Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the leading cause of death in patients with refractory epilepsy. Though we are learning a great deal about SUDEP, it still occurs far too often. It is recognized that SUDEP happens frequently during the night, possibly during sleep. Understanding the connection between night, sleep, and SUDEP may provide clues to improving preventive measures. This webinar reviewed the latest in basic science and clinical research on sleep, circadian rhythms, and SUDEP.
Speakers and panelists included:
Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD, University of Iowa
Franck Kalume, PhD, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Torbjörn Tomson, MD PhD, Karolinska Institutet
Roland Thijs, MD, PhD, Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland
Kristina Simeone, PhD, Creighton University School of Medicine