Teaching Sessions

TEACHING SESSIONS

VIREPA

Title: VIREPA EEG: basic and advanced courses

Monday 12 September 07:30 - 09:00

Co-Chairs: Sándor Beniczky (Denmark), Walter van Emde Boas (The Netherlands)

VIREPA basic EEG course: the use and abuse of clinical EEG – Walter van Emde Boas (The Netherlands)

VIREPA advanced EEG course: source localization in the clinical practice - Sándor Beniczky (Denmark)

 

Title: VIREPA courses on neuroimaging and medical treatment of epilepsy

Tuesday 13 September 07:30 - 09:00

Co-Chairs: Janet Mifsud (Malta), Petr Marusic (Czech Republic)

VIREPA neuroimaging course – Petr Marusic (Czech Republic)

VIREPA course on medical treatment of epilepsy - Janet Mifsud (Malta)

 

Title: VIREPA EEG: paediatric and sleep courses

Wednesday 14 September 07:30 - 09:00

Co-Chairs: Monika Eisermann (France), Al de Weerd (The Netherlands)

VIREPA paediatric EEG course: From polygraphic video-EEG recording to seizure type and syndrome diagnosis - Monika Eisermann (France)

Virepa EEG course on sleep: Epilepsy and sleep – Al de Weerd (The Netherlands)

 

First seizures and early onset epilepsy: the need to review our current practices

Wednesday 14 September 07:30 - 09:00

Co-Chairs: Dana Craiu (Romania), Stefano Seri (UK)

Expert epileptology work-up after a first unprovoked seizure - Margitta Seeck (Switzerland)

MRI after the first seizure – Roland Wiest (Switzerland)

When is it safe to return to driving after a first seizure? - Tony Marson (United Kingdom)

Comorbidities are crucial for the prognosis of early onset epilepsy - Christoph Baumgartner (Austria)

 

Autoimmune epilepsies

Wednesday 14 September 07:30 - 09:00

Co-Chairs: Petr Marusič (Czech Republic), Christian Bien (Germany)

Clinical phenotypes - David Krysl (Sweden)

Indications for testing autoantibodies in patients with epilepsy - Christian Bien (Germany)

Immunotherapies – when to start, which drugs and when to stop - Sarosh Irani (United Kingdom)

 

The risk/benefit stratification for epilepsy surgery

Tuesday 13 September 07:30 - 09:00

Co-Chairs: Pavel Kršek (Czech Republic), Andreas Schulze-Bonhage (Germany)

Efficacy and prognostic factors of surgical procedures - Serge Vulliemoz (Switzerland)

Medical and psychosocial risks of surgical procedures - Kristina Malmgren (Sweden)

Risk stratification: risk/benefit ratio and hierarchy of procedures - Michael Sperling (USA)

 

HOW TO DO SESSIONS

How to do session 1

Monday 12 September 07:30 - 09:00

Co-Chairs: Christian Elger (Germany), Dieter Schmidt (Germany)

How to diagnose an event as either epileptic or non epileptic – Christian Elger (Germany)

How to decide when and how to start drug therapy – Dieter Schmidt (Germany)

 

How to do session 2 

Tuesday 13 September 07:30 - 09:00

Co-Chairs: Christian Elger (Germany), Dieter Schmidt (Germany)

How to select the special AED – Dieter Schmidt (Germany)

How to deal with pharmacoresistance – Christian Elger (Germany)

 

How to do session 3 

Wednesday 14 September 07:30 - 09:00

Co-Chairs: Christian Elger (Germany), Dieter Schmidt (Germany)

How to decide for epilepsy surgery – Christian Elger (Germany)

How and when to end therapy – Dieter Schmidt (Germany)

 

Seizure Clubs sessions

Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th September 07:30 - 09:00

Within two Seizure Clubs there will be presented in sum 8 intractable epilepsy patients in whom epilepsy surgery is considered. The focus will be on the ictal semiology and in/congruency with the results of their electrophysiological and neuroimaging investigations. Panel members interactively with auditorum will discuss in detail distinct ictal clinical features and their chronology to localize seizure onset zone. 

 

Pre-surgical evaluation

Monday 12 September 07:30 - 09:00

Co-Chairs: Ivan Rektor (Czech Republic), Felix Rosenow (Germany)

Concept of presurgical evaluation, indications, neuropsychology - Kristina Malmgren (Sweden)

Non-invasive investigation (video-EEG monitoring, imaging methods) - Petr Marusic (Czech Republic)

Invasive video-EEG monitoring, ictal manifestations - Ivan Rektor (Czech Republic)