Conference 2019

Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia’s 2019 Family Conference

GETA 2018 Family Conference Attendees

The 2018 Family Conference on Genetic Epilepsy was a great success with over 100 delegates from all around Australia, representing families with a range of genetic epilepsies. Delegates heard about the latest in genetic epilepsy from world-renowned clinicians and researchers and had the opportunity to meet with other families affected by genetic epilepsy.

Planning is already underway for our 2019 meeting. Save the date (Sat May 4th 2019) and plan to join us to hear the latest research in to genetic epilepsy.

Like in 2018, there will be a family dinner the evening before  the conference (Fri May 3rd) at Angliss Restaurant, 550 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. To RSVP for the family dinner click here.

Speakers include:

Prof Dan Lowenstein – University of California, SanFrancisco

Dr Katherine Howell – University of Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospital

Prof Steven Petrou – Director, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Prof Ingrid Scheffer – University of Melbourne

Prof Annapurna Poduri – Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Dr Emma Palmer – University of New South Wales

When & Where:

Conference: Saturday 4th May 2019: 9:00 – 5:00 at Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, Melbourne Australia. Register here.

Family Dinner: Friday 3rd May 2019: 6:30-9:30pm at Angliss Restaurant, 550 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Register for family dinner here.

DirectionsGoogle maps location here.

Public transport: catch the number 19 tram from to stop 11 on Royal Parade (University of Melbourne). For tram times or more details see the PTV website.
By car: parking is available in the Royal Parade Car Park underneath the Kenneth Myer building (map below). Enter from Royal Parade between Genetics Lane and Medical Road. Cost is $8 flat rate all day.
From the tram / car park: enter the Kenneth Myer Building from Royal Parade.

AccommodationIf you are visiting Melbourne from out of town, the conference hotel is Oaks on Williams. Rooms at reduced rates can be booked via this link. Alternatively you can book via the Oaks group website, then selecting ‘Oaks on Williams’, entering dates (must be between 2nd May and 6th May 2019), and entering promo code ‘GEC’. (Note – the code is case sensitive)

Any questions? Email us at: [email protected] or contact us via Facebook.

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

Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring the 2019 conference.

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