Research Report 2019

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.

We have initiated 13 new research projects, adding to 20 active projects spanning the clinical, educational and social elements of paediatric epilepsy. We have published 110 peer-reviewed items of primary research and a further 54 chapters in books, reviews and commentaries of expert opinion.

This report features a spotlight on a truly innovative project which will change the UK’s diagnostic and surgical evaluation imaging suite for childhood epilepsy. The MEG Project is a collaboration, arising from the 2019 Paediatric Epilepsy Research Retreat, which will culminate in the world’s first functional magnetically shielded room and OP-MEG system at Young Epilepsy’s headquarters in Surrey. It will be the first MEG system accessible to children and people with complex needs without sedation.