Rima Nabbout is Professor of Paediatric Neurology at Paris Descartes University, Necker Enfants Malades, Imagine Institute (INSERM U1163), Paris, France.

She received her medical degree from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon; her pediatric board from Descartes University, Paris; and a PhD in Neurosciences from University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.

She is the director of the reference French centre for Rare Epilepsies, a member of the steering committee of EPICARE (European reference network on rare and complex epilepsies), of Nosology, transition and  regulatory affairs Task forces at the ILAE) and of the EJP-RD program.

Pr Nabbout areas of research include electro clinical delineation of childhood epilepsies, guidelines on epilepsy syndromes nosology and transition from childhood into adulthood, causes and mechanisms of rare epilepsies, orphan drugs trials for rare epilepsies with development of patients’ centred end points and innovative methodologies. She has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and received H2020 and FP7 grants.

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