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64th American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
Date:11/29/2010

The American Epilepsy Society (AES) 64th Annual Meeting, the preeminent scientific and educational conference for professionals concerned with seizures and epilepsy, will take place December 3 7, 2010, at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio.

A series of nine media briefings is scheduled from Saturday, December 4 through Tuesday morning, December 7.

Place: Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
Briefing Time: See list that follows.
Press room / Briefing room: Room 101B, Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center

Main Briefing: First Major National Study of Epilepsy in Decades
Monday, December 6, 12:15 am -1:00 pm (CT)

Briefing call-in number: 1-866-740-1260; Passcode 5867508#

First Major National Study of Epilepsy in Decades

Not since the early 1970's has there been a comprehensive national study of the public health dimensions of epilepsy. A national study of the health burden of epilepsy under joint government and non-governmental organization sponsorship will be announced. The study is expected to increase awareness of this common neurological disorder and elevate its position on the national health agenda.

Other Briefings

Saturday, December 4th 10:00am(CT)

Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans and Children
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the signature wound in today's veterans and the most frequent cause of death and disability in children. Presentations will cover the discovery of a biomarker for susceptibility to developing post-traumatic epilepsy, the incidence of status epilepticus among pediatric patients with TBI, and the care of veterans in the new VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence.

Saturday, December 4th 4:00pm (CT)

Status Epilepticus: Potentially Life-Threatening Non-Stop Seizures
Estimates of up to 200,000 cases of status epilepticus (SE) occur annually, often occurring as a first seiz
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Contact: Peter Van Haverbeke
pvanhaverbeke@gmail.com
703-927-9639
American Epilepsy Society
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