The Third Annual UAE Epilepsy Congress 2014 & The First Joint Emirati Saudi Epilepsy Congress

Dear friends and colleagues,


On behalf of the scientific committee of the Third Annual Emirati League Against Epilepsy (ELAE) Congress, and the First Joint Emirati Saudi Epilepsy Congress, it is our honor and privilege to invite you to participate in the congress which will take place in Dubai from April 4th to April 5th. This congress is hosted under the umbrella of the Emirates Neurological Society (EMINS) and the Emirates Medical Association (EMA). We are in the process of seeking full endorsement by the Commission of Eastern Mediterranean Affairs (CEMA) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).


This year the scientific committee has worked hard to build on the great historical success of the previous congresses of both Chapters and have managed to put together a solid program with participation of renowned international and regional faculty, whom during the two days will present cutting edge topics in clinical epileptology. We are so excited and fortunate to host our key note speaker Professor Emilio Perucca, the President of International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).


This year’s plenary sessions will address a broad range of topics facing health care providers in their daily practice including: Practical issues of epileptology, Emergent epilepsy dilemmas, Epilepsy in special populations, Childhood Epilepsy and Intractable Epilepsy. Furthermore, we added debate sessions that will raise the most dynamic and controversial topics facing clinicians in the fields of epileptology in an exciting interactive forum that, I trust, will enhance the healthcare professional’s knowledge about epilepsy.


On behalf of the Emirati League Against Epilepsy and the Saudi Epilepsy Society, it is with great pleasure we invite you to register for the congress and we look forward to welcome all participants of the Congress, which we hope it will be a scientifically and socially rewarding, memorable and enjoyable experience. Welcome to Dubai!



Dr. Taoufik Alsaadi
Emirati League Against Epilepsy

Dr. Raida Al-Baradei
Saudi Chapter of Epilepsy