4th and 5th December 2023

Royal College of Physicians, London and virtually

(all presentations can be viewed on-demand for 60 days after the Conference)

                                                      Please email [email protected] for any information.

ENCEPHALITIS 2023 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 4th December, 1.30-5.30 pm in-person and virtual and the Conference on 5th December, 8.00 am - 6.00 pm, in-person and virtual.

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


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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. Please select LMIC Attendance in-person/virtual tickets when registering

Please see the past years Conference's reports, programme and videos for more information on what to expect from our events.


Dr James Sejvar, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

“Epidemiological Adventures in Encephalitis”

Dr Tarun Dua, World Health Organisation 

“Intersectoral Plan on Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders”


Dr Sukhvir Wright, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust; Institute of Health and Neurodevelopment, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University  

“Paediatric Autoimmune Encephalitides”


"This house believes that too much time and money is being spent identifying new antibodies in autoimmune encephalitis.”

Chair: Dr Thomas Pollak, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience,  King’s College London, UK


Breakfast Meeting: ‘Basic clinical introduction to infectious and autoimmune encephalitis.’

Confirmed speaker: Prof Sarosh Irani, Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group, UK


4th December  (included with your Conference ticket-places are limited for in-person attendance, book early to avoid dissappointment)

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.

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.


We have a limited number of rooms at special rates (£155/185 prpn+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 –  021223TH1