Membership and Benefits

The Saudi Epilepsy Society (SES) support the advancement of epilepsy science and knowledge in Saudi Arabia and worldwide collaborating with different organizations. The Saudi chapter under the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) provide an opportunity for the SES continue promoting epilepsy care on global level. The SES will continue to create a sustainable scientific activity that aims to provide in-depth understanding of epilepsy to maximize the knowledge and skills for all health care providers and scientists for optimal clinical care. The SES is based on a multidisciplinary working team that aims to promote epilepsy care in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the gulf region. The Saudi Chapter of Epilepsy (SCE) was founded in 1996 and was accepted as an active member of the International League Against Epilepsy in 1997. Amalgamation of the SCE &SES was on 23rd March 2010.

The members of the SES will work together in a collegial atmosphere to improve health care and public awareness of epilepsy, to provide and promote epilepsy education and research with excellence, quality, efficient and humanistic approach for medical and non-medical professionals, to coordinate academic activities among the ILAE Saudi Arabia Region.

The SES/SCE membership includes all disciplines involved in epilepsy care from health care providers and from the community who are interested in promoting the health care. The health specialists include specialized epileptologist from adult and pediatric neurology, neurophysiologist, nurses, neurosurgeon, neuropsychologist, neuroradiologist, neuropsychiatry, neuropharmacologist, neurophysiology technician, neuroscientist, researcher, speech pathologist, social worker or other individuals in the allied fields of medicine, who are interested in the study of epilepsy care and science.

There are three types of membership in the Saudi Epilepsy Society: Active, Associate, and Honorary

We cordially invite interested healthcare professionals to join the Saudi Epilepsy Society and be part of the team family.

Membership General Benefits:

1- The SES member ship provide a direct membership of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) under Saudi Chapter.
2- Free attendance to SCE& SES workshops
3- Priority presentation in the SCE& SES meetings
4- Priority publications in the official journal of SCE& SES
5- Regular update about the local and ILAE activities.
6- The ability to apply for Research Grants
7- The ability to apply for Travel Grants
8- Free certificate of membership of the SES/ILAE chapter
9- Facilitate international development opportunities

Active Membership Requirements

• A specialized health care provider in the field of epilepsy care and science who reside in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
• Payment of the registration and annual subscription fees: (300 SAR for one year) and (450 SAR for 2 years membership)
• The application shall be approved by SES/SCE board of directors

Active Membership Requirements

Specialty Qualification Additional Requirement
Adult Neurology Speciality Board in Neurology or an accredited equivalent Specialized and practicing in epilepsy field
Pediatric Neurology Speciality Board in Pediatric Neurology or an accredited equivalent Specialized and practicing in epilepsy field
Neurophysiology Speciality Board in neurophysiology or an accredited equivalent Specialized in Neurophysiology
Neuropsychology Speciality in neuropsychology or an accredited equivalent Neuropsychology in the field of epilepsy care
Radiology Radiology Board or an accredited equivalent Neuroradiology field
Neurosurgeon Speciality Board of Neurosurgery or an accredited equivalent Epilepsy surgery
Psychiatrist Speciality Board of psychiatry or an accredited equivalent Neuropsychiatry
Neurophysiology Technician Neurophysiology technician certificate or an accredited equivalent Epilepsy neurophysiology technician
Nursing Bachelor of nursing Epilepsy care provider or academic
Neuroscientist PhD or master’s degree Epilepsy science research

Associate Membership Requirements

• A qualified for the SES/SCE membership and non-residence of Saudi Arabia/GCC
• Health care practitioners, MDs or PhDs, or other individuals in the allied fields of medicine, who are interested in the study of epilepsy care and science.
• Residents in the field of the predetermined specialities.
• Medical and nursing colleges students, students of the allied health care field
• Health practitioners who are interested to obtain an associate membership only.
• Payment of the discounted associate membership fees: (150 SAR for 1 year) and (200 SAR for 2 years)
• The application shall be approved by SES/SCE board of directors

The associate members will be able to participate in all SES/SCE activities and various committees and attend the General Assembly meeting. The associate member obtains a non-voting membership.

General Benefits:

1- The SES member ship provide a direct membership of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) under Saudi Chapter.
2- Discounted attendance to SCE& SES workshops
3- Priority presentation in the SCE& SES meetings
4- Priority publications in the official journal of SCE& SES
5- Regular update about the local and ILAE activities.
6- The ability to apply for Research Grants
7- The ability to apply for Travel Grants
8- Free certificate of membership of the SES/ILAE chapter
9- Facilitate international development opportunities

Honorary Membership

Honorary membership shall be available for a recognized leader in the field of epilepsy care and science and a health advocate who supported the epilepsy care in the country and worldwide or delivered a recognizable support to the SES/SCE. The honorary member shall be able to participate in all SES/SCE activities and various committees and attend the General Assembly meeting. However, it is a non-voting membership.