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NEWS

New Editors-in-Chief for Epilepsia Starting July 2013

Gary Mathern   Astrid Nehlig
New co-editors Gary Mathern and Astrid Nehlig

Astrid Nehlig and Gary Mathern have been appointed co-editors of Epilepsia and they will begin their four year term this summer. They were selected through a multi-tiered process in which applicants presented their thoughts about the future development of the journal and how it can continue to serve the epilepsy community in this period of rapidly changing approaches to communicating new scientific information.

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2013 ILAE / IBE Awards

The ILAE and IBE are pleased to announce the awards to be presented at the International Epilepsy Congress in Montreal.

2013 Ambassador for Epilepsy Awards
Dale Hesdorffer   Sunao Kaneko
Dale Hesdorffer (USA) and
Sunao Kaneko (Japan)

The Ambassador for Epilepsy Award is intended as a recognition of outstanding international contributions to activities advancing the cause of epilepsy, either internationally or with international impact.

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From ILAE

Gray Matters

April Epilepsia Gray Matters

Early onset absence epilepsy: What changes using Panayiotopoulos’s criteria? In search of the Rosetta Stone; The way out of Babel; and Announcements


Epilepsia, March 2013

April Epilepsia Editor's Choice — Free Access

The April 2013 issue of Epilepsia contains a number of basic research papers using animal models. The two papers featured reflect the power and opportunity for applying "bench work" to the real problems of clinical epileptology.

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Around the World

Eli S. Goldensohn

Eli S. Goldensohn (d. 2013)

The epilepsy and neurology communities at large mourn the loss of our colleague, Dr. Eli S. Goldensohn who passed away on March 22, 2013 at the age of 98. During his long career, he was Professor of Neurology at the College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia University as well as at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; President of the American Epilepsy Society, the American EEG Society, the Eastern EEG Society and Chair of the Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of America...

See tribute by Nico Moshé and Tim Pedley

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The global fund for epilepsy: A proposal
Jerome H. Chin, MD, PhD, MPH. Neurology February 19, 2013

Clinical Research

Mutations of DEPDC5 - Two articles
The majority of epilepsies are focal in origin, with seizures emanating from one brain region. Although focal epilepsies often arise from structural brain lesions, many affected individuals have normal brain imaging. The etiology is unknown in the majority of individuals, although genetic factors are increasingly recognized. These two articles explore mutations of DEPDC5.


Epilepsia, March 2013

Standardized computer-based organized reporting of EEG: SCORE
SCORE can potentially improve the quality of EEG assessment and reporting; it will help incorporate the results of computer-assisted analysis into the report, it will make possible the build-up of a multinational database, and it will help in training young neurophysiologists.

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Basic Science of Epilepsy

Epilepsia, March 2013

April Epilepsia Editor's Choice — Free Access

The April 2013 issue of Epilepsia contains a number of basic research papers using animal models. The two featured papers reflect the power and opportunity for applying "bench work" to the real problems of clinical epileptology.


Epilepsia, March 2013

Canine epilepsy as a translational model?
An overview on the current state of knowledge regarding the etiology, clinical manifestation, pathology, and drug response of canine epilepsy, also pointing out the urgent need for further research on specific aspects. Moreover, the putative advantages, the disadvantages, and limitations of antiepileptic drug testing in canine epilepsy are critically discussed.

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Congresses

30th IEC Montreal 2013
June 23-27, 2013
30th International Epilepsy Congress

Montreal, Canada

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Elections for Regional Commissions

Elections for some of the ILAE regional commission chairs and members will be held in the coming months.

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Stand Up for Epilepsy

Women's football: Charlotte Rohlin
Football fan Jimmy Blixt with Swedish national women's footballer Charlotte Rohlin

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Guidelines

New guideline for neurocysticercosis
Report from the American Academy of Neurology

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