Epilepsy with Myoclonic Atonic Seizures Special Interest Group (SIG)

We aim to further elucidate the natural history of EMAS, investigate the current diagnostic and therapeutic milieu, and move toward discovering, evaluating, and implementing the optimal treatments for this disease. This involves developing a comprehensive prospective registry to eventually identify biomarkers for treatment outcomes and also to establish best practices in the care of this epilepsy.

EMAS SIG Leader: Michael Ciliberto, M.D., University of Iowa

Current projects

No trials at this time. We are developing an infrastructure grant to develop a database.

Past projects




Member meetings

To join a Special Interest Group (SIG), please contact PERC’s Executive Director, Jane Zeender, at janeedperc@gmail.com. In order to join PERC, your institution must be a member, which currently involves the signing of a Memo of Understanding and a commitment from each member institution to actively participate in one or more SIGs. PERC’s Special Interest Groups typically meet via Zoom on a regular basis, in addition to meeting in person at national epilepsy conferences.