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.
Neurologists, epileptologists, pediatric neurologists, nurses, psychologists, neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists.
Five Days, Thousands of Professionals. All focused on epilepsy.
The Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society is 2018's premiere national gathering of healthcare professionals who treat and research epilepsy. AES offers our industry partners a warm welcome and a high-value outreach opportunity.
You will meet thousands of epilepsy specialists from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries, including:
Health care professionals who provide care to millions of seizure disorder patients each year
Basic science researchers, clinical researchers, and pharmacy specialists
Domestic and international reach: 75% travel from around the US, 25% attend from other countries
The American Epilepsy Society is one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in this country. The Society seeks to promote interdisciplinary communications, scientific investigation and exchange of clinical information about epilepsy.
Membership consists of clinicians, scientists investigating basic and clinical aspects of epilepsy, and other professionals interested in seizure disorders. Members represent both pediatric and adult aspects of epilepsy.