Submission of abstracts is now invited for the poster/platform free communications sessions and is open to members of the British Chapter as well as non-members. These should be submitted under one of the following two categories:
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 six of the ‘Basic Science’ abstracts will be selected for oral communication in the Basic Science Session, held jointly with Epilepsy Research UK, on 6th October 2017. In addition, this year we have added additional free communications slots at the end of each themed session and if suitable we will invite authors of abstracts related to the particular session topic to present their work at the end of the session.
Expert-led poster tour of selected posters will also take place throughout the meeting, giving researchers the opportunity to present their work.
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.
In the Basic Science category, a £500 prize (the Basic Science in Epilepsy Award) is awarded for the best presentation jointly by the ILAE British and Epilepsy Research UK.
The Council of the British Chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy and Epilepsy Research UK are pleased to announce their intention to award the following prize at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ILAE British Chapter in Leeds 2017.
Basic Science in Epilepsy Award (£500)
The award is open to young scientists and health care professionals employed at University lecturer level or below (or NHS equivalent) and working in the field of basic epilepsy research within the UK. Entrants must be at least in their second year of an epilepsy focused basic science PhD. Entrants must be 40 years of age or under on December 31st 2017. 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 Chapter 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 Basic Science in Epilepsy award (£500) on the basis of clarity, research quality, and relevance to epilepsy, as adjudged by an independent panel of experts. Abstracts assigned to poster sessions will be considered for a poster prize.
The decisions of the ILAE British Chapter and Epilepsy Research UK panel of experts are final.
Platform presenters will receive complimentary registration for the duration of the meeting and all reasonable standard class travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Juliet Solomon (Executive Director), Tel: +44 (0)20 34484794: Email email@example.com
The Council of the ILAE British Chapter 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:
We will also accept submissions from FY1’s as long as the work was completed as a medical student
All expenses paid to attend the conference* for the winning entry
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 will fund your registration and accommodation costs to attend the conference (Travel is not included).
*Expenses will be paid within the ILAE guidelines.
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