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Professor Helen Cross OBE

Professor Helen Cross OBE is The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Neurology at UCL- Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London and Young Epilepsy, Lingfield.

She is Chair of the ILAE Commission for Paediatrics, Assistant Secretary to the Board of the European Paediatric Neurology Society, Chair of the Trustees of Epilepsy Research UK and President of the British Paediatric Neurology Association.

She is on the Editorial Board of Epileptic Disorders, Developmental Medicine Child Neurology and European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. In 2007 she was awarded an Ambassador for Epilepsy Award by the ILAE. Her research interests include neuroimaging as well as the role of early surgical intervention and new treatments in childhood epilepsy. She started her four year term as Secretary General of the ILAE in June 2013 and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Tartu, Estonia, for her ongoing teaching.

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The number of children and young people aged 18 years and under with epilepsy is near 1 in 220.

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