Objectives

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  • Obtain an understanding of the processes by which new drugs are discovered, including discussion new animal models and molecular targets
  • Discuss new translational models in the epilepsy space
  • Discuss new regulatory pathways for epilepsy approval, including orphan indications indications, and extrapolation from adults to children
  • Discuss new ways to assess patient suitability for epilepsy trials, including centralized patient interview
  • Discuss with FDA and EMA representatives new objectives and legislation that have an impact on AED development 
  • Discuss novel trial designs that reduce placebo exposure
  • Discuss new methods and devices for seizure counting 
  • Outline the drugs and devices in preclinical and clinical development for epilepsy