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New PTE Board of Directors

During the 9th PTE Congress a new Board of Directors of the PTE was elected.

President: Prof. Joanna Jędrzejczak
Vice President: Prof. Maria Mazurkiewicz-Bełdzińska
Secretary: Dr. Magdalena Kowalska
Treasurer: Prof. Halina Sienkiewicz-Jarosz
Members: Prof. Barbara Steinborn, Ewa Naganska
Audit board: dr Zofia Rebeś, Prof. Barbara Błaszczyk, doc. Monika Chorąży

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Awards for young neurologists!

At this year’s PTE Congress, two prizes were awarded to young neurologists for presenting clinical cases. Meet the winners!

1st prize for Dr. David Szczechowski
2nd prize for Dr. Magdalena Kowalska

The photo below shows the winners of the competition with members of the PTE Board of Directors.

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The PTE Congress ended successfully

The 9th PTE Congress ended on Saturday, May 20 with great success. The lecture halls were full. Thank you all for participating! Please check out some photos from the event below.

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35th International Epilepsy Congress

The 35th International Epilepsy Congress will be held in Dublin, Ireland, 2-6 September 2023 and also online. The program features the best in epilepsy from around the world, including chair seminars, breakout sessions, platform sessions and more.

The latest abstract submissions are now open until June 2, 2023!

IEC 2023 abstracts will be published in Epilepsy.

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16th Baltic Sea Summer School on Epilepsy

Dear all, please join us for the 16th Baltic Sea Summer School on Epilepsy, which will take place as a virtual event, on five afternoons in October 2023 (October 4, 6, 11, 18, 19). Please find a short announcement attached, as well as the application form.

The BSSSE is primarily addressed to medical postgraduates and junior researchers (age up to about 40) with a special clinical or scientific interest in epilepsy. Fluency in English is a precondition.

Please find a short announcement attached, as well as the application form. Deadline for applications is August 15, 2023. Participation is free of

Kontakt: Petra Novotny, MPH, Baltic Sea Summer School on Epilepsy, Prof. Peter & Jytte Wolf Foundation for Epilepsy

Application form


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Happy Easter 2023

Dear All, The PTE General Board wishes all members of PTE and all readers cheerfulness, health and peace on the occasion of the upcoming Easter holidays.

We wish everyone a warm and joyful Easter!

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ILAE: SEEG survey

ILAE has published a survey on the terminology of stereo-EEG procedures in epilepsy. The purpose of the survey is to obtain feedback from the community and to establish a reasonable consensus in the used terminology. The results will be valuable to the scientific community. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Link to message on the ILAE website

Link to the survey

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ILAE e-Forum: March 6

Registration is open for the first session of the ILAE e-Forum Series 2023, taking place on 6 March at 13:00 (UTC time).

Registration page & more information

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14.02 – International Epilepsy Day

February 14 is celebrated as International Epilepsy Day. The purpose of celebrating International Epilepsy Day is to increase public awareness of the condition and reach out to the media.

The International Epilepsy Day website offers downloadable resources for promotion (including posters, logos and more).

International Epilepsy Day: downloadable resources (EN)
Toolkit for Advocates (EN)

Additional events:
Online art exhibition: International Epilepsy Day Virtual Art Exhibition Entry Form (EN)
Program for sharing your own stories (EN): Share Your Story

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WHO epilepsy technical brief

ILAE announces the release of a new technical brief by the World Health Organization that addresses epilepsy: “Improving the lives of people with epilepsy.” The release aims to aims to strengthen action for epilepsy and complements the Intersectoral global action plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders 2022–2031.

The booklet presents the key information on epilepsy and recommends actions to policy makers and other stakeholders.

WHO Technical Brief: “Improving the lives of people with epilepsy”

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