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World Encephalitis Day 2024 - how to get involved

19 February 2024

We are now a matter of hours away from World Encephalitis Day 2024. Over the past six months, the Encephalitis International team have devoted hundreds of hours to our annual campaign in the hopes of raising awareness of encephalitis. Here are a few ways you can get involved on Thursday, 22nd February. If you have […]

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"Brain on Fire" - Susannah’s race against time

29 January 2024

There is a critical need for early recognition and of encephalitis.  The urgency becomes apparent when we explore the real-life experiences chronicled in the book and movie “Brain on Fire – My Month of Madness” by writer, and Encephalitis International Ambassador, Susannah Cahalan. Encephalitis – an inflammation of the brain, caused either by an infection invading the brain, […]

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Life After Encephalitis

25 January 2024

Encephalitis is a devastating condition whose impact upon people should not be underestimated. It robs people of abilities most of us take for granted, it leaves people without their loved ones, and even in those families where the person affected survives the person they once knew can be dramatically changed. Life After Encephalitis by Dr […]

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Encephalitis International gains PIF TICK accreditation to become a ‘trusted information creator’

11 January 2024

Encephalitis International has been awarded the PIF TICK – the UK’s only assessed quality mark for print and online health and care information. To become a ‘trusted information creator’, Encephalitis International had to undergo an assessment showing it met 10 key criteria. This means you can be assured that what you are reading, watching or […]

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Encephalitis Podcast: our new global vision

14 December 2023

In our final episode of 2023, Dr Ava Easton, host of The Encephalitis Podcast, recently sat down with Phillippa Chapman, our Deputy Chief Executive, and Bella Bardswell, co-founder of Stellafai, to talk about the decision to change our name to Encephalitis International, the reasons and thinking behind the strategic evolution, and what comes next as […]

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Unveiling the Global Vision of Encephalitis International 

11 December 2023

After extensive collaboration with our key stakeholders, we are thrilled to unveil a significant chapter in our journey. We have renamed our non-profit organisation to Encephalitis International; a strategic evolution that mirrors our renewed commitment to saving lives on a global scale.   Understanding the Urgency The emergence of new pathogens, or existent pathogens in […]

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Catherine Jessop

BBC Radio 4 appeal

8 December 2023

BBC Radio Four has chosen Encephalitis International to be featured on its 2021 charity appeal on Boxing Day and the 30th December. Find out more – and hear from our presenter, author Catherine Jessop. We will be broadcast live on: Sunday, 26th December: 7.54am and 9.45pm Thursday, 30th December: 3.27pm Listen to the BBC Appeal (available […]

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£2.3m study to investigate COVID-19 effects

8 December 2023

  A grant worth £2.3 million pounds has been awarded to clinical researchers from the University of Liverpool and King’s College London to investigate the neurological and neuropsychiatric effects of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Clinical Neuroscience Study (COVID-CNS) will look at 800 UK patients who were admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and had neurological or neuropsychiatric […]

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Enceph-IG Trial - care centres needed

12 September 2023

Enceph-IG Trial: Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) in Autoimmune Encephalitis in Adults –A Randomised Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial Can you help? Researchers are seeking secondary or tertiary care centres to help a trial establish whether with intravenous immunoglobulin improves recovery in adults with autoimmune encephalitis. Enceph-IG is a phase III, double blind, randomised placebo control trial lead by […]

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