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PAME Conference


The multi-day Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy (PAME) Conference is the only meeting focused exclusively on increasing understanding of mortality in epilepsy, including SUDEP and suicide. This program brings together clinical and basic science professionals, people living with epilepsy, and their families to advance research, facilitate collaborations, engage people living with epilepsy to participate in critical research, and increase urgency around an overlooked and underfunded public health issue, while building understanding and support for each other.

2021 PAME Conference

The next PAME Conference will be held Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Registration opens in September.

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Past PAME Conferences

  • In June 2018, PAME held its fourth conference in Alexandria, VA. Read the meeting summary to learn about progress made regarding mortality in epilepsy.
  • In June 2016, PAME held its third conference. Read the meeting summary to learn more.
  • In June 2014 the second the second PAME conference was held in Minneapolis, MN. Read the summary to learn about research on potential causes of mortality in people with epilepsy.
  • In June 2012, PAME held its first three-day conference. Devoted predominantly to SUDEP, this conference brought together doctors, scientists, families, and advocates from around the world to advance awareness and understanding of epilepsy mortality and SUDEP.

PAME Webinar Series

PAME periodically hosts webinars to provide information on topics including medical cannabis, rare epilepsies, SUDEP research, talking about SUDEP, and more.

Watch Past PAME Webinars

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Reviewed By: 
Alison Kukla MPH
Tuesday, August 31, 2021