Annual Scientific Meeting Dublin
It gives us great pleasure to invite you to a meeting hosted jointly by the Irish and British Chapters of the ILAE at the Clontarf Hotel, Dublin on October 5th to 7th 2016.
The meeting is open to members of both chapters and non-members.
Between us we have devised what we think is an exceptional and interesting programme for the meeting, acknowledging the best aspects and achievements in epilepsy care from across both sides of the Irish Sea.
The programme features an excellent faculty and a range of innovative and cutting edge research and scientific topics. We aim to provide a high quality teaching experience, with the overall objective of improving epilepsy management in Britain and Ireland. The programme is divided into plenary sessions:
In addition, it includes:
The Epilepsy Excellence award lecture
A keynote lecture from an International Speaker
Joint Basic Science Free Communications session, co-hosted by Epilepsy Research UK
Irish update session
Epilepsy Surgery Network session
Sponsored satellite sessions
Expert Led Poster Tour
Expert Led Poster Presentations
Both chapters invite submission of abstracts for posters (with the best abstracts chosen as platform presentations)
The ILAE British chapter also invites submissions for the following two prizes: the Gowers Medical Student Award and the Clinical Science Gowers Award. These awards will be presented at the meeting.
This is our first joint conference and we hope it marks the start of a long and fruitful cooperation. We hope you will attend and find it interesting and instructive, and will enjoy what promises to be an exceptional meeting.
(President, Irish Chapter ILAE)
(President, ILAE British Chapter)
The International League Against Epilepsy is the premier professional association of doctors and other health professionals who are working in the field of epilepsy. The organisation comprises national chapters in over 100 countries in all continents of the world. The ILAE was founded in 1909 and the British chapter was one of the founding members. It has held meetings since 1913 and is one of only 2 national ILAE chapters that have been in continual existence since the origins of the League.
The ILAE mission globally is to ensure that health professionals, patients and their care providers, governments, and the public world-wide have the educational and research resources that are essential in understanding, diagnosing and treating persons with epilepsy. Its goals are: to advance and disseminate knowledge about epilepsy, to promote research, education and training, and to improve services and care for patients, especially by prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
The ILAE British chapter has the following objectives:
1. To assist in the dissemination of knowledge and good practice in all aspects of epilepsy, and stimulate interest in the clinical, social and scientific aspects of the disorder.
2. Co-ordinate the activities of those interested in the better care and treatment of those people with epilepsy.
3. Actively participate in the business of the ILAE.
These objectives are fulfilled through a variety of activities of the chapter, including advocacy, holding educative and scientific meetings and workshops, and supporting members from bursaries and grants. Over the years the British chapter has had a major influence on the development of knowledge and services for epilepsy in the UK. It has contributed extensively to the international organisation, with two chapter members serving as ILAE Presidents, three as ILAE treasurer, two as ILAE Vice-Presidents and three as Editors of the ILAE Journal Epilepsia. British members have been represented on the small ILAE executive committee in most of the years of its existence, and are currently serve on the ILAE Executive, its European Commission and on various of its topic-related Commissions
The chapter is administered by a Chapter Secretariat. Membership is open to any professional person working in the field of epilepsy in Britain, who expresses an interest in furthering the objectives of the Organisation. For further details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .