About the Annual Meeting Sessions

The AES Annual Meeting offers high-quality educational programming across diverse work settings, professional roles, and experience levels. Whether you are just starting with the specialty, have a limited background in epilepsy, or are highly fluent with complex topics, you will find sessions and content relevant to your needs.

For the most recent program information, visit the Schedule At-A-Glance.


2017 Schedule Changes

Please review the Schedule At-A-Glance before confirming your hotel and travel. The ◈ symbol will call out changes to the schedule.


Symposia provide the major educational activities at the meeting. Topics range from clinically-oriented presentations, reviewing common issues in epilepsy to more complex topics combining basic sciences and clinical neurology. While target audiences differ, all symposia include discussion of clinically-relevant information.

Special Interest Groups (SIG) offer information and networking for attendees with similar interests, in sessions organized by AES members. Although the sizes of SIG sessions vary, all lend themselves to active participation and dialogue.

Special Lectures recognize the accomplishments of the distinguished leaders in clinical epilepsy and research. The Judith Hoyer Lecture in Epilepsy is delivered by an AES President Emeritus. The Lennox and Lombroso Lecture is given by an invited member who has greatly advanced the collective understanding of epilepsy.

The Annual Course encourages in-depth exploration of important topics related to epilepsy, focused on clinical care, including review of the science underlying the topics, reviews of clinical research, and discussion of the associated clinical implications. The Annual Course includes a mixture of educational lectures, clinical vignettes, and panel discussions.

Investigators Workshops highlight exciting developments in basic, translational, and clinical epilepsy research in a format promoting interactive discussion. Speakers include established and junior epilepsy investigators, as well as researchers from other fields.

Skills Workshops deliver hands-on and interactive learning opportunities in focused clinical areas or basic science research skills. Attendance at each workshop is limited to a small number of participants to allow optimal interaction. Advanced registration and an additional fee are required.


Target Audience

Neurologists, epileptologists, pediatric neurologists, nurses, psychologists, neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists.


Content Categories

The AES Annual Meeting offers high-quality educational content across diverse work settings, professional roles, and experience levels.

Basic: Those new to epilepsy treatment or whose background in the specialty is limited, e.g. students, residents, general physicians, general neurologists and neurosurgeons, other professionals in epilepsy care, administrators

Intermediate: Epilepsy fellows, epileptologists, epilepsy neurosurgeons, and other providers with experience in epilepsy care (e.g. advanced practice nurses, nurses, physician assistants), neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, basic and translational researchers

Advanced: Address highly technical or complex topics (e.g. neurophysiology, advanced imaging techniques or advanced treatment modalities, including surgery)


Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the American Epilepsy Society to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All individuals involved in the selection, development, and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest will be resolved by AES prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners.

Resolutions of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the American Epilepsy Society to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, sevelopment, and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, AES implemented the mechanisms of prospective peer review of this CME activity to identify and resolve any conflicts. Additionally, the content of this activity is based on the best available evidence.

Unapproved Use Disclosure

The American Epilepsy Society requires CME authoris to disclose to learners when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA-approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. This information is intended solely for tontinuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information. Information about pharmaceutical agents/devices that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling may be contained in this activity.


This CME activity is for educational purposes only and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the American Epilepsy Society. Reasonable efforts have been taken to repsent educational subject matter in a balanced, unbiased fashion, and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each activity participant must always use his or her own personal and professional judgment when considering future application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label investigational, and/or experimental uses.