Research and training Research month How we help health professionals We are very proud of our relationship with medical and health care professionals who play a crucial role in helping our mission to increase global awareness of encephalitis, save lives and build better futures. The Encephalitis Society works alongside leading experts in the condition from across the globe, as well as funding and collaborating on research and offering guidance to any medical or health care professional who may need information or resources. These are some of the ways professionals are involved with us and ways we help: Scientific Advisory Panel - our professional panel is made up of experts involved in the research of encephalitis and the after-effects of patients who have had encephalitis. Professional Membership – become a member and join our community of professionals in over 100 countries. We will keep you up-to-date with the latest news and events related to encephalitis. Membership is free. Encephalitis Conference 2019 – our conference in London on December 2 is the only event in the world dedicated exclusively to encephalitis. An early bird discount is available for anyone wishing to attend and our call for abstracts (oral and poster presentations) is open. Prizes for the best poster and presentation area awarded on the day. Research - As well as funding research, we work closely with researchers to advance the understanding of encephalitis and its after-effects. Connect Professional – Our new newsletter is aimed at professionals who have an interest in encephalitis and its after-effects. Please get in touch with us if you would like to submit an article or share some news. Seed Funding – To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we have introduced Encephalitis Futures – our International Research Seed Funding project. So far, we have handed out £20,000 in funding to projects in Cameroon and Brazil. The next round of funding will begin later this year. Let us know if you would like to be informed when funding resumes. Information for Medical and Health Care Professionals – We produce resources which may be helpful for professionals looking to widen their knowledge on encephalitis advances. All of our information is produced by experts into the condition. We also have a wide range of information for your patients which will help them understand this condition better. Research Currently Recruiting - We support and publicise research studies relevant to encephalitis among our membership. If you have any specific questions about encephalitis, please get in touch and we will do our b est to help.