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Get ready for the 32nd IEC in Barcelona!

32nd IEC Barcelona

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The 32nd International Epilepsy Congress (IEC) will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on September 2-6, 2017. The Congress, organized jointly by ILAE and IBE, represents the most important global scientific event in 2017 dedicated to epilepsy. More than 3,000 delegates from all over the word are expected to attend. A total of 134 speakers from 38 countries will discuss ground-breaking progress in basic and clinical research, improvements in diagnostic tools, and therapeutic advances. The Congress will also include over 1,000 platform/poster presentations of original data, and a rich teaching program.

Congress highlights include:

  • Latest developments in translational research
  • Presidential Symposium: discussion of Classification of Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Novel technologies impacting epilepsy management
  • Unraveling epilepsy comorbidities
  • Precision medicine

… And much more!

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From the Chilean chapter

Chilean League Against Epilepsy

Con profundo pesar, comunicamos el sensible fallecimiento de nuestro destacado socio, Fundador de la Sociedad de Epileptologia de Chile. Capitulo Chileno de ILAE. Expresidente de la Sociedad de Epileptología y hasta la fecha miembro de nuestro Directorio, Dr. Marcelo Devilat Barros.


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.

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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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Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome

Among patients with the Dravet syndrome, cannabidiol resulted in a greater reduction in convulsive-seizure frequency than placebo and was associated with higher rates of adverse events. (NEJM, May 25, 2017) More …

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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Basic Science of Epilepsy News All news

Optogenetic Low-Frequency Stimulation of Specific Neuronal Populations Abates Ictogenesis

This study was done to investigate whether LFS with optogenetic stimulation of calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II-positive (CaMKII-positive) principal cells, and parvalbumin or somatostatin-positive interneurons was able to reduce epileptiform activity caused by 4-AP in the entorhinal cortex (EC). (Journal of Neuroscience 15 March 2017) More | Summary for non specialists

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VIREPA Applications now open

Application for the 2017-2018 academic year is now open.

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