Monday 7th September

Monday 7th September 2015

 

07:30 - 09:00

TEACHING SESSION:                                                                                                                                  

SERIES 1: VIREPA: CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIALS OF ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS                                            

Chair: Jacqueline French (USA)

  • Controlled clinical trials of AEDs: From regulatory approval to evidence-based therapy - Jacqueline French (USA)
  • Not all that shines is gold: Pitfalls in the interpretation of randomised-controlled trials - Emilio Perucca (Italy)

 

TEACHING SESSION:                                                                                                                                        

SERIES 2: CASE ORIENTATED TEACHING SESSION: EPILEPSY IN THE ELDERLY                                            

Chair: Martin J. Brodie (UK)

  • Speaker 1: Martin J. Brodie (UK)
  • Speaker 2: Charles Vecht (The Netherlands)
  • Speaker 3: Patrick Kwan (Australia)

 

TEACHING SESSION:                                                                                                                                   

SERIES 3: EPILEPSY IN THE TROPICS: UPDATE AND PERSPECTIVES: TREATING EPILEPSY WITH AFFORDABLE DRUGS AND GENERICS  

Chair: Shichuo Li (China)

  • What to know about maintaining the quality of generic AEDs - Kheng Seang Lim (Malaysia)
  • Is phenobarbital´s time over? - Shichuo Li (China)
  • Treating seizures and epilepsy in patients with infectious comorbidities:  The case of Malaria and HIV infection - Angelina Kakooza (Uganda)

 

TEACHING SESSION:                                                                                                                                             

SERIES 4: THE BEST OF TWO WORLDS: TRANSLATIONAL EPILEPTOLOGY: TEMPORAL LOBE EPILESPY: OF MICE AND MEN

Chair: Jerome Engel (USA)

  • Speaker 1: Çigdem Özkara (Turkey)
  • Speaker 2: Antoine Depaulis (France)

 

TEACHING SESSION - VIDEO:                                                                                                                            

SERIES 5: DIFFICULT TO CLASSIFY SEIZURES IN CHILDREN                                                                                      

Chair: Ayşın Dervent (Turkey)                 

  • Speaker 1: Athanasios Covanis (Greece)
  • Speaker 2: Solomon L. Moshé (USA)

 

09:00 - 11:00

 

MAIN SESSION:

EPILEPSY IMAGING: NOT ONLY A FOCUS, NOT ONLY A NETWORK                                                        

Co-Chairs: Filiz Onat (Turkey), Peter Wolf (Denmark)

  • Evidence that epilepsy is a network disease - Fabrice Bartolomei (France)
  • Consequences of network alterations in epilepsy - Anna Elisabetta Vaudano (Italy)
  • Finding the focus: Looking deeper into structural MRI - Andrea Bernasconi (Canada)
  • Non-structural evidence of seizure focus: The role of functional imaging - Akio Ikeda (Japan)

 

MAIN SESSION:
EPILEPSIES RELATED TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
                                                                                  

Chair: Cigdem Özkara (Turkey)

  • Antibodies – when to test, whom to test and what does it mean? - Erdem Tüzün (Turkey)
  • Pathophysiology of antibody-associated epilepsy - Sarosh Irani (UK)
  • Treatment options for the antibody-positive patient – who, when and what? - Elaine Wirrell (USA)
  • Antibody-negative severe epilepsies: Role for immunotherapy? - Uri Kramer (Israel)

 

11:00 - 11:30 

  • Morning break

 

11:30 - 13:00

PARALLEL SESSION:
EPILEPSY ACROSS SPECIES AND AGES: TRANSLATING VIDEO AND EEG TERMINOLOGY FROM ANIMALS TO HUMANS AND BACK

Co-Chairs: Solomon L. Moshé (United States), Jean Gotman (Canada)

  • Translating EEG terminology from animals to humans - Aristea S. Galanopoulou (USA)
  • Translating seizures from animals to humans - Terence O’Brien (Australia)
  • Interactive video presentation - Norberto Garcia - Cairasco (Brazil)
  • Interactive video presentation - Alexis Arzimanoglou (France)

 

PARALLEL SESSION:
EPILEPSY AND NON-SOMATIC COMORBIDITIES

Co-Chairs: Sheryl Haut (United States), Robert Cole (Australia)

  • Modelling comorbidities in animals - Amy Brooks Kayal (USA)
  • Epilepsy and depression: A common underlying etiology? - Hrvoje Hecimovic (Croatia)
  • Migraine and epilepsy: A shared pathophysiology or a chance association? -​ Sibel K. Velioğlu (Turkey)
  • Parents and care givers sharing comorbidities - Lim Kheng-Seang (Malaysia)​

PARALLEL SESSION:
BRAIN TUMOURS AND EPILEPSY

Co-Chairs: Bertil Rydenhag (Sweden), Ingmar Blumcke (Germany)

  • Managing epilepsy in patients with brain tumour – current approaches and future perspectives - Imad Najm (USA)
  • Clinico-pathological spectrum of epilepsy associated brain tumours - Ingmar Blümcke (Germany)
  • Predictive and prognostic biomarkers in brain tumours - Hajime Miyata (Japan)
  • Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics interactions between antiepileptic drugs and anticancer agents - Charles Vecht (The Netherlands)

 

PARALLEL SESSION
BEYOND ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS, WHEN RESECTIVE SURGERY IS NOT AN OPTION, WHAT NOW?

Co-Chairs: Eric Kossof (United States), Byung-In Lee (Republic of Korea)

  • Brain stimulation: How, when and where - Robert S. Fisher (USA)
  • Evidence-based data for the efficacy of dietary therapy - Sheffali Gulati (India)​
  • Cannabinoids – miracle or fairy tale? - Helen Cross (UK)
  • Palliative surgery: Techniques and outcomes - Heung Dong Kim (South Korea)

 

11:30-13:00

SOCIAL SESSION:
EPILEPSY IS MORE THAN SEIZURES

Co-Chairs: Athanasios Covanis (Greece), Sari Tervonen (Finland)

  • The burden of epilepsy - Mike Kerr (UK)
  • Epilepsy comorbidities - Vassilios Kimiskides (Greece) 
  • Promoting and protecting human rights of people with epilepsy - Philip Gattone (USA)
  • Actions to influence policy makers to improve epilepsy treatment and care and to promote epilepsy research - Gay Mitchell (Ireland)

13:00 - 14:30

  • Afternoon break and posters

 

14:30 - 15:00

Epileptic Disorder Prize Award Symposium

Chair: Alexis Arzimanoglou (France)

  • Paediatric epilepsy surgery in the posterior cortex: a study of 62 cases - Alexandra Liava (Italy)

 

15:00 - 16:00

  • Platform Sessions

 

16:00 - 16:30

  • Afternoon break

 

16:30 - 17:30

CLINICO-PATHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE

TROPICAL MEDICINE

Chair: Charles Newton (Kenya)

Case presenter: Sanjeev Thomas (India)

Discussant 1: Andre Palmini (Brazil)
Discussant 2: Angelina Kakooza (UK)
Pathology discussant: Hajime Miyata (Japan)

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DEBATE:
THE MEDICAL TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY SHOULD NOT BE INFLUENCED BY PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF ASSOCIATED INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Chair: Nana Tatishvili (Georgia)

  • Pro: Mike Kerr (UK)
  • Con: Christian Brandt (Germany)

 

VIDEO SESSION:                                                                                                                                 

SEIZURE SEMIOLOGY FROM NEONATE TO CHILDHOOD: CHILDREN'S HOUR                                         

Chair: Ayşin Dervent (Turkey), Perrine Plouin (France)

  • Speaker 1: Ayşın Dervent (Turkey)
  • Speaker 2: Perrine Plouin (France)