The 3rd East Mediterranean & 5th UAE Joint Epilepsy Congress 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the joint 3rd East Mediterranean Epilepsy Congress (EMEC) and the 5th Emirati League Against Epilepsy (ELAE) Congress, it is our honor and privilege to invite you to participate in the congress which will take place in Dubai from March 4th to March 5th, 2016. This event is hosted jointly by the International League Against Epilepsy, International Bureau for Epilepsy and the Emirati League Against Epilepsy.


The scientific committee has worked hard to build on the historical reputation of the previous landmark meetings of EMEC and ELAE, and has managed to put together an exceptionally rich program, with the participation of renowned international and regional faculty, whom during the two days meeting will present cutting edge topics in clinical epileptology. This year’s plenary sessions will address a broad range of topics facing all health care providers in their daily practice including: practical issues of epilepsy, epilepsy co-morbidities, social issues, epilepsy across different ages, hot topics in epilepsy, and epilepsy surgery. Furthermore, the debate sessions will raise dynamic and controversial topics facing all clinicians in an exciting interactive forum that, we trust, will enhance the healthcare professional’s knowledge about epilepsy.


On behalf of the ILAE Commission on East Mediterranean Affairs, the IBE Eastern Mediterranean Regional Committee, and the Emirati League Against Epilepsy, it is with great pleasure we invite you to register for the congress, which we hope it will be a scientifically and socially rewarding, memorable and enjoyable experience. Welcome to Dubai!

Taoufik Alsaadi (UAE), Congress Co-Chair
Hassan Hosny (Egypt), Congress Co-Chair
Najib Kissani (Morocco), Congress Co-Chair
Athanasios Covanis (Greece), President, IBE
Emilio Perucca (Italy), President, ILAE