The ILAE Young Epilepsy Section (YES) identified amongst its members the need for more sustainable long-term mentoring. We, therefore, introduce a peer-to-peer mentoring programme with the aim to provide a framework for more experienced fellows and Post-Docs to act as mentors for younger colleagues (residents, Master, PhD students) not only at the congress, but possibly beyond.
Criteria & Selection
Trainees <35 years old
At time of application:
for MDs: within 2 years of start of fellowship
for non-MDs: being enrolled in a graduate student program (Masters or PhD)
Submission of a letter of motivation
Expression of interest is available via the registration system and will be followed by filling out an additional application form in spring 2019.
Deadline for expression of interest is the29 March 2019.
The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) created the Leadership Development Programme to support the preparation and advancement of young physician leaders. Scholarships are available to attend the next programme offered, 21st and 22nd June 2019 in conjunction with the 33 IEC.
The Leadership Development Programme is a unique and exclusive opportunity to receive leadership training and network with leaders from around the globe. Admission is limited to 30 candidates to allow for meaningful interactions and applied learning activities.
Session topics include: The Science of Communication, Strategic Planning, Conflict Resolution & Negotiation, Finance, Management Essentials, Assessing and Leveraging Your Leadership Style, Opportunities to Lead within ILAE, and more.
Any current, active ILAE Member is welcome to apply. Strong preference will be given to young leaders. Please note, this programme seeks to support rising leaders contributing to ILAE, candidates should highlight their ILAE-related work and activities. While not required, preference may be granted to candidates also submitting abstracts to the congress.
For information on the course and how to apply please visit the congress website.
Two persons (experts) will be responsible for each topic. Abstracts will be assessed and selected delegates will be notified in the spring of 2019.
A diploma will be provided to every delegate submitting a case for discussion.
The session with the selected cases will be written up as a thematic, didactic paper for ‘Epileptic Disorders’ and for every case included the presenter (one-two persons) will be co-author of the publication.