Emerging technologies and genetic mechanisms at the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

Written by Alice Weatherston

This year the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) Annual Meeting, which took place in Philadelphia on 4–8th December, highlighted the vast range of fascinating research taking place within the field of epilepsy. Bringing together more than 5000 professionals from across clinics, labs and industry, the abstracts presented discussed some of the key issues and advances in epilepsy research over the past year. Two emerging themes from the meeting centered on increasing our understanding of the genetic basis of the condition for improved treatments as well as the development of advanced technologies for epilepsy management. We discuss these research themes and the...

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