestsdóttir, Dept of Neurology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark

Development and validation of a clinical prediction score for the risk of autoimmune encephalitis

Dr Marion Le Marechal, Johns Hopkins Encephalitis Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Laboratory diagnostic strategies for identification of antibodies against neuronal surface antigens in autoimmune encephalitis

Dr Matteo Gastaldi,  Neuroimmunology Research Unit, IRCCS Mondino Foundation, Pavia, Italy

Peripherally- derived monoclonal LGI1 antibodies cause epileptic seizures in a passive transfer animal model

Dr Sukhvir Wright, Institute of Health and Neurodevelopment, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Patients’ perspectives on mental health in encephalitis: An international web-based questionnaire study

Dr Tom Pollak, Kings College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, UK

Encephalitis and poor neuronal death mediated control of herpes simplex virus in human inherited RIPK3 deficiency

Dr Zhiyong Liu, St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA



We have a limited number of rooms at special rates (£139prpn+vat inc breakfast) reserved at Fitzrovia Hotel which is 10 minutes walking distance from the venue.

Delegates can contact the hotel directly ([email protected]) to book. Must quote reference –291122TH.