SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME INFORMATION
The programme for the 13th AOEC has changed radically from what has been offered before. Now with almost twice the amount of sessions delivered in a virtual setting, the choice of epilepsy and neurology topics and session types is unrivalled. All sessions will be available on demand after the congress for an extra 2 months.
This high profile symposium has been meticulously created by the congress co-chairs to reflect the latest research and developments in epilepsy care in the region as one of the apexes of the 13th AOEC. The topic is What is the scope of epilepsy care for the Asian Oceanian region? and this symposium promises to capture everyone’s attention as well as being of great relevance to all those working in epilepsy care.
Main and Post Main Sessions
The main and post main sessions were selected by members of the SOC to offer a comprehensive discussion on topical issues in epilepsy with two consecutive sessions each focusing on psychosocial, surgery, clinical and treatment issues.
A further 10 sessions have been carefully selected from the many proposals submitted by ILAE and IBE chapters, commissions and task forces so that anyone with an interest in epilepsy can attend any session. Topics covered are genetics, AED selection, epilepsy and driving, TBI, pediatrics, neurophysiology, epilepsy in the elderly, biomarkers, tuberous sclerosis and status epilepticus.
The Masakazu Seino Memorial Lecture
Masakazu SEINO (Japan) was instrumental in the establishment of the Asian and Oceanian Regional Commission of ILAE (formerly CAOA) and built the foundation for the outstanding progress of epileptology in the region. This lecture has featured at the AOECs since 2008 in order to commemorate his exceptional contribution to the region and this lecture is regarded as one of the highlights of the programme of the AOEC. ILAE Asia & Oceania would like to thank UCB Japan for their generous contribution to this lecture. Prof. Shih Hui LIM (Singapore) will talk about professional development.
ASEPA Didactic Lectures
Six educational lectures pertaining to crucial aspects of contemporary epileptology will provide the latest information all delivered by world renowned experts in their respective field.
The debates have always been popular as two leading opinion leaders with opposing views use the virtual stage to argue the case. Through voting through the congress platform, the audience decide whose argument is the strongest. The subject matter being contested is the pros and cons of telemedicine and then monotherapy versus polytherapy.
ILAE Asia & Oceania Task Force Sessions
Members of ILAE Asia & Oceania have selected their Research Task Force and Global Outreach Task Force to each have an hour of active discussion on prevalent topics in the region in order to highlight the progress being made throughout Asia and Oceania.
New for 2021! An array of scientific and clinical spotlight sessions highlight important areas of epilepsy in a friendly and relaxed setting with education still being the primary goal. A wealth of experienced speakers will conduct these practical sessions inviting audience questions.
New for 2021! These practical technical workshops lasting one hour will feature video and slide demonstrations in a highly informative setting. Suitable for all levels.
AOEC-AOCN Friendship Symposia
New for 2021! Recognising the important partnership between the AOEC and AOCN in the Asian Oceanian region, these sessions will bridge the practice and education between epilepsy and general neurology.
Crosstalk of Epilepsy and Neurology Sessions
New for 2021! The crosstalk of epilepsy and neurology sessions are focused on common and border-zone topics between epilepsy and general neurology. Inflammation, sleep disorders and migraine are the subject matters for these three sessions.
ILAE YES Sessions
New for 2021! The ILAE-YES AO representatives have organised six highly interactive sessions consisting of three brainstorming sessions, two career development sessions and one data blitz session. These sessions are open for all delegates and primarily are aimed at a post-graduate audience but will be of interest to all.
ASEPA Teaching Programme
Three ASEPA pre-congress teaching courses will take place concurrently on the Thursday morning on “Inflammatory and infective causes of seizures: diagnosis and management”, “Newly diagnosed epilepsy” and “Practical use of EEG”. These teaching courses are included in your registration fee.
Platform Sessions and Poster Presentations
40 abstracts, judged to be of the highest standard, will be selected for oral presentation in platform sessions taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Special attention has also been given to poster presentations during the virtual congress with a highly interactive poster platform producing optimum engagement. Additionally selected posters will be included in poster tours organised by ILAE-YES.
Unique to the 13th AOEC! The Japan Epilepsy Society (JES) are organising a mix of marathon lectures and mentor lectures as well as a VNS certification class all of which will be delivered in Japanese. No translation facilities are provided.
IBE Epilepsy & Society Symposium
An exciting programme that will be of great interest to both individuals living with epilepsy and to staff from community organisations supporting people with epilepsy will take place for a full day on the Sunday; this programme has been developed by local and regional committees of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE).
Please note that a separate registration is required for this programme; fees are outlined here.