Kuopio Epilepsy Symposium will be held as
a virtual meeting

Due to the Corona virus situation, the symposium will be held via virtual connections only. This enables participants from Finland and abroad to follow the symposium as a stream. Symposium will be held in English in order for the live stream to be accessible to as many people as possible. Link for the virtual connection will be send for participants via email before the event.

Virtual connection allows us to open the registration again for new participants. If you are interest in participating the Kuopio Epilepsy Symposium and have not signed up yet, please register here.

You will also find us in Twitter by name Kuopio Epilepsy Symposium. Join the discussion by using #KuopioEpilepsy or @KuopioEpilepsy.

You are warmly welcome to join the symposium virtually!


Welcome to the symposium

On behalf of the Finnish Epilepsy Society and the Pediatric Neurology Association, we cordially welcome you to participate in the Kuopio Epilepsy Symposium, which will take place on March 26 – 27, 2020 as a virtual meeting.

The symposium will be the 9th in a series of epilepsy meetings organised jointly by the Finnish Epilepsy Society, the Finnish Association of Pediatric Neurology, the Finnish Epilepsy Association, the Department of Neurology (University of Eastern Finland) and  Neurocenter (Kuopio University Hospital), an EpiCARE ERN member.

We hope to bring together people working in the different fields of epileptology and to update our understanding especially of rare and complex epilepsies. In addition, the symposium serves as the kick-off of the YES-ILAE-Finland activity for young doctors and researchers. We will be holding an abstract competition.

We warmly welcome you to the virtual symposium and hope you will enjoy the meeting.


Reetta Kälviäinen
Professor in Neurology
Program Co-Chair 
Jarkko Kirjavainen
Head of the Department
Program Co-Chair
Esa Mervaala
Professor in Clinical Neurophysiology Program Co-Chair 




Finnish Epilepsy Society

Suomen Lastenneurologinen Yhdistys
Barnneurologiska Föreningen i Finland r.y.
Finnish Association of Pediatric Neurology

Finnish Epilepsy Association

Department of Neurology
(University of Eastern Finland)

(Kuopio University Hospital),
an EpiCARE ERN member