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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 Joseph E. Safdieh, MD, FAAN, assistant dean, clinical curriculum, ​Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation Education Scholar, vice chairman for education, associate professor of neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College; Associate Editor Orly Avitzur, MD, MBA, FAAN, clinical assistant professor of neurology, New York Medical College; Associate Editor Deborah A. Hall, MD, PhD, FAAN, associate professor in the department of neurological sciences, Rush University Medical Center; Associate Editor Barney J. Stern, MD, FAAN, vice chair for strategic planning in the department of neurology, Johns Hopkins University; and nd associate professor and vice chairman of neurology for education at Weill Cornell Medicine​; and Jacqueline A. French, MD, FAAN, professor of neurology at New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.​

Hot off the Press from the 2018 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting:

December 6–Laser Ablation Outcomes Are Positive for Children with Hypothalamic Hamartoma

December 6–Survey Finds Gaps in Training Among Health Care Providers in Cannabidiol Prescribing

December 6–Mortality Rate for Patients with Psychogenic Seizures Is Double That of the General Population

December 6–Researchers Identify Pathway in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Potential Therapeutic Target

December 5–The Efficacy of a Combination THC/CBD Therapy in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy May Wane Over Time  

December 5–Mesial Temporal Sclerosis Is Linked with Human Herpes Virus 6

December 5–Lacosamide Should Be Avoided in Patients with Cardiac Problems

December 5–A Blood Test Differentiates Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures from Epileptic Seizures

December 4–Slower Titration with Cenobamate Allays Earlier Concerns About Complications

December 4–Scottish Population Study Identifies Etiology for Half of Children with Epilepsy Younger Than Age 3

December 4–New Data on Long-Term Outcomes for Laser Ablation for Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy 

December 4–Cortical Thinning Rates Indicate Epilepsy Is a Progressive Disorder