Chapter Spotlight: United States of America

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The American Epilepsy Society is the largest chapter of ILAE with more than 4,000 members from across the care continuum. For nearly 80 years, AES has provided a dynamic global forum where professionals from academia, private practice, not-for-profit, government, and industry can learn, share, and grow.

The AES Annual Meeting attracts nearly 6,000 attendees and has become one of the premier gatherings of epilepsy professionals worldwide. The meeting features interactive workshops, cutting-edge research presentations, and educational sessions highlighting the latest innovations, treatments, and technologies in epilepsy. The AES Annual Meeting is like no other, convening diverse professionals who are involved in both research and clinical care for people with epilepsy – neurologists, epileptologists, neurophysiologists, neuroscientists, neurosurgeons, internists, pediatricians, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, and other professionals working within the specialty, as well as the advocacy community. The AES Annual Meeting is also one of the sites for the Biennial North American Regional Epilepsy Congress.

The 2021 meeting will take place in Chicago December 3-7. Learn more about the meeting here.  

Year Round Education

AES offers educational resources designed to provide easy access to the most current knowledge, cutting-edge research, and in-depth analysis that can be applied directly to work in the field of epilepsy.

  • Self-Assessment in Epilepsy (SAE) Volumes 1-6, EEG, and Self-Assessment in Professionalism: Check your knowledge and apply it to case examples. Earn CME and fulfill continuing certification credits and see how you compare to your peers.
  • Ask the Expert Webinars: Earn CME and CE credit with these 30-minute webinars (available both live and on-demand!) covering hot topics featuring the latest evidence for physicians and healthcare team.
  • EMU Caring: This resource includes seven modules with videos, slides, commentaries, and practical information and guidance. Modules can be used for continuing in-service education and as a training tool for new members of the team! Earn CME, CE, and ACE credits for this program, and fulfill requirements for NAEC accreditation.
  • Performance Improvement Continuing Education (PI-CME) Activities: These self-directed, web-based activities are designed to help you evaluate and develop a plan for the delivery of care in your clinical setting. Our PI-CME activities fulfill continuing certification requirements and allow participants to earn CME.
  • Fellowship Curriculum Modules: The curriculum consists of eight modules in an on-demand format featuring PowerPoint presentations synced with lecture audio from nationally and internationally-distinguished experts in epilepsy. Handouts are provided.
  • EPIPORT Online Clinical Research Training: Provides introductory training to key principles and concepts in epilepsy clinical research with 28 lecture modules accessible online when convenient for you. A certificate of completion is available.

Clinical Support


ELC: Epilepsy Leadership Council

AES provides administrative support for and is a member of the Epilepsy Leadership Council; a coalition of more than 30 non-profit, government, and professional organizations committed to improving the lives of people with epilepsy

Epilepsy Currents

Epilepsy Currents is the official journal of the American Epilepsy Society. Boasting an impact factor of 9.333, Epilepsy Currents shares commentaries and reviews of current and noteworthy epilepsy research. You can read the publication or learn more at