Since its inception, the Encephalitis Conference has continued to grow and evolve to become the go-to conference for medical professionals who are invested in improving our understanding of encephalitis through research, debate and collaboration.

Join us for a look back at recent conferences.

Encephalitis 2022

Encephalitis 2022 took place over two days (30th November and 1st December) in a hybrid format at the Royal College of Physicians, London and virtually. The Conference was attended by 409 delegated from 55 countries. Included with conference tickets were the satellite meetings which featured a session titled ‘How to Get Your Grant or Fellowship’ hosted by Professor Benedict Michael, Assistant Professor Omar Siddiqi and Dr Mark Ellul and a Data Blitz Poster session with nine elected poster presentations. 

Keynote and guest speakers included  Assist Prof Stacey L Clardy, University of Utah and Salt Lake City, USA; Prof Russell Dale, The University of Sydney and The Children’s Hospital Westmead, Australia; Prof Tom Solomon CBE, University of Liverpool and Brain Infectious Group, UK; and Dr Julia Granerod, Epidemiologist, Independent Consultant, UK.

Encephalitis 2022 Report

Encephalitis 2022 Programme

Encephalitis 2022 Poster Booklet

Encephalitis 2021

The 2021 Encephalitis Conference took place in a hybrid format despite the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 314 delegates from 50 countries joined us in-person and digitally for a day featuring 15 oral presentations and 31 posters.

Keynote speakers were Professor Jerome Honnorat, Chair of Department of Neuro-Oncology at Hospices Civils de Lyon, France who presented on paraneoplastic encephalitis and Winifred Mercer Pitkin Assistant Professor Kiran Thakur from Columbia University Irving Medical Center, USA, who presented on arthropod-borne encephalitides.

Encephalitis 2021 Report

Encephalitis 2021 Programme

Encephalitis 2021 Poster Booklet

Encephalitis 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing during the 2020 Encephalitis Conference. Despite these challenging circumstances, the conference was delivered with a few key personnel present in-person. Outside of this, we were joined digitally by 257 delegates from 34 countries with keynote speeches from Dr Benedict Michael, Professor Tom Solomon and Professor Carsten Finke.

Full Conference Report

Full Conference Brochure

Conference Poster Booklet

Encephalitis 2019

The Royal College of Physicians in London was the new setting for the 2019 edition of the Encephalitis Conference.

We made the decision 12 months earlier to move to a larger venue due to growing interest in the conference and that was reflected in the attendance figures which saw us welcome 190 delegates from 27 countries.

Our keynote speakers for the day were Associate Professor Matthijs Brouwer (Neurologist, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam) who spoke about developments in diagnosing infectious encephalitis, and Professor Emma Morris (Consultant Haematologist, University College London) whose talk explored the role of T cell immunity in autoimmune encephalitis.

Encephalitis Conference 2019 report courtesy of the The Neuropsychologist

Encephalitis Conference 2019 report courtesy of ACNR