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Canadian League Against Epilepsy

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now closed.

The CLAE Scientific Meeting poster session has traditionally been a program highlight. Participants are encouraged to submit their research covering a broad spectrum of topics including clinical, nursing, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, neuropsychology and basic science aspects of epilepsy. 

Trainee Oral Abstract Presentation
The top four abstracts submitted by a clinical or research trainee (clinical resident, graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) will be selected for oral presentation at a platform session.

Abstract Instructions:

  • The maximum word count is 250 words, not including title, authors, affiliations and funding sources.  Institutional information should be provided for all authors.
  • Abstracts should be structured in five sections: Title, Rationale, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
  • No figures, tables and other illustrations can be submitted.
  • Funding sources must be acknowledged at the end of the abstract.
  • Abbreviations and references should be used sparingly.

Please note:

  • Data already presented at other meetings are eligible for consideration. 
  • Study authors/investigators must submit for consideration their own poster. Submissions by a third party will not be accepted. 
  • One author/investigator must be present during the poster session (if their submission is accepted) and must have registered for the CLAE meeting. 
  • Stand-ins during the poster session will not be accepted.

The CLAE Education Committee will review all abstracts and send decision notifications the week of July 1, 2019. Instructions for posters will be available on the CLAE Conference website in August 2019. The CLAE Educational Committee thanks you in advance for contributing to our national epilepsy community.

CERI Symposium 

The Canadian Epilepsy Research Initiative (CERI) will be holding a symposium on Friday, Sept 20, 2019, in conjunction with the CLAE 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. This will take place during the day on Friday before the main CLAE meeting begins. This is an opportunity for epilepsy researchers, both pre-clinical and clinical, to come together to present research findings and discuss possible collaborative projects. We particularly encourage presentations from trainees. Please note that submissions are welcome to be considered for both an oral presentation at the CERI meeting and an oral/poster presentation at the main CLAE meeting. We encourage all attendees of the CERI symposium to stay for the duration of the CLAE Annual Meeting.

In addition to presentations highlighting ongoing epilepsy research, there will also be sessions to discuss how we can bring together the pre-clinical and clinical expertise from across the country to perform multi-center collaborations. This will include an overview of different models, techniques, and areas of interest of Canadian researchers, followed by an open discussion on how best to move forward. We hope to have a wide range of researchers from across the country participating in this event.

When submitting an abstract for the CLAE meeting, please indicate whether you would like it to also be considered for presentation at the CERI meeting. Further details, including a preliminary program and how to register for the CERI Symposium, will be forwarded in the near future. If there are any questions please email aylin.reid@utoronto.ca or morris.scantlebury@albertahealthservices.ca.

Basic Science and Clinical Research Abstract Awards

The CLAE is pleased to announce the call for the Inaugural Basic Science and Clinical Research Abstract Awards! This exciting opportunity invites all individuals who submit an abstract to the 2019 CLAE Scientific Meeting in the Basic Science or Clinical Research category a chance to win a $500 travel bursary to the conference, as well as FREE conference registration. For more information, please visit our Awards page.


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