Announcements

  • AES Connect Code of Conduct

    Hello all! Thank you for being active members of our members-only community, AES Connect.


    We ask that you please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the guidelines for the community, available via the link below.

  • It's time to renew your membership!

    Your membership grants you access to:


    • Live and on-demand learning opportunities

    • A free subscription to Epilepsy Currents (which earned an impact factor of 5.615 this past year—making it one of the highest-rated epilepsy journals)

    • Deep discounts on the AES Annual Meeting 

    • AES Connect—our exclusive, members-only community

    • ... much more!




    Questions? Contact your AES Member Services team at 312-883-3800 (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT) or by email at membership@aesnet.org.

  • ABPN Epilepsy Certification Grandfathering Period Has Been Extended

    The "grandfathering" period for practice time required to qualify for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. (ABPN) certification in epilepsy has been extended from the year 2017 to 2018.

    AES, at the request of the AES Fellowship Program Directors Committee, successfully petitioned ABPN and obtained this extension to further facilitate the establishment of additional epilepsy training programs.

    David Ficker, MD, chair of the Committee noted, "we have made significant progress in the development of ACGME-approved training programs in epilepsy, and this request was made to allow ample time for all program directors interested in qualifying for certification to prepare and sit for the exam."

    As a result of the AES request, ABPN requested and received an extension from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) of the grandfathering period for applicant practice time to qualify for the certification examination in epilepsy. Previously set to expire after the 2017 exam administration, it has been extended through the 2018 exam administration. Beginning in 2019, applicants for epilepsy certification will need to have completed 12 months in an accredited fellowship program.

    "We are committed to epilepsy subspecialty certification and the establishment of new ACGME-approved training programs in epilepsy. We appreciate the responsiveness of ABPN and ABMS in extending the grandfathering period to support all members who wish to sit for the coming exams" said AES President Eli M. Mizrahi, MD

    Applications for the 2017 certification exam are due by April 10 (normal deadline) or May 10 (late deadline; $500 fee). For more information, visit ABPN's website.

    2017 Exam Important Dates:
    Deadline: April 10, 2017
    Late Deadline: May 10, 2017
    Exam Dates: October 16-20, 2017

  • AES Endorses March for Science

    The American Epilepsy Society (AES) released the following statement providing the Society's endorsement of the March for Science on April 22 in Washington, DC. The Society's statement was approved unanimously by the AES Board of Directors.

    "The American Epilepsy Society (AES) joins with other scientific societies in endorsing the "March for Science" taking place on April 22 in Washington, DC and in locations around the world. We encourage members to consider participating in these events designed to celebrate and reinforce the value of science, and scientific exchange and collaboration, in improving health worldwide.

    As the largest multidisciplinary medical and scientific society dedicated to advancing research and education for preventing, treating, and curing epilepsy, AES provides an inclusive global forum where clinical and scientific professionals work together to eradicate epilepsy and its consequences.

    The AES principles of rigorous scientific inquiry, evidence-based decision making, global scientific collaboration and nonpartisan support for sustained investment in biomedical and basic research align with the goals embodied in the March for Science.”