Autoimmune Encephalitis

Why Research Network Month? A Conversation with Caterri Woodrum & Meg Poe May 4, 2022

The Research Network launched in May, 2020 and resulted in the first AEA Community Seed Grant Program in 2021. This program supports research focused on the diagnosis, management, and outcomes of individuals with AE. The program is funded by members, friends and supporters of the AE Alliance Community. Would you like to know the answers […]

Diagnosis of AE on clinical basis confirmed by pediatric study December 13, 2017

Experts in the field of AE came together in 2016 to establish a set of clinical diagnostic criteria to be used early in the course of disease (Graus et al). This was developed so that patients might be diagnosed with suspected AE and treated promptly, while still awaiting test results or in areas where antibody […]

Happy 5th birthday to Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance December 18, 2017

The AE Alliance turned five years old yesterday!  Five years ago on Dec. 17, two families that had kids with AE came together in hopes that they could start something to help others suffering from this little-understood disease.  The vision was to not only disseminate information to help patients but also to give support to […]

Amobi Okoye, NFL Defensive Tackle, shares a remarkable story of surviving AE December 8, 2017

“I am a walking miracle.” These are the words of Amobi Okoye, who shared intimate details of his battle with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown this week. Drafted by the Texans at only 19 years old, he played 6 seasons for Houston, then 2 for Chicago. He was the picture of health, […]

“Giving Tuesday” celebrated around the world on November 28 November 18, 2017

Giving Tuesday, celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the US), is a global giving movement in it’s sixth year. In response to  shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. We are always so touched at AEA by the generous spirit […]

Long-term neurobehavioral outcomes in Autoimmune Encephalitis November 15, 2017

One of the first studies on long-term neurobehavioral outcomes in patients affected by AE will be presented by Anusha Yeshokumar, MD, during the upcoming Encephalitis Society meeting in London. This may be difficult news for some AE patients, however at times it is comforting to know that what one suffers is not unusual. The study found that […]

Dr. Josep Dalmau Receives Prestigious Award for Research in Autoimmune Brain Disease November 6, 2017

Pioneer in the field of autoimmune encephalitis, Josep Dalmau was recently honored with the prestigious Rey Jaime I Award for medical research in a ceremony in Barcelona, Spain. His group’s achievements are in the area of autoimmune disorders that affect the brain, including the recognition of several new syndromes in autoimmune encephalitis. They are credited […]

Lukapalooza Costume Bash to Benefit AEA November 13, 2017

The inaugural Lukapalooza Costume Bash to benefit the AE Alliance was a great success and is in the books! Luke Shriver, an AE survivor, and his family and friends had an amazing time while sharing awareness and raising funds for the AE Alliance.  The spirit of community, courage, and the love of good music brought a […]

University of Indianapolis hosts soccer event honoring autoimmune encephalitis survivor October 25, 2017

Rory Halbert was recognized at a University of Indianapolis women’s soccer game recently as part of TeamIMPACT, a program which allows children with serious illnesses to become an honorary member of a college team. Rory was recognized at halftime, as she is graduating from the program. The team wore green to show support for Rory’s […]

Develop an Attitude of Gratitude this December with the AE Alliance November 9, 2022

Whether you are living with AE, are a caregiver, family member, friend, physician, researcher, Board Member, MAB Member, program partner or sponsor or this is your first time ever to the Autoimmune Encephalitis website, we are excited you are here and ready to develop an attitude of gratitude! This program is inspired by a year […]