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INTERNATIONAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE (IOC) Co-chairs

Mike Glynn (Ireland) President of IBE

Solomon L. MoshĂŠ (USA) President of ILAE

Congress Directors

Carlos Acevedo (Chile)

Samuel Wiebe (Canada)

Members Hanneke de Boer (The Netherlands) Sandy Finucane (USA) Jean Gotman (Canada) Emilio Perucca (Italy) Grace Tan (Singapore)

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (IAC) Members Lionel Carmant (Canada) Hanneke de Boer (The Netherlands) Ding Ding (China) Tarun Dua (Switzerland) Paula Fernandez (Brazil) Jackie French (USA) Sheryl Haut (USA) Frances Jensen (USA) Astrid Nehlig (France) Jeff Noebels (USA) Natalia Okujeva (Georgia) Sharon Whiting (Canada)

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Members Malachy Bishop (USA) Susanne Lund (Sweden) Chong Tin Tan (Malaysia) Walter Van Emde Boas (The Netherlands) 2

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30th International Epilepsy Congress WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE Dear Friends and Colleagues, On behalf of the International Organising Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 30th International Epilepsy Congress (IEC) in Montreal, Canada, from the 23rd to the 27th of June 2013. This biennial meeting, which is a joint collaboration of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), affords delegates a unique opportunity for face to face interaction with the finest minds in the field. It also allows delegates to gain insight into the latest research and to get in touch globally with the many different nationalities that will be in attendance. The outstanding scientific programme of the 30th International Epilepsy Congress covers a diverse range of topics that encompasses recent scientific, clinical and social advancements in the field of epilepsy all delivered by world-renowned speakers. The topical Presidential Symposium will explore the issues related to epilepsy beyond seizures per se; how it shapes the patient’s life and what are we doing to improve our outcomes. Main sessions will comprehensively cover epilepsy surgery, stigma, the epileptic focus, withdrawal of AEDs, classification and focal cortical dysplasias. New features to the scientific programme include Meet the Experts sessions where you can engage with the pioneers in epilepsy, the thoughtprovoking Controversy sessions and the entertaining Epilepsy Contest. As always, there will be a strong emphasis on high quality poster presentations, and thus we invite each of you to prepare your work for abstract submission in the coming months. Montreal provides a draw all of its own; there’s always something around the corner waiting to be discovered. From creative cuisine, magnificent museums and avant-garde art, it is a city of inexhaustible possibilities. The Montréal Symphony Orchestra is a must for music lovers, and Cirque du Soleil’s brilliant, breathtaking shows will delight young and old alike. Montreal is known as the “City of Festivals” and one of its highlights, the International Jazz Festival, commences the day after the 30th International Epilepsy Congress concludes. We all look forward to welcoming you to the congress and to Montreal itself; where scientific excellence will meet sheer joie de vivre! With warm regards, Mike Glynn (Ireland), International Organising Committee Chair Solomon L. Moshé (USA), International Organising Committee Chair Carlos Acevedo (Chile), Congress Director Samuel Wiebe (Canada), Congress Director

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WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR OF MONTRÉAL Dear all, On behalf of all Montréalers, we are pleased to invite you to the 30th International Epilepsy Congress in our metropolis of Montréal. I am certain our atmosphere will prove conducive to your deliberations, since Montréal is a centre of knowledge and advanced research, particularly in the health sciences. As our city is also engaged in upgrading its leading hospital facilities, it will be an excellent time to rethink treatments, scientific and technological progress and the best medical environment for care. Furthermore, as one of North America’s oldest cities, situated at a crossroads of American and European influences, Montréal has a unique character. A thriving cultural hub at any time of year, with a cosmopolitan flair and window on the world, the continent’s most populous French speaking city has developed a distinct art of living. I am positive that when you come to Montréal you will enjoy an excellent stay and productive discussions. I also hope that you will profit from your visit by discovering or rediscovering a city that continues to evolve, grow ever more beautiful and build on its assets in all fields. I know you will be particularly delighted by our fine dining, our historic district (a UNESCO World Heritage site), our new Quartier des spectacles, our outdoor cafés and the festivals for which Montréal is world acclaimed. I look forward to welcoming you to Montréal in June 2013 and wish great success to all those taking part in this historic meeting.

Gérald Tremblay Mayor of Montréal

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WELCOME MESSAGE FROM TOURISME MONTRÉAL Dear all, On behalf of Tourisme Montréal and all of our tourism industry professionals, I would like to invite you to Montréal for the 30th International Epilepsy Congress. A point of convergence between North America and Europe, Montréal is where the world comes to meet and exchange ideas, and health and life sciences have long been of tremendous importance to our city. It is thus with great pride that we look forward to hosting the 30th International Epilepsy Congress next year, which facilitates the sharing of recent scientific, clinical and social advancements in the field of epilepsy. There is no better time to visit Montréal than the summer festival season, and the Congress (June 23-27, 2013) is set to coincide with the 34th Edition of the world famous Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. The largest jazz festival in the world is just one of the many summertime attractions that brings locals and visitors alike into the streets to share in a spirit of communal celebration. We hope that you take full advantage of the many attractions that our city has to offer and spend many memorable moments among us when you come to Montréal in June 2013. Enjoy your stay!

The Honourable Charles Lapointe, P.C. President and Chief Executive Officer

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WELCOME TO MONTREAL The host city of Montreal provides a draw all of its own. The crowning cultural jewel in the province of Quebec, Montreal is a city of inexhaustible possibilities. Its’ old world charm is laced with a modern, vibrant North American energy. The fusion blend of fine cuisine, culture, language and ideas will ensure a unique and truly unforgettable experience. Montreal is as romantically traditional as it is cutting-edge innovative, as cosmopolitan dynamic as it is small-town friendly. Yet despite this diversity, an underlying homogeneity exists in this vibrant population and it is the plurality of cultures that really makes this metropolis tick. It doesn’t matter where you go on the island; every neighbourhood is different and each one is worth exploring. Montreal is the city of festivals, a tradition that peaks in summer but continues all year round. One of the city’s biggest festivals, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, commences the day after the 30th International Epilepsy Congress finishes.

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CONGRESS INFORMATION Venue Palais des congrès de Montréal 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle Montreal QC H2Z 1H2 Canada Tel: +1 5148718122 Fax: +1 5148719389 Website: www.congresmtl.com The Palais des congrès de Montréal is strategically located at the centre of downtown Montreal, and is 20 minutes from Montreal Trudeau International Airport. The Palais, as it is locally known, is within walking distance of Montreal’s business centre, Chinatown, arts and entertainment district, multimedia core and Old Montréal. It can be easily accessed by foot from many hotels and public transport points.

Congress dates 23rd – 27th June 2013 Congress website www.epilepsymontreal2013.org All details regarding the congress will be announced on the congress website as they become available. Abstract submission, registration, accommodation reservations and bursary applications will be processed online. Please also refer to the congress website for scientific programme updates. Details on other ILAE and IBE epilepsy congresses worldwide can be found on the epilepsy portal site at: www.epilepsycongress.org. Dates for your diary On-line registration available

September 2012

Abstract submission available

November 2012

Abstract submission deadline

January 2013

Please note that the information contained in this announcement may be subject to change; check www.epilepsymontreal2013.org for the latest updates.

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30th International Epilepsy Congress Accommodation Accommodation in Montreal caters for a variety of preferences and varies from luxurious to low-budget. Through a local accommodation provider both individuals and groups will be able to secure competitive rates for a range of hotels all centrally located around the congress centre. Further details on accommodation in Montreal can be found on www.epilepsymontreal2013org. Climate Montreal’s climate varies considerably over the course of the year. The city is known for its cold winters, but its summers are hot and generally sunny, with occasional muggy days. Temperatures for June should be between 65-80°F (18°-27°C). Currency The unit of currency in Montreal is the Canadian Dollar, with a value close to that of the US Dollar. Liability and insurance The congress organisers will not accept liability for personal injury or loss/damage to property/ belongings of participants or accompanying persons either before, during or following the congress, tours or their stay in Montreal. It is therefore recommended that participants arrange their own personal health, accident and travel insurance.

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30th International Epilepsy Congress Transport in Montreal Buses and taxis are the two main modes of transport from the airport into the city centre. Public transport is a great way to see the city of Montreal. Hop on the metro and in just 10 minutes you’re at a museum, restaurant or in Old Montreal; the bus network is equally as convenient. One day ($8 CDN) and three day ($16 CDN) travel “cards” combining the metro and city buses are available and may be purchased in the arrivals hall of the airport or at any metro station; some corner stores sell tickets too. Maps and information about the transit system are also available in every metro station and at tourist information points. There is an app through STM mobile for iPhone and iPod Touch which gives updated information on the bus schedules and some basic information on the metro. Alternately, ‘BIXI’ is Montreal’s public bike system. Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the months of April to November. 400 BIXI stations are located throughout the city. Further details can be found on www.montreal.bixi.com. *Fares are valid as of September 2012.

Visas Visitors need a valid passport to enter Canada; they may also require a visa. For further information, check with a Canadian embassy or consulate. A government page www.cic.gc.ca lists countries according to visa requirements as well as special categories of visitor not requiring a visa. Please also view the Canada Border Services Agency website www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca for further useful information on arriving in Montreal. Registered congress participants who require an official letter of invitation in order to support a visa application should contact the Congress Secretartiat at montreal@epilepsycongress.org.

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30th IEC Montreal - PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

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SESSION INFORMATION Presidential Symposium This high profile symposium, carefully constructed by the Presidents of ILAE and IBE, investigates the issues related to epilepsy beyond the seizures themselves, how they affect the patient’s life, addressing questions from etiology to SUDEP and including comorbidities and issues with modelling such a complex disease. Main and Parallel Sessions The topics for the Main and Parallel Sessions were selected from the numerous proposals submitted by ILAE Chapters and Commissions and IBE Regional Committees. Main Sessions feature epilepsy surgery, stigma, the epileptic focus, withdrawal of AEDs, classification and focal cortical dysplasia. The diverse topics for the Parallel Sessions ensure that each day there is a choice of sessions that will appeal to everyone, be they a basic scientist, clinician or those specialising in the treatment of epilepsy or providing care in epilepsy. Meet the Experts The finest minds in paediatric and adult epilepsy come together to answer a range of questions prepared by congress delegates. Do not miss this unique opportunity to engage with the pioneers in epilepsy. Controversies A new feature of the 30th International Epilepsy Congress are the thought-provoking controversy sessions that focus on cutting edge and controversial aspects of epilepsy. Subjects include Guidelines (are they useful?), Localization (what is the best method?), What is treatment success? Epilepsy and cognition, and The cost of AEDs (is more expensive better?). Special Symposia Three special symposia are scheduled for the first day of the congress. The Montreal Neurological Institute has put together a symposium entitled “The pioneers at the Montreal Neurological Institute: early concepts in today’s practice”. Following on from the success of the IBE’s symposium held during the 29th IEC in Rome, “Making the case for IBE’s International Advocacy” studies the different aspects of how IBE raises awareness for epilepsy on a global scale. Finally the ILAE Commission on Neurobiology has prepared a symposium on “The role of non-neuronal cells in epileptogenesis”. Epi-Quiz Another innovation to the scientific programme of the International Epilepsy Congress, the Epi-Quiz promises to offer a fun approach to learning for the audience and participants alike. Teams are pitched against each other answering quick-fire questions that will demonstrate their knowledge in a wide range of epilepsy-related issues. Prize Symposium The Prize Symposium features the findings presented by the winners of the Michael Prize and the Morris-Coole Epilepsia Prize. The Morris-Coole Epilepsia Prize is awarded by ILAE to a young researcher who was the first author of a top quality research paper published in Epilepsia in the previous calendar year. The Michael Prize is one of the most highly regarded international awards for the best contribution to scientific and clinical research thus promoting further development in epileptology.

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30th International Epilepsy Congress Teaching Programme A joint Education Committee is creating a series of “how to” sessions, case orientated sessions and educational courses that will make the early starts of the daily case-orientated congress programme worthwhile! Please refer to the congress website www.epilepsymontreal2013.org for detailed information on the comprehensive teaching programme. Platform and Poster Presentations The International Organising Committee invites everyone working in the field of epilepsy to submit an abstract so that it may be considered for either a platform or poster presentation. Instructions for the submission of abstracts can be found on the congress website www.epilepsymontreal2013.org.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME PRESIDENTIAL SYMPOSIUM Epilepsy beyond seizures My epilepsy does not define me Epilepsy is a many-splendored thing Which really matters: The etilogy or the spikes? SUDEP: continuing the global conversation Modeling a many-headed monster Attacking seizures and comorbidities: a drug for each syndrome?

MAIN SESSIONS Challenges for epilepsy surgery in the developed and developing world Presurgical evaluation – when is enough enough? Reaching for acceptable standards in low income countries How to reintegrate a person after surgery How to reach out to people who do not get referred Panel discussion Stigma in epilepsy - who, why and what to do? Assessing stigma, do we know it when we see it? Stigma, why some people and not others? Reducing stigma: what can be done? A future without stigma? Panel discussion The epileptic focus: a zone or a network? The interictal focus: spikes and HFOs The ictal focus: measuring spread with EEG The ictal focus: measuring spread through metabolism The lesion, the seizure onset zone and epileptogenicity Panel discussion Withdrawing AEDs - the brain, the patient and the family The spectrum of neurobiological consequences Debate: withdrawing AEDs (pros) Debate: withdrawing AEDs (cons) What do patients and families need to know? Panel discussion www.epilepsymontreal2013.org

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30th International Epilepsy Congress The new organization of the epilepsies in daily practice Role of the new classification in developing animal models Listening to the community: modifications to the new organization How do you explain genetic epilepsy to a patient? Immune epilepsies – an emerging new etiology Panel discussion Focal cortical dysplasia – the latest Impact of the new classification on patient care Genetics of malformations of cortical development Can image analysis show the invisible? Epileptogenicity and surgical treatment Panel discussion

PARALLEL SESSIONS Building epilepsy care – roadmap for beginners Burden: the many needs of patients Capacity building: the essentials Comprehensive care: beyond the physician Networking, advocacy and research High frequency oscillations and GABA receptor signaling: new factors for seizure initiation High frequency oscillations in healthy and epileptic brain GABAergic networks at the onset of seizures High frequency oscillations as ictogenetic determinants A route to seizure in human tissue: when Basal GABAergic excitation meets hyperexcitability SUDEP prevention - are we there yet? SUDEP: identifying those most at risk Discussing SUDEP: does disclosure reduce the risk? Epilepsy treatment for SUDEP prevention Do devices have a role in SUDEP prevention? Infections, autoimmunity and epilepsy Epidemiology of epilepsy in the tropics Epilepsy in falciparum malaria FIRES (Febrile Infection Related Epilepsy Syndrome) and other autoimmune encephalitides Viral encephalitis and epilepsy Controversies in epilepsy due to neurocysticercosis The spectrum of neurocysticercosis-related epilepsy Treatment – not as clear as it seems Does neurocysticercosis cause mesial temporal sclerosis? Neurocysticercosis: burden, prevention and control strategies

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30th International Epilepsy Congress Political advocacy: raising awareness and funding for epilepsy Giving epilepsy a good name Shaking up the European community Changing public health policy in North America The Americas: a continental strategy for epilepsy Infantile spasms: from basic neuroscience to clinic Current understanding of the causes of infantile spasms Infantile spasms and disorders of interneurons: interneuronopathies Novel treatments based on animal models Current therapeutic approaches of infantile spasms Epilepsy at school Addressing stigma in the classroom: epilepsy awareness education programs for students Epilepsy comorbidities and their impact on learning Educating school personnel: beyond developing the individual education plan (IEP) for students Education and employment: transitioning to adulthood after secondary Post traumatic epilepsy - new insights into an old disorder Risk factors for posttraumatic seizures and epilepsy Epileptogenesis: cells, molecules and the blood brain barrier Preventing epilepsy after TBI Prognosis and treatment: just another focal epilepsy? The cost of epilepsy - the obvious and the hidden The cost of illness, what is important in epilepsy? Getting the numbers right: importance of accurate prevalence estimates Treatment and social costs Challenges for cost of epilepsy studies in research poor countries Obesity and epilepsy - more than just weight Brain mechanisms of obesity and their potential relation to epilepsy Obesity in children with epilepsy AED influence on weight in people with epilepsy Exercise programmes: what are the challenges? Preclinical drug discovery Defining the clinical “gaps to care” and the “opportunities” to develop new treatment approaches for epilepsy Technical and methodological issues Development of anti-epileptogenic therapies Use of biomarkers and surrogate endpoints Paediatric status epilepticus Age dependent consequences of status epilepticus Febrile status epilepticus Neonatal status epilepticus Treatment of status epilepticus in infants and children

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30th International Epilepsy Congress Treating the tough epilepsies Rational polytherapy in highly refractory patients Innovative targets: epigenetics Is there an optimum ketogenic diet? Cut or stimulate? Epileptic encephalopathies and other genetic epilepsies of infancies – a new dawn of discovery Dravet syndrome and beyond: phenotypes, genetics and treatment implications Girls only epilepsy – phenotypes and mechanism of an important new disorder Other recognizable and emerging genetic encephalopathies Molecular basis of benign familial infantile epilepsy and related syndromes Stress and epilepsy Is stress-induced epilepsy a reflex epilepsy? Can stress change brain function? Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and epilepsy Treating the stress to control the seizures The impact of epilepsy surgery on comorbid psychiatric disorders The impact of epilepsy surgery on depression and anxiety Does temporal lobe epilepsy increase suicidality? Epilepsy surgery and behavioural disturbances in cognitively impaired patients The impact of epilepsy surgery in patients with psychosis Emerging concepts in status epilepticus Treatment targets: illusive or real? Refractory status epilepticus - etiology and management Optimising pre-hospital treatment of status epilepticus The future: clinical trials provide definitive answers Epileptic encephalopathy Is it genetic or is it an accident? Modeling high function and dysfunction following seizures Charting the waves: loci, circuits and systems Who, when, and how shall we treat?

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CONTROVERSIES Guidelines: the good, the bad and the ugly Guidelines on epilepsy surgery of the American Academy of Neurology - inform decisions and improve outcomes: PROS Guidelines on epilepsy surgery of the American Academy of Neurology - inform decisions and improve outcomes: CONS Choice of AEDs by the ILAE guidelines - inform decisions and improve outcomes: PROS Choice of AEDs by the ILAE guidelines - inform decisions and improve outcomes: CONS Localization: electrophysiology vs metabolism Seizures: EEG and MEG are the best Seizures: SPECT and NIRS are the best Spikes: High resolution EEG is the best Spikes: EEG-fMRI is the best When does treatment work and when does it fail? Clinically meaningful improvement for people with epilepsy requires being seizure-free: YES Clinically meaningful improvement for people with epilepsy requires being seizure-free: NO The definition of drug resistance can be easily applied: YES The definition of drug resistance can be easily applied: NO Epilepsy and cognition Spikes are bad for cognition Spikes do not affect cognition Epilepsy produces cognitive decline: YES Epilepsy produces cognitive decline: NO Costs and consequences of AEDs New medications are superior Old medications are superior Pharmacoresistant patients become seizure free with repeated AED trials Pharmacoresistant patients do not become seizure free with repeated AED trials

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIA IBE Symposium: Making the case for IBE’s International Advocacy Latin American Epilepsy Day and the PAHO Initiative European Epilepsy Day and the European Declaration The Chinese International Epilepsy Day and the success of the GCAE in China Epilepsy Month (USA) and the advocacy impact of The Washington Walk The importance of International Days supported by WHO and UN - Autism Speaks Neurobiology Syposium: Role of non-neuronal cells in epileptogenesis Glial control of blood flow during seizures Open blood-brain barrier and epilepsy Transformation of astrocytes during epileptogenesis Role of immunity in epileptogenesis Astrocytic dysfunction in temporal lobe epilepsy The Pioneers at the Montreal Neurological Institute: early concepts in today’s practise Epilepsy surgery at the MNI: the history Imaging at the MNI: the history Wilder Penfield: resecting the focus while preserving function Herbert Jasper: mapping epileptic activity Theodore Rasmussen: red spikes, green spikes and surgical outcome Brenda Milner: starting with H.M. and setting the memory stage Pierre Gloor: epilepsy is a network phenomenon Frederick Andermann: seeking innovative pathways to explain clinical observation

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TEACHING SESSIONS “How to” manage the first seizure: neonate, infant, adult, elderly patient “How to” investigate the patient with epilepsy: what, when, why, not everything always, role of genetics “How to” manage the intractable patient “How to” optimize pharmacotherapy Case Oriented Case Oriented Case Oriented Case Oriented

- Adult cases - Comorbidities - Paediatric cases - Surgical cases

Epilepsy in the elderly

New EEG Era Recording and interpretation of High Frequency Oscillations Combining EEG and functional MRI Recording and interpreting DC shifts and ultra-slow activity Single neuron dynamics in human focal epilepsy VIREPA Courses Epilepsy and sleep (seizure vs parasomnias) Neuroimaging: reading difficult images Psychiatric aspects of epilepsy Basic EEG: adult and paediatric What genetic tests should I be ordering today in my patients? Primer of genetic testing for clinicians Genetic approach to epileptic encephalopathies GLUT1 and epilepsy Spectrum of phenotypes and role of ketogenic diet Costs implications

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION All abstracts should be submitted via the congress website at www.epilepsymontreal2013.org from November 2012. The abstract submission deadline is currently set for the end of January 2013. Abstracts must be submitted in English ready for immediate publication in keeping with submission guidelines. Authors will receive an e-mail acknowledgement on receipt of their abstract. Abstracts will be reviewed by the International Organising Committee and considered for platform presentation, special poster sessions or poster tours.

REGISTRATION Registration is now available online at www.epilepsymontreal2013.org.

Registration fees The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and The International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) are offering a special discount for delegates who are members of an ILAE Chapter or IBE Member Association to attend the forthcoming International Epilepsy Congress. The special rates are detailed in the table below and requirements to qualify for the member rates are outlined under this table under the heading “Member Discount”. For more information on becoming a member of your national ILAE Chapter or IBE Member Association please visit www.ilae.org or www.ibe-epilepsy.org. Early Registration Late Registration Up to 10th March 2013 11th March to 12th May 2013

Last Minute Registration On-site Registration 13th May to 23rd June to 9th June 2013 27th June 2013

Regular – Member # – Non Member

495 EUR 545 EUR

570 EUR 620 EUR

633 EUR 683 EUR

720 EUR

Junior (under 45 years)* – Member # – Non Member

365 EUR 415 EUR

425 EUR 475 EUR

450 EUR 500 EUR

525 EUR

Allied Health Professional** – Member # – Non Member

365 EUR 415 EUR

425 EUR 475 EUR

450 EUR 500 EUR

525 EUR

***Subsidised Registration (available to nationals in Band 1 of the Hinari Access to Research in Health Programme) ## One Day Only

200 EUR

250 EUR

# Member discount is applicable to members of ILAE Chapters and IBE Associations registering as Regular, Junior or Allied Health Professional. In order to avail of the discount, the Chapter or Member Association must have provided membership detail to their parent organisation (i.e. ILAE or IBE) and must be up to date with dues with ILAE or IBE, as applies. If the Congress Secretariat cannot verify the membership status, then the discount cannot be given. ## Subsidised registration is not available to groups or sponsored registrations. *All delegates applying for Junior Registration (under 45 years) must fax a clear copy of their passport photo page /photo ID to the Congress Secretariat at +353 1 205 6156. Alternatively a scanned copy can be emailed to registration@epilepsycongress.org.

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30th International Epilepsy Congress **All delegates applying for Allied Health Professional must fax a letter from the delegate’s employer confirming non-MD or non-DO status and that the delegate works in epilepsy care to +353 1 205 6156. Alternatively a scanned copy can be emailed to registration@ epilepsycongress.org. The Allied Health Professional reduced rate applies to non-MD and non-DO health professionals working in epilepsy care, e.g. PhD, Nurse, Technician, Psychologist, Physical Therapist. *** Subsidised registration fees (with no age limit) are available to nationals in Band 1 of the Hinari Access to Research in Health Programme: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti,Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesetho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mocronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Moldova, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe. All delegates applying for Subsidised registration must fax a clear copy of their passport photo page /photo ID to the Congress Secretariat at +353 1 205 6156. Alternatively a scanned copy can be emailed to registration@epilepsycongress.org.

Further information regarding registration terms and conditions and cancellation policies may also be found on the congress website.

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TRAVEL BURSARIES In an effort to further encourage young investigators (under 45 years of age) to participate in the 30th International Epilepsy Congress, travel bursaries will be awarded to a number of young applicants to assist with travel, registration and accommodation expenses. Members of the Bursary Sub-Committee will select the successful applicants. Details of how to apply for a bursary will be announced on the congress website at www.epilepsymontreal2013.org.

USEFUL CONGRESS INFORMATION Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits CME accreditation (convertible into European CME and American AMA credits) will be applied for with the Canadian authorities; further details will be available on the congress website at www.epilepsymontreal2013.org. Language The official language of the 30th International Epilepsy Congress will be English. Mailing list If you would like to be included on the congress mailing list to receive updates about the 30th International Epilepsy Congress, please submit your contact details via the congress website www.epilepsymontreal2013.org or contact us at info@epilepsycongress.org. Trade Exhibition There will be various sponsorship opportunities for companies interested in the congress. A trade exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 30th International Epilepsy Congress. The exhibition is an integral part of the congress, affording delegates an opportunity to learn about new products and services relevant to the field of epilepsy. Delegates will have the opportunity to explore the exhibits and expand their learning. Companies are kindly requested to contact the Congress Exhibition Manager as soon as possible. Contact details: Exhibition and Sponsorship Manager 30th International Epilepsy Congress, ILAE/IBE Congress Secretariat, 7 Priory Hall, Stillorgan, Dublin 18, Ireland. E-mail: exhibition@epilepsycongress.org Phone: +353 1 2056720 Fax: +353 1 2056156

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The International League Against Epilepsy and the International Bureau for Epilepsy would like to thank Tourisme MontrĂŠal for its generous contribution towards the organisation of the 30th International Epilepsy Congress.

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