ANNULÉ: Epilepsy 2020: A vision of the future in epilepsy research [en anglais]

Vendredi, 8 mai, 2020àSamedi, 9 mai, 2020
Montreal Neurological Institute Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Epilepsy 2020: A vision of the future in epilepsy research is a two-day symposium honoring Professor Jean Gotman and Professor Marilyn Jones-Gotman. With careers spanning five decades at The Neuro, Jean Gotman and Marilyn Jones-Gotman have each, in their field of expertise, contributed tremendously to the advancement of knowledge in epilepsy. This symposium will highlight their contributions in the field as well as focus on current topics and future trends in epilepsy.

This educational event will gather national and international experts in neurophysiology, neuroimaging, cognition and neuropsychology. The intended audience includes neurologists, epileptologists and epilepsy neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and neuropsychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurology residents and graduate students in engineering, neuroscience and psychology.

The registration fee includes course material, welcome reception, daily breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Please note that the registration fee does not include accommodation or travel expenses.


Registration is now open.

Registration is $90 until December 15, 2019, after which it is $120.

Student registration is $25 until December 15, 2019, after which it is $35.

CLAE Jean Gotman & Marilyn Jones-Gotman Grant

An important focus of this two day symposium honouring Professor Jean Gotman and Professor Marilyn Jones-Gotman is the Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE) is forming the CLAE Jean Gotman & Marilyn Jones-Gotman Grant. To that end the CLAE is organizing and hosting a fundraising dinner that will take place on Friday, May 8th, 2020. All proceeds will be devoted to creating the CLAE Jean Gotman & Marilyn Jones-Gotman grant to support epilepsy research. More details to follow soon https://claegroup.org/.

Scientific Committee

Francois Dubeau (Chair)
Birgit Frauscher
Mary Lou Smith
Dang Nguyen

Abstract Submission Guidelines

The abstract submission deadline is December 15, 2019. Abstracts will be reviewed by the program scientific committee. Authors will be notified by whether their submission will be accepted or not by January 15, 2020. Clinical and research fellows, residents, medical students, post-docs and graduate students may submit posters. Abstracts should be limited to one page of text in pdf format and not to exceed 500 words, single spaced with a space between the title/author and the main text. Abstracts should be as a part of the registration process for the symposium.

Venue directions


The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is at 3801 University Street, north of Pine Avenue West, on the McGill University campus opposite the former Royal Victoria Hospital.

Montreal is served by highway Routes 10, 15, 20 and 40, and by Greyhound Bus, ViaRail and the P-E-Trudeau airport. In the city, bus and metro service is provided by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM).

Wheelchair access

A wheelchair accessible entrance is on University Street north of the main entrance. Another wheelchair accessible entrance is in the loading area behind the building: to enter the loading area, turn into the driveway south of the main entrance. Please note, there is no parking in the loading area.


Parking near the MNI is sometimes difficult. There are parking meters on University Street and a parking lot north of the main entrance. To enter the lot, turn right into the driveway toward Molson Stadium.

Information about parking fees


Taxi Stand

There is a taxi stand on University Street across from the main entrance. You may call a cab from the free taxi phone in the main lobby near the Security Desk.

Access by Public Transportation (STM website)


There are four bus stops within walking distance:

  • Bus 144 stops at Pine Avenue and University Street
  • Bus 356 stops at Sherbrooke Street and University Street (Nightbus)
  • Bus 107 stops at Pine Avenue and Docteur Penfield
  • Bus 24 stops at Sherbrooke Street and University Street


Take the Metro Green Line to the McGill station. Walk north on University Street and cross Pine Avenue. The main entrance is on the right, past the flags.

Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre

  • Enter main lobby turn left and go down the hallway to the end.
  • Turn right and go down the second hallway until you see another hallway on the left.
  • This hallway leads to the Jeanne Timmins Foyer.
  • On your right are the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre entrance doors.


McGill University has agreements for special rates with several other downtown hotels.

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Le Neuro McGillMcGill University Health CentreKillam Laureates

Le Neuro (L'Institut-hôpital neurologique de Montréal) - un institut de recherche et d’enseignement bilingue de McGill, qui offre des soins de haut calibre aux patients - est la pierre angulaire de la Mission en neurosciences du Centre universitaire de santé McGill. Nous sommes fiers d’être une institution Killam, soutenue par les fiducies Killam.

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