About the Annual Meeting Program

About the Annual Meeting Program

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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.

Symposia provide the major educational activities at the 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 (SIG) offer information 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.

Special Lectures recognize the accomplishments of the distinguished leaders in clinical epilepsy and research. The Judith Hoyer Lecture in Epilepsy 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.

The Annual Course encourages 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.

Target Audience

Neurologists, epileptologists, pediatric neurologists, nurses, psychologists, neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists.

Content Categories

The AES Annual Meeting offers high-quality educational content across diverse work settings, professional roles, and experience levels.

Basic: Those new to epilepsy treatment or whose background in the specialty is limited, e.g. students, residents, general physicians, general neurologists and neurosurgeons, other professionals in epilepsy care, administrators

Intermediate: Epilepsy fellows, epileptologists, epilepsy neurosurgeons, and other providers with experience in epilepsy care (e.g. advanced practice nurses, nurses, physician assistants), neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, basic and translational researchers

Advanced: Address highly technical or complex topics (e.g. neurophysiology, advanced imaging techniques or advanced treatment modalities, including surgery)