The European Congress on Epileptology (ECE) is now a landmark in the epilepsy community agenda and the Prague 2016 promises to be innovative and engaging.

The 13th Eilat Conference on New Antiepileptic Drugs and Devices will be introducing debates as well as adhering to the format of the previous conferences which are designed to provide an in-depth progress report on new antiepileptic drugs in various stages of development, as well as to present new findings on second-generation treatments. 

On April 17-19, 2013, NINDS hosted Curing the Epilepsies 2013: Pathways Forward, the third in a series of Curing the Epilepsies conferences held in partnership with epilepsy advocacy and professional organizations to assess progress in epilepsy research and help set an agenda for future years. As an important outcome, these conferences have led to the development of Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research, which reflect priorities shared across the epilepsy community for research toward clinically meaningful advances in understanding and treating the epilepsies.

The 31st International Epilepsy Congress (IEC) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey between 5th - 9th September, 2015.
The scientific programme of the 31st IEC promises to be innovative and engaging, with a wide range of main and parallel sessions, as well as teaching and video sessions.

The goals of this workshop are to optimize and accelerate the development of therapies for anti-epileptogenesis and disease-modification in the epilepsies by: 

A report from the NINDS Anticonvulsant Screening Program Working Group, of the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NANDS) Council

May 29, 2015



Findings of the 2015 Working Group


Working Group Charge and Roster

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurring seizures, or abnormal bursts of electrical activity in the brain that can trigger jerky movements, strange sensations or emotions, unusual behavior, and/or loss of consciousness. Although available anti-seizure medications help the majority of people with epilepsy, a third or more receive little or no relief from medical treatment.

This event has been POSTPONED until January 4-6, 2021. More details to follow as they become available. Please visit NIH Guidance on Travel and Meetings.