EPILEPSY, MOVEMENT AND MUSCLE DISORDERS

Led by Helen Cross at University College Hospital, London.

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About Helen…

Professor Cross is the Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Neurology at UCL-Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children London and Young Epilepsy, Lingfield. Her main research interest has been in the early intervention and improvement of outcomes in children with complex epilepsy. This has involved imaging and improved assessment of children for epilepsy surgery, as well as utilisation and trials of the ketogenic diet. She has developed the epilepsy surgery unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and is currently Clinical Advisor to the National Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service. She is also co-PI for the pilot European Reference Network E-pilepsy, aimed at raising awareness and availability of epilepsy surgery across Europe, and is coordinator of the recently approved extension of this, EpiCARE, a European Reference Network for rare and complex epilepsies.

About Children’s Epilepsy, Movement and Muscle Disorders…

Epilepsy is twice as common in children as in adults (7 per 1000 in children under the age of 16 years). Technology is required to improve the detection of seizure onset, monitoring of seizure activity, reduction in seizure frequency and severity, and remote monitoring through information transfer to clinicians. New opportunities exist to develop technologies in the new field of childhood movement disorders whilst novel assistive support is required for those with muscle disorders (myopathies).