The assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School spoke about the high risk of epilepsy for the older population at the 2022 AES annual meeting. [WATCH TIME: 1 minute]
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“I think it's really important that when we're doing patient-oriented research, we're thinking about the patients and their needs, and what's important to them, and trying to focus our research on those things.”
Patient-oriented research is critical to understanding more about how different types of patients react to treatments and allows there to be a more personalized approach to care. In epilepsy, more research that centers around patients as clinicians is needed, and can help learn more about the brain disorder through a different perspective.
Alice Lam, MD, PhD, gave a talk in about focusing on patient-oriented research with understanding epilepsy in a symposium at the 2022 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, held December 2 to 6, in Nashville, Tennessee.1 In the session, she spoke on the importance of patient-oriented research in epilepsy and gave examples of opportunities where patient-centered research may be considered by clinicians.
Lam, assistant professor of neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, recently sat down with NeurologyLive® at the 2022 AES meeting and spoke about the current research understudied in epilepsy. She also mentioned possible public health situations in the next few decades and the link with epilepsy.
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1. Lam A, 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.