Cannabidiol significantly reduces seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome


In a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine the researchers, comparing two doses of Cannabidiol (CBD) to a placebo, reported a 41.9 percent reduction in "drop seizures" in patients taking a 20 mg/kg/d Cannabidiol (CBD) regimen, a 37.2 percent reduction in those on a 10 mg/kg/d Cannabidiol (CBD) regimen, and a 17.2 percent reduction in a group given a placebo. The phase III trial was led by principal investigator and study first co-author Orrin Devinsky, MD, a professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and director of NYU Langone's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. The study included...
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ICNA Educational meeting in Peru Nov 2015

Under the auspices of ICNA, a Peruvian educational meeting was held on November 9 and 10th, 2015, in Lima. Dr. Pilar Medina was our host. She was able to get enough funds to bring together 60 neurologists from all over the country. The meeting took place at the Hotel Business Tower in San Borja district, Lima. The room remained crowded during the two-day event, from 8:00 am until 6:30 pm. Four sessions were carried out: movement disorders, epilepsy, metabolic diseases and demyelinating diseases. Experts in the field gave the lectures, followed by a discussion of a couple of cases presented by...
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ICNA Executive Board Elections 2018


Voting for the ICNA Secretary and Treasurer positions and to the Executive Board was held from 03 April 2018 to 03 May 2018 2400 GMT. All eligible ICNA members were provided with a security code following validation of which, they were able to cast their votes on an online ballot. All active members of the ICNA were eligible to vote in this election. Associate and Junior(trainee) members were not eligible to vote according to the ICNA constitution and bye laws. Memb...
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Eight new epilepsy genes discovered

This largest whole-genome sequencing study on epilepsy  was piloted by Jacques Michaud, Pediatrician at CHU Sainte-Justine and Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine of Université de Montreal and his colleagues, Elsa Rossignol and Patrick Cossette of Universite de Montréal and Berge Minassian of the University of Toronto.  The team identified eight new genes involved in this type of epilepsy thanks to their use of whole-genome sequencing, which had nev...
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Brain Plasticity in Epilepsy Leuven, Belgium, May 13 – 16, 2017


A unique meeting on "Brain Plasticity in Epilepsy" will be  held in Leuven, Belgium, May 13 – 16, 2017. Our goal is to provide a highly interactive forum for clinical practitioners and researchers with a focus on brain reorganization in epilepsy and how brain plasticity affects motor, cognitive and imaging aspects. We are very honored to be hosting an expert faculty of distinguished international speakers on the following topics: brain networks in epilepsy epileptogenesis and func...
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