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2018 ILAE Journal Prize Winners
ILAE is pleased to announce the winners of the Epilepsia, Epilesia Open, and Epileptic Disorders prizes for 2018. They will be formally presented in Vienna at the European Congress on Epileptology.
Congratulations to Professor Ingrid Scheffer who was elected to the Royal Society of London. She was among the fifty distinguished scientists elected for their exceptional contribution to science. The society is the oldest scientific institution in the world. Professor Scheffer's work as a…
15 May, 2018
Summary This is the second of a 2‐part primer on the genetics of the epilepsies within the Genetic Literacy Series of the Genetics Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy. In Part 1, we covered types of genetic variation, inheritance patterns, and their relationship to disease.…
12 May, 2018
Summary The genetic generalized epilepsies (GGEs) are mainly genetically determined disorders. Although inheritance in most cases appears to be complex, involving multiple genes, variants of a number of genes are known to contribute. Pathogenic variants of SLC2A1 leading to autosomal‐dominant…
9 May, 2018
Association of Time to Treatment With Short-term Outcomes for Pediatric Patients With Refractory Convulsive Status Epilepticus
Question: Several studies have shown an association of prompt treatment with status epilepticus duration, but what is the association with other outcome measures, such as death? Findings: In this multicenter observational study of 218 children with refractory convulsive status epilepticus, a…
30 April, 2018
Neurosurgery is an underutilized treatment that can potentially cure drug‐refractory epilepsy. Careful, multidisciplinary presurgical evaluation is vital for selecting patients and to ensure optimal outcomes. Advances in neuroimaging have improved diagnosis and guided surgical intervention.…
30 April, 2018
The ILAE is pleased to announce the following prizes, to be presented in September 2018 at the European Congress on Epileptology. Epilepsia Prizes Each year, the ILAE awards one Epilepsia Clinical Science Prize and one Epilepsia Basic Science Prize to the first authors of original research…
12 April, 2018
Natalio Fejerman, leading Argentine child neurologist and epileptologist, died on Thursday, March 29, at age 84 after a short illness.
4 April, 2018
On February 20, 2018, Heinz Gregor Wieser passed away in his home as the result of a severe illness. The epilepsy community keenly feels the loss of one of its own leading figures who achieved fame within the field of epilepsy surgery. For those colleagues with whom he collaborated, he generously gave his time and attention, and granted his support wherever and whenever needed. He considered no undertaking too great, and his connections within the epileptology community were widespread and intense.
13 March, 2018
Nominations are now being solicited for the 2018 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine, to be granted to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the area of Fundamental and Translational Research in Epilepsy. The recipient of the prize will receive $25,000 and a classical…
12 March, 2018
The International League Against Epilepsy disseminates research findings and breakthroughs in the cure for epilepsy and related seizure disorders through its official publications in original peer-reviewed articles that communicate the latest in epilepsy research.
Kimford J. Meador, Casey H. Halpern, Bruce P. Hermann
Yi‐Chen Lai et al
The 2017 ILAE classification of seizure types and the epilepsies: what do people with epilepsy and their caregivers need to know?
Martin J. Brodie, Sameer M. Zuberi, Ingrid E. Scheffer, Robert S. Fisher
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