Epilepsy News Africa
This issue focuses on the stigma of epilepsy, particularly for women. Also, read reports from conferences and countries, and challenges in epilepsy care, past, present and future.
April Epilepsia Gray Matters
- Letters: Early onset absence epilepsy: What changes using Panayiotopoulos’s criteria?
- In search of the Rosetta Stone
- The way out of Babel
April Epilepsia Editor's Choice
The April 2013 issue of Epilepsia contains a number of basic research papers using animal models. The following two papers reflect the power and opportunity for applying "bench work" to the real problems of clinical epileptology.
March Epilepsia Editor's Choice
This issue of Epilepsia includes a broad set of topics: The epileptic aura in literature; Genetic testing in benign familial epilepsies of the first year of life; and Cardiac injury in refractory status epilepticus.
Strategic Plan on Epilepsy
Summary of recent issues from the Quito Epilepsy Congress, November, 2012.
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“I was taken out of the shadows”
Statement from Silvia Marca Gonzales, child neurologist from Bolivia, regarding her experience at the Latin American Summer School on Epilepsy - LASSE- and her one year ALADE/ILAE sponsored fellowship in epilepsy in Santiago de Chile.
North American Commission Symposium:
Epilepsy Classification: Hot Controversies in 2012
Classification of the epilepsies is a dynamic concept that continues to undergo re-evaluation, especially in light of advances in structural and functional neuro-imaging, genetics and neuro-immunology. This symposium, sponsored by the International League Against Epilepsy, will focus on the newly updated organization of the epilepsies, exploring the emerging concept of diagnostic specificity and how this relates to clinical practice. Controversies that have arisen regarding the specific aspects of classification, namely structural, genetic and immune, will be presented.
Joint ILAE/AES workshop to optimize preclinical epilepsy therapy discovery.
London UK, September 28-29, 2012
A joint International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)- American Epilepsy Society (AES) workshop to optimize and accelerate preclinical epilepsy therapy discovery took place at Customs House Hotel in London, U.K., on September 28-29, 2012. The purpose of this workshop was to identify optimal methodology and strategies for the discovery, validation and translation of new therapies into the clinics as well as recommend infrastructure developments that may enhance and de-risk therapy discovery for seizures, epilepsies, and their comorbidities.
Specific working groups were assigned to address the clinical gaps and opportunities (chair: Jacqueline French), general issues (chair: Aristea Galanopoulou), issues related to antiseizure treatments (chair: Karen Wilcox), antiepileptogenic treatments (chair: Asla Pitkanen), anti-comorbidity treatments (chair: Amy Brooks-Kayal), biomarkers (chair: Pete Engel), or de-risking the transition to clinical trials (chairs: Michele Simonato, Terence O’Brien).
This workshop was organized by Drs French, Galanopoulou, O’Brien, and Simonato, was attended by 49 international investigators and was made possible through the generous co-sponsorship by the ILAE, AES, CURE, Epilepsy Therapy Project, and Autism Speaks.
Elections of the ILAE Executive Committee, 2013-2017 term
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10th European Congress, "The place to be in Europe this year." View video.
Summer Epigraph now available
Virtual Issue of Epilepsia on Guidelines and Special Reports – Free Access
2011 ILAE Annual Report
Farewell: Dr. John G. Kirker, 1922-2011
Farewell: Prof. Vazha Okujava, 1930 – 2011
Commission Chair Meeting Report, December 2, 2011
ILAE Welcomes Seven New Chapters