ANZAN EEG Course and ESA Epilepsy Clinical Course 2018

Friday, 9 February 2018 to Sunday, 11 February 2018 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Larwill Studio Hotel and Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

 

International Travel Grants Information

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) and the Epilepsy Society of Australia (ESA) are offering travel grants to neurology trainees and neurologists who have completed their training within the last 5 years to attend the Annual EEG Course and Clinical Epilepsy Course in Melbourne in February 2018.

The Clinical Epilepsy Course is a one-day, case-based workshop focusing on the practical management of paediatric and adult patients with epilepsy.  Participants will discuss each case in small groups under the leadership of an epileptologist, followed by a short didactic summary by the presenter. The 2018 course will focus on common clinical problems faced by doctors caring for patients with epilepsy in the outpatient setting.

The EEG Course provides a theoretical and practical background to the reading and reporting of routine adult and paediatric EEG. It is held over two days. The format consists of four 90 minute sessions each day, each starting with a 25 minute didactic lecture followed by a 65 minute, small group, active-participation tutorial where EEG examples will be demonstrated and discussed under the direction of an experienced EEG tutor. Topics include basic technical aspects of EEG, the normal awake and asleep EEG, and epileptiform and non-epileptiform abnormalities in adults and children. In 2018 the course will include a two lectures and tutorial sessions on EEG in the Intensive Care Unit and Ictal EEG. These will run in parallel with the main ANZAN EEG course and be available to neurology trainees who have previously attended the course and neurologists.

Travel grants will cover economy airfares (with a cap of $A1500), accommodation for 3-4 nights (if required), registration (which includes a number of meals) and an incidentals allowance of $200. Applicants will be asked to provide a quotation for their flights, with a cap of $A1500. Preference will be given to those from resource-poor countries.

The ESA and ANZAN are grateful for the generous sponsorship provided once again by UCB.

Application form can be downliaded from this page (on the right).