In-person only, FREE event in San Francisco, USA aimed at people affected and their families to learn more about the condition and meet others with similar experiences. Join us on the 22nd of September 2023, 1.30-6.00pm (PDT).

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Mission Bay Conference Center at University of California San Francisco, 1675 Owens Street, Fisher West Room San Francisco, CA 94158

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Session One: An Overview of Encephalitis

Chairs: Dr Michael Wilson & Dr Sam Pleasure - UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, USA

13:30 – 13:35 Welcome address – Dr Ava Easton, Encephalitis Society, UK

                                                        Dr Michael Wilson

13:35 – 13:55 Advances and breakthroughs in infectious encephalitis - Dr Felicia Chow, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, USA

13:55 – 14:15 Advances and breakthrough autoimmune encephalitis – Dr Jeffrey Gelfand, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences,                            USA

14:15 – 14:30 Q&A

BREAK (30 mins)

Session Two: After-effects of Encephalitis

Chair: Dr Ava Easton

15:00 – 15:20 Living with cognitive impairment following encephalitis – Dr Michael Geschwind, UCSF Weill Institute for                                            Neurosciences, USA

15:20 -15:50 Paediatric encephalitis – Dr Alice Rutatangwa, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, USA

15:50 - 16:00 Q&A

BREAK (15 mins)

Session Three: The Encephalitis Community

Chair: Dr Jeffrey Gelfand

16:15 – 16:30 Kyle Ryan - Lived experience with enterovirus encephalitis

16:30 – 16:45 Jackie Stebbins (encephalitis survivor and author of Unwillable) interviewed by Dr Ava Easton

16:45 – 17:00 Q&A

17:00 Closing address – Dr Ava Easton and Dr Michael Wilson

17:10 – 18:00 Drinks Reception and book signings

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Programme  My Brain & Medicine San Francisco 

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Event organised by:

Encephalitis Society      University of California, San Francisco        Encephalitis 411