My Brain & Medicine 2024 – online patient event

My Brain and Medicine 2024!

Join us for an online patient event where we will have a host of professional and lived experience speakers.   The presentations are aimed at patients, carers and family members with an interest with encephalitis.

Starting on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 1:00PM BST, this event will bring together experts and patients, from around the world to share their knowledge and experience of encephalitis.

Topics include:

  • Overview of infectious encephalitis
  • Overview of autoimmune encephalitis
  • Overview of encephalitis in children
  • Recovery following encephalitis.
  • Lived experience by patients following encephalitis.
  • National Covid-19 Clinical Neuroscience Study update.
  • Vaccine hesitancy, misconceptions & facts.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Carsten Finke – Department of Neurology at Charite Berlin, Germany.
  • Dr Marie Rafiq – Toulouse University Hospital, France.
  • Kati Sowada, MS, CRC – Lead Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist in the Brain Injury Day Treatment Program, Certificated Rehabilitation Counselor, United States.
  • Judiel Diaz, (lived experience) – Philippines.
  • Professor E Ann Yeh, MA, MD, FRCPC, Dip ABPN – Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Director, Pediatric MS and Demyelinating Disorders Program, Senior Scientist, Neurosciences and Mental Health, SickKids Research Institute Co-lead, Staff Physician, Division of Neurology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.
  • Dr Brendan Sargent, Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford.
  • Karen Ernst, Programme Director, Voices for Vaccines, United States

The talks are aimed at patients, family members, carer’s and anyone with a specific interest in encephalitis. There will be an opportunity for delegates to ask questions and to connect with others by joining a Zoom meeting at 5.00pm (BST)

If you would like to join the Zoom meeting you must register for the Zoom meeting ticket as well as the online event ticket. There are a limited number of tickets available to join the Zoom meeting

If you are unable to join us live, a recording will be made available to ticket holders afterwards.

Download a copy of the programme here

Register for your free ticket here

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Last Modified: 16 April 2024
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