Following the success of the past Seven Eilat International Educational Courses held every two years between 2005-2017, it gives us great pleasure to inform you of the forthcoming 8th Eilat International Educational Course: PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY, which will take place at Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem, Israel on September 8-13, 2019.
The Course is held under the auspices of the ILAE Europe. The program is designed for junior researchers and clinicians (45 years and younger) working in the field of epilepsy treatment and related basic research.
It is open to young neurologists, neuropediatricians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, neuropsychologists and neuroscientists. We are happy to inform you that a number of bursaries have been made available towards partially defraying the cost of accommodation expenses of bursary recipients, who will also have their registration fees waived.
The course will take place in Jerusalem, at the historic Mishkenot Sha’ananim complex in the picturesque Yemin Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem, which is the ideal venue for this interactive postgraduate teaching program.
Jerusalem is an exceptional location for the course. Sacred to the three major Monotheistic faiths, and with a history going back 5000 years, Jerusalem has something to offer everyone, from the colorful narrow alleyways of the bazaars of the old city, to the youthful and vibrant road side cafes and restaurants of modern Jerusalem. The diversity of this beautiful city adds to the unique experience for all participants of this course.
We look forward to welcoming you to Jerusalem in September 2019.
Dr. Svein I. Johannessen
on behalf of the Organizing Committee
Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem, is the Course venue.
Mishkenot Sha’ananim is housed in a famous historical building dating from 1860; it was the first residential building that Sir Moses Montefiore built for Jews outside the Old City walls. It is an inspiring and charming venue, offering a spectacular view of the Tower of David, the Old City walls and the Judean Desert.
LETTER OF INVITATION
Upon request, the Secretariat will send a personal invitation to participate in the Course. It should be understood that such an invitation is only meant to assist participants in raising travel funds or obtaining a visa and does not represent a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee.
CLIMATE AND CLOTHING
The weather in Jerusalem in September is warm during the day, and may cool down at night. Clothing is informal for all occasions. We suggest bringing a light jacket for the evenings and don’t forget your sunglasses, hat and comfortable walking shoes.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
Foreign guests, prior to booking your flight ticket, please ensure that your passport is valid. Participants from some countries require a visa to enter Israel. We suggest that you check this with your travel agent or on the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Direct flights exist from most major airports in North America, Europe, India, China, Thailand and Africa, by El Al Israel Airlines as well as by other international carriers.It is recommended to book your international air travel to/from Ben Gurion International Airport (Tel Aviv) with your local travel agent and/or on the internet.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN
BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
AND CONGRESS HOTELS
Taxi Service – The cost for a one-way trip is approximately US$88, depending on time of day and number of pieces of luggage. The trip should take approximately 40-60 minutes depending on time of day.
Nesher shared transfer service is available from Ben-Gurion Airport. There may be a waiting time as the driver only departs when there are 10 passengers. Rate per person: NIS 70 – approximately US$ 20. There is a “Nesher” information desk at the airport.
By public transportation - Bus no 485 (Afikim company) is available from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 every hour at a cost of 16 NIS (approx US$4,5). The average travel time is approx. 1.5 hours depending on traffic. For stations (with map) and schedules please click here.
Trains to Jerusalem are available outside of the Arrivals Hall (Level G) of Ben Gurion Airport. Lines run every 30 minutes and the journey takes 21 minutes. Please take the train to Yitzhak Navon station and take a taxi from there to your hotel.
Self-parking is available at no charge at the Prima Royale.
Personal travel, luggage and health insurance are recommended. Please purchase this from your local travel agent. Kindly note the organizers and other sponsors cannot be responsible for participants lacking appropriate insurance coverage.All tours are booked on the express condition that Target Conferences shall not be held responsible for and shall be exempt from all liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury or accident, to any person or his or her luggage or any other property, for any reason whatsoever.
For registration: https://www.eilatedu2019.com/registration