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2014 Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization Gordon Research Conference

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Friday, August 22, 2014
Mount Snow Resort, West Dover, VT

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.

Dr. Vicky Whittemore, (301) 496-1917,

Co-funding Institute(s):
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Office of Rare Diseases Research

From the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

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