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    Applications Open for the Kinshasa Epilepsy Workshop

    Epilepsy Workshop

    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

    September 6 - 12, 2014


    An advanced workshop on Epilepsy will be held September 6-12, 2014 in Kinshasa to help young investigators acquire skills and develop strategic means to record EEG and provide a meaningful reading in the context of epilepsy. A stand-alone module will introduce the fundamentals of EEG and Epilepsy. Participants will then immerse themselves, under the supervision of experienced EEGists, into recordings and readings of EEGs. They will also be paired with faculty members to discuss their own research proposals and develop scientifically rigorous protocols for future studies and/or collaborations across investigators and/or study sites.


    Requirements for participants

    The workshop is designed for young neuroscientists with interest in epileptic syndromes and related neurodevelopmental deficits. Preference will be given to investigators from the African continent.



    Lodging, meals and local transportation will be provided. Assistance with travel expenses to Kinshasa will be available.



    Interested applicants from Africa must provide the information requested on the application form (incomplete forms will not be considered). Please also arrange to have two (2) letters of recommendation from the head of your department/institution or your supervisor, and/or other faculty or scientists who can comment on your scientific and educational qualifications, abilities, commitment and likelihood of benefiting from attending the workshop. You should provide the letter writers with these guidelines and the application deadline.


    Application deadline: June 15, 2014 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here.


    If there are any questions about the Workshop please contact Dr. Pierre Luabeya at or Desire Tshala-Katumbay at