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2014 Regional Congresses

2nd African Epilepsy Congress

11th European Congresss on Epileptology

22 - 24 May, 2014
2nd African Epilepsy Congress

Cape Town, South Africa
Congress Website

29 June - 3 July, 2014
11th European Congress on Epileptology

Stockholm, Sweden
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10th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress 8th LACE

7 - 10 August, 2014
10th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress

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17 - 20 September, 2014
8th Latin American Congress on Epilepsy

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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News from ILAE

Epigraph - Vol 16 issue 1

Information Officer's Message | Treasurer's Report | New Definitions and Classification System | San Servolo Epilepsy Summer Course | Latin-American Summer School | Therapeutic Patient Education Programs in France | Epilepsy Society of the Caribbean | Obituaries: John Freeman, Michael Donald Hills, Harry Meinardi | EpiNet | ILAE Journals | Clinical Research & Training Opportunities | Upcoming Congresses

Epilepsia Gray Matters - February 2014

Letters and commentary on "Should calcified neurocysticercosis lesions be surgically removed?"; Announcements

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News Around the World


Education thérapeutique en Epilepsie(s): de la conception à l’évaluation d’un programme

The idea of Therapeutic Patient Education (TPE) in France takes its roots in a desire of changing the approach to epilepsy care. Development of TPE started from the difficulties that patients and health care professionals are facing when trying to understand the objectives of Epilepsy treatments, often prescribed at the end of a very short visit. More …


Report: Epilepsy Research Priorities in Europe

The European Forum on Epilepsy Research (ERF2013) took place in Dublin from May 26-29, 2013. Its objective was to provide a platform on how to improve the lives of persons with epilepsy in Europe by influencing the future political agenda of the EU. The ERF 2013 defined objectives and milestones for the epilepsy community … more

Japanese Epilepsy Society

Japanese Declaration on Epilepsy

This joint declaration of the Japanese Epilepsy Society (JES) and the Japanese Bureau for Epilepsy (JEA) was prepared with hopes that it will be helpful for the improvement of the circumstance of people with epilepsy, not only in Japan but also over the world.

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Clinical Research News

Rolandic epilepsy has little effect on adult life 30 years later

The adult social outcome for children with rolandic epilepsy is remarkably better than for those with other major epilepsies and normal intelligence. (Neurology, April 1, 2014 vol. 82 no. 13 1162-1166)

Hippocampal sclerosis after febrile status epilepticus: The FEBSTAT study

Whether febrile status epilepticus (FSE) produces hippocampal sclerosis (HS) and temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) has long been debated. Our objective is to determine whether FSE produces acute hippocampal injury that evolves to HS. (Ann Neurol., 75: 178–185. doi: 10.1002/ana.24081)

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Basic Science of Epilepsy News

Losartan prevents acquired epilepsy via TGF-ß signaling suppression

Here we investigated albumin-mediated TGF-ß signaling and tested the efficacy of blocking the TGF-ß pathway in preventing epilepsy. (Ann Neurol., 2014, Accepted article. DOI: 10.1002/ana.24147)


Editor's Choice: A potassium leak channel silences hyperactive neurons and ameliorates status epilepticus
The authors developed a constitutively active K+mutant leak channel (TREK-M) to validate its ability to silence hyperactive neurons. They found that TREK-M inhibited neuronal firing by hyperpolarizing the resting membrane potential and decreasing input resistance in hippocampal neurons in culture. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) delivery of TREK-M to animals before lithium-pilocarpine SE initiation decreased the duration of SE by 50% and reduced neuronal death in areas targeted by the AAV injection (hippocampus and entorhinal cortex). These findings demonstrate that TREK-M can silence hyperexcitable neurons and opens the possibility for alternative gene therapy treatment of SE and for studies of AAV-TREK-M's effect on spontaneous seizures. more …

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Epileptic Disorders

Epileptic Disorders – A Journal of the ILAE

Epileptic Disorders has been designated as the League's educational journal. What does that description really mean, as education can come in many forms? Education in part comes from sharing practical experiences surrounding diagnosis and care, and Epileptic Disorders will remain a forum where colleagues can share their experiences.

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Elections for Regional Commissions

Commission on African Affairs
Commission member election results and appointments

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Definition of Epilepsy 2014 - New definition and commentaries.

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