AEA Family weekend March 6 – 8, 2020

December 6, 2019

You are invited to join us from March 6 – 8, 2020 for the AEA Family Weekend in Durham, NC. Meet other families going through similar challenges. Share stories and learn about the latest treatments and discover strategies to make every day better. Meet with experts in the field of Autoimmune Encephalitis. There is plenty of time for fun and recreation too, all while you connect with other families and make new friends.


Pick up your race packet for the Florence Forth road race.


This year we have chosen the Museum of Life + Science in Durham, NC to host our luncheon, presentations, and workshops. A fun and interactive place for the whole family. 

Have fun and get active with our annual Florence Forth road race. You can walk or run (or do a little of both) and if you are not a runner, come and cheer!

Eat & Share at the AE Alliance Family Luncheon. Patients and families will have the chance to share experiences while enjoying a great lunch.

Gain insight from experts in the field of Autoimmune Encephalitis who will talk about the latest developments and answer questions.

Get creative and bond with peers in a specialized workshop aimed at patients age 12 -18. 

Caregivers get-together connects caregivers to learn more about coping mechanisms from professionals.

Survivor’s chat connects  AE survivors, to share experiences, knowing you are not alone.

Connect with siblings while doing lots of fun activities.


Yin Yoga given by Meg Poe at the Hilton Garden Inn Durham at 9 AM

Pay-It-Forward Assembling AEA Patient Packets for families in need.

These are just a few of the things planned for this weekend, we will update you on additional activities and times in the weeks to come. Stay tuned!

Sign up for the AEA Family weekend

Sign for the Florence Forth Road Race

Sign up for the Yin yoga class here.

Hotels offering a special rate for this weekend:

Residence Inn Durham McPherson/Duke University Medical Center Area

Hilton Garden Inn Durham / University Medical Center