Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the 12th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress (AOEC) will take place in Bali, Indonesia from the 28th June to the 1st July 2018 and we cordially invite you to join us for what is expected to be the most important gathering in the region for all those working in the field of epilepsy in 2018.

The programme will cover cutting‐edge lectures by the world's top scientists and epileptologists with the main sessions focusing on "Personalized medicine in epilepsy", "Epilepsy surgery in patients with normal MRI", "Infections of the nervous system and epilepsy" and "Genetic investigations in epileptic encephalopathies". Along with a carefully selected balance of post main, parallel and practical sessions and excellent workshops and didactic lectures provided by ASEPA, this promises to be an exceptional congress.

There is a strong emphasis on high quality platform and poster presentations and we encourage you all to prepare your work for abstract submission.

Bali is an Indonesian island famed for its beauty with forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies and coral reefs. There is an endless sense of peacefulness from the magnificent temples, meditation centres and the compelling smiles of the local people. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking and music and everyone will be impressed with the standard of cuisine. It is the perfect backdrop for the 12th AOEC.

We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues in Bali in June.

With our best wishes,

Kurnis KUSUMASTUTI, co-chair

Byung-In LEE, co-chair

Parthasarthy SATISHCHANDRA , co-chair