“It’s easy, as a basic scientist, to sometimes forget the personal cost of what it is you’re studying when you’re used to seeing just the numbers. I met several people who are either caregivers or who lost someone, and it reminded me why I’m doing this”.
The PAME Conference brings together a range of stakeholders with the goal of promoting understanding of epilepsy mortality. A major emphasis of the meeting includes shining a light on new research and emerging areas of interest. PAME’s celebrates young researchers via the Young Investigators Award and Hot Topics plenary. The PAME Conference also hosts a poster session and offers travel stipends for a select number of abstract presenters. Researchers tend to benefit from meeting people impacted by epilepsy, including the bereaved, and share that these connections bring deeper meaning to their work.