Hope for HH UK is organising a one-day international symposium on hypothalamic hamartoma, on Saturday 17 September 2016, between 09:30 and 16:00, at the Royal College of Surgeons, London (http://www.hhuk2016.com/#location). This event is aimed at medical professionals. For all details and to register, please visit: http://www.hhuk2016.com/An overview taken from http://www.hhuk2016.com/:
“Until the twenty-first century there was little or no treatment for these congenital lesions, nor for the often devastating effects of the epilepsy they can cause.
In the last 16 years, research into the condition and into treatment options has grown exponentially, with the establishment of specialist hypothalamic hamartoma centres in hospitals in the USA, Australia, Asia and Europe.
Leading expert professors of neurology and neurosurgery from these centres have kindly agreed to come to the Royal College of Surgeons, to provide the very latest research and surgical series results, including Gamma Knife Surgery and the new technology of Laser Ablation, to interested medical professionals.
This will be a great opportunity to learn about the syndrome of hypothalamic hamartoma, the initial diagnosis & management beyond seizures, the prospects of current treatments and future research perspectives.
Professor J. Helen Cross OBE, Prince of Wales Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Head of UCL-ICH Neurosciences Unit, has created this exciting, one-of-a-kind programme and will chair the event.”
Please note this is not an Epilepsy Research UK event.