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Pilot network of reference centres in refractory epilepsy

A European pilot network of reference centres in refractory epilepsy and epilepsy surgery (E-pilepsy).

Project aim

To trigger accelerated development of epilepsy surgery by promoting cooperation between highly specialised neurology, clinical neurophysiology and neurosurgery centres in all EU regions.

What this means

We hope to increase the number and proportion of European children and adults cured of their refractory epilepsy by improving delivery of optimal epilepsy surgery throughout Europe.


Philippe Ryvlin, Helen Cross (Co-leads)


We have established a network of 52 centres across Europe. We have organised regular multidisciplinary discussion of patients, and a website with information for patients and clinicians; virtual multidisciplinary discussion of patients; systematic reviews on pre-surgical evaluation; and outcomes in progress with a view to the formation of guidelines. The network will be sustained as the surgical treatment arm of EpiCARE.

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Cyber EssentialsFundraising RegulatorYoung Epilepsy is the operating name of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE).
Registered Charity number 311877 (England and Wales)

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