June 26, 2020

Researcher Update: June 2020

In this month’s researcher update you will find information on:

Catalyst Award LOIs Monday, July 6

Request for Proposals (PDF)

The deadline is approaching to apply for CURE’s newest grant mechanism, the Catalyst Award. This award (2 years / $250,000) aims to stimulate and accelerate the discovery and development of new therapies for epilepsy, moving promising, well-supported preclinical and/or clinical research closer to clinical application.

  • Open call for Letters of Intent: Monday, June 1, 2020
  • Letter of Intent deadline: Monday, July 6, 2020, 9 PM ET
  • Full proposal invitations: Thursday, August 13, 2020
  • Full proposal deadline: Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9 PM ET
  • Awardee notification: Late-December 2020
  • Anticipated award start date: March 2021

Epilepsy & COVID-19 Survey for Healthcare Providers

Take Survey

SUDEP Action and the Oxford Epilepsy Research Group are collaborating to better understand what risks people with epilepsy and healthcare providers are facing, what support they have and how to help them live well with the condition. Particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to explore the changes and challenges healthcare providers and patients are facing so they can be better supported.

NINDS Career Opportunities

NINDS has positions available for Health Scientist Administrators in the Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program and the Preclinical Screening Platform for Pain. Please don’t hesitate to send this update along to anyone you think may be interested in applying!

Submit an Abstract to the PAME Conference by June 29!

Submit Abstract

The PAME Conference, which is happening December 3-4 in conjunction with AES, has extended the deadline to submit abstracts to June 29. This conference aims to improve our understanding of mortality in epilepsy, including Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), by bringing together health care providers, researchers, public health officials, patient advocates, caregivers, bereaved families, and patients living with epilepsy. Abstracts should be submitted through the AES portal.

NIH Request for Information: Developing an Online Educational Resource for Training in the Principles of Rigorous Research

Submit Comment

NINDS is requesting your input to better provide accessible education on the principles of rigorous biomedical research for members of the scientific community. In particular, NINDS encourages experts in training, rigorous experimental design and implementation, mentoring, education, and technology to contribute their input.

AES Offering CE and CME Credit for 2019 Sessions

View Sessions

AES is now offering CE and CME credit for 2019 AES recorded sessions. The goal of these online materials is to provide knowledge and training for professionals working the epilepsy field and provide clinicians with resources to help improve the care of those with epilepsy.

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