Find out more about encephalitis research, the work that is being carried, the people behind research and some upcoming events that may be of interest.

Encephalitis Conference 2020

The Encephalitis Conference at the Royal College of Physicians, London, on December 8, will be dedicated exclusively to encephalitis and covers epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in both children and adults, covering both infectious and autoimmune aetiologies.

There will be cutting-edge insights from global leaders in the field of brain inflammation covering hot topics, critical research questions, and approaches to the key clinical challenges informed by the latest research.

We are inviting abstracts for the conference with prizes available for the Best Poster and Best Oral presentations.

Submit and Abstract and Book a Place

Covid-19 Seed funding

We are inviting applications for our Encephalitis and Covid-19 - International Research Seed Funding.

Researchers can apply for up to £10,000 in seed funding for a project specific on encephalitis and covid-19 with a duration of up to 18 months.

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been speaking to health experts on a wide range of topics, including mental health and wellbeing, neurology, the search for a vaccine as well as neurology surveillance.

We have also introduced a live blog which we update with any interesting news from medical professionals, our members as well as ourselves.

Visit our Covid-19 home page.

International Work

The Encephalitis Society is involved in a lot of international work, including the Neurology Training Program in Zambia. Find out more about our work around the world.