The ILAE will continue the successful Mentor-Mentee programme for trainees at the 14th ECE in 2020.

This programme will involve the allocation of a mentor, an experienced individual in the research/clinical area in which trainee demonstrates an interest, to a trainee.

*Applications for the mentor-mentee programme are only available through the 14th ECE abstract system.

*Please note that the applicant must submit an abstract to the 14th ECE in order to be eligible to apply for the programme.

Application for Mentor-Mentee programme is now closed.


Criteria & Selection

  1. Trainees <35 years old
  2. At time of application:
  • for MDs: within 2 years of start of fellowship
  • for non-MDs: being enrolled in a graduate student programme (Masters or PhD)
  1. Submission/acceptance of an abstract for the 14th ECE
  2. Letter from supervisor indicating the applicant fulfils the criteria, including that the work in the abstract submitted is mostly the work of the applicant

Consideration for selection will be based on the above criteria.

If selected, the trainee will be allocated a mentor, invited to an evening event on Saturday 4 July 2020, and also a meeting later in the congress.

Trainees will have the opportunity to meet with their mentors, as well as to listen to further individuals established in their careers in different regions of the world. The mentors will arrange to attend the trainees’ presentation/poster and also to further consultation.


How to Apply

Applications must be made through the 14th ECE abstract system.

If you have any queries please email