About the Program
AES2020 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. 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 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.
Neurologists, epileptologists, pediatric neurologists, nurses, psychologists, neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists.