© The International League Against Epilepsy
Edited By: Gary W. Mathern, MD, Astrid Nehlig, PhD, and Michael Sperling, MD.
Impact Factor: 4.584
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 26/194 (Clinical Neurology)
Online ISSN: 1528-1167
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NOW AVAILABLE: Survey results on the Use of Medical Marijuana in Treating Epilepsy
The survey findings indicate a wide disparity of opinion on the use of medical marijuana and CBD in the treatment of people with epilepsy that varied substantially with fewer medical specialists supporting its use compared with general medical personal, and patients and the public. See the survey results now...
Time Magazine has featured these survey results in a new article, Pot Kids: Inside the quasi-legal, science-free world of medical marijuana for children. Read the full article now...
Current Controversy in Epilepsy: SUDEP
Sudden unexpected death from epilepsy (SUDEP) has attracted considerable attention in the past several years, and there is increasing pressure from the epilepsy community to encourage medical professionals to tell their patients about it. In a Scottish coroner's inquest after the SUDEP deaths of two girls, a recommendation was made that “The vast majority of patients with epilepsy, or their parents or carers where appropriate, should be advised of the risk of SUDEP on first diagnosis or...within a very short time thereafter.” How are we doing with our understanding of the risk and burden of SUDEP and when it is discussed with patients and families?
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9th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy)
March 26-29, 2015
31st International Epilepsy Congress
September 5-9, 2015
To facilitate the participation of delegates, registration fees for the conference have been considerably reduced in comparison to previous international epilepsy congresses. Please visit www.epilepsyistanbul2015.org to view the registration fees, scientific programme and other congress related information
www.ilae.org is the place to visit to connect with other epilepsy professionals, learn about conferences and other educational events and resources, and understand the league initiatives.
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Temporary changes at Epilepsia:
Owing to an unexpected illness Gary Mathern will need to step back from Epilepsia for a while. To ensure continued smooth handling of all Epilepsia Matters the Executive Committee has given unanimous support to the appointment of Mike Sperling as an interim Co-Editor in Chief. Mike will be working in close partnership with Epilepsia’s other Co-editor-in-Chief, Astrid Nehlig.
We are grateful to Mike for taking the helm at such short notice, and wish Gary a full recovery, expecting to see him back at the helm in due course.
A word from Gary Mathern...
Wiley and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) are pleased to announce the increase of the Epilepsia Impact Factor, to 4.584.
Read these important articles from Epilepsia
New Clinicial Definition for Epilepsy Improves Diagnosis Accuracy
ILAE Official Report--A practical clinical definition of epilepsy
Robert S. Fisher, Carlos Acevedo, Alexis Arzimanoglou, Alicia Bogacz, J. Helen Cross, et al. (2014)
Because of the international appeal, this article has been translated into a broad variety of languages for your reading ease...
Read it now in: ITALIAN, ENGLISH, CHINESE, FRENCH, RUSSIAN
Coming soon in: SPANISH and JAPANESE
COMMENTARIES: ILAE DEFINITION OF EPILEPSY
Commentary: ILAE President--Emilio Perucca
Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pavia and C. Mondino National Neurological Institute, Pavia, Italy.
Congratulations to Cristina Roseti for being awarded the 2013 Morris-Coole/Epilepsia Prize, for her article listed below; read it now for FREE!
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Read the selected Editor's Choice articles for May:Click here to read the editor's comments on these article, and to view previous Editor's Choice articles.