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About the Editor

Professor Shichuo Li 

Professor Li is the Founding President of the China Association Against Epilepsy (CAAE). He is also Advisor for Public Health of ILAE Executive Committee and the Co-chairmen of the ILAE/IBE Global Outreach Taskforce.

Professor Li was formerly the Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), WHO Representative of South Pacific (1998 - 2003), the Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Health, China (1992 - 1997)and the Vice Director of the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau (1987 - 1992).

In the 1980s, Prof. Li worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at Bethesda, Maryland, USA as a visiting scientist for 2 years. Over the past years, besides all the administrative and International cooperation activities, Prof. Li has also dedicated himself to the epidemiology research of neurological diseases as well as the prevention and control of cerebrovascular diseases and epilepsy in the community.  His research has gained more than 10 Beijing municipal and National science development awards.

Professor Li has published extensively with more than 70 articles in China as well as internationally.  As a chief editor, he has also published a book entitled ‘Epidemiology of Nervous System Diseases” and a “Green Book of Prevention and Control of Epilepsy in China”.

Latest Thematic Series

New Content ItemThe cover’s topic is selected for Thematic Series “Virus and Epilepsy” of Acta Epileptologica. There are four different kinds of viruses which try to invade the electrical neuron. The watercolor  is used to show the colorful viruses and excited neuron. Viruses are the important cause for seizures. To highlight the important roles of viruses in epilepsy, especially under the current COVID-19 pandemic, Acta Epileptologica have published four articles in this special issue, focusing on four viruses respectively: arbovirus, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), picornavirus, and human herpes virus 6 (HHV6), from perspectives of pathogenesis, pathogenicity, clinical characteristics, treatment, and prognosis of seizure induction or enhancement after viral infection. Most importantly, the mechanisms underlying viral association with epileptogenesis are also discussed. 

Welcome to Thematic Series “Virus and Epilepsy” to view the full article.

Aims and scope

Acta Epileptologica is dedicated to advancing people’s understanding of epilepsy by providing a forum to share the latest research. The main focus of the journal covers all aspects related to epilepsy, topics include but are not limited to basic research, practical management of epilepsy, neuroimaging, therapeutic trials, case report, social and psychological burden. In addition to the mechanisms of epileptogenesis, broader comorbidities of epilepsy, new treatments and their measures.

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Acta Epileptologica is now officially indexed in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)!

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