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6th Biennial North American Regional Epilepsy Congress & 70th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society Houston, TX

Dr Michael Privitera, AES President
AES President Dr. Michael Privitera

The combined 6th Biennial North American Regional Epilepsy Congress and Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society was again the largest gathering of professionals in epilepsy in the world, with over 5,000 attendees from dozens of countries. The educational programs continued to be world class with cutting edge information on diagnosis, treatment and the latest research. Read full report and view photos.

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Samuel Wiebe: new President of the International League Against Epilepsy


“Say Treasure of the Sierra Madre and most people will think of John Huston's 1948 film classic starring Humphrey Bogart. Neurologists, however, might think these words a fitting accolade for Samuel Wiebe.”

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WHO extends status of Official Collaboration to the ILAE

We are delighted to hear that, during their recent triennial review of their relations and collaboration, the WHO Executive Board decided to maintain official relations with the ILAE. We will endeavor to strengthen our collaboration in the coming years, working towards the goal of improving lives of people with epilepsy throughout the world. Read more …


New ILAE Seizure Classification

The ILAE announces the publication in Epilepsia of two new landmark classification documents, one of seizure types and one of the epilepsies.

Press release: Updated Epilepsy Classification May Lead to Advances in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research

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Final Call for Volunteers

The International League Against Epilepsy Executive Committee invites you to share your expertise, expand your leadership opportunities, and participate in a meaningful way by volunteering for one or more of the committees or task forces of the League. We encourage you to let us know of your interest and skills.

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News Around the World All news

Epilepsy and Law in India

The Indian Epilepsy Association and the Indian Epilepsy Society published this data to make it readily available to people with epilepsy, their caregivers, physicians, and the general public. Note that the intent is solely to make available the various provisions under the Indian Law. Users must make the final decision about their individual situation after verifying the facts in consultation with the legal experts.

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Seizure Journal offers free issue in celebration of 25th Anniversary

The 25th anniversary of the founding of a medical journal is a notable milestone and a cause for celebration. Seizure — European Journal of Epilepsy has now reached this milestone, and in gratitude and celebration is offering a free copy of the 25th anniversary Special Issue.

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NIH Awards $21 Million to Research Consortium to Study Epilepsy in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

An international consortium of academic research institutions have been awarded a $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop better ways to prevent epilepsy in patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. More…

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Nodding syndrome may be an autoimmune reaction to the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus

Nodding syndrome is an epileptic disorder of unknown etiology that occurs in children in East Africa. There is an epidemiological association with Onchocerca volvulus, the parasitic worm that causes onchocerciasis (river blindness), but there is limited evidence that the parasite itself is neuroinvasive. (Science Translational Medicine, 15 Feb 2017) More …


Pharmacogenetics of Antiepileptic Drug Efficacy in Childhood Absence Epilepsy

Objective: Determine if common polymorphisms in CACNA1G, CACNA1H, CACNA1I, and ABCB1 are associated with differential short term seizure outcome in Childhood Absence Epilepsy (CAE). (Annals of Neurology, 6 Feb 2017) More …

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Basic Science of Epilepsy News All news

WONOEP appraisal: Biomarkers of epilepsy-associated comorbidities

Epilepsia January 2017

The objective of this appraisal is to present state-of-the-art recent research findings in the field that highlight potential biomarkers for comorbidities in epilepsy. It reviews recent progress in the field, including molecular, imaging, and genetic biomarkers of comorbidities and highlights new directions and concepts from studies on comorbidities and potential new biomarkers for the prediction, diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy-associated comorbidities. Epilepsia. DOI: 10.1111/epi.13652. More …

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