Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Join the Fun at the 7th Annual AES Wine Tasting and Silent Auction in New Orleans!

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Pelican Club

Only 200 tickets will be sold. Less than 100 are still available. First come, first-served.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
7 PM - 10 PM   
The Pelican Club
312 Exchange Place--just inside the French Quarter

All proceeds from this event will go to AES research funds that support the next generation of epilepsy leaders. 

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Before you head out to the kind of dinner only New Orleans can offer, stop by the 7th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction for appetizers and the kind of collegial camaraderie that only AES can offer! Sample over a dozen exceptional wines from all over the world paired with choice cheeses and innovative hors-d'oeuvres. Add to your wine collection or just try something new when you bid on quality wines donated for the AES silent auction.

Your $175 ticket includes a $100 tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law donation to support research through the Susan S. Spencer Fund and the Lennox & Lombroso Trust. Your auction purchases also benefit these AES research funds.

Let's grow our community and share the fun! Help bring the next generation of epilepsy professionals to the 7th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction!

This event is a great place to mingle. Sponsoring tickets for younger and newer members gives them a chance both to meet each other and network with epilepsy leaders. A sponsored ticket is $125 and is fully tax deductible. All sponsored tickets belong to the American Epilepsy Society, and AES will distribute them.Young professionals who receive a sponsored ticket will be randomly selected by the American Epilepsy Society. The ticket sponsor may not choose who receives a sponsored ticket. If you want to get tickets for specific young professionals (for example, fellows in your program), please purchase regular tickets for those members. 



Bid on a California Vineyard Weekend for You and Eleven Friends--a One-of-a-Kind Opportunity!

WineryAvailable only through the AES Wine Tasting Silent Auction
Donated by AES member Christianne Heck, MD

A weekend for up to twelve people in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country!

This package (estimated value $7,500) includes the following:

  • Two-night stay in luxury accommodations that sleep up to 12 guests*
  • Private vineyard tour which produces 400 cases of fine wine each year
  • A guided tasting of wines grown on the estate

*Weekend to be redeemed in 2019, A few blackout dates apply. Travel costs not included.

Located on the Santa Rosa wine trail, Christi and Dean purchased the property in 2010 and planted the vines eight years ago.

The property, where their house and winery sit, was originally a lavender farm. They planted 7 1/2 acres with primarily Right Bank Bordeaux varietals (Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon) but have also planted a small amount of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as they are Christi’s favorites.

The winery is onsite and includes a German press from the 1950s that was restored by their winemaker Michael Benedict.

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WinesAll proceeds to benefit the Susan S. Spencer Fund and the Lennox & Lombroso Trust

Deadline for committing to your wine donation: November 23, 2018

The AES Wine Tasting includes a Silent Auction of top quality wines selected by the Wine Event committee. Most wines in the auction have a retail value in the range of $50 to $1,000. On the night of the event Annual Meeting, attendees will enjoy exploring the donated wines and bid on those they wish to add to their personal collection. If you donate wine, you will be asked to ship it to an address provided by AES or hand deliver it at the AES Annual Meeting. You will receive an acknowledgement of your donation for tax purposes.

For more information about making a wine donation, please contact Justin Searle by email or phone at (312) 883-3800.

Your Support Develops the Next Generation of Epilepsy Investigators


Proceeds from the 7th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction are designated for the Susan S. Spencer Fund and the Lennox & Lombroso Trust. As one of the largest non-governmental funders for those starting careers in epilepsy research, AES is committed to developing the next generation of epilepsy investigators. Our funded programs support research trainees, fellows, and newly independent investigators working across the full spectrum of epilepsy research, from basic science, to translational, to clinical research. AES funds go towards the best-submitted proposals, regardless of research area.

Susan S. Spencer Fund for Clinical Research and Education  

Clinical research fellowships 
Supports a two-year clinical research fellowship that provides clinical lab and methodology experience, plus execution of a research project. Designed for new investigators at the beginning of their career. Also supports an annual lecture in the name of Susan S. Spencer as part of medical education at the AES Annual Meeting.

Lennox and Lombroso Trust for Research and Training

Research grants and fellowships for junior investigators 
Supports fellowships and early career grants for pre- and postgraduates, plus newly independent faculty. Also recognizes role models for epilepsy research through support of the Lennox and Lombroso Lecture at the AES Annual Meeting and the annual Lennox Award, which recognizes an AES member for lifetime achievement related to advancing knowledge about epilepsy causes, treatment, and care.

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