European Epilepsy Congress, Prague October 2016
The first time I visited Prague was before the Iron Curtain came down, and it was a depressing and grimy place with pockets of faded grandeur. I’m glad to say that it has smartened up considerably and is now a very attractive capital city. Every year the European epilepsy clinical community get together for a congress and this year we had a varied programme covering most aspects from new drugs to neuroimaging.
Deb, Shan, Laura, Anna and Rob had the chance to catch up with old partners from the EuroEpinomics consortium for the study of rare epilepsies, as well as to get to know new collaborators better over dinner. Within the vast convention centre halls we found quiet nooks to spend time in small groups discussing our current projects. In particular we had a very interesting debate about studying impulsivity in families of people with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy for our BIOJUME project, which we will incorporate into the study protocol to start soon. We bumped into many of our BIOJUME partners, including those from Estonia, Sweden and Italy. We are really looking forward to getting started on this international study soon.