Announcements


8th European Congress on Epileptology

The 8th European Congress on Epileptology will take place in Berlin, Germany, September 21–25, 2008. It is presented under the auspices of the German and Israeli ILAE chapters. For more information go to: http://www.epilepsyberlin2008.org/.

VIREPA Distance Learning Courses 2008/2009

Four VIREPA e-moderated distance learning courses will start again in October 2008. The courses are: “Genetics of Epilepsy,”“EEG in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy,”“Neuroimaging” and “Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy.” An introductory meeting for participants of all courses (not mandatory) will take place during the 8th European Congress on Epileptology in Berlin in September 2008. The deadline for application to all courses is August 1, 2008. For detailed information and application, please see http://www.epilepsy--academy.org or contact the Epilepsy Academy Office at office@epilepsy-academy.org.

11th European Conference on Epilepsy & Society

The 11th European Conference on Epilepsy and Society, sponsored by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) will take place October 15–17 in the World Trade Center Marseille Provence, located at the heart of Marseille, France. For more information, go to http://www.epilepsyandsociety.org/.

Epilepsy at the Cutting Edge

This international meeting, celebrating the ongoing contributions of Fred and Eva Andermann, will address the genetics of epilepsy and epilepsy surgery. The meeting will be held at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Montreal, Canada on October 23–25, 2008. Information is available at http://www.mni.mcgill.ca.

Malformations of Cortical Development (MCD) and Epilepsy

This symposium, a joint effort of the ILAE's Commissions on Neurobiology and on Therapeutic Strategies, the Turkish Chapter of the ILAE, and the Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, will be held October 30–31, 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey. The scientific program will focus on the newest information on pathogenesis and pathology in MCD, as well as current diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches. For further information, see http://www.dilan.com.tr/mcde/ or contact Prof. Dr. Çiðdem Özkara at cigdem.ozkara@gmail.com.

5th Latin American Epilepsy Congress

The 5th Congreso Latinoamericano de Epilepsia will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay on November 5–8, 2008. Jointly sponsored by the ILAE and IBE, the organizing committee is headed by A. Scaramelli (Uruguay), L. Núnez Orozco (Mexico), and S. Moshé (USA). Abstracts are due by May 31, 2008; pre-meeting registration deadline is September 5, 2008. For more information, contact: montevideo@epilepsycongress.org or go to http://www.epilepsymontevideo2008.org/committees.html.

2nd Biennial North American Regional Epilepsy Congress

The American Epilepsy Society will host the 2nd Biennial North American Regional Epilepsy Congress at their 62nd Annual Meeting, 5–9 December, 2008, in Seattle, WA, USA. For more information go to http://www.aesnet.org/go/meetings-and-events/annual-meeting.

Michael Prize

The Michael Prize is awarded biannually for the best contribution to scientific and clinical research promoting further developments in epileptology. It designed to attract applications from younger scientists (under 45 years of age), and is associated with a monetary award of 15,000 Euros. Application for the 2009 Prize is based on publications that have appeared in 2007/2008; papers of the same period, and not yet published, will also be considered. Publications/papers, together with a curriculum vitae and a photo, should be submitted in triplicate to Stiftung Michael by December 31, 2008.

Since 2006, the Michael Prize has been sponsored by UCB International. Members of the jury for the 2009 Prize are: Uwe Heinemann (Berlin, Germany), Brian Meldrum (London, UK), and Solomon Moshé (New York, USA).

For applications and/or further information, contact: Stiftung Michael, Muenzkamp 5, D-22339 Hamburg, Germany. tel: +49-(0)40 5388540; fax: +49-(0)40 5381559; e-mail: stiftungmichael@t-online.de.

Innsbruck Colloquium on Status Epilepticus 2009

The Innsbruck Colloquium on Status Epilepticus will take place April 2–4, 2009. The conference (chaired by S. Shorvon and E. Trinka) will focus on the following topics: bridging the gap from experimental models to clinical practice; infectious causes and inflammatory mechanisms in status epilepticus (SE); SE in the developing brain; and new treatment options. Registration opens September 1, 2008. For further information, contact the conference secretariat: PCO Tyrol Congress, Rennweg 3, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria, e-mail: se2009@come-innsbruck.at or visit the conference website: http://www.innsbruck-se2009.eu.

12th Annual Meeting of the Infantile Seizure Society

The 12th Annual Meeting of the Infantile Seizure Society (Y. Fukuyama, chair) will take place in Kurume, Japan on May 9–10, 2009. This meeting (T. Matsuishi, president) will be devoted to an International Symposium on Epilepsy in Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Related Conditions. For further information, e-mail to: iss2009@med.kurume-u.ac.jp or visit http://www.med.kurume-u.ac.jp/med/ped/iss2009/index.html or http://www.iss-jpn.info/.

28th International Epilepsy Congress

The 28th International Epilepsy Congress, sponsored jointly by the International League Against Epilepsy ((ILAE) and the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) will take place in Budapest, Hungary on June 28th through July 2nd, 2009. This Congress will be the Centenary celebration of ILAE. Information about the meeting is available at http://www.epilepsybudapest2009.org.

International League Against Epilepsy 1909 to 2009: A Centenary History

The book, reviewing the 100 year history of ILAE, is being published in a limited edition of 1000 copies. To ensure that all individuals have an opportunity to own a copy, the ILAE is offering the book at a heavily reduced price (£49/$99/€65) to those who reserve a copy in advance. For those taking up this offer, their copy will include an individual presentation bookplate. To reserve a copy, send your name, email or fax number, and address for invoice to Simon Shorvon at epilepsypa@ion.ucl.ac.uk or Box 5, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London WC1N 3BG, UK.

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