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Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • FIRES
  • Acute encephalitis with refractory repetitive partial seizures
  • AERRPS
  • Acute non-herpetic encephalitis with severe refractory status epilepticus
  • Devastating epileptic encephalopathy in school-aged children
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News & Events


ORDR Co-Sponsored Conferences

  • 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH, Monday, February 29, 2016
    Location: Building 10, Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place on February 29. The event, sponsored by NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center, aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the patients they affect and the research collaborations that are addressing rare disease challenges. The day will feature tours, posters and exhibits, and presentations.

  • 2014 Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization Gordon Research Conference, Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Friday, August 22, 2014
    Location: Mount Snow Resort, West Dover, VT
    Description: <p>The main goal of the study of epilepsy is to identify the causes and complex mechanisms that underlie the abnormal, synchronous, electrical discharges that occur in hyperexcitable neuronal networks during seizures. How these basic science findings can someday be translated into new therapies for the nearly 3 million Americans suffering with epilepsy is another long-term goal. A unique, intellectually challenging aspect of epilepsy research arises from the fact that it encompasses virtually all major levels of biological organization, from circuits and behavior to stem cells and neurodevelopment. Thus a major purpose of this Gordon Research Conference is to bring together geneticists, molecular biologists, developmental neuroscientists, neuroanatomists, electrophysiologists, clinician-scientists and computational neuroscientists working on basic mechanisms related either directly or indirectly to seizure generation to synthesize current advances and to set the stage for future discoveries.</p>

  • Second International Workshop On Brain Plasticity, Hemispheric Specialization, and Neuro-Rehabilitation After Cerebral Hemispherectomy, Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - Friday, July 11, 2014
    Location: Paradise Pier Hotel at Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
    Description: <p>The main objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to focus on the current state of scientific knowledge in neuro-rehabilitation/habilitation, neuro-reorganization, and cognition after cerebral hemispherectomy, with an aim toward advancing clinical practice by formulating a five-year research strategy to compile comprehensive guidelines for recovery. A conference summary will also be disseminated.</p>

Other Names for this Disease
  • FIRES
  • Acute encephalitis with refractory repetitive partial seizures
  • AERRPS
  • Acute non-herpetic encephalitis with severe refractory status epilepticus
  • Devastating epileptic encephalopathy in school-aged children
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.