GETA:  GET A Team, GET A Target, GET A Cure

Australia is the global leader in the field of genetic epilepsy discovery. Australian researchers were the first in the world to show that epilepsy can be caused by genetic factors – whether through random mutations or inherited characteristics. In fact, until the ground-breaking work of Victorians Prof Sam Berkovic and Prof Ingrid Scheffer last decade, it was widely believed that epilepsy could not be caused by genetic factors. Since then, Australian researchers have discovered the bulk of the 100+ (so far) genetic causes of epilepsy.

As well as being leaders in the field of discovery, Australian researchers are also at the forefront of the search for treatments and cures for genetic epilepsy, with ground breaking work underway at places such as The Florey in Melbourne.

Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia (GETA) convene an annual conference on Genetic Epilepsy for families, researchers and clinicians bringing together the latest research in genetic epilepsy and developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEEs).

Genetic Epilepsy Family Conference – May 29th 2021

This year’s conference will be held Saturday May 29th. Join us to hear the latest on genetic epilepsy research and precision medicine treatments from world leading medical and scientific experts.

NOTE – Due to a coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne and public health restrictions, this year’s conference will be held virtually.

Register via Eventbrite.

Join the conference livestream.

Download the program here.


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Join us to help researchers find a cure for genetic epilepsy. You can link in with us via our Facebook page, Twitter or contact us via email.

GETA:  GET A Team, GET A Target, GET A Cure