KCNQ2 Sleep Study

KCNQ2 Cure has partnered with international pediatric neurologist Ingrid Scheffer, who was instrumental in the identification of KCNQ2 developmental and epileptic encephalopathy.


Dr. Ingrid Scheffer is conducting a sleep study specific to KCNQ2. Anyone who has a child affected by a change in the KCNQ2 gene is able to participate. Having seizures or a history of seizures is not a requirement to participate in this study. If you are interested in participating, there are several steps you must follow. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete the survey itself. If you have any questions, please contact Scotty Sims at scotty@kcnq2cure.org.

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  1. Read the introduction letter from Dr. Scheffer
  2. Review:
  3. Review and sign:
  4. Complete Medical Record Consent – in the FROM section of the consent, please list all main doctors and hospitals involved where EEG and MRI and genetic testing are done.
  5. Complete Contact details – under FAMILY NAME please list the full name of the child and guardian(s).
  6. Complete Sleep Disturbances Scale for Children

Please email completed forms to Dr. Scheffer’s research team at epilepsy-austin@unimelb.edu.au by December 31, 2023.

**The email should be titled “KCNQ2 sleep study” and have four (4) attached documents: consent, medical record consent, contact details, and the sleep scale.