14th European Congress on Epileptology (ECE) - Postponed to 2022

Centre International de Conférences, Genève in Geneva, Switzerland

5 - 9 July 2020

Congress postponed

The ILAE and ILAE-Europe have been actively monitoring the evolving situation in Europe and world-wide related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the health and well-being of our delegates, stakeholders and employees is of paramount importance to us, the decision has been made to postpone the 14th ECE to the end of the year. We will be announcing the new dates in the near future.

Please note that this postponement will be a fully equivalent replacement for the original planned congress. We advise you to check the congress website regularly as we continue to provide updates and relevant information about the congress.

We would like to thank all those involved for contributing to an exciting and educational scientific programme. We would also like to thank all those registered attendees and those interested in attending this congress.

If you have already registered for the congress, further information will be sent to you directly. If you have any additional queries regarding your registration, please check the registration section of the congress website for further information or email registration@epilepsycongress.org.

In the meantime, we encourage all participants to act responsibly and to use sound judgement to avoid exposure. Further information is available at www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus and www.ecdc.europa.eu/en.

If you have any queries, please contact ece@epilepsycongress.org.

International Scientific and Organising Committee

Congress Co-chairs:

Eugen Trinka (Austria) & Margitta Seeck (Switzerland)


Sándor Beniczky (Denmark) - Meir Bialer (Israel) - Alla Guekht (Russia) - Caroline Neuray (Austria) - Georgia Ramantani (Switzerland) - Stephan Rüegg (Switzerland) - Nicola Specchio (Italy) - Matthew Walker (United Kingdom)

See the congress website: https://www.epilepsycongress.org/ece/

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