On behalf of the scientific committee of the Third Annual Emirati League Against Epilepsy (ELAE) Congress, and the First Joint Emirati Saudi Epilepsy Congress, it is our honor and privilege to invite you to participate in the congress which will take place in Dubai from April 4th to April 5th. This congress is hosted under the umbrella of the Emirates Neurological Society (EMINS) and the Emirates Medical Association (EMA). Furthermore, we are proud to announce that this year congress, as in the previous editions, is endorsed by the Commission of Eastern Mediterranean Affairs (CEMA) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).

This year the scientific committee has worked hard to build on the great historical success of the previous congresses of both Chapters and have managed to put together a solid program with participation of renowned international and regional faculty, whom during the two days will present cutting edge topics in clinical epileptology. We are so excited and fortunate to host our key note speaker Professor Emilio Perucca, the President of International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).

This year’s plenary sessions will address a broad range of topics facing health care providers in their daily practice including: Practical issues of epileptology, Emergent epilepsy dilemmas, Epilepsy in special populations, Childhood Epilepsy and Intractable Epilepsy. Furthermore, we added debate sessions that will raise the most dynamic and controversial topics facing clinicians in the fields of epileptology in an exciting interactive forum that, we trust, will enhance the healthcare professional’s knowledge about epilepsy.