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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General Information

Curing the Epilepsies 2013:
Pathways Forward

The NINDS invites investigators and individuals interested in finding cures for the epilepsies to come together to discuss the progress that has been made in understanding the underlying mechanisms of the epilepsies, as well as the pathways toward cures. A main outcome of the conference will be an update to the Epilepsy Research Benchmarks.

e-Program Book
The program book is now available for download:
CuringEpilepsies2013_PROGRAMBOOK (PDF).
Poster_Presentation_List (PDF)
Additional_Participants (PDF)


Online Viewing

The videocast has been archived and can be viewed by going to:


Videocast DAY 1

Videocast DAY 2

Videocast DAY 3


 Sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in collaboration with: American Epilepsy Society, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, Epilepsy Foundation, Epilepsy Therapy Development, Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures, International League Against Epilepsy, National Association of Epilepsy Centers, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance and Vision 2020