SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME-AT-A-GLANCE

SESSIONS

Session topics include:

  • Etiologies of acquired epilepsies
  • Neural networks in epilepsy
  • Diagnostic investigations in epilepsy
  • Mortality in epilepsy – an under-recognised problem
  • The relevance of EEG and MRI abnormalities in children with epilepsy
  • Living with epilepsy
  • Updates in the drug treatment of seizures and epilepsy
  • Surgery in epilepsy

 

TEACHING COURSES

Interactive Teaching Courses will take place on Thursday:

  • Teaching Course: How to design a project and publish the results
  • Teaching Course: EEG
  • Teaching Course: Imaging

Two further Teaching Courses will be held in French:

  • Cours francophone d’épilepsie: Classification
  • Cours francophone d’épilepsie: Video EEG

 

MORNING SESSIONS

Morning Sessions on Video cases will take place on Friday and Saturday mornings.

 

SPECIAL SESSION

A Social Symposium, in French and Arabic, will take place on Saturday.

Session 1: Etiologies of acquired epilepsies

Post infectious epilepsy: characteristics and treatment –  Pratibha Singhi (India)

Post-traumatic seizures and epilepsy: management issues –  Hassan Hosny (Egypt)

Autoimmune encephalitis – what do we need to know? –  Banu Anlar (Turkey)

Session 2: Neural networks in epilepsy

Epilepsy as a network disease –  Fabrice Bartolomei (France)

Network activity during interictal and ictal spike discharges –  Sylvain Rheims (France)

Session 3: Diagnostic investigations in epilepsy

Contributions and limits of interictal EEG in the diagnosis of epilepsy –  Nirmeen Kishk (Egypt)

Contributions and limits of functional imaging on epilepsy –  Fahad Alsheikh (KSA)

The importance of genetic screening in early onset epilepsy –  Helen Cross (United Kingdom)

Session 4: Mortality in epilepsy – an under-recognised problem

Mortality in epilepsy and the role of SUDEP –  Torbjörn Tomson (Sweden)

Preventing SUDEP: current strategies and future perspectives –  Sylvain Rheims (France)

SUDEP – how to communicate to patients and families, and when –  Raidah Al-Baradie (KSA)

Session 5:  The relevance of EEG and MRI abnormalities in children with epilepsy

Interictal spikes: When do you need to treat? –  Fatma Kamoun (Tunisia)

Developmental epileptic encephalopathies –  Helen Cross (United Kingdom)

Clinical spectrum of cortical malformations –  Rima Nabbout (France)

Session 6: Living with epilepsy

The Moroccan experience in epilepsy education and awareness –  Najib Kissani (Morocco)

Growing up with epilepsy –  Nihal Younis (Egypt)

Sharing decisions between doctor and patient –  Martin Brodie (Scotland)

Session 7: Updates in the drug treatment of seizures and epilepsy

Drug-induced seizure aggravation –  Chahnez Triki (Tunisia)

Management of acute symptomatic seizures –  tbc

New frontiers in precision medicine –  Emilio Perucca (Italy)

Session 8: Surgery in epilepsy

A rational approach to the selection of surgical candidates – Arnaud Biraben (France)

Establishing an epilepsy surgery programme in a resource-restricted setting – Reda Ouazzani (Morocco)

Relevance of MRI for the success of epilepsy surgery – Samuel Wiebe (Canada)

ILAE Young Epilepsy Section Session

Why should I pursue a career in epileptology?  – Samuel Wiebe (Canada)

TBD  – Reem Alyoubi (KSA)

TBD  – Ahmed Elkady (Egypt)

Cours francophone d’épilepsie: Classification

Classification –  Arnaud Biraben (France)

Présentations vidéo illustrant la classification –  Fatiha Lahjouji (Morocco)

Cours francophone d’épilepsie: Video EEG

Video EEG – Introduction –  Chahnez Triki (Tunisia)

Présentations de cas

Teaching Course: How to design a project and publish the results

How to design a project and publish the results –  Emilio Perucca (Italy) & Martin Brodie (Scotland)

Teaching Course: EEG

EEG –  Hassan Hosny (Egypt) & Fatma Kamoun (Tunisia)

Teaching Course: Imaging

Imaging –  tbc

The congress has applied to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), for CME accreditation. Please visit www.uems.net for further information.
EACCME® credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). For further details, please visit www.ama-assn.org.