The MICHAEL FORUM was initiated in order to enable the MICHAEL PRIZE awardees to discuss their research in an informal setting organized every two years in the proximity of larger European scientific conferences. In these workshops, awardees, trustees of the MICHAEL FOUNDATION, the international jury, as well as representatives of the sponsors meet for two days to have an in-depth and at times controversial discussion of the newest findings illuminating causes, consequences, and the treatment of epileptic seizures.
The speeches given during the forum have been published as a summary article in the journal “EPILEPSIA” for several years.
From October 4th to 6tth, 2012, Berlin hosted the 11th edition of the MICHAEL FORUM. The special occasion of the 50th anniversary jubilee of the MICHAEL FOUNDATION brought together 24 Michael laureates to discuss the latest advancement in epilepsy research.
A broad range of exciting topics was covered which can be subdivided into several research areas: