The scientific sessions form the main part of the congress. The programme covers topics that are highly relevant within the African region and further afield and provide a flavour of the latest research in the field of epilepsy. Sessions will feature presentations from leaders in the discipline, including lectures by world-renowned experts.

The Scientific and Organising Committee has created an appealing and diverse programme from the numerous proposals submitted by ILAE and IBE Chapters and other experts.

For details of congress sessions, please click here.

To view the programme schedule for the 3rd AEC, click on the image below:

3AEC Programme at a Glance


Main Session Topics include:

  • Regional challenges in managing epilepsy
  • Risk factors of epilepsy
  • Diagnosis of epilepsy – practical aspects
  • Management of epilepsies
  • Epilepsy, society and cultural aspects


Parallel Sessions will complement the Main Session Topics, covering topics such as Educational challenges in epilepsyEpilepsy and public healthEpilepsy, reproductive health and familyPreventative measures against epilepsy and comorbidities, and Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in Africa – update. In addition, there will be an IBE Round-Table Symposium on Patients and families, tradition, modern medicine in the era of globalization: impacts, challenges, opportunities, giving voice to advocates of epilepsy.


Morning Teaching Course, From bedside to pharmacological treatment – Diagnosis and treatment with antiepileptic drugs, on Friday morning will start the congress; this course is a collaboration between The National Center for Epilepsy and Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo, Norway.

The educational programme is central to the congress programme and Teaching Sessions on Basic science in epilepsyAdvocacy for training and research on epilepsy in Africa and How to start epilepsy surgery will appeal to a wide audience.


A number of Parallel Sessions and Teaching Sessions will be held in FrenchEpilepsie et troubles d’apprentissage, Comment développer la chirurgie de l’épilepsie en Afrique?Epilepsie de l’enfant et comorbidités dans le contexte africain, and we hope that many French-speaking colleagues will participate.


Please note: the programme details are subject to change; please check the congress website regularly for updated information