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Edited By: Gary W. Mathern, MD, Astrid Nehlig, PhD, and Michael Sperling, MD.

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 24/192 (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.”

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

The Jack Pribaz Foundation and KCNQ2.org

The Keilah Foundation: Making the ketogenic diet viable for children in Africa

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News from ILAE


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

Article Highlights

Special Report: Valproate in the treatment of epilepsy in girls and women of childbearing potential

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...

Congratulations to Matthew Diamond for being awarded the 2014 Epilepsia Prize Winner, for his article listed below; read it now for FREE!

IL-1β associations with posttraumatic epilepsy development: A genetics and biomarker cohort study

Commentary: Epilepsia Prize
Interview with Matthew Diamond, Epilepsia Prize Winner

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