Clinician and Patient Collaboration Advances Research and Epilepsy Care: Colin Josephson, MD, MSc, FRCPC


The associate professor of neurology at the University of Calgary spoke about advancing epilepsy care through patient-oriented research at the 2022 AES Annual Meeting. [WATCH TIME: 6 minutes]

WATCH TIME: 6 minutes 

“I'm thanking the patients that dedicate their time, their efforts to help us understand their situation more, because the only way we're ever going to move this field forward is collaboratively.”

Patient-centered research has been shown to be progressively advancing the clinical practice of epilepsy care, as this approach observes more of the personal characteristics of the patients, including their emotional and physical well-being. As there is still more progress to be made in the field, conducting this type of research is critical to providing more personalized patient care.

Colin Josephson, MD, MSc, FRCPC, spoke in a talk about patient-centered research and how that has impacted epilepsy practice for more than a decade at the 2022 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, held December 2 to 6, in Nashville, Tennessee. He discussed the possible advancements that are to come and the hopes of where the field will be in the future for epilepsy care. Joesphson also mentioned the most important aspect of patient-oriented research and what should be incorporated into studies moving forward.

Josephson, associate professor of neurology at the University of Calgary, was interviewed by NeurologyLive® at the 2022 AES meeting to find out more about the advancing of epilepsy care and understanding it through patient-oriented research. He spoke on what recent advancements have revolutionized patient care presently and the unknowns that still exist with effectively comprehending patient reported outcomes.

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1. Joesphson C. Advancing Epilepsy Care and Understanding Through Patient-oriented Research. Presented at: AES Annual Meeting; December 2-6, 2022; Nashville, TN, and virtual. Susan Spencer Symposium.
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