The ILAE will continue the successful Mentor-Mentee programme for trainees, which was first initiated at the International Epilepsy Congress 2017 in Barcelona.

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 ILAE Mentor Programme are 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 13th 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 25th August 2018, 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.



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