Research Report 2018

Young Epilepsy coordinates and funds research into the causes, treatments and impact of all aspects of childhood epilepsy. We want to secure the best outcome for everyone affected by the childhood epilepsies and we know the best way to do this is through research.

During this year we have initiated 8 new research projects, adding to 19 active projects spanning the clinical, educational and social elements of paediatric epilepsy.

We have published 80 peer-reviewed items of primary research and a further 19 books, chapters in books, reviews and commentaries of expert opinion.

In May 2018 we held the 6th Mind The Gap Symposium at UCL GOS - Institute of Child Health and Young Epilepsy. This meeting and resultant Workshop was dedicated to sharing the latest views on the problems associated with childhood epilepsy beyond seizures and to developing guidance for more integrated services. We welcomed expert speakers and delegates from as far afield as the USA and Canada to share best practice and discuss the global challenge of integrating services.