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 2021



The Encephalitis Conference 2022 at the Royal College of Physicians, London, on November 30 and December 1, 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 an Abstract and Book a Place

Global Impact Report

A new report from the Encephalitis Society and its scientists has identified a range of difficulties and solutions to the global impact of encephalitis which could save lives and improve the treatment and after-care of millions of people today and into the future.

Spanning 160 pages, Encephalitis: an in-depth review and gap analysis of key variables affecting global disease burden looks at a range of factors such as prevention, surveillance, incidence, mortality, morbidity, neurology training, and patient support and information among many other aspects of the condition.

We are now working to align leading global health organisations, public health bodies and policy makers who are best placed to apply its findings.

Read the Report

Japanese encephalitis

Following the recent outbreak of Japanese encephalitis in Australia, we spoke to the Australian media about its symptoms and tips for prevention as well as held a Japanese encephalitis Masterclass for healthcare professionals.

Our Scientific Advisory Panel also put together a Japanese encephalitis vaccination statement. 

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.