GETA:  GET A Team, GET A Target, GET A Cure

Australia is the global leader in the field of genetic epilepsy discovery. Australian researchers were the first in the world to show that epilepsy can be caused by genetic factors – whether through random mutations or inherited characteristics. In fact, until the ground-breaking work of Victorians Prof Sam Berkovic and Prof Ingrid Scheffer last decade, it was widely believed that epilepsy could not be caused by genetic factors. Since then, Australian researchers have discovered the bulk of the 100+ (so far) genetic causes of epilepsy.

As well as being leaders in the field of discovery, Australian researchers are also at the forefront of the search for treatments and cures for genetic epilepsy, with ground breaking work underway at places such as The Florey in Melbourne.

Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia (GETA) convene an annual conference on Genetic Epilepsy for families, researchers and clinicians bringing together the latest research in genetic epilepsy and developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEEs).

Genetic Epilepsy Family Conference – May 30th 2020

Watch all the presentations from this year’s conference on the resources page.

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GETA:  GET A Team, GET A Target, GET A Cure