It is our sincere pleasure to welcome you all to Salzburg as the venue for the 4th London-Innsbruck Colloquium. The previous colloquia (London 2007, Innsbruck 2009, and Oxford 2011) were highly successful, and these biannual colloquia have become a popular feature of the international epilepsy calendar. This conference will focus on current basic and clinical research in status epilepticus, clinical aspects and new therapies – with the aim of stimulating thought and discussion and improving treatment and outcome of this condition. It is our intention over the 3 days of the conference to have intensive and interactive discussion on the cutting edge of research and clinical practice in the field of Status Epilepticus. We have deliberately left space in the programme for the audience to question and challenge -for we believe, as a fundamental pillar of the Colloquia, that academic debate is at the heart of all learning and discovery. We hope you will all join in this endeavour. In addition we have arranged a ‘Salzburg evening’ at the Stiegel Brauwelten, which should be entertaining. Salzburg is capital to the province of the same name and that it is home to 150,000 inhabitants. We hope you also have time to explore the charming town which is the birthplace of Mozart, and visit its historic city centre and the many interesting and historical sites.
Eugen Trinka and Simon Shorvon
Co-Chairs, 4th London-Innsbruck Colloquium on Status Epilepticus and Actue Seizures