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YESS 2024 – Young Epilepsy Symposium Switzerland

YESS 2024 is a great opportunity for networking with other young epilepsy researchers/clinicians at an early career stage and to present your work.

The goal of YESS 2024 is to inspire communication and networking between young researchers and clinicians interested in epilepsy. We will bring together young people from all disciplines for a full day of talks in Berne, followed by drinks and a dinner at a nearby restaurant. The event will start with a keynote lecture by Prof. Philippe Ryvlin, Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at CHUV, Lausanne.

YESS invites young epilepsy researchers and clinicians to present their work, to get informal feedback on projects/methods from peers and is, above all, an excellent networking opportunity. At the dinner we will switch tables for each course, giving you the opportunity to interact with different participants.

This is our first meeting and the format will evolve over time with feedback and suggestions from the participants. YESS is organised by the Swiss League Against Epilepsy with the help of Marian Galovic, Zurich.

Who can participate:

YESS 2024 is open to young people under 40 who are involved in epilepsy research or medical care in Switzerland. Participants aged 40+ are invited if they are PhD or Masters students or in medical training.

Who will be presenting:

YESS is an informal platform for young researchers and clinicians to present their work. All attendees are encouraged to prepare a 5-minute “lightning” talk presenting their current area of research. You could also show and comment on your (draft) poster for a congress, or present methods which might be useful to others. Depending on your input, there might be breakout sessions on different topics.

Philippe Ryvlin (Lausanne) will open the session with a keynote lecture on “Epilepsy research of the future”.

We thank our sponsors for making YESS 2024 possible.

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals AG

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals AG

UNEEG medical

UNEEG medical

UCB-Pharma AG

UCB-Pharma AG

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Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024, 10.30-18.00 followed by drinks and dinner

Venue: Berne, Switzerland: Sorell Hotel Ador, Laupenstrasse 15, 3001 Berne, Tel. +41 31 388 01 11

Language: English

Registration fee: includes coffee breaks, a light lunch, an “apero” (drinks reception) and a three-course dinner at a restaurant nearby (alcoholic drinks at dinner not included). CHF 60 for non-members, CHF 30 for members

Contact: Schweizerische Epilepsie-Liga / Ligue Suisse contre l’Epilepsie / Swiss League Against Epilepsy, www.epi.ch, , Tel. +41 43 488 67 77

When you register: Every participant is kindly asked to contribute to the program. Please propose either a

  • Lightning talk: short (5-10min) lecture on your area of research or field of interest
  • Practical Workshop on research methods (e.g. hippocampal volumetry) or a controversy (e.g. using AI to write papers)