October 22, 2021

Researcher Update: October 2021

In this month’s Researcher Update you’ll find information on:  

CURE Epilepsy Frontiers in Epilepsy Research Seminar | Divergent Sleep Phenotypes and Impacts on Sleep-Based Therapy in Two Distinct Pre-Clinical Models of Genetic Refractory Epilepsy 

For centuries, sleep disturbances have been known to be associated with epilepsy. In this seminar, Dr. Kalume will explore the sleep phenotypes associated with two distinct genetic forms of refractory epilepsy. Subsequently, he will discuss the response to and influence on the efficacy of sleep-based interventions in these pre-clinical models. 

November 5th at 12pm CT 

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CURE Epilepsy Frontiers in Epilepsy Research Seminar | Understanding Post-traumatic Epilepsy and Impacts on Quality of Life 

Dr. Pugh will describe the association of lifetime mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) history, epilepsy, and post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) with quality of life outcomes in post-9/11 veterans. Dr. Pugh’s work uses survey data as well as data from the Veterans Health Administration. Worse quality of life was found for persons with PTE vs either epilepsy or mTBI alone. This research demonstrates the impact of lifetime TBI and the importance of measurement of health outcomes in epilepsy.

November 18th 1pm CT 

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The CURE Epilepsy Frontiers in Epilepsy Research Seminars Series is generously supported by the Nussenbaum-Vogelstein Family.  

Registration for the 2021 PAME Meeting now open 

Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy (PAME) is a powerful, growing collaboration among health care providers, clinical researchers, basic scientists, public health officials, patient advocates, caregivers, bereaved families, and people living with epilepsy. 

Registration is now open for the December 2, 2021 PAME Conference at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting in Chicago. The conference organizers are also offering a free live stream for those not able to travel to Chicago. 

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AES is accepting applications for the Sergievsky Award for Epilepsy Health Equity and Diversity through January 14, 2022. 

The Sergievsky award provides support for early-career physicians and scientists who are members of underrepresented communities, with preference for Black or African American candidates. The award’s goal is to facilitate launching these individuals’ careers into leadership in academic clinical research in the field of epilepsy. 

The award provides: 

  • $75,000 per year for two years of support (for a total award of $150,000) 
  • Two years of complimentary AES membership 
  • Complimentary registration to the two AES Annual Meetings that occur during the award period 

Learn more and apply »

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