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Canadian League Against Epilepsy

CLAE 2018 Scientific Meeting - September 21-23

  • 21 Sep 2018
  • 23 Sep 2018
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John's Conference Centre: 120 New Gower St

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The Canadian League Against Epilepsy invites you to attend the 2018 Scientific Meeting from September 21 to 23 in St. John’s, Newfoundland at the Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John's Conference Centre. The CLAE Scientific Committee is pleased to be hosting the 2018 Scientific Meeting in beautiful St. John’s.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Britton, a world-renowned expert in autoimmune epilepsy. This year’s meeting also highlights dietary therapy in epilepsy, the transition from paediatric to adult care, as well as a number of sessions on basic science. This year promises to include an exciting mix of clinical and research topics that are relevant to practicing healthcare professionals, researchers and trainees.

Online conference registration will close September 12, 2018.

Limited onsite registration will be available.


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The CLAE Scientific Meeting brings together participants from across Canada and abroad. It provides an opportunity to network with colleagues and exchange ideas while gaining up-to-date knowledge on emerging basic and clinical research developments in epilepsy and key management issues in the field.

The formal program runs Friday through Sunday and consists of CLAE plenary sessions and poster preview and viewing sessions. It will be an opportunity to review the academic strengths of our colleagues and continue future collaboration in education and research.


The CLAE Scientific Committee has organized an excellent program for the meeting. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Britton, who will discuss autoimmune epilepsies and up-to-date approaches to their diagnosis and management. Plenary sessions will discuss dietary therapy in epilepsy, for paediatric and adult populations, as well as the transition from paediatric to adult care. Additional session topics will include: inflammation in epilepsy, novel research models of epilepsy, artificial intelligence and prediction in epilepsy, post-traumatic epileptogenesis, non-neuronal cells in epilepsy, sleep and epilepsy, intracranial EEG in paediatric epilepsy, as well as mental health and quality of life in epilepsy. We will also hold platform presentations from the four top-ranked trainee abstracts.


Whether you are an academic or practicing neurologist, neurophysiologist, epileptologist, neuroscientist, neurosurgeon, child neurologist, epilepsy or EEG fellow, neurology or neurosurgery resident, graduate student, nurse, social worker or other professional or researcher in epilepsy care or a trainee, this will be an outstanding opportunity to meet fellow Canadians interested in the field of epilepsy and to find out about the newest epilepsy treatments and discoveries.



Last year, the CLAE held another successful Fun Run/Walk to raise funds for CLAE awards and projects. With over $5,000 raised, the event was a major success and very rewarding for participants. This year, we are doubling our goal and challenging you to raise $10,000! As an added incentive, we are offering a draw for a two nights’ stay at the Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John's Conference Centre for all fundraisers who raise $500 or more in donations by August 1!

We hope you’ll embrace this challenge and join your colleagues on a beautiful 5 km run or 3 km walk through St. John’s, Newfoundland.

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Location: Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:25 a.m.

Details: 5 km run or 3 km walk

Entry Fee: $35.00

To register and start fundraising, please visit the CLAE conference website here.


Join us on Saturday, September 22 for the CLAE Gala Dinner. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend an evening catching up with your colleagues and celebrating the accomplishments of the CLAE!

Tickets are additional and can be purchased when you register.


The CLAE will be holding an exciting networking opportunity for residents and organizations during the 2018 Scientific Meeting, and is inviting all institutions and organizations to post job opportunities. All job postings will be displayed for the residents during the conference. Click here for more information.

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will only be accepted on or before September 7, 2018. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations received after September 7, 2018. Substitutions may be made at any time, an administration fee of $100 will apply. No liability is assumed by CLAE for changes in program date, content, speakers, venues or cancellation of the event.

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