Abstracts and Awards for Posters/Platform Free Communications
Extended Abstract & Gowers Award deadline: Friday 5th July 2019 at 1700 hrs
Submission of abstracts is now invited for the poster/platform free communications sessions and is open to members of the British / Irish Branch as well as non-members. These should be submitted under one of the following three categories:
- General abstracts
- Basic science abstracts
- Cases for Neurosurgery Network Meeting
Those accepted for poster presentations should follow these guidelines
Up to six of the best abstracts in the ‘General Abstract’ category will be selected for platform presentation and up to five of the ‘Basic Science’ abstracts will be selected for oral communication in the Basic Science Session, held jointly with Epilepsy Research UK. Expert-led poster tour of selected posters will also take place throughout the meeting, giving researchers the opportunity to present their work.
Abstracts and Awards for General Abstracts
In the ‘General Abstract’ category, prizes are awarded for the best Platform Presentations (1st prize – £250, and 2nd prize – £125). Prizes are also awarded to the best abstracts chosen for the expert-led poster presentations (1st prize – £100, and 2nd prize – £50).
Abstracts must be no more than 400 words.
Authors of the highest ranking will be invited to give a platform presentation, or will be invited to present in the Expert Led Poster Presentation session.
Abstracts and Award for Basic Science
ILAE British Branch & Epilepsy Research UK
Celine Newman Basic Science in Epilepsy Award
The Council of the British Branch of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and Epilepsy Research UK (ERUK) are pleased to announce their intention to award The Celine Newman Basic Science in Epilepsy Award at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ILAE British Branch in Birmingham 2019. The Award, worth £500, will be given to the best presentation and judged by a panel comprising representatives from the ILAE and ERUK.
The award is open to early career researchers and health care professionals employed at university lecturer level or below (or NHS equivalent) and working in the field of basic scientific epilepsy research within the UK. Entrants must, at a minimum, be in their second year of an epilepsy focused basic science PhD. Entrants are required to submit an online abstract describing original experimental epilepsy research using the Annual Scientific Meeting abstract submission system. Abstracts must be no more than 400 words.
Submissions will be reviewed by the ILAE British Branch council and the best abstracts will be short-listed for platform presentation. The remainder will be included in the poster session. Platform presenters will be required to submit their slides to the symposium chair not less than two weeks prior to the meeting.
Platform presentations (10 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion; maximum 10 slides) will compete for the Celine Newman Basic Science in Epilepsy Award on the basis of clarity, research quality, and relevance to epilepsy. Abstracts MUST be placed within a clinical context. Abstracts assigned to poster sessions will be considered for a poster prize.
The decisions of the ILAE British Branch and Epilepsy Research UK panel of experts is final.
Platform presenters in the Basic Science Session will receive complimentary registration for the duration of the meeting and all reasonable standard class travel expenses will be reimbursed by Epilepsy Research UK.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Juliet Solomon (Executive Director), Tel: +44 (0)20 34484794: Email email@example.com
Cases for Neurosurgery Network Meeting
We are inviting abstract submissions describing surgical cases for possible presentation at the Neurosurgery network meeting.
Abstracts must not be more than 400 words.
Cases with a lesson are more likely to be chosen if they fulfil at least one or more of the following criteria:
- Well defined localisation of clinical phenomena
- Clear resolution of a clinical conundrum
- Unusual semiology
- Post surgical resolution / cure
- A pitfall in practice
The Council of the ILAE British Branch also invite entries for the Gowers Award. These are for dissertations of up to 5000 words on any aspect of epilepsy. The awards are in the following category:
- Gowers Clinical Science Award (£500)
- Gowers Medical Student Award (£500)
The council of the British Branch of the International League Against Epilepsy announce the Gowers Award 2018 and invite entries. Entries are welcome from within the UK and Ireland, must be in English and not more than 5,000 words:
Gowers Medical Student Award (£500)
A dissertation on any aspect of epilepsy
We will also accept submissions from FY1’s as long as the work was completed as a medical student. (submissions from FY1s will need to be accompanied with confirmation from the author’s supervisor that the work was completed as a medical student)
All expenses paid to attend the conference* for the winning entry
Gowers Clinical Science Award (£500)
A dissertation on any aspect of epilepsy
This category is open to all health professionals and we welcome essay submissions from those working in all clinical specialities related to Epilepsy. Essays might focus on one of a range of topics such as epidemiology, clinical effectiveness, risk, quality of life, sociology, neuropsychology, or other relevant topics. Essays can be up to a maximum of 5,000 words and can be on any topic of clinical epilepsy (but cannot have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere). There is an award of £500 for the best submission and the ILAE British Branch will fund your registration and accommodation costs to attend the conference (Travel is not included).
*Expenses will be paid within the ILAE British Branch guidelines.