You are invited to submit abstracts for the Sixth UAE Epilepsy Congress to be held at Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates from October 26-27, 2018.


Depending on the number and quality of abstracts received, abstracts will be selected for either oral or poster presentation.


Abstracts submissions are extended until the September 24, 2018 18:00 (GMT +4). Any abstract received after the deadline will not be accepted. Upon completion of evaluation, an ‘Accepted’ or ‘Rejected’ message will be sent to authors by email, approximately 14 days after the deadline for submission.


  • Practical Issues in Epilepsy
  • Emergent Issues in Epilepsy
  • Tactics of AED Management
  • Epilepsy in Special Population
  • Childhood Epilepsy
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery


Submission Closed



  • All submitted abstracts must be in English



  • The content of the abstract is solely the responsibility of the author. The original abstract is reprinted exactly as provided. During submission, it must clearly indicate the name of the presenting author, who will be considered the contact person for all correspondence connected with the submitted abstract.
  • All submitted abstracts need to have the names and surnames of all co-authors, along with their positions in their affiliated institutions.


Title & Length:

  • An abstract must have a short, specific title (no abbreviations) that clearly indicates the nature of the investigation. It is encouraged that the title is set so as to attract the audience and to hint to the conclusion of the investigation.
  • All abstracts should not exceed 250 words with no use of abbrevitations.



  • A well-written abstract typically has the following identified sections:
    1. Background/objectives: a brief introduction, which states the problem that you are addressing as well as some background information on the issue. The introduction of the abstract should include a very brief background 1-2 statements followed by the objectives of the investigation.
    2. Design and methods: the methodologies, number of test subjects and scientific approach used to conduct the research.
    3. Results: it is expected that authors present data that support their conclusion. Tables and graphs should include explanatory captions.
    4. Conclusions: further areas of research and overall conclusion of the research
    5. Citation: a reference list and acknowledgements, if applicable


Tips in writing your abstract:

  • Make the title dynamic and conclusive, rather than descriptive.
  • Identify your submission category carefully to assure proper consideration.
  • Use generic names. Use trade names only when necessary.
  • Avoid beginning sentences with numerals.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Nonstandard abbreviations should be placed in parentheses after the first use of the word or phrase abbreviated.
  • No references, credits or grant support should be included in the abstract.
  • No identifying information about patients participating in a study or trial should be used.
  • All abbreviations must be defined before being used as an abbreviation in the text.
  • Proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors before submission. No corrections will be allowed or made once the abstract has been submitted.


The submitting author must verify that all co-authors have read and approved the submission of the abstract.


Upon completion of the evaluation of submitted abstracts, an ‘Accepted’ or ‘Rejected’ email will be sent to authors. Upon acceptance of an author’s poster presentation, the following instructions below are applicable:

  • The presenting author of the presentation should confirm their attendance upon receiving the acceptance email within one week.
  • The availability of any sort of grant for registration, travel and/or accommodation will be mentioned in the acceptance email, without any guarantees at the abstract submission stage.
  • Authors who confirm presence will receive a code based on their category of submission 1 week before the congress.

For Posters

  • The poster display board dimensions will be 100 CM wide x 100 CM length. All posters need to be constraint to that size and not more. Please download the template for more insight.
  • Poster authors should use the poster code in that email to find their space at the poster area during the conference. Poster authors need to place the title, author(s), institution if applicable and country at the header of the poster presentation
  • The poster thickness of paper advised is 120 to 150 gsm
  • The boards are made out of cork and posters will be pinned or applied using double-sided taped
  • Presenting authors should mount their poster in the allocated poster display area before the conference lectures initiate, during registration time in the early morning
  • Posters should be left on display during the conference until end of the conference
  • Authors should be available near their posters particularly during allotted timings that will be stated in the acceptance email.


For Orals

  • The presenting author of the oral presentation should confirm their attendance upon receiving the acceptance email within one week.
  • The availability of any sort of grant for registration, travel and/or accommodation will be mentioned in the acceptance email, without any guarantees at the abstract submission stage.
  • Oral presentations are allowed 10 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes will be provided for discussion and Q&A. Total of 15 minutes only.
  • Oral presentation should be saved as backup on your memory USB stick
  • Oral presentations in ppt/pptx should be emailed to science@medgress.com no later than 2 weeks prior to the meeting. The emailed version of an author’s presentation will be the version that will be available for onsite presentation. Should there be any changes made to an author’s presentation after that period, please contact us directly.