Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia’s 2022 Genetic Epilepsy Conference

Join us for our 2022 meeting on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May.

Registration is free – register via Eventbrite.

Connect to the livestream on Saturday 21st May.

Participating in the conference is a great opportunity for families, researchers and clinicians to hear the latest research in to genetic epilepsy and developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEEs).

Conference details: 

    • Where: 
      • Lecture Theatre, Sydney Childrens Hospital, Randwick
      • via livestream (Saturday only, Sunday will be recorded but not livestreamed)
    • When: 
      • Saturday 21st May 11:00am-5:00pm
      • Sunday 22nd May 9:00am-1:00pm
    • Cost: FREE
    • Program: Available here
    • Questions? 

Register today via Eventbrite

Confirmed speakers include:

Professor Steve Petrou – Director of the Florey Institute, Head of the division of epilepsy and also Chief Scientific Officer of Praxis Precision Medicines Inc.

A Professor Jenny Downs, Head, Disability Research Program. Telethon Kids Institute. Perth, Australia.

Dr Emma Palmer – Clinical Geneticist, Sydney Children’s Hospital and Lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Group Leader CoGENES (Collaboration for Genetic epilepsy and Neurogenetics-SCHN).

Kate Beattie – President of Batten Disease Support and Research Association.

Dr Deepak Gill Head of the Epilepsy unit at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the largest of its kind in NSW.

Dr Mark Bennett – senior postdoctoral fellow in bioinformatics at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and an honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Amy Schneider – leads the Genetic Epilepsy Natural History and developmental and epileptic encephalopathy research program at The University of Melbourne. She completed the Master of Genetic Counselling program at The University of Melbourne and led the clinical research team at the Epilepsy Research Centre in Melbourne for 4 years.

Dr. Emma Palmer, Erin Beavis, Suzanne Nevin, Dr. Eden RobertsonThe CoGENES (Collaboration for Genetic Epilepsy and Neurogenetics Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network) team: walking the road with genetic epilepsy families.

Kris Pierce – Epilepsy Foundation: Education and Resources, Consumer Engagement and Collaborative research initiatives.


If you need somewhere to stay in Sydney, we have a block of rooms at Coogee Bay Hotel at special rates. Book via their website: and use code: GETA2022 (select Rate access / corporate code).

Boutique Accommodation 
District view with king or twin bedding – $269 per room per night
Ocean view with balcony – king or twin bedding – $299 per room per night
Bay Accommodation: 
Bay room with king or twin bedding – $229 per room per night
Ocean view Sunrise Suite with share balcony – $309 per room per night
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