One more week until World Encephalitis Day. Let’s all raise awareness for Autoimmune Encephalitis because far too often people with AE still go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
World Encephalitis Day, founded by the Encephalitis Society in the UK, is the global awareness day for people who have been directly or indirectly affected by encephalitis. This day gives us a great opportunity to raise awareness and talk about AE. We encourage you to wear red that day, take photos and share your story on social media using the #Red4Wed.
AEA has two exciting events planned on Saturday, February 22. The first annual World Encephalitis Day 2020 Conference will take place in Dallas, TX. This a joint effort by the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation, Encephalitis 411, Encephalitis Global, Encephalitis Society, HESA, and AEA. It is a three-day event for survivors, caregivers and medical professionals where you can listen to various speakers, meet one another and celebrate World Encephalitis Day.
In addition, AEA will host the Support Group meeting in NYC. We are excited to have Dr. Najjar speak. He recognizes the need for patients and caregivers to connect and learn from each other and from healthcare professionals. AEA is proud to be partnering with Northwell to facilitate this Support Group Meeting. There is still plenty of time to sign up for both events.
Let’s wear red and get loud on World Encephalitis Day!