Dr. Gonzalo Alarcon
President of the Spanish League Against Epilepsy
Gonzalo Alarcon was born in Madrid where he graduated in Medicine with distinction (“Premio Extraordinario”) in 1984, and obtained a PhD from the Universidad Complutense. In 1987, he obtained a Fleming Award to carry out research on spinal processing of pain in the Department of Physiology of the University of Bristol (UK). He later specialised in Clinical Neurophysiology in the UK. Over the last 25 years, his interest has focused on electroencephalography, presurgical assessment of epilepsy, telemetry, intracranial recordings and intra-operative electrocorticography at King’s College Hospital, London. Some of the research techniques developed by his group have translated into clinically useful tests (single pulse electrical stimulation, discharge latency analysis). In 1994, he was awarded the Gowers Prize (Young Physician) by the International League Against Epilepsy (British Branch). He has run the MSc Course in Epilepsy since 1995, and is the lead editor of the Epilepsy volume of the Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Neurology (2009). He has over 200 publications in the field of EEG and epilepsy.