This year’s World Encephalitis Day will see many awareness events held across the globe.

Supporters – both from the general public and at medical institutions – are holding awareness days on Friday, February 22, to share information about encephalitis and the work of the Encephalitis Society and other organisations.

Most events are invitation only while there are a number which are open to the public.

You can send us details of your events by filling out our form

Events open to the public include:


Melbourne – coffee meet-up with Jane at Time Out Federation Square Café, Federation Square, on Friday, February 22, 10am to 12pm.

Sydney - Coffee meet up with Lorraine at Sydney Opera House Café, Sydney, on Friday, February 22, 10am – 12pm.


Roadwater, Somerset – Beth is hosting live music with Hundred Faces and a bar, food and disco at Roadwater Village Hall, Saturday, Feb 23, 7pm to 12am.


National Park College, Hot Springs, Arkanasas.  NPTC's medical professions classes will be hosting an event in the Southside Student Center to educate the public on the topic of encephalitis on Friday, Feb 22. Please join us between 8:30 am - 9:15 am, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, and 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm. Find out more

Le Mars, Iowa – Maddy and her family will be raising awareness of encephalitis and funds for  HESA at their family coffee shop at Bellissimo Coffeeworks, SW Le Mars, Iowa 510. Open all day.

If you are interested in attending any of the above events or need more information, please get in touch.

Please note that the following events are INVITATION ONLY


Beijing - Dept of Neurology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital


Creteil - Hôpital Albert Chenevier


Manipal - Department of Virus Research, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Bangalore - India Alliance, Department of Neurology, NIMHANS


Verona – University Hospital


Maharajgonj - Rotary Club of Maharajgonj and Japanese Encephalitis Support Group


Liverpool – Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool

London - King’s College Hospital

Oxford – John Radcliffe Hospital


Baltimore – John Hopkins Hospital

New York - Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai Hospital

San Francisco - UCSF Dept of Neurology Division of Neuroinflammation and Glial Biology


Lusaka – University of Zambia

Member events - Invitation only


Brisbane – swimming, sausage sizzle, arts and crafts with Autoimmune Encephalitis warriors and carers



Bedford, Bedfordshire – Quiz night with raffle and cake

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire – Afternoon Tea with Mary

London – Hanna is asking family and friends to make a donation to the Encephalitis Society instead of 30th birthday presents.

Peterborough – Non Uniform Day at **

Port Talbot – Family and friends evening with raffle, auction and games

Torquay, Devon – Non uniform awareness day at Warberry C of E Academy

Northern Ireland

County Antrim – Awareness event, handing out leaflets at local hospital


Edinburgh – Awareness day with Molly and friends


Charlotte – social gathering with Mallory