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2017 Awards Announced

The IBE/ILAE awards are presented biennially at the International Epilepsy Congress to honour individuals who have made significant contributions, over a long period of time and at international level, in the field of epilepsy. There are three categories: Ambassador for Epilepsy, Social Accomplishment, and the highest honour, Lifetime Achievement Award.

Charlotte Dravet Ambassador for Epilepsy Susan Axelrod
Charlotte Dravet
Lifetime Achievement
Ambassador for Epilepsy
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Susan Axelrod
Social Accomplishment
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Epilepsia and Epileptic Disorders announce increased Impact Factors



The ILAE and the editors of Epilepsia are pleased to announce that the impact factor of Epilepsia has increased from 4.706 to 5.295.
View the 10 most-cited papers here.


Epileptic Disorders

The ILAE and the editors of Epileptic Disorders are pleased to announce that the impact factor of Epileptic Disorders has increased from 0.9426 to 1.168.
View the 10 most-consulted articles here.

Slide presentations now available for new ILAE definition and classifcation


Robert Fisher, Stanford University, USA, has prepared two slide presentations to support the Definition of Epilepsy (2014) and the 2017 Classification of Seizure Types:

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Study could help explain link between seizures and psychiatric disorders

Cells related to seizures, schizophrenia, and ADHD all found in the same region of the brain. More …

Retigabine to be discontinued in June

We have received a reminder notice from GSK that retigabine (Trobalt®/Potiga®) will be removed from clinical use at the end of June. Please discuss the issues with any patient who remains on the medication and how they need to be transitioned to other drugs as clinically indicated. Details here.

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Individualised prediction model of seizure recurrence and long-term outcomes after withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs in seizure-free patients: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis.

The paper proposes a web-based tool to calculate the risk of seizure relapse after withdrawal of antiepileptic medication. (Lancet Neurology, 2017 May 5). More …

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Interfering with the Chronic Immune Response Rescues Chronic Degeneration After Traumatic Brain Injury

The focus of this paper is whether and how neurons that survive in the brain after an injury contribute to long-term deleterious effects. After the closed-head model of TBI, mice were shown to have tissue damage, a reduction in dendritic spine density, an increase in inflammation, and an increase in activation of microglia and astrocytes. These changes were widespread and persistent. (Journal of Neuroscience 21 September 2016) More …

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