From December 2th until December 6th Tobias and Johannes attended the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) in Chicago. During their stay, they gained a deep impression of the whole spectrum of epilepsy-related research both on a fundamental and clinical level. Within the scope of various neuroimaging sessions highlighting the latest research findings and advances in methodologies, they directly got inspired for their research in the translational imaging group and met up with international colleagues and potential collaborators. Furthermore, they obtained the opportunity to present their own findings on a poster to the community and received valuable feedback. Tobias and Johannes are grateful for the opportunity to participate at AES and look forward to applying what they have learned in the upcoming months.