The 7th annual Meeting of the Minds symposium was held at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater at Stony Brook University on October 14, 2016. The topic was "Epilepsy." The keynote speaker was Jeffrey Noebels, MD, PhD, of Baylor College of Medicine who spoke on the role of genetics and alterations in brain circuitry on epilepsy. There were also five speakers from Stony Brook who presented their research on the basic biology and translational potential of cannabinoids and neurosurgical techniques in the treatment of epilepsy, and the role of neurogenesis in the development of epilepsy. The event was followed by a Q&A and poster session.