Faculty Support Policy

Last updated October 9, 2020

All payment of honoraria for AES2020 faculty will be in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support and AES Policies. The honorarium amount and is determined by the Annual Meeting Committee with input from the Council on Education chair. Faculty may only present in one symposia or investigators workshop. This policy is organized by three levels of support. Details on the allowed number of participating faculty can be found under each level of support below.

Level 1 Support

  • Speakers participating in the following sessions will receive level 1 support as outlined below:
    • Symposia – no more than six (6)speakers
    • Dialogues to Transform Epilepsy – no more than six (6) speakers
    • CME Professional Development Sessions (CME only) – no more than six (6) speakers
    • Annual Course – no more than 25 speakers
    • Investigator Workshops (CME/Non-CME) – no more than five (5) speakers
    • Epilepsy Fellowship Program Directors – no more than five (5) speakers
    • Resident EEG Training Course – no more than 20 speakers.
  • Stipend: $500 per invited speakers per session up to the maximum number of speakers as indicated above, MUST meet deadlines. Speaker will only receive one stipend per annual meeting.
  • Registration: None

 

Level 2 Support

  • Speakers participating in the following sessions will receive level 2 support as outlined below:
    • Special Interest Groups (CME Only) - no more than five (5) speakers
    • Basic Science and Clinical Skills Workshops – no more than three (3) speakers
  • Stipend: $500 per invited speakers per session up to the maximum number of speakers as indicated above, MUST meet deadlines. Speaker will only receive one stipend per Annual Meeting.
  • Registration: None

 

Level 3 Support

Speakers participating in Non-CME SIGs and Non-CME Professional Development Sessions the following sessions will receive Level 3 support as outlined below:

    • Special Interest Groups (Non-CME)
    • Professional Development Sessions (Non-CME)
  • Stipend: $500 for one (1) non-member speaker. Speaker will only receive one stipend per Annual Meeting. No stipend for member speakers.
  • Registration: None

Registration Coverage Requests

Complimentary one-day registration may be requested for speakers outside of the epilepsy community that would not otherwise attend the meeting (eg. dieticians, attornies, sleep experts, etc). The complimentary registration request form must be completed no later than April 30. Final decisions will be made by the Annual Meeting Committee chair no later than May 15 and will be communicated by May 18.


The Annual Meeting Committee chair reserves the right to make exceptions to the faculty support policy as needed. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All exceptions must be approved by the chair of the Council on Education.