Curing the Epilepsies 2013: Pathways Forward 04/17/2013 to 04/19/2013
Natcher Conference Center
Bethesda, Maryland
United States
Mapping Brain Variability in Human Populations. Just as faces differ among different individuals, brain structure varies even among normal individuals, and even more so in disease. This map displays the magnitude and principal directions of anatomical variability in the brain, based on a group of 40 normal subjects scanned with MRI. Pink colors indicate brain regions with large anatomical variability across subjects, blue colors low variability. The ellipsoidal glyphs are elongated along directions in which variation is greatest. The nested, transparent glyphs represent the probabilities of different anatomical variations, and are used to detect abnormal anatomical differences in Alzheimer's Disease. These maps help distinguish pathological changes from normal variations. 
image by Paul Thompson, Andrew Lee, Kiralee Hayashi, Agatha Lee, and Arthur Toga
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  American Epilepsy Society (AES) 
The American Epilepsy Society promotes research and education for professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy.

Vision 2020
Vision 20-20 is an umbrella organization of epilepsy voluntary groups and funding agencies that have joined together in an informal coalition to promote better recognition of, and treatment for, people with epilepsy, as well as encouraging epilepsy research.


Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) 
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research and by increasing awareness of the prevalence and devastation of this disease.

CURE welcomes you to Curing the Epilepsies 2013: Pathways Forward. Please join us for a wine and cheese reception. CURE’s 2013 State of Epilepsy Research report will be available to all guests.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Bethesda’s Concours Terrace
One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD


Epilepsy Foundation (EF)
The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.

Join us for the Annual National Walk for Epilepsy ( which will take place the day after the ‘Curing Epilepsies…’ conference; starting on the Washington Monument grounds on April 20, 2013


Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES)
The mission of FACES is to improve the quality of life for all those affected by epilepsy and seizures


Hope for Hypothalamic Hamartoma (Hope for HH) 
Providing information and support to hypothalamic hamartoma patients, caregivers, and
healthcare providers and promoting research toward early detection, improved treatments,
living with HH, and cure.

2nd International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas
Marseille, France, September 20-21, 2013


International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) 
mission is to ensure that health professionals, patients and their care providers, governments, and the public world-wide have the educational and research resources that are essential in understanding, diagnosing and treating persons with epilepsy.


National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) 
With the goal of no seizures and no side effects, the National Association of Epilepsy Centers strives to make high quality healthcare available and affordable for epilepsy patients across the country.


Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) 
The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance is dedicated to finding a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex while improving the lives of those affected.