4th Latin American Congress on Epilepsy

Guatemala City, Guatemala


Mayan ruins, a rich colonial history, live volcanoes, wild tropical rainforests and Caribbean tranquillity – Guatemala is a country of stark contrasts and immense beauty. Its capital, Guatemala City, is a lively, bustling metropolis and a melting pot of cultures, customs, traditions and religious beliefs reflecting the multi-ethnic makeup of the country.

Plans are now well underway for the 4th Latin American Congress on Epilepsy, which will take place in Guatemala City from 6-9 September 2006. Jane Whelan has been project managing this event for the past year in cooperation with the Scientific Advisory Committee, and registrations will open in the coming weeks. All logistical planning, programme handling and promotion for the meeting have been the responsibility of the IDM office.

Message from Carlos Acevedo and Juvenal Gutiérrez Moctezuma, Co-Chairs of the Scientific Advisory Committee:

The 4th Latin American Congress on Epilepsy co-organised by the regional committees of the ILAE and IBE, will take place from 6th to the 9th of September 2006 in the Guatemala City. The congress will begin with a pre-congress day of activities on the 6th September, during which a programme will be dedicated to people with epilepsy and their families (with no registration fee) including participants from throughout Latin America. There will also be a morning workshop on 'Basic Aspects of the Epilepsies supported by the ILAE Commission on Education and on Neurobiology', which will be organised by Esper Cavalheiro and Solomon Moshé.

For more information, visit: www.epilepsiaguatemala2006.org or contact guatemala@epilepsycongre