Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 10.52.51 AMNewswise — West Hartford, Conn., March 6, 2015 – The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has announced that abstract submissions for the 2015 Annual Meeting are now open. This year the AES 69th Annual Meeting will be held in Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from December 4-8, 2015. The event is expected to draw more than 5,000 of the world’s leading epilepsy professionals to learn about the most recent clinical and basic research, technology and treatment developments and to exchange new ideas.

Submitted abstracts from members and non-members play a significant role in the content of the meeting. AES presents a diverse selection of abstracts spanning clinical, translational and basic science. Abstracts selected for the Meeting honor the scientific and scholarly achievements of the presenters and help contribute to the understanding of epilepsy and application of clinical and scientific advances.

AES also awards competitive grants to outstanding young investigators and nurses conducting research in basic or clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy who submit an abstract to the AES Annual Meeting. Awards range from $1,000 to $1,200. The awards given for the Annual Meeting include:
• Grass AES Young Investigator Award – this award is given to eight early career investigators to help support travel costs to present their research at the AES Annual Meeting.
• Suzanne and Peter Berry International Travel Award — recognizes outstanding young investigators (less than five years postgraduate) doing clinical neuroscience research related to epilepsy in Asia, Africa, Oceania, Middle East or Latin America.
• AES Young Investigator and Nurse Awards –Young Investigator and Nurse awards are selected from among the highest rated qualified abstract submissions. Eligible awardees include professionals who are MDs, PhDs, RNs, MSNs, CPNPs, MSc among others.

More than 1,200 clinical, translational and basic science abstracts are presented during the Annual Meeting. AES welcomes and encourages submissions from across the specialty. The deadline for abstract submission is June 10, 2015. To learn more and submit your abstract, visit the Abstract Submitter page of the AES 2015 Annual Meeting website.

The AES Annual Meeting brings together professionals from around the world who are involved in both research and clinical care for people with epilepsy. Professionals including neurologists, neuroscientists, pediatricians, pharmacists, nurses and more from private practice, academia and government will be in attendance. Through symposia, lectures, scientific exhibitions, poster and platform presentations, the AES Annual Meeting will identify new trends and present cutting-edge research that will move the field of epilepsy forward for years to come. To learn more about the Annual Meeting visit the AES Annual Meeting website.