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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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Controversies in Epilepsy

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?

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: Assessing the public health burden

Characteristics of epilepsy patients and caregivers who either have or have not heard of SUDEP

Knowing the risk of SUDEP: Two family's perspectives and The Danny Did Foundation

Commentary: It's time to talk about SUDEP

Read previous Controversies in Epilepsy here..

My Story

Life with r(20)—Ring chromosome 20 syndrome

Epilepsy South Africa: Turning obstacles into true potential

Our epilepsy story: SUDEP Aware

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News from ILAE


9th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy)
March 26-29, 2015
Budapest, Hungary

31st International Epilepsy Congress
September 5-9, 2015
Istanbul, Turkey
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.

ILAE Events & Awards

Free Access Update:
For ILAE members in Developing Countries.
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Epilepsia News


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...

2013 IF

Wiley and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) are pleased to announce the increase of the Epilepsia Impact Factor, to 4.584.

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Article Highlights

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...
Coming soon in: SPANISH and JAPANESE

Names count--the new operational definition of epilepsy and Epilepsia's poll

Congratulations to Cristina Roseti for being awarded the 2013 Morris-Coole/Epilepsia Prize, for her article listed below; read it now for FREE!

Fractalkine/CX3CL1 modulates GABAA currents in human temporal lobe epilepsy

Commentary: Morris-Coole/Epilepsia Prize
Interview with Cristina Roseti, 2013 Morris-Coole/Epilepsia Prize Winner

Click here to view all previous winners of the Morris-Coole/Epilepsia Prize.

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