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AOEC Abstract Deadline Coming Soon
Abstracts for the 12th Asian and Oceanian Epilepsy Congress are due by Friday, 23 February. Visit the congress website to see categories, submission, and content rules. Speakers and presentation titles may also be found under the Scientific Program area of the website
2017 saw the publication of new classifications for epilepsy and seizure types, which emphasize the importance of understanding the underlying disease mechanisms. This aetiology-based approach is already beginning to inform developments in therapies and trial design in the epilepsies.
19 January, 2018
Genetic variation in CFH predicts phenytoin-induced maculopapular exanthema in European-descent patients
A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has identified a new genetic test that can be used to predict if a patient with epilepsy will develop an adverse reaction to a common anti-epileptic drug. The finding will help inform doctors to prescribe the safest and…
29 December, 2017
The largest-ever neuroimaging study of people with epilepsy, involving almost 4,000 people across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, shows that epilepsy involves more widespread physical differences than previously assumed, even in types of epilepsy that are typically considered to be more benign if seizures are under control.
22 January, 2018
The Korean Epilepsy Society (KES) invites applications for an annual fellowship program for the promotion of epileptology in the Asian-Oceanian countries. Two young doctors interested in epileptology will be invited to attend the KES annual meeting in Seoul, Korea, June 2018, and to make a short visit to a selected hospital or epilepsy center in Korea. Applicants must be 40 years old or younger by the KES meeting, trained and practicing in one of the Asian Oceanian countries, and must make a presentation in English at the KES meeting . Fellowship awardees will receive the amount of 3,000,000 KRW (approximately 3,000 USD).
16 January, 2018
Update on Minimal Standards for Electroencephalography in Canada: A Review by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists
Abstract: Surface electroencephalogram (EEG) recording remains the gold standard for noninvasive assessment of electrical brain activity. It is the most efficient way to diagnose and classify epilepsy syndromes as well as define the localization of the epileptogenic zone. The EEG is useful for…
29 November, 2017
Summaries and links to each of the articles in the November 2017 Epilepsia special issue.
14 November, 2017
To celebrate International Epilepsy Day 2018, we are delighted to announce an international photography competition for all ages with the theme ‘Life is Beautiful.’ We are keeping the theme deliberately wide, to allow competitors to choose how they would like to reflect the theme – that life is beautiful despite a diagnosis of epilepsy; that life is beautiful when enjoyed with family and friends; or that nature shows us how beautiful life is!
13 November, 2017
The authors performed a randomized control trial, assigning randomly children to surgical or medical therapy. The group with surgical therapy did significantly better in terms of seizure freedom and several measures of social behavior and quality of life.
2 November, 2017
The European Epilepsy Brain Bank Consortium: 25 years of experience with neuropathology and epilepsy surgery in 9523 children and adults
A recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine described histopathological findings in brain tissue obtained during epilepsy surgery in 2,623 children and 6,900 adults. The European Epilepsy Brain Bank was established at the University Hospital in Erlangen, Germany in 2006 with…
26 October, 2017
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.
The role of EEG in the diagnosis and classification of the epilepsy syndromes: a tool for clinical practice by the ILAE Neurophysiology Task Force (Part 1)
Michalis Koutroumanidis et al
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