How is ERUK involved?
Epilepsy Research UK runs the Neurobiology of Epilepsy Session at the conference where we hear from five short-listed early career researchers who compete for the Céline Newman Basic Science Award. The Award has been generously sponsored by the Newman family in memory of their daughter.
As members, contributors and participants we have a stand at the Annual Scientific Meeting which this year was held in Birmingham on 2nd–4th October. This gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about our grant programme and encourage researchers to make an application.
At this year’s event we were excited to see nine researchers presenting work that has been funded by our incredible supporters. Presentations were given by our Fellowship researchers, our Project and Pilot grant awardees and covered all areas of epilepsy research from improving diagnostic procedures, understanding the pathogenesis of seizures, treatments for epilepsy and predictive techniques to gauge memory outcomes in children after surgery or the likely success of medication in the control of seizures.