Tuesday 8th September

Tuesday 8th September 2015

 

07:30 - 09:00

TEACHING SESSION:                                                                                                                                

SERIES 1: VIREPA: ADVANCED EEG IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF EPILEPSY                          

Chair: Peter Wolf (Denmark)

  • How to get most or even more out of surface EEG - Sándor Beniczky (Denmark)
  • Reflex epilepsies and EEG - Peter Wolf (Denmark)

 

TEACHING SESSION:                                                                                                                           

SERIES 2: CASE ORIENTATED SERIES: WHERE EPILEPSY MEETS CARDIOLOGY                                      

Chair: Candan Gürses (Turkey)               

  • Speaker 1: Roland D. Thijs (The Netherlands)
  • Speaker 2: Ley Sander (The Netherlands)
  • Speaker 3: Candan Gürses (Turkey)                            

 

TEACHING SESSION:                                                                                                                                     

SERIES 3: EPILEPSY IN THE TROPICS: UPDATE AND PERSPECTIVES: DEALING WITH MORE THAN SEIZURES:  BURDEN, STIGMA AND SUPERSTITION                                                                                                            

Chair: Jaime Carrizosa (Colombia)

  • Public attitude towards epilepsy - Kheng Seang Lim (Malaysia)
  • Stigma and superstition in Africa - Amadou Gallo Diop (Senegal)
  • Antidiscrimination law for people with epilepsy (PWE) in Colombia - Jaime Carrizosa (Colombia)

 

TEACHING SESSION:                                                                                                                         

SERIES 4: THE BEST OF TWO WORLDS: TRANSLATIONAL EPILEPTOLOGY: NOW IT HAPPENS, NOW IT DOESN’T: ICTAL VS. INTERICTAL IN THE LAB AND IN REAL LIFE                                                                             

Chair: Aristea Galanopoulou (USA)

  • Speaker 1: Marco de Curtis (Italy)
  • Speaker 2: Philippe Kahane (France)

 

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SERIES 5: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT: SEIZURES VS. PARASOMNIAS                                       

Chair: Al de Weerd (The Netherlands)

  • Speaker 1: Al de Weerd (The Netherlands)
  • Speaker 2: Anna Kelemen (Hungary)

 

09:00 - 11:00

MAIN SESSION:
CLASSIFYING SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY. WHERE ARE WE GOING?

Co-Chairs: Emilio Perucca (Italy), Solomon L. Moshé (United States)

  • Developing the New Classification - a long and winding road - Sameer M. Zuberi (UK)
  • How do you describe a focal seizure? - Edouard Hirsch (France)
  • Epileptic encephalopathy - what does it mean and where should we use it? -​ Eliane Roulet-Perez (Switzerland)
  • The great debate: Idiopathic versus genetic - Ingrid Scheffer (Australia)

 

MAIN SESSION:
COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO PATIENTS OF ALL AGES WITH NEW ONSET SEIZURES

Co-Chairs: Jacqueline A. French (United States), Helen Cross (United Kingdom)

  • Confirming the diagnosis of epilepsy at first presentation - Jacqueline French (USA)
  • When and where do second generation drugs become the treatment of choice? - Patrick Kwan (Australia)
  • The impact of the diagnosis of epilepsy in a child - Khaled M. Zamel (Qatar)
  • Providing the patient with the necessary resources for a successful outcome – Shichuo Li (China)

 

11:00 - 11:30

  • Morning break

 

11:30 - 13:00
 

PARALLEL SESSION:
EPILEPTIC ENCEPHALOPATHIES 
                                                                                                           

Co-Chairs: Dilek Yalnızoğlu (Turkey), Natalio Fejerman (Argentina)

  • The clinical spectrum of epileptic encephalopathies - Athanasios Covanis (Greece)
  • Unravelling the genetic causes of epileptic encephalopathies - Renzo Guerrini (Italy)
  • Remediable metabolic epilepsies - Raidah AlBaradie (Saudi Arabia)
  • Surgical prevention - Georgia Ramantani (Germany)

 

PARALLEL SESSION:
OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO EPILEPSY SURGERY

Co-Chairs: Gary Mathern (United States), Kristina Malmgren (Sweden)

  • Where is surgery increasing, where is it decreasing and why? - Dale C. Hesdorffer (USA)
  • Potential cognitive complications as barriers to resective surgery - Sallie Baxendale (UK)
  • Overcoming barriers to epilepsy surgery in countries with limited resources - Sarat P. Chandra (India)
  • Going through surgery – a personal journey - Lebohang K. Moleko (Lesotho)

 

PARALLEL SESSION:
WHERE IS THE NEXT BIG BREAKTHROUGH COMING FROM?

Chair: Terence OBrien (Australia)

  • New drug therapies based on modulation of metabolic function - Manisha Patel (USA)
  • Modelling human disease from patient-induced pluripotent stem cells - Shinichi Hirose (Japan)
  • The inflammatory pathway to epilepsy - Jan Gorter (The Netherlands)
  • Role of biomarkers in guiding drug development - Rafal Kaminski (Belgium)

 

PARALLEL SESSION:
DIFFERENT FLAVOURS OF INTERICTAL DISCHARGES    
                                                               

Co-Chairs: Erhan Bilir (Turkey), Petr Marusic (Czech Republic)

  • Interictal discharges – the good, the bad and the ugly - Patrick Van Bogaert (Belgium)
  • Functional organisation of the irritative zone - Premysl Jiruska (Czech Republic)
  • Interictal discharges beyond spikes - Luciana Andrade-Valenca (Brazil)
  • Should we treat interictal spikes? - Karsten Krakow (Germany)

 

PARALLEL SESSION:
FROM SEIZURE SEMIOLOGY TO EPILEPSY KNOWLEDGE: THE ILAE CONTRIBUTION
                               

Co-Chairs: Sameer Zuberi (United Kingdom), Emilio Perucca (Italy)

  • An ILAE video guide to seizure classification: www.epilepsydiagnosis.org - Kate Riney (Australia)
  • Navigating the video world of Epileptic Disorder – Alexis Arzimanoglou (France)
  • Epilepsy in Wikipedia – Samuel Wiebe (Canada)

 

13:00 - 14:30

  • Afternoon break and posters

 

14:30 - 15:00

The Michael Prize Award Symposium

Co-Chairs: Emilio Perucca (Italy), Athanasios Covanis (Greece)

  • Closed loop optogenetic control of epileptic seizures - Jeanne Paz (United States)

 

15:00 - 16:00

  • Platform Sessions

 

16:00 - 16:30

  • Afternoon break

 

16:30 - 17:30


CLINICO-PATHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE

PAEDIATRICS

Chair: Edouard Hirsch (France)

Case presenter: Ingrid Scheffer (Australia)

Discussant 1: Sameer Zuberi (UK)
Discussant 2: Renzo Guerrini (Italy)
Pathology discussant: Eleonora Aronica (The Netherlands)

 

DEBATE:
ELECTROCORTICOGRAPHY IS ALMOST MANDATORY IN MRI-POSITIVE FCD SURGICAL CANDIDATES

Chair: Kyriakos Garganis (Greece)

  • Pro: Andre Palmini (Brazil)
  • Con: Pavel Kršek (Czech Republic)

 

VIDEO SESSION:                                                                                                                        

LATERALISING AND LOCALISING SEIZURES WITH SEMIOLOGY                                                                 

Co-Chairs: Çiğdem Özkara (Turkey), Walter van Emde Boas (Netherlands)

  • Speaker 1: Hans Lüders (USA)
  • Speaker 2: Philippe Kahane (France)