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American Epilepsy Society
342 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117-2507
The American Epilepsy Society (AES) is a non-profit professional society dedicated to supporting individuals affected by epilepsy through research, education, and advocacy. Epilepsy is a group of disorders characterized by episodes of uncontrolled electrical disturbances in the brain. Established in 1936, the American Epilepsy Society, one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in the United States, currently consists of approximately 1,850 members including clinicians, scientists investigating basic and clinical aspects of epilepsy, and other professionals interested in seizure disorders. The Society offers a variety of services including providing information on the latest pharmaceuticals and technologies; offering special interest groups to allow for networking and sharing of specialized interests; providing programs for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and nursing credits; offering funding sources for member-sponsored educational programs and member-initiated research; and conducting an annual meeting featuring symposia, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions. Educational materials include publications on specific topics with scientific focuses and conclusions, the medical journal "Epilepsia," brochures, pamphlets, a regular newsletter, audiovisuals, and more.
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