July saw the Society enjoy a triumphant return to the Royal Society of Medicine in London where a host of speakers explored encephalitis and the impact it can have on individuals and their families.

Encephalitis, My Brain and Me is quickly becoming a popular fixture on our calendar, thanks to the enthusiastic response from attendees and the speakers themselves.

Dr Ava Easton, the Society’s Chief Executive, said: “The feedback we have had both this year and last suggests that Encephalitis: My Brain and Me is filling a gap for survivors, their families and professionals who want to know more about encephalitis and life after encephalitis. We are already looking forward to next year’s event.”

July’s event featured talks on Sleep Issues, Practical Strategies, Education and Behavioural Issues in Children, and Building Family Resilience following encephalitis. 

The audience also listened to Sarah Galloway, who was affected by anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis and her mum, Heather, a retired GP. There was also a reading and book signing by Alison Murdoch, the author of Bed 12. 

The half-day finished with a small reception where audience members could chat to speakers and each other. 

Encephalitis: My Brain and Me was kindly sponsored by No5 Chambers. We thank them for their support.

Encephalitis: My Brain and Me 2017

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