Young Epilepsy Section: YES Kick-Off Workshop

University College London in London, UK

12 - 13 May 2018

New YES event: Networking & Cocktail Party at AOEC

Young Epilepsy Section Cocktail & Networking party at AOEC 2018

Friday 29 June 2018, 8:00pm-11:30pm • Tree Bar, Maya Sanur Resort, Bali

All junior or early career participants of the AOEC (<40 years) are invited to join us for a casual evening of networking, socializing, and fun at a beautiful ocean-side cocktail party.

Your ticket (USD$29) can be purchased when you register for the conference, or by adding it to your registration by emailing It includes a selection of canapés (including halal and vegetarian), as well as a limited bar featuring cocktails, beer, wine, juice, and soft drink - first-come-first-served until tab expires.
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Shape the Next Generation of Epilepsy

Due to overwhelming demand there will be a limit to the overall number of participants. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis with regional quotas to ensure a balanced worldwide representation of workshop attendees. Register as soon as possible and we will confirm your participation at the end of March.

The Young Epilepsy Section (YES) of the ILAE is a world-wide organization of young people in the early stages of a career focused on the care of people with epilepsy, and/or epilepsy research. This includes clinical and basic scientists, nurses, physicians, students, psychologists, pharmacologists, physicists, mathematicians, and other allied health professionals.

We are looking for young people who want to become active members of YES and who want to contribute and actively organise our activities. 

Program, registration and bursary information

Help us shape the next generation of epilesy care and research!

In 2017 the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) established its Young Epilepsy Section (YES) - a subdivision for young people involved in epilepsy care or research. YES is now a growing group of young people enthusiastic about shaping the future of epilepsy.

The YES Kick-Off Workshop in May 2018 is a two-day meeting to establish the basic organisational structure and goals of YES. We invite everyone who wants to become an active YES member to participate in this workshop.

Participation is free. Registration is now closed and selected applicants will be notified by the end of March.

A limited number of travel bursaries will be offered by the ILAE and our sponsors - please see below for further information.

Program, registration and bursary information

Organizing committee

Dr. Marian Galovic
Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy
University College London, UK

Dr. Christos Lisgaras
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Developmental Epilepsy Laboratory

Dr. Rosa Michaelis
Department of Neurology
Community Hospital Herdecke
Teaching hospital University Witten/Herdecke

Dr. Genevieve Rayner
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
The University of Melbourne
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Alfred Health

Selection committee

Professor J Helen Cross
The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy
Head of Programme, Developmental Neurosciences
UCL-Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Maeike Zijmans, MD, PhD
Neurologist, Associate Professor
Brain Center Rudolf Magnus
University Medical Center Utrecht