Improving your genetic literacy in epilepsy-A new series

Epilepsia. 2015 Nov;56(11):1696-9. doi: 10.1111/epi.13203. Epub 2015 Oct 24.


Advances in epilepsy genetics have been rapid, and it is challenging for clinicians on the ground to keep pace with these advances. The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Genetics Commission has thus crafted a new Genetic Literacy series targeted at busy clinicians. Our goal is to help provide a concise, accessible resource on epilepsy genetics for the busy, on-the-ground clinician so that he/she can apply that knowledge at point-of-care to help patients. This new series is grounded in educational theories and evidence to ensure that learning is effective and efficient. We hope that by promoting and encouraging continuing medical education in epilepsy genetics, this eventually translates to better patient management and therefore better patient health outcomes.

Keywords: Andragogy; Genetics; Learning; Medical education.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence / standards*
  • Epilepsy / diagnosis
  • Epilepsy / genetics*
  • Genetic Testing / standards*
  • Genetic Testing / trends
  • Health Literacy / standards*
  • Health Literacy / trends
  • Humans
  • Point-of-Care Systems / standards
  • Point-of-Care Systems / trends