EpiCARE is a network of 28 centres in 13 European countries with expertise in the rare and complex epilepsies. The network is coordinated by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London and led by Professor Helen Cross.
Professor J. Helen Cross OBE
MB, ChB, PhD, FRCP, FRCPCH
Co-ordinator of EpiCARE – European Reference Network for Rare and Complex Epilepsies
Professor Helen Cross is The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy, Head of Developmental Neurosciences Programme of the UCL Institute of Child Health and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Neurology at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, London and Young Epilepsy, Lingfield.
Her research has been targeted at improving outcomes in early onset epilepsy, specifically in assessing the role of surgery and ketogenic diet. She is elected Treasurer of the International League Against Epilepsy 2017-2021, Clinical Advisor to the National Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service, Chair of the BPNA Research Committee, and Chair of the Neurosciences Clinical Study Group of the Clinical Research Network (Children). She holds NIHR Senior Investigator status 2016-2020. She was awarded ILAE/IBE Ambassador for Epilepsy in 2007, and an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2015.
Affiliated Partner Organisations
|Paracelsus Medical University||Austria||Salzburg||Professor Eugen Trinka|
|Danish Epilepsy Centre / SCORE Consortium||Denmark||Dianalund||Professor Sandor Beniczky|
|Universitatskinikum Erlangen||Germany||Erlangen||Professor Ingmar Blumke|
|International Bureau for Epilepsy||Ireland||Dublin||Ann Little|
|Irish Centre For Fetalpediat and Neonatal Translational Research, Cork University Maternity Hospital||Ireland||Cork||Professor Geraldine Boyle|
|Dravet Italia Onlus||Italy||Verona||Isabella Brambilla|
|Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois||Switzerland||Lausanne||Professor Philippe Ryvlin|
|Matthew's Friends Clinics for Ketogenic Dietary Therapies||United Kingdom||Lingfield||Emma Williams, MBE|
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