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Programme at a GlancePlease click below to view the programme at a glance. programme at a glance provides an overall summary of the weekly and daily programmes. The programme at a glance is available here.
- The planner is a tool which allows you to make a diary of the session which you would like to attend and add them to your Outlook itinerary. The planner is available here.
- In the Scientific Programme document, you will find details of individual sessions, available here.
- The Epilepsy Course will be focusing on the Causes of Epilepsy, the full programme is available here.
- The congress has been granted 21 CME credit points, further details are available here .
- The ECE Forums are sessions in which selected topics can be explored and discussed in an informal workshop style. Details of the workshops are available here.
Welcome from the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee
The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has worked hard to make an exceptional programme for the 10th ECE - London 2012. Our focus has been on the sometimes contrasting objectives of including the most innovative and cutting edge research and science (our primary goal), covering as broad a range of epilepsy topics as possible, and providing a high quality teaching experience to improve epilepsy management in the clinic. We have wanted to make the programme both instructive and entertaining, and thus to inspire our colleagues and to raise the profile of European epilepsy so that it is recognised as primus inter pares.
To these ends, we have constructed a full and high quality programme of around 300 presentations There are in total 4 main sessions (plenary themes), 6 special symposia, 42 sessions, 29 ECE forums, 8 sponsored satellites, 3 debates, 15 platform sessions and 3 “how to do it” sessions.
There are number of new features:
- Plenary themes, with associated platform and poster sessions, of: basic
and translational science, neuroimaging and surgery, clinical epileptology and neuropsychiatry, and clinical pharmacology and drug therapy.
- Nobel Lecture Series - a daily lecture by a Nobel laureate/ Fields medallist
- Debates - entertaining debates on controversial issues
- ECE Forums - interactive sessions with a clubroom atmosphere
- Epilepsy Course – a coordinated advanced course on the ‘Causes of epilepsy’
- Epilepsy Olympiad - an epilepsy tournament for competing national chapters
- Chairs’ Symposium - entitled ‘The borderland of epilepsy’
- ‘100 barbiturate years’ - a special symposium to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the antiepileptic action of Phenobarbital
- Starred poster presentations
- A documentary film session
- An historical exhibit entitled: Epileptology in London 1860-1910
The programme itself is colour coded into 8 categories as a quick guide to help navigation through the programme.
The 2012 London Olympics will have finished a few weeks earlier, with some events held in the congress centre. We will continue the Olympic theme at the congress, and this will include an exhibition of photos from the ILAE’s SUFE (Stand Up for Epilepsy) project.
Finally, there is London, an extraordinary city fully worth exploring. As Dr Johnson, the famous essayist and moralist, remarked in 1777: “No Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”. This is still true today and we hope you will, at the London 2012 Congress, have a refreshing, instructive and entertaining time.
With best wishes, (On behalf of the Scientific Advisory Committee)
Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee
programme for the 10th ECE
can be downloaded here.