Program

The AES Annual Meeting is the largest meeting and exhibition in the world for those who share the common scientific and clinical interests of epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. The meeting attracts nearly 5,000 attendees dedicated to improving the quality of life for those dealing with epilepsy. AES is one of 108 chapters of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). In 2016 AES is proud to also host the 6th Biennial North American Regional Epilepsy Congress.

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Learn at Sessions Tailored to Your Experience

The AES Annual Meeting offers high-quality educational programming across diverse work settings, professional roles and experience levels. Whether you are just starting with the specialty, have a limited background in epilepsy or are highly fluent with complex topics, you will find sessions and content relevant to your needs.

Benefit from a Comprehensive Program

From instructive lectures to hands-on learning, the AES Annual Meeting offers extensive learning opportunities.

  • Symposia — Provide the major educational activities at the Annual Meeting. Topics range from clinically oriented presentations reviewing common issues in epilepsy to more complex topics combining basic sciences and clinical neurology. While target audiences differ, all symposia include discussion of clinically relevant information.
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) — Offer education and networking for attendees with similar interests, in sessions organized by AES members. Although the sizes of SIG sessions vary, all lend themselves to active participation and dialogue.
  • General Lectures — Recognize the accomplishments of distinguished leaders in clinical epilepsy and research. The Hoyer Lecture is delivered by an AES President Emeritus. The Lennox and Lombroso Lecture is given by an invited member who has greatly advanced the collective understanding of epilepsy.
  • Annual Course — Encourage in-depth exploration of important topics related to epilepsy, focused on clinical care, including review of the science underlying the topics, reviews of clinical research and discussion of the associated clinical implications. The Annual Course includes a mixture of educational lectures, clinical vignettes and panel discussions.
  • Investigators Workshops — Highlight exciting developments in basic, translational and clinical epilepsy research in a format promoting interactive discussion. Speakers include established and junior epilepsy investigators, as well as researchers from other fields.
  • Skills Workshops — Deliver hands-on and interactive learning opportunities in focused clinical areas or basic science research skills. Attendance at each workshop is limited to a small number of participants to allow optimal interaction. (Advanced registration and an additional fee are required.)