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Schweizerische Epilepsie-Liga: Swiss League Against Epilepsy
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Three awards for epilepsy research open to bidding

The Swiss League Against Epilepsy is helping to increase knowledge about epilepsy with its annual research grant of CHF 25,000. This year, applications are invited for two further awards: the Alfred Hauptmann Award and the Prize for Best Dissertation in the field of epileptology. The application deadline for all awards is 31 December 2018.

11 October, 2018
Neurology, The most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal
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Antiepileptic drug treatment after an unprovoked first seizure: A decision analysis

Our model determined that immediate AED treatment is preferable to deferred treatment in adult first-seizure patients over a wide and clinically relevant range of variables. Furthermore, our analysis suggests that the 10-year seizure recurrence rate that justifies AED treatment (38.0%) is substantially lower than the 60% threshold used in the current definition of epilepsy.

9 October, 2018
Marco T. Medina, MD
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Marco Medina awarded Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur

On September 3rd, 2018 the French President, Emmanuel Macron, nominated Marco Medina as Chevalier de la Légion d´Honneur, the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits.

8 October, 2018
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Neonatal Seizure Classification

The ILAE Task Force on Neonatal Seizures has created a classification for seizures in the neonate, which is intended to become the ILAE position on the classification for seizures in this age group.  As part of the approval and adoption process the League asks its members to review and comment on…

16 August, 2018