American Epilepsy Annual Meeting 2010

American Epilepsy Annual Meeting 2010

The American Epilepsy Society's Annual Meeting is the premiere meeting for epilepsy and other seizure disorders. The Annual Meeting is an international forum for the exchange of current findings in epilepsy research. Information is communicated and disseminated through symposia, lectures, scientific exhibitions, poster and platform presentations.

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Hope In Action

Hope In Action

Novel Compound Designed to Increase Protein Expression in SCN1A loss of function Mutations •More than 700 mutations of the Scn1a gene have been identified making this the most commonly mutated gene in human epilepsy. •More than 50% of these mutations result in a truncated protein clearly demonstrating haploinsufficiency of SCN1A as a cause of Dravet Syndrome. This means the mutation leads to a loss of function due to a premature stop codon (frameshift, nonsense, splice site, deletion, microdeletion)

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Vision 20/20 Task Force

Vision 20/20 Task Force

ICE Epilepsy Alliance is a member of the American Epilepsy Society’s Vision 20/20 Task Force, a group of advocacy groups committed to improve the lives of patients with epilepsy. At the request of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, the National Institutes of Health, and Vision 20/20 the Institute of Medicine will convene an ad hoc committee to reco

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ICE Alliance Exhibits in Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting

ICE Alliance Exhibits in Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting

The Intractable Childhood Epilepsy (ICE) Epilepsy Alliance will represent children with drug resistant epilepsy at the 2010 Child Neurology Society’s (CNS) 39th Annual Meeting in Providence, R.I., on Oct. 14 and15. ICE Epilepsy Alliance founder Michelle Welborn, PharmD, and Tammy Robinson, a parent volunteer from Ohio, will represent the ICE Epilepsy Alliance at the conference.

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CDC-NIH Forum on SUDEP

CDC-NIH Forum on SUDEP

Michelle Welborn, PharmD, founder of the Intractable Childhood Epilepsy (ICE) Epilepsy Alliance, is one of 30 epilepsy advocates and researchers who will take part in an open forum discussion in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 13, about the causes of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

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Breakfast Symposium with Ingrid Scheffer, MD

Breakfast Symposium with Ingrid Scheffer, MD

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Dravet syndrome Represented at NIH/NINDS meeting

Dravet syndrome Represented at NIH/NINDS meeting

NINDS, August 26-27, 2010 Michelle Welborn, PharmD Intractable Childhood Epilepsy Alliance (ICE) Mission: The mission of ICE is to advance identification, understanding, and cure for ion channel and other genetic epilepsies through a strategic alignment of advocacy groups, industry, government, academia, parents, and investors internationally. ICE holds Dravet syndrome as the highest priority for disease modification and cure. Perspective on Anti-epileptogenesis (AEG): Despite the growing number of causes of epilepsy, 70% of cases are deemed...

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