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11th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress (AOEC 2016)
Hong Kong, 2016

The resounding success of the 11th AOEC was echoed by the many participants of the Congress. It was a time and place not merely for academic exchange, but a venue for the experts, patients and family members alike to share their lives about facing epilepsy with one another. Read full report and view more photos

The lion dancers celebrated the opening ceremony with Denise Chapman, Ada Yung, Emilio Perruca, Athanasios Covanis and Byung-In Lee.

Japan Epilepsy Research Foundation (JERF) Grant 2016

Application will be accepted from a host researcher at a facility in Japan, for candidates of foreign citizenship studying epilepsy, who can complete their training/research within one year of issuance of the grant, are conversant in Japanese or English and are under 50 years old at the time of application.

Interested candidates should approach a host researcher from the JES Scholarship facilities list, who will apply on the candidate’s behalf if accepted. The grant is open for application until end November 2016.

Research priorities in epilepsy for the Asia-Oceanian region

Patrick Kwan, Leonor Cabral-Lim, Wendyl D'Souza, Satish Jain, Byung-In Lee, Weiping Liao, Shih-Hui Lim, Taisuke Otsuki, Chong-Tin Tan, Masako Wantanabe, for the CAOA Research Task Force
Epilepsia DOI: 10.1111/epi.12957. Article first published online: 30 MAR 2015.

Although there has been substantial economic development and improvement in health services in recent years in the Asia-Oceanian region, epilepsy remains generally an underrecognized and understudied condition. To help promote research in the region, the Commission on Asian and Oceanian Affairs (CAOA) of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) appointed the Research Task Force (RTF) to facilitate the development of research priorities for the region. More …

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