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AMERICAN EPILEPSY SOCIETY w w w. A E S n e t . o r g Volume 22, No. 3 Fall 2013 Whats New at the 2013 AES Annual Meeting The 2013 Annual Meeting is fast approaching. The Annual Meeting Brochure is available on the AES website. The Annual Meeting registration and housing reservations may also be done via the AES website. Visit Abstracts All regular submitted abstracts will be available on the AES website in early November. All abstracts will also be published in the online Epi

AESNEWS FALL 2013 AES News is published three times a year by the American Epilepsy Society, American Branch, International League Against Epilepsy. Editor Deepak K. Lachhwani, M.B.B.S., M.D. Executive Director M. Suzanne C. Berry, M.B.A., CAE Assistant Executive Director CherylAnn Tubby, IOM, CPP Leadership Operations Beth Baddeley Membership and Development Services Kathy Hucks Kate Flaherty Director o

AESNEWS FALL 2013 Report from the Nominating Committee We are delighted to announce an outstanding group of nominees for the AES Officer and Board of Director positions for the coming year. These nominees were the result of your response to the Call for Nominations sent to members in June. Every attempt has been made to provide a balance of representation by selecting members with a variety of backgrounds, professional interests, and depth of experience in AES activities. The following criteri

AESNEWS FALL 2013 NINDS UPDATE AES NINDS Epilepsy Research Benchmarks Stewards By Brandy Fureman, Ph.D. The Epilepsy Research Benchmarks Stewards are a group of epilepsy researchers who have volunteered to track and promote progress in areas highlighted by the NINDS Benchmarks for Research on the Epilepsies. Beginning in 2014, this group will be an AES Committee, and new stewards will be selected from among interested AES members. The Stewards Committee will prepare and publish reviews of pro

AESNEWS FALL 2013 EPILEPSY FOUNDATION UPDATE Epilepsy Foundation National Walk and Advocacy Conference Highlights Strong AES Partnership By Angela M. Ostrom, Esq., Vice President Public Policy and Advocacy World Changers Art of Innovation Gala Join the Epilepsy Foundation and the American Epilepsy Society for an elegant evening to honor Dr. Steve Schachter for his innovative work in providing a means of expression for those living with epilepsy through the creation of art. The event will be he

AESNEWS FALL 2013 Professional Development at AES Friday, December 6 Want to become more involved in AES but not sure where you fit in Plan your arrival in Washington, D.C. to attend Professional Development at AES A Program for Junior Members and Those in Transition on Friday, December 6 from 130 to 300 p.m. This informative session will cover how AES is structured and how you can become involved. You will hear from junior AES members who will share their stories and experiences. You will als

AESNEWS FALL 2013 SelfAssessment Exam Available In response to ABPNs approval of a subspecialty certification in epilepsy which will require successful completion of an ABPN examination, AES has developed a SelfAssessment Examination SAE targeting topics identified in the ABPN blueprint for the Epilepsy certification examination. The SAE will allow participants to identify areas in which further study in preparation for the ABPN examination may be useful, and will provide annotated answers, in

AESNEWS FALL 2013 SIGnals SIGnals For more on whats happening with your favorite SIG, log on to Professional Connections and join the discussion. You will find SIGs under the Directory Tab. Women with Epilepsy Across the Life Cycle Impact of Genetics and Brain Physiology Coordinators Danielle Andrade, M.D., M.Sc. and Mona Sazgar, M.D. This program will be divided in two parts. In the first section the focus is on genetic causes of epilepsy in girls and how they are affected throughout their li

AESNEWS FALL 2013 SIGnals Continued from page 8 interventions in their clinical practice. Dr. Curt LaFrance will present work from a soon to be published workbook authored by the Andrews Reiter Epilepsy Treatment Program, Taking Control of Your Seizures. The workbooks multimodal counseling intervention and the challenges of integrating this approach into an inpatient ambulatory setting will be discussed. TumorInduced Epilepsy Coordinator Jeffrey Politsky, M.D. This year marks the third year

AESNEWS FALL 2013 SIGnals Continued from page 9 NEW NonProfit Resources for Epilepsy Research What we dont know that we dont know about the availability of epilepsy research resources Organizer Steven Roberds, Ph.D. Funding and resources for AES researchers are increasingly scarce. However, multiple nonprofit organizations are increasing their research investments into one or more aspects of the epilepsies. Although these organizations work together through Vision 2020 for common educational

AESNEWS Whats New at the 2013 AES Annual Meeting Continued from page 1 FALL 2013 Behavior Outcome Following Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery. The Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman Ethical Neuropsychiatry Fund raises consciousness of the importance of psychiatry in epilepsy care. PrintYourOwn Badges In addition to mailing badges to early registrants, stations will be available for preregistered attendees to print their own badges. Those who register after November 6 will need to pick up their badge on site at

AESNEWS FALL 2013 Report from the Nominating Committee Continued from page 3 he chaired the Research Committee, later elected to the Chair of the EF Professional Advisory Board. Dr. Hermann has served on the editorial boards of Epilepsia, Epilepsy Behavior, Epilepsy Currents, Neuropsychology, and Neuropsychology Review, and has reviewed research grants for NIH, CDC, and several epilepsyrelated national and international organizations. Jack M. Parent, Ph.D. Dr. Jack Parent is Professor of Neu

AESNEWS FALL 2013 Easy, convenient, green . . . The AES virtualTotebag is back Lighten your load and receive session handouts and important meeting information electronically Accounts have been precreated for all preregistered attendees. Onsite registrants may sign up online. For instructions Please refer to the flyer provided in your meeting bag or for further details go to www.AESnet.orgmeetingsandevents Questions VirtualTotebag Support Desk 410.402.1062 Email Go h

AESNEWS FALL 2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS November 9 13, 2013 Society for Neuroscience 43rd Annual Meeting San Diego, CA httpwww.sfn.organnualmeetingneuroscience2013 December 6 10, 2013 AES Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. Registration opens in July April 26 May 3, 2014 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Philadephia, PA www.aan.comconferences2014annualmeeting June 19 22, 2014 Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy Minneapolis, MN httpwww.AESnet.orgPanel June 29 July 3,

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