Our editors are committed to continuing the efforts that were started by Phil Schwartzkroin and Simon Shorvon to raise the impact factor of Epilepsia. They are very aware of the important role the journal has in helping the League to fulfill its mission to educate and to disseminate new information about epilepsy to the international community and to serve as a forum for the exchange of new ideas. While focused on maintaining the current standards and mission, the incoming editors also emphasize that the publishing landscape for science and medicine is rapidly changing as more material is becoming readily available on the web. To ensure that Epilepsia and the League continue as the authoritative voice for epilepsy care and research, they intend to have broad representation on the editorial board and among the associate editors of the many areas of expertise that are involved in epilepsy and will explore new methods for making important new material more broadly and quickly available.
Michael R. Sperling
Department of Neurology
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Michael Sperling is Baldwin Keyes Professor of Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he is the founding director of the Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. His research focus has been on refractory epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. Over the years, his research has focused on epilepsy surgery outcomes, experimental therapeutics, electrophysiology of epilepsy and cognition, and seizure detection. His clinical focus is on the treatment of refractory epilepsy, particularly epilepsy surgery and medical management of seizures. Dr. Sperling has been president of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, the Philadelphia Neurological Society, and is active in the American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology, and the ILAE. He currently a member of the ILAE Surgical Therapies commission, the ILAE publication committee, and ILAE finance committee. He has published widely in scientific journals and has served as an editorial board member and reviewer as well.
Robert-Debré University Hospital
Stéphane Auvin is Professor of Child Neurology and Epilepsy at Robert-Debré University Hospital & Université Paris Cité, Paris since 2014. He conducts the Epilepsy program and the center for rare epilepsies at Robert Debré University Hospital, and is a member of the Epicare ERN. He has been appointed senior member of Institut Universitaire de France in 2021. He also conducts experimental research in the INSERM NeuroDiderot unit, Paris. His clinical and research activities are focused on pediatric epilepsy, in particular infantile onset, focusing on antiepileptic drug development in the developing brain. Stephane Auvin is the past-chair of the ILAE Pediatric commission and the co-chair of the ILAE regulatory affairs task force. He has served as Associate Editor for Epilepsia from 2017-2022.
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