Newswise — The International Epilepsy Congress, held August 28 – September 1, 2021, will present a platform to hear from world-renowned experts, and on-demand recordings allow registrants to attend sessions either live (following Central European Standard Time) or at their convenience. The program includes plenary lectures, interactive sessions, specialty sessions and a comprehensive teaching program, as well as a full day of programming centered around the experiences of people with epilepsy and their families.

Session topics include:

  • Neurobiology of SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and relevance to epilepsy
  • The rollercoaster of epilepsy genetics – what you need to know
  • Looking into the causes of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES): the contribution of imaging studies
  • The microbiota gut-brain axis and epilepsy: where are we now?
  • Can we predict the efficacy of epilepsy therapy in individual patients?
  • Status epilepticus – the latest in treatment options
  • Post-stroke epilepsy
  • Transitioning from pediatric to adult epilepsy care

And more than 50 other sessions!

The congress is produced by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE).

Register at to benefit from:

High-quality programming: The congress offers excellence in epilepsy education, with access to cutting-edge science, the latest updates and best practice, and providing a platform to hear from world-renowned experts. Sessions will facilitate interaction by asking questions, sharing your opinion, participating in polls, and more.

New research: Researchers from around the globe will present and publish the latest findings in poster or oral presentations.

Flexibility: The on-demand recordings of the sessions allow you to attend sessions at your own convenience. All content will be accessible during and after the congress.

Networking: The meeting will offer abundant opportunities for peer networking.

Industry innovation: Many industry partners are taking part in the congress to showcase the latest innovations and developments in the field.

Lower fees: Both the ILAE and the IBE have a mission to bring epilepsy education to the broadest audience. By reducing the registration fees, we hope that more colleagues from around the world will be able to attend.

Visit the ILAE website for more information.