Epileptic Disorders™, the educational e-journal of the ILAE, is currently inviting exceptional EEG and/or clinical fellows in epilepsy or senior residents in adult/child neurology to undertake a 6-month term as Interns for Epileptic Disorders™, commencing in January 2024. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2023.
We would like to inform you about the organization of the XXXII PTE Conference on Epilepsy, which will be held in Warsaw on April, 25-27 2024.
More information about the conference is coming soon!
We share the information posted on the ILAE website:
“The ILAE is looking for a new Editor in Chief for Epilepsia® and a new Editor in Chief for Epilepsia Open®. The two current editors complete their terms on 1 September 2024. Please review the duties of the editor before submitting an application, and kindly note that it is possible to apply for both positions.”
Deadline: 15 December 2023
The largest study on the genetic basis of epilepsy to date is described on the ILAE website in a popular science article (which we strongly recommend reading) along with a brief interview with the authors. The study was published last month in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics and was coordinated by ILAE.
The study involved 30,000 people with epilepsy and more than 50,000 healthy people. Our understanding of why epilepsy arises has been greatly increased by the discovery of a number of new risk genes, which may also aid in the development of novel treatments for the condition.
Original article: GWAS meta-analysis of over 29,000 people with epilepsy identifies 26 risk loci and subtype-specific genetic architecture, Nature Genetics (2023). DOI: 10.1038/s41588-023-01485-w
An intersectoral global action plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders has been made fully available on the World Health Organization’s website. The plan has been prepared for the period of 2022-2031.
The plan’s main objective is to increase access to care and treatment for people with epilepsy and other neurological disorders. Additionally, it covers how to raise patient, caregiver, and family quality of life. Activities that support a healthy brain’s development as well as measures to prevent the aforementioned disorders are also promoted.
A report on the celebration of International Epilepsy Day has appeared on the ILAE website. You can read the report at the following link.
The Neurobiology Commission offers research skills bursaries “ILAE Research Skills Bursaries 2023” and travel bursaries “ILAE Travel Bursaries 2023” for young trainees and investigators. More information can be found on the ILAE website.
Application deadline: 1 August 2023
During the 9th PTE Congress a new Board of Directors of the PTE was elected.
President: Prof. Joanna Jędrzejczak
Vice President: Prof. Maria Mazurkiewicz-Bełdzińska
Secretary: Dr. Magdalena Kowalska
Treasurer: Prof. Halina Sienkiewicz-Jarosz
Members: Prof. Barbara Steinborn, Ewa Naganska
Audit board: dr Zofia Rebeś, Prof. Barbara Błaszczyk, doc. Monika Chorąży
At this year’s PTE Congress, two prizes were awarded to young neurologists for presenting clinical cases. Meet the winners!
1st prize for Dr. David Szczechowski
2nd prize for Dr. Magdalena Kowalska
The photo below shows the winners of the competition with members of the PTE Board of Directors.
The 9th PTE Congress ended on Saturday, May 20 with great success. The lecture halls were full. Thank you all for participating! Please check out some photos from the event below.