30th November & 1st December 2022

Royal College of Physicians, London, - and virtually


(Special rates for Members)

This annual event is the go-to conference on encephalitis. It is dedicated exclusively to encephalitis (infectious and autoimmune aetiologies) and covers epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in both children and adults.

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

Encephalitis 2022 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.

Become a member of the Encephalitis Society to get notifications and updates regarding abstracts submissions and the programme and to get special member rates!


Dr Stacey L Clardy

Associate Professor, University of Utah and Salt Lake City VA, USA

"The landscape of clinical trials in autoimmune encephalitis"

Prof Russell Dale 

Head, CHW Clinical School and Specialty of Child and Adolescent Health,

Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Professor of Paediatric Neurology

Petre Professor of Paediatric Neurology Research

Clinical Director, Kids Neuroscience Centre, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

"Updates on Paediatric encephalitis - infections and autoimmunity"


Prof Tom Solomon CBE University of Liverpool and Brain Infectious Group, UK

"Do steroids improve the outcome of herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSVE) -  results of the DexEnceph study, the first RCT in HSVE for 40 years"

Dr Julia Granerod, Epidemiologist, Independent Consultant UK

"A global perspective of encephalitis - where are we going and when?"


Chaired by Prof Sarosh Irani, University of Oxford, UK

This house believes that too many patients with psychiatric illness are being unhelpfully diagnosed with brain autoimmunity

For: Dr Tom PollakInstitute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK

Against: Assist Prof Janet L. Cunningham, Uppsala University Hospital and Dept of Neurosciences, Psychiatry, Uppsala University, Sweden


How To Get Your Grant or Fellowship

(1-2 pm, hybrid attendance)


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

Data Blitz Poster Presentation

(2.30-4.30, hybrid attendance) 

Invited posters will present their poster. 

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 email [email protected]