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West syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Infantile spasm
  • IS
  • X-linked infantile spasm syndrome
  • X-linked infantile spasms
  • West's syndrome
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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.

  • Neurobiology of Disease in Children Conferences, Wednesday, October 07, 2015 - Thursday, October 08, 2015
    Location: Washington, DC
    Description: The topic for the 2015 NDC Symposium is Epileptic Encephalopathy. The NDC Symposium is a forum for preeminent investigators assembled to discuss recent accomplishments and future directions with a large group of child neurologists, program officers from the National Institutes of Health, and members of dedicated foundations and associations

  • 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>

  • Nutritional Challenges in the High-Risk Infant, Monday, September 14, 2009 - Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    Location: DC Metro Area,
    Description: Evidence was critically evaluated at this workshop. Current gaps in knowledge in this area were identified and research priorities were formulated. The workshop summary will provide NICHD and the scientific community a template to address the scientific and clinical issues related to nutrition and neonatal care.

Other Names for this Disease
  • Infantile spasm
  • IS
  • X-linked infantile spasm syndrome
  • X-linked infantile spasms
  • West's syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.