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Mechanisms of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

The main goal of the study of seizures is to identify the causes and complex mechanisms that underlie synchronous electrical discharges in hyperexcitable neuronal networks. A unique, intellectually challenging aspect of epilepsy research arises from the fact that it encompasses virtually all major levels of biological organization, from genes and ion channels to circuits and behavior. The major purpose of this Gordon conference is to bring together geneticists, molecular biologists, developmental neuroscientists, neuroanatomists, electrophysiologists and computational neuroscientists working on basic mechanisms related either directly or indirectly to seizure generation to synthesize current advances and to set the stage for future discoveries.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Mechanisms of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2018 Mechanisms of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization Aug 19-24 Mount Snow Christophe Bernard
Amy Brooks-Kayal
2016 Mechanisms of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization
Aberrant Circuits to Impaired Function in Epilepsy
Aug 21-26 PGA Catalunya Business and Convention Centre Steve C. Danzer
Heinz W. Beck
2014 Mechanisms of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization
Dissecting Epilepsy from Genes to Circuits
Aug 17-22 Mount Snow Jack M. Parent
Scott C. Baraban
2012 Mechanisms of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization
Reorganization in the Epileptic Brain
Aug 19-24 Waterville Valley Carolyn R. Houser
2010 Mechanisms of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization
Dynamics, Development and Dysregulation
Aug 8-13 Colby College John Huguenard
2008 Mechanisms of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization
Neuroplasticity in Epilepsy
Aug 3-8 Colby College Douglas Coulter
2006 Mechanisms of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization Aug 6-11 Colby College Kevin J. Staley
Ivan Soltesz
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