About the Partnership

Joseph I. Sirven MD

In this section, you'll find new and important information addressing epilepsy care and research. Links to additional content and resources from the Epilepsy Foundation and the American Epilepsy Society is highlighted for each topic area. We hope these links will help you navigate the complexity of managing the modern patient with epilepsy and find more in-depth content and educational programs to fit your needs.

From the Epilepsy Foundation, you'll find information and resources about epilepsy, training programs for select health care professionals, advocacy services, community supports, and links to our national network of Epilepsy Foundation affiliates.

From AES you'll find year round continuing education programs, selected offerings from the American Epilepsy Society Meetings, clinical resources and research updates and support.

Partnered Content

The Complex Relationship Between Autism Spectrum Disorders and Epilepsy
Dr. Anu Venkat reviews what is known about the relationship between autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy, their causes, and the potential effect of early intervention.

Cannabinoids in Medically Refractory Epilepsy
Dr. Anu Venkat discusses cannabinoids and their potential use in treating refractory epilepsy.

Service Dogs
Dr. Anu Venkat provides information on service dogs for people with chronic neurological disabilities.

Obstacles in Epilepsy Diagnosis: If You Don't Ask, They Won't Tell
In this video, learn about the difficulty of making a proper diagnosis and the importance of having a robust conversation with your patients about epilepsy.

New Treatment Strategies for Neurodevelopmental Epilepsies
Learn about how researchers are looking to change the course of action of neurodevelopmental epilepsies by changing the actions of GABA.

New Status Epilepticus Guidelines
Dr. Joseph Sirven interviews Dr. Tracy Glauser about new status epilepticus guidelines released by the American Epilepsy Society.

Generic Antiepileptic Drugs - Results of FDA Research
Dr. Joseph Sirven interviews Dr. Tricia Ting about the results of FDA research on generic antiepileptic drugs.

My Seizures, Know More Editor-In-Chief Dr. Joseph Sirven interviews Dr. Nathan Fountain from the University of Virginia on the My Seizures, Know More tool.

Biomarkers in Epilepsy: The Latest Research
Learn about the affected populations, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of new-onset refractory status epilepticus.

First Seizure Guidelines
Dr. Joseph Sirven interviews Dr. Jacqueline French about newly released guidelines for the treatment of first seizures.

New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE)
Learn about the affected populations, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of new-onset refractory status epilepticus.

Seizure Emergencies
Learn about seizure emergencies through this video series from the 2014 annual course at the AES annual meeting in Seattle.

Quality Care Measures
Dr. Joseph Sirven, Editor-in-Chief of, interviews Nathan Fountain MD and Paul Van Ness MD about epilepsy quality measures.

Epilepsy Comorbidities
Understand and recognize the common comorbidities associated with epilepsy and how they can affect outcome.

How Device Trials Work
Learn about what happens during a device trial, the benefits of a pilot study, and new devices as a treatment option for epilepsy.

Patient Safety in the EMU
Watch as Patricia Osborne Shafer RN, MN; Nathan Fountain MD; and Madona Plueger RN, MSN, discuss how to develop a culture of safety, enhance patient safety in an EMU, and find resources for professional education and quality improvement.

Epilepsy Surgery - 2013 AES Presidential Symposium
William Theodore MD, PhD from the NINDS interviews Jacqueline French MD from the Epilepsy Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board about epilepsy surgery.

SUDEP FAQ for Professionals
Learn about the need to discuss SUDEP with patients and some of the best ways to have that discussion.

PAME Conference Wrap Up’s SUDEP editor sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Donner and Dr. Jeffrey Buchhalter to discuss highlights from the recent PAME (Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy) Conference.

2014 AES Presidential Symposium Recap
Dr. Joseph Sirven, editor-in-chief of, interviews Dr. Elson So, past president of the American Epilepsy Society, about the 2014 Presidential Symposium, "Electrophysiological Biomarkers: Spatial and Temporal Prediction of Epilepsy and Seizures."