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14th Judith Hoyer Lecture in Epilepsy - 2016 Annual Meeting

Recorded during the 70th Annual Meeting of the AES on Friday, December 2, 2016.

SUDEP appeared to be an epilepsy epiphenomenon mostly noted in case reports until researchers in the 1980s highlighted its importance with basic science research and clinical series of postmortem cases. Over the next decade, medical interest in SUDEP increased steadily, but it was the advocacy of dedicated family and friends of SUDEP persons that placed SUDEP in the consciousness of the medical communities and the public. It has been 10 years since the start of an ongoing and growing collaboration between epilepsy organizations and government agencies in the effort to stop SUDEP. This presentation summarizes the results of that unique collaborative effort, and attempts to project the promise of SUDEP research, education and advocacy.

Presenter: Elson So, M.D.

SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Supported in part by educational grants from Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).