American Epilepsy Society

Alert: New Practice Guideline

AES 2024: Abstract Submission is OPEN!

As the nation’s largest educational and scientific event for epilepsy professionals, the AES Annual Meeting is the ideal venue for clinicians and scientists to present research results to a global audience. Learn more and submit your abstract today!

Types of Presentations

AES 2024 will feature cutting-edge epilepsy research in the form of posters, platform presentations, and pediatric highlights.

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Travel Awards

The American Epilepsy Society offers travel awards for first authors of highly-rated abstracts. Authors must apply for travel awards during the abstract submission process.

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Deadlines and Fees

Abstracts submitted on or before June 3 are subject to a $60 fee (AES members) or a $90 fee (non-members). Abstracts submitted June 4 - 10 are subject to processing fees of $120 (members) and $180 (non-members).

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Your gift will help AES attract the best and brightest to epilepsy — the professionals who will generate new discoveries and treatments for generations to come.

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Support the future of epilepsy research.

Giving Levels:

  • Innovators Circle: $2,500+
  • Discovery Circle: $1,000 to $2,499
  • Explorers Circle: $500 to $999
  • Builders Circle: $250 to $499


Gifts of all sizes are deeply appreciated. The American Epilepsy Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Epilepsy is the most common and potentially devastating neurological disease that affects people across the lifespan:

  • 1 in 26 people will have epilepsy in their lifetime.
  • Seizures know no boundaries, striking any age, any socio-economic level, and any ethnicity.
  • Between 2.2 and 3 million Americans, including almost 400,000 children, live with epilepsy. Of those, one-third suffer treatment-resistant seizures that do not respond to currently available medications.

Epilepsy Currents


Epilepsy Currents, the Journal of the American Epilepsy Society

Epilepsy Currents is a bi-monthly open access current-awareness journal providing reviews, commentaries and abstracts from the world’s literature on the research and treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy Currents surveys and comments on all important research and developments in a format that is easy to read and reference. An outstanding Editorial Board reviews the literature and assigns topics and articles to world experts for comment. In addition, the Editors commission review articles on important subjects.

Featured Resources

Performance Improvement Activity | In-Patient EMU: Ictal and Post-Ictal Awareness and Localization Testing in Focal Seizures

This performance improvement project will give clinicians the resources necessary to create and implement a standardized ictal and post-ictal examination protocol for focal seizures that includes all exam features required by NAEC accreditation criteria, provide training on appropriate seizure exam goals and techniques, and understand the utility of specific exam items in highlighting specific clinical information.

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Performance Improvement Activity | Outpatient Clinic: Screening for Quality of Life in Patients with Epilepsy

Screening for quality of life should occur at every outpatient appointment. This performance improvement activity details why screening for quality of life is important, helps learners increase knowledge on validated quality of life screening tools available for the epilepsy patient population, and assists the learner in creating interventions to improve baseline of screening using quality improvement methodologies.

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New PI-CME Activity

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