Professor Alexis Arzimanoglou
Professor Alexis Arzimanoglou is heading the Department of Paediatric Clinical Epileptology, Sleep Disorders and Functional Neurology at the Hospices Civils de Lyon, France and is the Epilepsy Research coordinator for the Sant Joan de Déu Childrens’ Hospital in Barcelona, Spain.
His clinical and research activities mainly focus on the pharmacological and surgical management and genetics of childhood epilepsies and topics related to cognitive function and dysfunction in children with focal epilepsies. He served as President of the French chapter of the ILAE, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS) and visiting Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. He is Editor-in-chief of the educational journal of the International League Against Epilepsy, Epileptic Disorders and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology.
Pr Arzimanoglou was awarded ILAE/IBE Ambassador for Epilepsy in 2007, and received by the EPNS the Aicardi Award for excellence in Paediatric Neurology in 2017.
Professor J. Helen Cross OBE
MB, ChB, PhD, FRCP, FRCPCH
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. Professor Cross was recently elected President of the International League Against Epilepsy for 4 years (2021-2024).
Alexis Arzimanoglou (France, Spain); Carmen Barba (Italy); Sandor Beniczky (Denmark); Ingmar Blumcke (Germany); Isabella Brambilla (Italy); Kees Braun (The Netherlands); Helen Cross (UK); Renzo Guerrini (Italy); Christoph Helmstaedter (Germany); Lieven Lagae (Belgium); Ann Little (Ireland);Petr Marusic (Czech Republic); Reetta Kalviainen (Finland); Rima Nabbout (France); Ronit Ressler (UK); Philippe Ryvlin (Switzerland); Nicola Specchio (Italy); Rainer Surges (Germany); Eugen Trinka (Austria); Federico Vigevano(Italy); Emma Williams (UK)
Project management team
- Judit Germuska
Scientific missions manager
- Laurène Mathey
Administrative and finances project manager
- Nicola Openshaw-Lawrence
Operational Helpdesk Coordinator/Data Manager
- Stéphanie Cervantes
Epilesy Nurse coordination
- Laurie Vera
Administrative and communication assistant
|Christian Doppler University Hospital, Paracelsus Medical University||Austria||Salzburg||Pr. Eugen Trinka|
|Center for Pediatric Epilepsy / Dpt. of Pediatrics, Medical University of Vienna||Austria||Vienna||Pr. Martha Feucht|
|University Hospital Centre SestreMilosrdnice - KliničkibolničkicentarSestremilosrdnice||Croatia||Zagreb||Pr. Maša Malenica|
|Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University Hospital Centre Zagreb||Croatia||Zagreb||Assoc. Prof. Željka Petelin Gadže|
|The Cyprus Foundation For Muscular Dystrophy Research / Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics||Cyprus||Nicosia||SavvasPapacostas|
|Epilepsiklinikken, Rigshospitalet-Blegdamsvej||Denmark||Copenhagen||Pr. Anna Sabers|
|Aarhus Universitets hospital||Denmark||Aarhus||Assoc. Prof Jakob Christensen|
|Tartu University Hospital||Estonia||Tartu||Dr. Ulvi Vaher|
|Tallin Children’s Hospital||Estonia||Tallin||Dr. Inga Talvik|
|National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences -|
Országos Klinikai Idegtudományi Intézet
|Hungary||Budapest||Dr. Anna Kelemen|
|University Children’s Clinical Hospital - Bērnu klīniskā universitātes slimnīca||Latvia||Riga||Dr. Jurģis Strautmanis|
|Hospital of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunoklinikos||Lithuania||Kaunas||Giedre Gelziniene|
|Department of Neurology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University||Lithuania||Vilnius||Pr. Ruta Mameniskiene|
|Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg||Luxembourg||Luxembourg||Dr. Martine Goergen|
|MALTA Mater Dei Hospital||Malta||Msida||Dr. James Clark|
Organisations We Also Work With
|Universitatsklinikum Erlangen||Germany||Erlangen||Pr. Ingmar Blumke|
|Infant Research Centre||Ireland||Cork||Pr. Geraldine Boylan|
|Epilepsy Alliance Europe||Ireland||Dublin||Emilio Perruca, Norman Delanty, Ann Little|
|International Bureau for Epilepsy||Ireland||Dublin||Ann Little|
|Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois||Switzerland||Lausanne||Pr. Philippe Ryvlin|
|Matthew's Friends Clinics for Ketogenic Dietary Therapies||United Kingdom||Lingfield||Emma Williams, MBE|