2021 Virtual Conference

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Dr. Carol Glaser

Professor of pediatrics in infectious diseases at University of California,

San Francisco School of Medicine

Dr. Tom Solomon

Chair of Neurology and Director of the National Institute for Health Research Health

Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections

Dr. Philip Britton

Dr. Britton is a Paediatric Infectious Diseases physician and Early Career Researcher based at the

Children's Hospital at Westmead, University of Sydney

Dr. Mastura Monif

Dr. Monif is a researcher in the field of neuroscience at Monash University. Her research goals are to understand the neuroinflammatory and neuroimmunological processes in a number of neurological conditions

Dr. Tom Pollak

Dr. Pollak is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London and a specialty trainee general adult psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. My specialist clinical interest is in neuropsychiatry.

Dr. Gregory Day

Dr. Pollak is a neurologist, with special interest in the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer disease and

related causes of dementia.

Dr. Jerome Honnorat

Dr. Pollak is a neurologist, with special interest in the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer disease and

related causes of dementia.

Dr. Omar Siddique

The World Encephalitis Day Alliance (WEDA) is a group of non-profits that aim to create a world

that recognizes and understands encephalitis and its long-term impact.


WEDA addresses the challenges being faced by those affected by encephalitis around the globe,

regardless of cause, through education and increased awareness through

World Encephalitis Day (February 22nd).


WEDA was founded in January 2020 and currently consists of five non-profits; The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation, Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, Encephalitis Society, Encephalitis411, and Hashimoto's Encephalopathy SREAT Alliance (HESA).

Each group has its own focus and area of expertise, but have in common an unwavering

desire to change the lives of those affected by encephalitis.

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