Welcome to the website for the Park City Epilepsy Meeting, to be held Oct 15-17, 2023. Following the success of the 2015 ADD Program Symposium, it became apparent that there was a need in the field for a meeting that would provide a venue for the presentation of state of the art neuroscience as it is being applied to therapy development for the treatment of epilepsy.

In 2019, the first Park City Epilepsy meeting was held in Park City, Utah. The organizing committee  assembled an outstanding group of speakers and provided a program that provided trainees, junior investigators, and established researchers with a unique venue for interaction, discussion, and building collaborations in the spectacular Wasatch Mountain setting of Utah.

We anticipate that we will be able to offer travel awards for trainees and are working to keep the registration fee low so that the meeting will be accessible to all. Keep an eye on the website for registration information, abstract submission, and travel award opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you in Utah soon as we set the stage for important breakthroughs to help the patient with epilepsy. 


Wednesday Oct 18, 2023
NIH/NINDS Epilepsy Therapy Screening
Program (ETSP) Contract Site

University of Utah

10:00am-10:30am – Welcome Message and Overview of the Open House
Karen Wilcox, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Utah
Brian Klein, PhD, Program Director, Division of Translational Research, Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP), NINDS, NIH

10:30am-12:30pm – Open House Activities
Lab Tours – L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute Rm B0800
Poster Session – L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute atrium
Coffee – L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute atrium


Travel Awards Are Available For Junior Investigators Attending The Park City Epilepsy Meeting! 


Through the support of our sponsors, the meeting organizers will be able to provide a number of competitive travel awards to those junior investigators who submit abstracts. In order to be considered, Junior investigators must submit a competitive abstract, provide a biosketch, and indication on their registration form that they would like to be considered for a travel award. 

Abstract Submission: 

Due September 15, 2023

Abstract submissions are being collected during the Park City Epilepsy Meeting Registration Process. Outstanding abstracts will be chosen for poster presentation. 

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING an abstract to be considered for a TRAVEL AWARD IS August 30, 2023. TRAVEL AWARDEES WILL BE NOTIFIED by september 15.

Park City in the Fall. Photo courtesy of @visitparkcity


To ensure a safe and respectful atmosphere for all attendees, the organizers of the Park City Epilepsy Meeting have adopted the Code of Conduct for the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience for this meeting. 



The closest airport to Park City is the Salt Lake International Airport (airport code SLC), which has over 800 flights per day including direct flights from Amsterdam, London, Paris and all major U.S. cities. Park City is a 40 minute drive from the airport and can be reached by shuttle, taxi, Uber or rental car. More information about transportation from the airport can be found at the link below.

Sheraton Park City
1895 Sidewinder Drive
Park City, UT 84060

The closest airport to Park City is the Salt Lake International Airport (airport code SLC), which has over 800 flights per day including direct flights from Amsterdam, London, Paris and all major U.S. cities. Park City is a 40 minute drive from the airport and can be reached by shuttle, taxi, Uber or rental car. More information about transportation from the airport can be found at the link below.

Sheraton Park City
1895 Sidewinder Drive
Park City, UT 84060

Visit Park City
Salt Lake International Airport (Airport Code: SLC)

Express Shuttle provides share-ride service from Salt Lake International Airport to the Sheraton Park City. Express Shuttle has space at the Ground Transportation Desk located in the baggage claim area of both terminals in the Salt Lake International Airport. Look for the sign that says “Express Shuttle”. A representative will be stationed there to check passengers in when they arrive. Arrival and Departure shuttle reservations can be made online by clicking the link below or calling their reservation line. Please make your reservations at least 16 hours in advance of arrival.

Sheraton Park City
1895 Sidewinder Drive
Park City, UT 84060

Express Shuttle Reservation or call Toll-free (in US) Phone Reservations: 1-800-397-0773. Uber and Lyft are also available in Salt Lake City.

Lyft, Uber, and Cabs are also good options

Invitation letters for visa purposes can only be issued to people who have completed the registration process and paid the registration fee or submitted an abstract. Participants requiring a visa should apply immediately to the U.S. embassy in their home country in order to avoid inconvenience. See the list of countries whose citizens require a Visa here. Please note that the visa application process may take up to 6 weeks or longer. We strongly advise you to apply as soon as possible.

The Conference Organizer will process official invitations upon request. Before your appointment, please contact the embassy to confirm what documents they require.

Official Invitation letters are issued as PDF documents via email. If the embassy requires the original invitation letter, we can arrange two other delivery methods:

1. Regular post – free of charge, however the delivery cannot be guaranteed as there is no way to track the delivery. The organizers will not be held responsible or liable for any delay or failure in delivery.

2. Express delivery service (FedEx) – The fee shall be added to the participants valid registration and covered in advance of the delivery. The express delivery fee will depend on the country of delivery. The organizer strongly recommends using this delivery method as it is faster and enables the delivery to be tracked (using a tracking number).

Please send an email to Carrie Grant to request an invitation letter.

Autumn in Utah can mean warm dry temperatures or chilly weather with scattered rain showers or even snow at high elevations. Early October temperatures in Park City range between 50 and 70°F (10-21°C) during the day and overnight low temperatures are about 40°F (5°C) in the mountains. Salt Lake City is lower elevation and generally 10°F (6°C) warmer than Park City.

Utah has very low relative humidity and unusually dry air. Attendees should plan to drink lots of water, and bring lotion for their skin. Please check the local weather report as you pack to determine your clothing needs. Meeting rooms can sometimes feel cool, so layering is best for sessions. If you anticipate spending time outdoors, consider trousers, layered clothing and a jacket.

Park City’s altitude of 7000 feet (2133 meters), where the air pressure is only 75% of that at sea level. Traveling from a low-altitude locale to the higher altitude of Park City may cause may cause some visitors to exhibit some mildly uncomfortable symptoms like:
● headaches
● dehydration
● body aches
● “flu”-like symptoms in the muscles and joints

How can you adjust to the higher altitude and avoid or diminish these kinds of symptoms?
Drink plenty of water! Utah’s water from the faucet is clean, pure, healthy, and delightful. You’ll enjoy drinking LOTS of Utah water! Keeping your body hydrated is very important because high altitudes can dehydrate your system. This can be further complicated in arid regions like Utah AND “jet-lag” can make symptoms worse!

If possible, on the first day you arrive, REST and avoid strenuous exercise to give your body time to adjust. Small and frequent meals of protein and complex carbohydrates can help keep symptoms to a minimum.

At the higher altitude, avoid or minimize consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and simple carbohydrates like sugar. Avoiding heavy meals and smoking is also recommended. Caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and simple carbohydrates affect the body’s ability to metabolize, and can bring more symptoms or make them worse. Remember, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol can remain in your system for some time and should be avoided even 48 hours before traveling to a higher altitude.

Park City, Utah was put on the world map as it helped host the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, deemed the most successful Winter Olympics ever. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world filled the town during those 17 days to watch the world’s best athletes compete for Olympic gold; yet more than 130 years ago, a rush of people flocked to Park City seeking a different precious metal – silver. Park City was incorporated as a city in 1884. The mountains’ abundant silver veins attracted adventurers from around the world in the late 1860s. During its mining height, those mountains surrounding Park City yielded $400 million in silver and created 23 millionaires, including the father of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst.

However, with mineral prices falling in the 1930s, the boom years ended and residents began “mining” the treasure on the mountains, discovering what would later be termed The Greatest Snow on Earth®. Today, Park City is a unique blend of the old and new. Sixty-four of Park City’s buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many of which are located along Historic Main Street, and more than 1,200 miles of tunnels wind through the surrounding mountains, remnants of the mining era.

An interactive pictorial of Park City’s colorful mining and ski history is on display at the newly renovated Park City Museum, in the heart of Park City’s Historic Old Town district. Park City’s Olympic Welcome Plaza pays tribute to both Park City’s role in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and the past 18 Winter Olympic host cities. The Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center at the Utah Olympic Park features films, interactive exhibits, museums, and Olympic memorabilia that highlight Park City’s long involvement in winter sports.


Park City Gallery Stroll:
On the last Friday of each month, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, members of the Park City Gallery Association offer a unique showcase highlighting artists, special exhibitions and art events. The Gallery Stroll is a free community event that gives locals and Park City visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while exploring Park City’s exciting art scene.

Park City Museum: For more information, including current admission prices see: http://www.parkcityhistory.org/

Olympic Park:
Free admission includes access to the Olympic Museum and access to hiking trails. Day pass tickets are required to ride the zipline, alpine slide, chairlifts, bobsled, etc. For current pass and ticket pricing see: http://www.utah.com/parkcity/olympic_park.htm


Sponsor Questions, contact:

Carrie A. Grant, CMP
Senior Meeting Planner
Conference & Event Management
University of Utah

We acknowledge and recognize that the Sheraton Park City resides on the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone and Ute Indian Tribe.  We recognize and respect the enduring relationship that exists between many Indigenous peoples and their traditional homelands. In offering this land acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty, history, and experiences.