​​​​​​​​​​​​​​American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

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Peer-reviewed by the Neurology Today Editors

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From left to right: Editor-in-Chief Steven P. Ringel, MD, FAAN, professor and director of the neuromuscular division, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Associate Editor Orly Avitzur, MD, FAAN, clinical assistant professor of neurology, New York Medical College; Associate Editor Robert G. Holloway Jr., MD, MPH, FAAN, professor and chair of neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center; Associate Editor Kenneth L. Tyler, MD, FAAN, Reuler-Lewin family professor and chair of neurology, University of Colorado; and Jacqueline A. French, MD, FAAN, professor of neurology, New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

December 5—Cannabidiol Found to Change Blood Levels of Other Anti-Epileptic Drugs

December 5—Phenotypic Analysis Shows Families Share Generalized and Focal Epilepsies​

December 5—Open-Label Trial of Cannabidiol Finds Greater Seizure Reduction in Children Than Adults

December 5—FDA Analysis Supports Extrapolation of Data on AEDs for Adults with Partial-Onset Seizures to Children​

December 4—High Rate of Unintended Pregnancies Found in Women with Epilepsy​

December 4—Cannabidiol Found to Reduce Frequency of Drop Seizures in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

December 4—Extremely Low AED Levels Found in Breastfed Infants of Mothers with Epilepsy​

December 4—Parents of Children with Epileptic Encephalopathies Found More Likely to Carry De Novo Mosaic Mutation for Disorder Than Suspected​​

Reports from the 2015 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting:

December 9—Researchers Develop Wearable EEG Device to Record Seizure Activity

December 9—A New Model Helps Predict Seizures in the Neonatal ICU

December 8—Genetic Variants Associated with Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy

December 8—APACHE II Score Does Not Predict Mortality in Status Epilepticus

December 7—mTOR Signaling Pathway Found to Be Overactive in People with Treatment-Resistant Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Suggesting New Therapeutic Targets

December 7—One in Ten Drug-Resistant Patients with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Share Common Copy Number Variants