About Us/History

The Epilepsy Society of Australia Limited is a professional organisation of clinicians, scientists and technologists involved in the diagnosis, treatment and research of epilepsy in Australia. The purposes of the Society are to:

  • Promote improved standards of medical management of epilepsy in Australia
  • Foster investigation and research in all aspects of epilepsy
  • Disseminate and promote the exchange of information about epilepsy within Australia, and with similar bodies overseas

The Society grew out of the Austin Hospital Epilepsy Workshops which began in 1983, and has formed the Australian chapter of the ILAE since 1989. The Society promotes and advocates for improved medical management of epilepsy in Australia, enlisting financial support from various sources to fund scientific work within the field of epilepsy.