Calendar of Meetings

Mediterranean Neuroscience Association Eighth Etnean Epilepsy Workshop Third Mediterranean Neuroscience Workshop

The international course will be held February 23–26, 2005 in Catania, Italy. Lectures include Stem Cells in Epilepsy, Brainstem Mechanisms in Seizure Genesis, Stroke, and Treatment of Intractable Epilepsy. Sessions will discuss epidemiology of intractability, mechanisms of intractability, mitochondrial disorders as causes of epileptic syndromes, cerebral malformations and intractability, intractability in symptomatic epilepsy, catastrophic epilepsy in childhood, psychotrophic effects of AEDs, and role and function of neuroimaging. There will also be sessions on stroke, neuromuscular disorders, and non-motor complications of Parkinson disesase. Simultaneous translation is provided. Registration fee is EURO 75. The course director is Antonino Pavone, Neurology Department, Garibaldi Hospital, Tel/Fax: ++39 095 312152, E-mail: The Organizing Secretariat can be reached at PTS Congressi, Tel: ++39 06 85355590, Fax: ++39 06 85356060, E-mail:

5th Spring Epilepsy Research Conference

The next Spring Epilepsy Research Conference will be held in Grand Cayman, BWI, from Saturday, April 30–Saturday, May 7, 2005. This will be an informal, but intense, scientific conference designed to gather those involved in all basic science and clinical aspects of epilepsy research. Students are encouraged to attend, and can register at reduced cost. For additional information, see URL:

The International Symposium on Epileptic Syndromes in Infancy and Early Childhood

Announcement and Call for Papers

“Evidence-based Taxonomy and Its Implications in the ILAE Classifications”

The symposium runs from Friday, April 29, 2005, to Sunday, May 1, 2005, at the Tokyo Women Medical University Campus in Tokyo, Japan. Abstract deadline was January 31, 2005. Early registration is February 28, 2005. For more information, contact President Yukio Fukuyama at ISS-8 Secretariat, c/o Child Neurology Institute, 6-1217-201 Minami-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 1400004, Japan. Tel: +81-3-5781-7680, Fax: +81-3-37400874, E-mail:, URL:

XIXth Conference on Epilepsy for Polish Society of Epileptology

The Polish Society of Epileptology's conference on epilepsy will be held May 19–21, 2005 in Warsaw, Poland. The symposium is on epilepsy and pregnancy. Other topics include characteristics of epilepsy in Poland, standards of therapeutic management, epilepsy and co-morbidities, quantitative EEG analysis and diagnosis of epilepsy, neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy, social aspects of epilepsy, and a number of free topics. The Chairwoman of the Organizing Committee is Joanna Jedrzejczak, E-mail:, URL:

26th International Epilepsy Congress

The 26th International Epilepsy Congress will be held in Paris, France from August 28 to September 1, 2005. The 26th IEC will be a forum to review, and debate on, the enormous amount of knowledge that is accumulating at an increasing pace, in order to offer “A global approach to the epilepsy patient”.

Seven main topics will be debated:

  • • Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders;
  • • Sex, Hormones and Pregnancy;
  • • Depression, Psychosis and Non-Epileptic Seizures;
  • • Genes and Syndromes;
  • • Drug Resistance, Mortality and Surgical Treatment;
  • • Seizures and the Developing Brain;
  • • Cross-Cultural Aspects of Epilepsy Care.

All sessions are designed to be attractive to participants from several fields of Neurology, Child Neurology and Psychiatry, and to globally integrate basic science, clinical epileptology and social issues. Sessions on the WHO/IBE/ILAE Global Campaign Against Epilepsy and on the role and activities of the associations, as well as teaching courses for doctors in training and for EEG technicians and Neurology nurses, will provide a comprehensive overview of other ILAE/IBE actions and expectations. A large part of the meeting will be reserved for original platform and poster presentations. Deadline for abstract submission is February 20.

The organizing committee chair is Alexis Arzimanoglou. For more information log on to URL: or contact conference coordinator Soazig Daniel at IBE/ILAE Congress Secretariat, 16 Mountdown Road, Dublin 12 Ireland, Tel: +353 1 409 77 96, Fax: +3531 429 12 90. E-mail:


The Eighth Workshop on the Neurobiology of Epilepsy, held under the auspices of the Neurobiology Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy, will take place in France as a satellite meeting of the ILAE congress in 2005. This meeting will bring together approximately 40 participants to present and discuss recent discoveries and advances in understanding the neurobiology of epilepsy as it relates to the meeting's theme “Seizure Predispostion and Epileptogenesis.” The meeting will be held August 24 to 26, 2005. Participants will be selected on the basis of submitted abstracts and how these abstracts fit the theme of the meeting. The meeting is designed to allow ample time for discussion of the new research and its implications for future investigation and our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of epilepsy. The participation of young investigators is strongly encouraged. Although there are no costs to the participants while attending the meeting, transportation costs to and from the meeting site will not be covered. For further information and abstract submission check URL: or E-mail:

International Educational Course: Pharmacological Treatment of Epilepsy

The International Educational Course, Pharmacological Treatment of Epilepsy, will take place at the Princess Hotel, Eilat, Israel, September 18–25, 2005. The Course program is designed for junior scientists (45 years and younger). Suitable candidates accepted to the course will receive a bursary towards the cost of their attendance. The Course will include sessions on the Pharmacology of AEDs, Pharmacokinetics and TDM, Drug Interactions, Assessing Efficacy and Safety, Optimizing Medical Management, as well as several tutorial sessions, training workshops and case studies as well as guided problem solving exercises. The course will be conducted in English. Course Organizers are: Meir Bialer, Israel, Chairperson; Michel Baulac, France, Svein I. Johannessen, Norway; Kristina Malmgren, Sweden, Emilio Perucca, Italy; Torbjörn Tomson, Sweden The course will be held under the auspices of the Eilat Conferences Organizing Committee (EILAT-OC), the ILAE Commission on European Affairs (CEA), and the European Epilepsy Academy (EUREPA). Details can be found on the course website: URL: under Forthcoming Conferences. For more information please contact the Secretariat: Target Conferences Ltd, PO Box 29041, Tel Aviv 61290, Israel, Tel +972 3 5175150, Fax: +972 3 5175155, E-mail:

World Congress of Neurology 2005

The World Congress of Neurology is scheduled November 5–13, 2005, in Sydney, Australia. To receive more information as it becomes available, log on to URL: