Conference 2019

Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia’s 2019 Genetic Epilepsy 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.

Our 2019 meeting is on Saturday May 4th 2019, and is shaping up to be bigger and better, growing on previous years. Register to join us to hear the latest research in to genetic epilepsy and meet with other families affected by genetic epilepsy.

Download the conference program.

If you can’t make the conference, watch via livestream from 09:00am AEST (UTC+10) on May 4th 2019.

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

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

Dr Emma Palmer – University of New South Wales

There are more details on the speakers here.

When & Where:

Conference: Saturday 4th May 2019: 9:00 – 5:00 Ian Potter Auditorium, 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

The Genetic Epilepsy Family Conference 2019 is Supported by:

GETA 2019 sponsors

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