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Attend our February Free Webinar Speakers Series

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Speakers Series 02-2023~ Click to View & Register for our Webinars

FREE Webinar Series. Open to the public. 

Top experts, from around the globe, in the field of Autoimmune Neurology and Psychiatry present topics with the highest interest and the most recent research findings in the autoimmune encephalitis community.

Register for these rare webinars to ensure your seat today. Encourage, friends, family members, as well as your doctors and therapists, to attend one or more of these presentations. All presentations will be recorded and listed on our YouTube Channel for future viewing.


Watch and Share our 2023 Awareness video coming February 1st – 2023

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This is IAES’ 7th annual awareness video from 2023. This video features AE patients and illustrates the wide age range and diversity of patients, the challenges they face, and explains what Autoimmune Encephalitis is in simple terms. It alerts the medical community to key RED FLAG warnings medical professionals should become aware of.  

Sharing this video on your social media platforms has proven to have a profound impact in raising AE awareness among the medical community and public which has led to many patients receiving an accurate diagnosis in past years. #BrainOnFire #AEawareMonth #AEwarrior #BeAEaware #AutoimmuneEncephalitis are all hashtags we encourage you to use throughout the month. 


The IAES Virtual Art Show

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Throughout February, tour the IAES  5th Annual Virtual Art Show.  It is a moving experience and one we are honored to provide. 

Experience insight into Autoimmune Encephalitis through the eyes of AE patients, family members, and caregivers of all ages. You will be amazed and touched by the variety of art showcased as a vehicle of raising awareness of AE.  


Autoimmune Encephalitis Trivia Playing Cards

Autoimmune Encephalitis Trivia Playing Cards

Purchase decks for your family members, friends, doctors and therapists during AE awareness month.

IAES in collaboration with Dr. Josep Dalmau has created the first product in the world specifically addressing the needs of the AE Warrior™ and those impacted by Autoimmune Encephalitis.  ALL proceeds will support Dr. Dalmau’s research group. 

Our excitement continues to build over the rave reviews we are receiving from experts in the field about our AE Trivia playing cards. Doctors have begun to provide decks to their patients and have been receiving smiles all around.

The support patients have been reporting is so exciting and gratifying to hear. This simple educational and rehabilitation tool appears destined to be the greatest personal support any AE patient, caregiver, therapist, teacher, or medical professional can own.

 A true game-changer in helping you to become a strong advocate, receive an outstanding educational foundation about AE, and doubles as a rehabilitation tool!


Print and Share this Infographic

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Post this Infographic throughout the month on your social media platforms. Use hashtags #AutoimmuneEncephalitis #Autoimmune #Encephalitis #AEawareMonth #BeAEaware #IAES #AEwarrior

The poster can be printed out and displayed at hospitals, clinics, Doctor’s offices, infusion centers, schools, workplaces, places of worship, and community bulletin boards.



Print and Share this AE Warrior Poster

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The graphic on the AE Warrior poster labels common symptoms seen in Autoimmune Encephalitis over the location of the brain where that symptom is controlled. 

Post this 8.5 X 11 poster throughout the month on your social media platforms. Use hashtags #AutoimmuneEncephalitis #Autoimmune #Encephalitis #AEwarrior #AEawareMonth #BeAEaware #BrainOnFire #IAES 

The AE Warrior poster can be printed out and displayed at hospitals, clinics, Doctor’s offices, infusion centers, schools, workplaces, places of worship, and community bulletin boards.


Purchase an AE Awareness t-shirt & products

Brain on Fire 2023 AE Awareness t-shirt.

This design was created by IAES founder, Tabitha Andrews Orth and is copyrighted by the International Autoimmune Encephalitis Society (IAES). The phrase, “Brain on Fire” references a best-selling book written by Susanah Cahalan, who has permitted IAES to use the phrase for this collection. Front Design: names many of the most common symptoms in AE and where in the brain that symptom is controlled. Back reads: Autoimmune Encephalitis (AE): is a type of brain inflammation where the body’s immune system attacks healthy brain cells.

Spread awareness with these stylish, 2-sided designed shirts. Shirts may be ordered in Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s sizes.  Available in a variety of styles including long sleeves and hoodies to choose from.

Wearing this shirt may begin a conversation that could lead to saving a life.  The proceeds of your purchase will immediately support autoimmune encephalitis patients, caregivers, and families who are walking this difficult journey. Proceeds also go to support research that may one day lead to a cure.



Hold a FUNdraiser or Awareness Event at Work, School or Your Home

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This is your month to shine a light on Autoimmune Encephalitis. The IAES  FUNdraiser Page provides several ideas for advocates of all ages to raises AE awareness. 

Support the vital work IAES does for the international AE community and have FUN at the same time. Warrior on AE Warrior! Let’s create the change we want to see in the world together. 


Get your Story in your Local Newspaper or Television Station

Get Your AE Story in the News

IAES has done the work for you. Download our press release and directions. Reporters can make use of the quotes from experts cited in the press release to enhance any article. Additionally, you can provide any writer with the contact information for the doctor who diagnosed you. Make sure you contact your doctor to confirm that they would be open to discuss your case with a reporter for a human interest or health story. Personal stories about AE patients and their journey are the best way to raise awareness broadly and on a much larger scale. It involves a few simple steps. Contact local and national newspapers as well as popular magazines such as People, Time and Newsweek



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AE Warrior and AE Caregiver Royal Registry Certificates

IAES Royal Registry Certificates 

The Royal IAES Registry designates The AE Warrior™ and AE Sentinel with Royal Title. In recognition of their heroism under fire. The Royal IAES Registry is the highest honor to be bestowed upon those engaged in the mighty autoimmune encephalitis battle. Without warning and within an instant, these unprepared citizens were thrust unto a perilous fire raging battlefield. To fight demanded that they dig deep into the depths of their soul for the inner-strength they had to summon to save their life or the life of the one they loved. This act is so rare IAES sanctifies and affirms by sealed decry the bestowing of Royal Title into the IAES Registry on the second month of each year. 

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Assemble AE Survival Kits

Share your love and encouragement by purchasing a survival kit, (Goodies not included). IAES has created 11 different variations of these kits that are bound to bring smiles of pleasure to those who receive them. Create a kit for your AEWarrior™, AE Mom, Doctor, Psychiatrist, Nurse, Infusion day, Child or Caregiver. These kits are available year-round.





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Raise Awareness with IAES Candy Bar Wrappers

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IAES has created 14 unique candy bar wrappers you can raise some sweet awareness.  These free wrappers include sentiments for people in the AE community and public.  These wrappers can be given as your simple act of kindness or used as a fundraising vehicle. They are a wonderful way for children and siblings to get involved in fundraising and raising awareness as well.  Candy wrappers will be available throughout the year.


Become an IAES Angel and receive a facebook picture frame announcing that you have

The IAES Angel has lifted IAES upward by ensuring that comfort, guidance and improved health is brought into an AE patient’s life. IAES Angels are motivated by their Spirit of giving. They are Champions in raising AE awareness.


When you become an #IAESANGEL, International Autoimmune Encephalitis Society will send you this badge and profile frame to place on your Facebook page or Website.  As badges ‘take flight’ heralding IAES has been ‘touched by an angel’, others will take notice and they too may find their wings. Together, we will create a future where AE is eradicated from this world and only referenced in medical history books.




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Our website is not a substitute for independent professional medical advice. Nothing contained on our website is intended to be used as medical advice. No content is intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice. Although THE INTERNATIONAL AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALITIS SOCIETY  provides a great deal of information about AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALITIS, all content is provided for informational purposes only. The International Autoimmune Encephalitis Society  cannot provide medical advice.

International Autoimmune Encephalitis Society is a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2016 by Tabitha Andrews Orth, Gene Desotell and Anji Hogan-Fesler. Tax ID# 81-3752344. Donations raised directly supports research, patients, families and caregivers impacted by autoimmune encephalitis and to educating healthcare communities around the world. Financial statement will be made available upon request.

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