International Expert workshops

Epilepsy Research UK organises international expert workshops focusing on hot topics in epilepsy research. These are held approximately once every two years.

The workshops provide an arena for a full, expert and in-depth look at an area of research that has advanced quickly in recent years. Discussion includes both clinical and basic scientific aspects of the topic in questions. Scientists acknowledged to be world leaders in their fields are invited, so the discussion is cutting-edge. Participants and observers find these meetings intensely stimulating, and the discussions have influenced policy at a European level.

The next workshop is scheduled for March 2021  (theme to be announced shortly).

Previous workshops are listed below. For more information, please access the published proceedings documents, or contact us.

2019: Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Chairs: Prof Sameer Zuberi, Prof Stuart Cobb, Prof Oscar Marin
Read the write up here. See the workshop programme here.
There will be a expert workshop special issue of the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology published in the coming months.

2016: Tumour-associated epilepsy: bridging the translational gap
Chairs: Dr Mark Cunningham, Dr Robin Grant
Read the write up here.

2014: SUDEP: time for prevention. Evidence and clinical translation
Chairs: Dr Lina Nashef, Professor Mark Richardson. Special Issue: SUDEP: Time for Prevention—Evidence and Clinical Translation. Epilepsia, 57 (S1):1-53. To order a copy, please contact us.

2012: Why do Some Brains Seize? Molecular, Cellular and Network Mechanisms
Chairs: Dr Andrew Trevelyan, Dr Ivan Pavlov, Dr Premysl Jiruska. Symposium section reviews: Why do some brains seize? Molecular, cellular and network mechanisms. J Physiol591 (4):751-805. To order a copy, please contact us.

2010: Prectial phenomena
Chairs: Professor John Jefferys, Professor Mark Richardson. Special Issue on Epilepsy Research UK Workshop 2010 on “Preictal Phenomena”. Epilepsy Res, 97(3): 229-332. To order a copy, please contact us.

2008: The psychosocial burden of epilepsy: ameliorating the impact
Chairs: Professor Gus A Baker, Professor Ann Jacoby, Professor Mike Kerr, Dr Richard Appleton., 2009. The psychosocial burden of epilepsy: ameliorating the impact.
Epilep Behav, 15(2), suppl 1: S1-S72. To order a copy, please contact us.

2006: Genetics of epilepsy
Sisodiya S, Cross JH, Bluemcke I, et al. Genetics of epilepsy: Epilepsy Research Foundation workshop report. Epileptic Disord. 2007;9(2):194-236.
Download the full text here ( PDF, 1224 KB) by kind permission of the Editor-in-Chief of Epileptic Disorders

2004: Non-convulsive status epilepticus
Walker M, Cross HJ, Smith S, et al. Nonconvulsive status epilepticus: Epilepsy Research Foundation workshop reports. Epileptic Disord. 2005;7(3):253-96. Download the full text here ( PDF, 1839 KB) by kind permission of the Editor-in-Chief of Epileptic Disorders

2002: Epilepsy and pregnancy
Barrett C, Richens A. Epilepsy and pregnancy: report of an Epilepsy Research Foundation workshop. Epilepsy Res. 2003;52:147-87.

2000: Design of clinical trials for anti-epileptic drugs
French JA, Perucca E, Richens A. Design of clinical trials of antiepileptic drugs. Epilepsy Res. 2001;45(1-3):1-186.

1998: Molecular biology of epilepsy
Meldrum BS, Gardiner RM. The use of animal models for elucidating the molecular basis of epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 1999;36(2-3):89-258.

1993: Video games and seizures
Binnie CD, Harding GF, Richens A, Wilkins A. Video games and epileptic seizures – a consensus statement. Video-Game Epilepsy Consensus Group. Seizure. 1994;3(4):245-6.