From illuminating lectures to hands-on learning. the AES Annual Meeting offers a comprehensive program.



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 — Offer a less formal opportunity for attendees with similar interests to explore specific topics, through brief educational sessions and open discussion. Although the sizes of SIG sessions vary, all lend themselves to active participation and dialogue.

General Lectures— Recognize distinguished leaders in clinical epilepsy and research. At the Hoyer Lecture, an AES past-president honors contributions by leading members. An invited member whose scholarly work has greatly enhanced the collective understanding of epilepsy gives the Lennox and Lombroso Lecture.

Annual Course— Allows 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 utilizes a mixture of educational lectures, clinical vignettes and panel discussions.

Investigator Workshops— Provide exploration and discussion of the science underlying epilepsy, with focus on basic science research, but clinical and translational research also. While the target audience is primarily scientists, some workshops provide insight into the scientific basis of clinical epilepsy.

Skills Workshops— Deliver hands-on and interactive learning opportunities in focused clinical areas. Attendance at each workshop is limited to a small number of participants to allow for optimal interaction. Advanced registration and an additional fee are required.

Poster Sessions - Providing a forum for cutting edge research, Poster Sessions encourages interaction among presenters and attendees.

Exhibit Hall - is an integral part of the learning experience. Meeting participants will have an ideal opportunity to learn about the latest in pharmaceuticals, publications, scientific equipment and technology relevant to the fields of epilepsy and neurophysiology. Please check the AES website for the most recent listing of exhibitors.

Scientific exhibits - differ from traditional poster presentations in that a broad range of material can be presented as a collection of topics, such as results of various clinical trials or a thematic presentation of one aspect of drug development.  An application to register for a Scientific Exhibit is required. Reservations are reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first served basis until space is sold out. Send inquiries to JoLynn Amsden at