Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is an epilepsy syndrome that can develop over time from childhood seizures that remain uncontrolled by treatments. It’s common for children with genetic epilepsy to develop LGS which can then further exacerbate their symptoms. To better understand LGS, we speak to Dr Tracy Dixon-Salazar, Director of Research and Strategy for the Lennox-Gastaut Foundation.
Dr Tracy Dixon-Salazar is the Director of Research and Strategy for the Lennox-Gastaut Foundation. Tracy has a background as a neuroscientist and geneticist and is the mother of an adult with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS).
You can read more about Tracy’s background in this profile piece in Brain & Life.
Ms Kris Pierce RN MHSc MWellness, is a rare disease advocate and mother to Will who has SCN2A. Kris has held a range of board, project management, advocate and consumer representative roles and has been instrumental in working with local, state and federal governments to secure funding for multi-million dollar projects. Kris is highly skilled in building teams to work together collaboratively and is a co-founder of Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia (GETA) and SCN2A Australia, and a RARE Global Advocacy Leadership Council member.