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President’s Message

As the President of the Southern Epilepsy and EEG Society this year, I would like to welcome back our current Members, and to invite all others to become new Society Members!  We have many exciting topics and excellent speakers on the agenda for our upcoming Annual Meeting scheduled for February 9-11, 2024, and we hope you will join us in person at the Blossom Hotel in the great city of Houston, Texas.  Following tradition, our meeting will start on Friday evening with a welcome reception followed by a stimulating series of debates, focused this year on the value of critical care EEG monitoring and surgical failures in epilepsy.  On Saturday and Sunday mornings, we will have speakers who are leaders in the field discussing a wide range of exciting and innovative topics, from epilepsy neurogenetics and gene therapy, to how artificial intelligence is leading innovation in epilepsy diagnostics and treatment, to our current understanding of mortality risk and healthcare disparities for people with epilepsy.  On Saturday afternoon, also following tradition, we welcome fellows in training to present interesting cases, followed by stimulating group discussion for all.  On Saturday evening, we invite all Meeting Participants to our Annual Society Dinner, with guaranteed Texan hospitality and world-class Houston cuisine that will not be soon forgotten!  I look forward to seeing you there!


Gretchen K. Von Allmen, MD, FACNS

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Neurology

Geissler Distinguished Chair of West Syndrome Research

Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology   

Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program               

Chief of the Division of Child Neurology, Department of Pediatrics

McGovern Medical School and UTHealth, University of Texas at Houston