The 2015 American Epilepsy Society meeting took place in historic Philadelphia, December 4th through the 8th, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s show was the largest to date with attendees from all 50 US states sharing new ideas, research abstracts, and treatment options.
“AES hosts its annual meeting with one goal in mind: to provide our broad community of epilepsy professionals with world-class education in order to take our understanding of epilepsy to the next level,” said AES Executive Director Eileen Murray.
“Thanks to our board, planning committee, members, speakers, exhibitors, attendees, and staff, we accomplished our goal.”
Some of the most popular topics discussed at the meeting included (From the AES website):
- Pharmaceutical CBD (cannabidiol) for severe epilepsy Global interest is growing in using CBD for children with severe epilepsy, and three studies presented at the meeting looked at safety
and efficacy in the largest trial of CBD to date.
- Personal monitoring devices – Three personal monitoring devices unveiled at the meeting offer biometric recording technology that could allow patients to monitor clinical and subclinical seizure activity in the everyday home environment and get advance warning before a seizure strikes.
- Better management options for status epilepticus in children
- A medical emergency with a high mortality rate, status epilepticus requires prompt treatment, but what constitutes the appropriate care is an area of intense debate.
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