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In memoriam: Heinz Gregor Wieser

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
World News

34th Annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

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
Clinical Research

Epilepsy in 2017: Precision medicine drives epilepsy classification and therapy

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
Clinical Research

Epilepsy linked to changes in structural patterns of brain

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
Korean Epilepsy Society
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Korean Epilepsy Society invites applications for international fellowship

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
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