Announcements

Epilepsy Fellowship from Asian Epilepsy Academy

The Asian Epilepsy Academy (ASEPA) is the educational arm of the Commission for Asian & Oceanian Affairs, International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). The ASEPA would like to give two awards to young physicians from Asian countries for training in epileptology in selected epilepsy centres in Asian & Oceanian region for 6 months for the year 2015. The award is USD 7,000, as stipend for travelling and other expenses. The candidate should be less than 50 years, able to communicate in English. The applications will be assessed by an evaluating committee.

The candidate should write to Professor CT Tan, c/o Neurology Laboratory, University Malaya Medical Centre, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. e-mail: chongtin.tan@gmail.com

The application should include:

  1. Curriculum vitae with evidences to show the commitment to epilepsy.
  2. Proposed field and place of study. The candidate may also request the Commission to nominate the place of study.
  3. Letter of recommendation from the national epilepsy leadership.

The candidate should submit the application by 30th of September. Application may be submitted electronically.

Epilepsy Fellowship from Epilepsy Research Foundation of Japan

The Epilepsy Research Foundation of Japan, founded in 1988, has subsidized many young investigators for the past 20 years. For 2014, the Foundation would like to give two awards to young physicians from Asian countries for training in epileptology in Japan. The fellowship is for a period of 6 months in an epilepsy centre in Japan, within the period from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016. The award is 750,000 yen, as stipend for travelling and other expenses. The candidate should be less than 50 years, able to communicate in Japanese or English.

The candidate should write to Professor CT Tan, c/o Neurology Laboratory, University Malaya Medical Centre, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. e-mail: chongtin.tan@gmail.com. Direct application to the Foundation Secretariat will not be accepted.

The application should include:

  1. Curriculum vitae with evidences to show the commitment to epilepsy.
  2. Proposed field and place of study. The subject of study may be clinical or laboratory science. The candidate may also request the Commission to nominate the place of study.
  3. Letter of recommendation from the national epilepsy leadership.

The candidate should submit the application by 30th of September. Application may be submitted electronically. The results of the application will be informed to the candidate by March 2015.

Asian Oceanian Clinical Epileptology Observerships from Epilepsy Society of Australia

The Epilepsy Society of Australia (ESA) is offering clinical epilepsy training observerships of 3 months duration for early career clinicians from the Asian-Oceanian Region. A number of host institutions are available throughout Australia, and can offer clinical experience (as an observer), and/or training in investigational aspects of epilepsy (e.g. EEG).

Number of Fellowships for 2015: 2
Funding: The Stipend of up to and not more than AUS$10,000 is to cover airfare, accommodation and living expenses in Australia. With potential for top-up funding from ASEPA. Reimbursement of costs to Applicant.

Academic backing from the applicant’s own institution is required. The candidate should be committed to the care of patients with epilepsy, preferably in the setting of a public hospital.

Criteria for application:

  • Not in training, and within 5 years of completing local Neurology training.
  • Candidate must have academic support from home institution.
  • Candidate must be supported by the ILAE Chapter member in country of origin.
  • Candidate must be proficient in conversational English language with an assessment of English proficiency required.

Application process:
All applicants should write to: Dr Andrew Bleasel, email: andrew.bleasel@sydney.edu.au
All applications should include the following:

  • Candidates should outline their clinical epileptology/EEG training goals.
  • Curriculum vitae including the names of two referees.
  • Supporting letter from supervisor at home institution.
  • Supporting letter from local president of ILAE chapter.
  • Applications should be made at least by November 30, 2014
Selection:
  • Applications assessed by the International Affairs Committee, ESA; with assistance provided by ASEPA.
Logistics:
  • Host institution will assist in visa arrangements (3 month business visa)

Asian Epilepsy Academy - ASEAN Neurological Association EEG Certification Examination

  • Part I (Written) Examination
  • The following are the dates for Part I Examination (other dates will be announced later):
    1. 29th November, 2014 in Hyderabad, India, during the EEG Teaching Course organized by the Indian Epilepsy Society
  • Those interested please write to the Board’s Chairman, Dr Shih-Hui LIM, c/o Department of Neurology, NNI-SGH Campus, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608. Fax: 65-6220-3321, E-Mail: asepaeegexam@gmail.com
  • Part II (Oral) Examination
  • The following are the dates for Part II Examination (other dates will be announced later):
    1. (to be announced)
  • For those who have passed the Part I Examination and wish to take the Part II examination, please write to Dr Shih-Hui LIM directly for details (asepaeegexam@gmail.com).

  • Fee for EEG Certification Examination
    (To be paid at Examination Site before commencement of Examination):
  • Part I Examination Fee: US$120
    Part II Examination Fee: US$150

  • For introduction to Part I and Part II Examinations, click here.
    For application to Part I Examination, click here.