February 22, 2019 is World Encephalitis Day!

Join us in the effort to spread AE awareness in time for World Encephalitis Day. Watch the video, share our infographic, check out stories,  and more.

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Autoimmune Encephalitis
The bridge between Neurology and Psychiatry

The April 2019 symposium for doctors and medical students will bring together experts from around the world who are familiar with the troubling fact that autoimmune encephalitis is often misdiagnosed as psychiatric illness due to its presenting symptoms. Speakers include Dr. Josep Dalmau.

See more information on the AE Symposium.

What is AE Alliance?

The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance was started by families and patients affected by autoimmune encephalitis. Founded in 2012 the AE Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Durham North Carolina.

We’re proud to partner with Smart Patients, an online community for patients and families. Join the Smart Patients AE Community, ask a question, and support others who can learn from you.

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The AE Clinicians Network connects families, patients and medical professionals with clinicians who have experience diagnosing, treating and caring for autoimmune encephalitis.

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There are many ways to make a difference. Your contributions help AE Alliance educate and connect physicians, provide patient support, and raise funds for medical research.

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AE in the Numbers

1 in 100,000 people develop AE each year

4,000 people in the US are affected by AE each year

90,000 people worldwide develop AE each year

AE targets both children and adults of all ages