The ILAE plans to 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 mentor-mentee programme are only available through the 13th ECE abstract system. Please click here.

*Please note that the applicant must submit an abstract to the 13th ECE in order to be eligible to apply for the programme.

Deadline for applications: 25th January 2018

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.

How to Apply

Applications must be made through the 13th ECE abstract system.


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