Epilepsy12 & OPEN UK National Conference 2020

Save the date for the third annual Epilepsy12 & OPEN (Organisation of Paediatric Epilepsy Networks) UK National Conference 2020: 'Working together to improve epilepsies’. This free, one-day event is for members of paediatric epilepsy services across the OPEN UK networks and representatives of patient and parent/carer organisations.
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This is a free event for members of paediatric epilepsy services across the OPEN UK networks and representatives of patient and parent/carer organisations. We’re now inviting abstracts (see below) and will open registration soon.

About the event

The event will include keynote speakers, workshops, seminars and posters covering the latest ideas and learning from:

  • Developments in paediatric epilepsy diagnosis and care
  • Findings from Epilepsy12 activities
  • The voice of children and young people
  • OPEN UK-led quality improvement activities.

Selected local clinical teams and regional networks will also have a platform and opportunity to showcase examples of their own technology and innovation initiatives with their peers. The 12 paediatric epilepsy teams within the Epilepsy Quality Improvement Programme (EQIP) will share their progress and improvement projects.

Please visit the Epilepsy12 pages to access highlights and presentations from the 2019 conference.

This event is currently set to save the date, as we finalise a venue in Manchester. The ability to book onto the event and a full programme will follow soon.

Call for abstracts - by 20 July 2020

Participate directly in the programme by giving a short showcase presentation on the day or display your work as a poster for the events exhibit. We welcome abstract submissions that describe current examples in ‘Technology & Innovation’ that you or your team have undertaken or work currently in development, that is (or will be) used to support paediatric epilepsy care.

Delegates are invited to submit topics on the following: 

  • Technology used in clinics, eg virtual clinics, technology to support language or learning needs
  • Technology used within the home to support patients and families
  • Advances in investigation technology
  • Use of websites to support patients and families
  • Non-technology innovation used to improve epilepsy care

However, please do feel free to submit an abstract on other examples of work that is related to technology and innovation used within epilepsy care.

About four abstracts will be selected by a panel for a 10-minute platform presentation at the conference, with five minutes for questions from attendees. Other suitable abstracts will be accepted as posters to be displayed at the event.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words and sent to epilepsy12@rcpch.ac.uk by 17:00 on Monday 20 July 2020. Abstracts should include: author(s), title, background, aims, methods, results and conclusions. Not included in the word limit: Please give brief details about the funding of the work, where applicable, and select which topic area is most relevant to your work.

For more information regarding this event, please email epilepsy12@rcpch.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 0207 092 6157.