8th International Residential Course on Drug Resistant Epilepsies

The virtual course is based on two main educational study methods: there will be lectures from expert epileptologists and working groups with tutors.

Our Associate Director of Research, Priya Balasubramanian, PhD, will be sharing information on CURE Epilepsy’s research grant program.

The main topics that will be covered are:

  • Semiologic characteristics of different types of epileptic seizures
  • Utilization of Video-EEG
  • Notions of anti-epileptic drug pharmacodynamics and kinetics
  • Alternative treatments
  • Role of epilepsy surgery, especially of the resective type
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation and Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Focus on emerging genetic aspects of drug resistant epilepsies

Eilat International Educational Course on the Pharmacological Treatment of Epilepsy (9thEilatEdu)

This course is held under the auspices of the ILAE Europe. The program is designed for junior researchers and clinicians (45 years and younger) working in the field of epilepsy treatment and related basic research.

It is open to young neurologists, neuropediatricians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, neuropsychologists and neuroscientists. We are happy to inform you that a number of bursaries have been made available towards partially defraying the cost of accommodation expenses of bursary recipients, who will also have their registration fees waived.

The course will take place in Jerusalem, at the historic Mishkenot Sha’ananim complex in the picturesque Yemin Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem, which is the ideal venue for this interactive postgraduate teaching program.

Day of Science: Epilepsy Conversations in Orange County

Day of Science: Epilepsy Conversations is a free, educational event for patients, families, medical professionals, researchers, and all those touched by or interested in learning more about epilepsy. Join us as doctors and researchers answer your questions on the latest research as it relates to new epilepsy treatment options, surgery, genetics, and more.

Day of Science: Epilepsy Conversations features:

  • A panel of epilepsy experts discussing your questions on the latest in epilepsy research and what it means for patients and families.
  • Q&A sessions and small roundtable discussions with epilepsy experts over lunch
  • Information on cutting-edge therapies and treatments
  • The opportunity to engage with other families and advocacy groups in the epilepsy community
  • Morning refreshments and a provided lunch

The panel includes:

Raman Sankar, MD, PhD
UCLA, Panel Moderator

Joffre Olaya, MD
Children’s Hospital of California

James Park, DO
Hoag Hospital

Daniel Shrey , MD
Children’s Hospital of California

Lily Tran, MD
Children’s Hospital of California

Mary Zupanc, MD
Children’s Hospital of California

This event is hosted in partnership with the Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County.

What to Expect

Epilepsy Research: A Live Q&A – A moderated discussion by a panel of leading local clinicians and researchers who discuss audience questions about recent findings from epilepsy research.

You can submit your questions ahead of time using this form, and the panelists will do their best to address them.

We will also provide you with note cards during the event to write down any additional questions you may have for the panelists.

Lunch & Learn with the Experts – Further explore topics from the Q&A with panelists in a small-group setting.

After the panel discussion, CURE will provide lunch and you will be able to sit with panelists to ask questions and discuss the latest research in epilepsy, therapy, and treatments.

Kids Club and Teen Club – Separate fun events will held for both children ages 2-12 and teens ages 13-19. All staff are trained in Seizure Recognition and First Aid for the safety of your loved ones.

Spanish Translation – Translation for Spanish-speaking guests will be made available during the panel discussion portion of the event.


Can I register at the door?
Yes, you and your guests can register once you arrive at the event. CURE staff at the event will be happy to assist you.

Will meals be provided? 
YES! CURE will provide morning refreshments and lunch.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? 
Please contact us at DOS@CUREepilepsy.org or 312-255-1801. If you need to contact the organizer on the day of the event, you must email DOS@CUREepilepsy.org.

Where do I park?
Day of Science: Epilepsy Conversations is being hosted in the Holmes Tower. Parking is free to all guests using the self-park option. From the Main Hospital Entrance located on Pepper Street, proceed directly west to CHOC Hospital and Clinic/Visitor Parking (3 on the map below).

Please refer to the map below.

Park City Epilepsy Meeting

This unique meeting hosted by the University of Utah brings trainees, junior investigators, and established researchers together with leaders in the field of epilepsy research! Presenters will discuss cutting-edge approaches to transforming epilepsy therapy, exploring state of the art neuroscience as it is being applied to therapy development.

The organizing committee has assembled an outstanding group of speakers – including many former and current CURE Grantees – and provided an agenda that will provide  a unique venue for interaction, discussion, and building collaborations in the spectacular Wasatch Mountain setting of Utah.

Travel awards are available for postdoctoral and clinical fellows and trainees. The application deadline for this award is July 15.

CURE is proud to sponsor this innovative conference, hosted co-chairs by Karen Wilcox, PhD, and former CURE grantee Scott Baraban, PhD.

Registration Fees:

Early Registration
April 26 – July 15

Standard Registration
July 16 – Sept. 5

Late Registration
Sept. 6 – Oct. 6

General Registration




Student/Post-Doc/Fellow within 5 years of Terminal Degree




University of Utah Faculty/Staff




One Day ONLY