Could It Be Dravet


Event Dates:

  • May 9, 2012 at 4:00pm EDT
  • May 9, 2012 at 7:00pm EDT
  • May 11, 2012 at 4:00pm EDT
  • September 5, 2012 at 4:00pm EDT
  • September 5, 2012 at 7:00pm EDT
  • September 7, 2012 at 4:00pm EDT

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Learning Objectives

  • To delineate the typical features of Dravet syndrome
  • To identify adults with Dravet syndrome
  • To understand the differential diagnoses of Dravet syndrome
  • When to order genetic testing for epileptic encephalopathies

About Dr. Scheffer

Professor Ingrid Scheffer is a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist and senior research fellow at the Florey Neuroscience Institutes and the departments of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her work, together with clinical and molecular collaborators, has led the field of epilepsy genetics over the last 20 years. This collaboration has resulted in identification of the first epilepsy gene and 14 of the 24 genes currently known. Professor Scheffer has described five new epilepsy syndromes and continues to work on genotype–phenotype correlation, classification of the epilepsies, outcome and new treatments. Her research interests include genetics of epilepsy, epilepsy syndrome classification, novel antiepileptic therapies including the ketogenic diet, speech and autism spectrum disorders. She was awarded the highest accolade in epilepsy research, the 2007 American Epilepsy Society Clinical Research Recognition Award, and the 2009 Eric Susman Prize from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She has very recently been chosen as the L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for the Asia-Pacific region for 2012. Professor Scheffer is currently Chair of the International League Against Epilepsy Commission for Classification and Terminology.