Highlights From the Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society 2022

Ignacio Valencia, Allyson L. Alexander, Danielle M. Andrade, Miguel Arevalo-Astrada, Clio Rubiños, Nancy Auer, Jacquelyn L. Bainbridge, Sallie A. Baxendale, Fabrice Bartolomei, Danielle A. Becker, Anne T. Berg, Andrea Bernasconi, Neda Bernasconi, Boris Bernhardt, Shivani Bhatnagar, Ingmar Blümcke, Hal Blumenfeld, Gordon F. Buchanan, David E. Burdette, Jorge G. BurneoRobyn M. Busch, Patrick Chauvel, Jeannie Chin, Lisa Clifford, Kelly R. Conner, Mark J. Cook, Jeannine Conway, Ramon Diaz-Arastia, Cornelia Drees, Jacqueline A. French, Taneeta Mindy Ganguly, Michael A. Gelfand, Tracy A. Glauser, Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht, Alica M. Goldman, Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, Jean Gotman, Zachary Grinspan, Shanna Guilfoyle, Gita Gupta, Michael Hammer, Adam L. Hartman, Katie Hentges, R. Edward Hogan, Linda Huh, Ann Hyslop, Barbara Jobst, Colin B. Josephson, Sarah A. Kelley, Kelly Knupp, Matthias Koepp, Sanjeev V. Kothare, Esther Krook-Magnuson, Jasmine Kwasa, Maite La Vega-Talbott, Alice D. Lam, Jong Woo Lee, Daniel H. Lowenstein, Sarita Maturu, Luis Carlos Mayor, Carrie McDonald, Heather R. McKee, Guy M. McKhann, Kimford J. Meador, Heather C. Mefford, Elizabeth H. Michael, Mohamad A. Mikati, John J. Millichap, James W. Mitchell, Leah S. Myers, Dean Naritoku, Kerri L. Neville, Jeffrey Noebels, Terence J. O’Brien, Chima O. Oluigbo, Anup D. Patel, Milena K. Pavlova, Jeanne T. Paz, Page B. Pennell, M. Scott Perry, Piero Perucca, Asla Pitkänen, Madona Plueger, Mary Jo Pugh, Mark Quigg, Shilpa B. Reddy, Christopher Ryan, Tamara S. Reynolds, Martha Sajatovic, Cesar Santana-Gomez, Linsday Schommer, Stephan Schuele, Renée A. Shellhaas, Daniel W. Shrey, Rani K. Singh, Michael R. Sperling, Saher Suleman, Jessica W. Templer, Maria Thom, Eugen Trinka, Sophia M. Varadkar, Naymee Velez-Ruiz, Jana Velíšková, Yuliya Voskobiynyk, Janelle L. Wagner, Jacy L. Wagnon, Claire Waller, Jill Waller, Zhong Irene Wang, Michelle W. Welborn, Elaine Wirrell, Barbara Jobst

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With more than 6000 attendees between in-person and virtual offerings, the American Epilepsy Society Meeting 2022 in Nashville, felt as busy as in prepandemic times. An ever-growing number of physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals gathered to learn a variety of topics about epilepsy. The program was carefully tailored to meet the needs of professionals with different interests and career stages. This article summarizes the different symposia presented at the meeting. Basic science lectures addressed the primary elements of seizure generation and pathophysiology of epilepsy in different disease states. Scientists congregated to learn about anti-seizure medications, mechanisms of action, and new tools to treat epilepsy including surgery and neurostimulation. Some symposia were also dedicated to discuss epilepsy comorbidities and practical issues regarding epilepsy care. An increasing number of patient advocates discussing their stories were intertwined within scientific activities. Many smaller group sessions targeted more specific topics to encourage member participation, including Special Interest Groups, Investigator, and Skills Workshops. Special lectures included the renown Hoyer and Lombroso, an ILAE/IBE joint session, a spotlight on the impact of Dobbs v. Jackson on reproductive health in epilepsy, and a joint session with the NAEC on coding and reimbursement policies. The hot topics symposium was focused on traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic epilepsy. A balanced collaboration with the industry allowed presentations of the latest pharmaceutical and engineering advances in satellite symposia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEpilepsy Currents
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

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  • American Epilepsy Society
  • annual meeting
  • epilepsy


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