Members of EpiCARE

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Members of EpiCARE 2019-01-31T12:52:12+00:00

EpiCARE is a network of 28 centres in 13 European countries with expertise in the rare and complex epilepsies. The network was initially coordinated by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London and led by Professor Helen Cross.

As of  March 2019, EpiCARE will be coordinated by the University Hospitals of Lyon (HCL), France, led by Professor Alexis Arzimanoglou, in close collaboration with Professor Cross.

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 Alexis Arzimanoglou

Professor Alexis Arzimanoglou is heading the Department of Paediatric Clinical Epileptology, Sleep Disorders and Functional Neurology of the Hospices Civils de Lyon and is the Epilepsy Research coordinator for the Child Neurology Department of the Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Hospital.

His clinical and research activities mainly concern the pharmacological and surgical management and genetics of childhood epilepsies and topics related to cognitive function and dysfunction in children with focal epilepsies. He is visiting Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona, 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. He was awarded ILAE/IBE Ambassador for Epilepsy in 2007, and the European Paediatric Neurology Society Aicardi Award for excellence in Paediatric Neurology in 2017.

Centres

CentreCountryCityLead
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS TrustUnited KingdomLondonProfessor J. Helen Cross
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustUnited KingdomLondonProfessor Matthew Walker
Queen Elizabeth University HospitalUnited KingdomGlasgowProfessor Sameer Zuberi
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustUnited KingdomOxfordDr. Arjune Sen
University Hospital Gasthuisberg KU LeuvenBelgiumLeuvenProfessor Lieven Lagae
Motol University HospitalCzech RepublicPragueDr. Petr Marusic
St. Anne's University HospitalCzech RepublicBrnoProfessor Milan Brazdil
Pohjois-Savon sairaanhoitopiiri (Kuopio University Hospital) FinlandKuopioProfessor Reetta Kalviainen
CHRU LILLE, Epilepsy UnitFranceLilleProfessor Sylvie Nguyen
Epilepsy Departments, University Hospitals of Lyon (HCL)FranceLyonProfessor Alexis Arzimanoglou
Hôpital Necker – Enfants MaladesFranceParisDr. Rima Nabbout
University Hospital Bonn, Department of EpileptologyGermanyBonnDr. Rainer Surges
Epilepsy Centre, University Hospital FreiburgGermanyFreiburgProfessor Andreas Schulze-Bonhage
IRCCS Institute of Neurological Sciences of Bologna (INSB)-AUSL di BolognaItalyBolognaProfessor Paolo Tinuper
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria A. Meyer, UO Neurologia PediatricaItalyFlorenceProfessor Renzo Guerrini
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo BestaItalyMilanDr. Tiziana Granata
Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Nazionale Casimiro MondinoItalyPaviaProfessor Emilio Perucca
Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino GesùItalyRomeDr. Federico Vigevano
University Medical Center Utrecht, Brain Centre Rudolf MagnusNetherlandsUtrechtProfessor Kees P. J. Braun
The Children's Memorial Health InstitutePolandWarsawProfessor Katarzyna Kotulska-Jozwiak
Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de CoimbraPortugalCoimbraDr. Francisco Sales
Centro de Referencia de Epilepsias Refractrias, Hospital de Santa MariaPortugalLisbonProfessor Jose Pimentel
Centro Hospitalar do PortoPortugalPortoDr. Rui Rangel
Alexandru Obregia Clinical HospitalRomaniaBucharestProfessor Dana Craiu
Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Hospital ClinicSpainBarcelonaDr. Mar Carreno
Hospital Del Mar-Parc de Salut MarSpainBarcelonaProfessor Rodrigo Rocamora Zungia
Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La FeSpainValenciaDr. Vincente Villaneva Haba
Sahlgrenska University HospitalSwedenGothenburgProfessor Kristina Malmgren

Organisations We Also Work With

CentreCountryCityLead
Paracelsus Medical UniversityAustriaSalzburgProfessor Eugen Trinka
Danish Epilepsy Centre / SCORE ConsortiumDenmarkDianalundProfessor Sandor Beniczky
Universitatskinikum ErlangenGermanyErlangenProfessor Ingmar Blumke
International Bureau for EpilepsyIrelandDublinAnn Little
Irish Centre For Fetalpediat and Neonatal Translational Research, Cork University Maternity HospitalIrelandCorkProfessor Geraldine Boyle
Dravet Italia OnlusItalyVeronaIsabella Brambilla
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisSwitzerlandLausanneProfessor Philippe Ryvlin
Matthew's Friends Clinics for Ketogenic Dietary TherapiesUnited KingdomLingfieldEmma Williams, MBE