The congress is arranged biannually and gathers clinicians and researchers from all over the world to share knowledge and discuss urgent topics in epilepsy. Sessions covered refinement of preclinical models, and the use of novel techniques to monitor seizures and perform imaging.
Another topic touched upon the design of clinical studies, and how to consider more relevant parameters in evaluating outcomes of treatments. The program also included two public sessions arranged by Epilepsy Ireland, to promote an open discussion with the public. Basic research was presented in an easy way that encouraged everyone to listen and understand.
For me as a scientist focusing on epilepsy the congress was very valuable as it provided new insights and ample opportunity for networking, says Esbjörn Melin.