Abstracts and Awards for Posters/Platform Free Communications
Abstract & Gowers Award deadline: Friday 1st July 2022 at 1700 hrs
Submission of abstracts are 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
- Neurobiology of epilepsy 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 the platform presentation session and up to five of the neurobiology of epilepsy abstracts will be selected for platform presentations in the session held jointly with Epilepsy Research UK (Celine Newman Prize). There will be an expert led poster tour of selected posters which will take place during 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: Neurobiology of Epilepsy Platform Session
Epilepsy Research UK & ILAE British Branch
The ERUK Céline Newman Basic Science in Epilepsy Award in conjunction with ILAE British Branch
Epilepsy Research UK (ERUK) & The Council of the British Branch of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) are pleased to announce their intention to award the ERUK Céline Newman Neurobiology of Epilepsy Award. The award, worth £500, will be awarded to the best presentation at the Neurobiology of Epilepsy platform session which will be judged by a panel comprising representatives from ERUK and ILAE British Branch.
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 in 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 abstract describing original experimental epilepsy research using the online submission system. Abstracts should be no more than 400 words and MUST be placed within a clinical context.
Submissions will be reviewed by ERUK and the ILAE British Branch Council and the best abstracts will be shortlisted for presentation. Presenters will be offered free accommodation for 1 night, free registration and travel expenses will be met (standard class).
The decision of the Epilepsy Research UK and ILAE British Branch panel of experts is final.
Abstracts not shortlisted will be included in a digital abstract book.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Juliet Solomon (Chief Executive): Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
There will be a prize of £250 for the best presented case.
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)
Gowers Medical Student Award (£500)
A dissertation on any aspect of epilepsy
We will also accept submissions from FY1s 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)
There is an award of £500 for the best submission and the ILAE British Branch will fund your registration, attendance at the conference dinner and accommodation costs to attend the conference. You will be invited to present your work at the meeting. There may be an opportunity for winning essays to be published in Seizure.
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, attendance at the conference dinner and accommodation costs to attend the conference (Travel is not included). There may be an opportunity for winning essays to be published in Seizure.
You will be invited to present your work at the meeting.