SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

ALADE COURSES

 COURSE I: NEUROIMAGING IN TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY

Structural studies

Functional studies

Discussion of clinical cases

 

COURSE II: NEUROIMAGING IN EXTRA TEMPORAL

Structural studies

Functional studies

Discussion of clinical cases

 

COURSE III: PHARMACOLOGICAL PRINCIPLE

History of Anti-epileptic drugs

Good practices and algorithm for initial treatment

Treatment Update for refractory epilepsy

 

COURSE IV: INTELLECTUAL DEFICIT AND EPILEPSY

Definition and associated aetiologies

Psychiatric aspects in people with intellectual deficit and epilepsy.

Differential diagnosis of non-epileptic and epileptic events in people with intellectual deficits. Practical aspects of the treatment.

COURSE V: EEG WORKSHOP 

3TH LATIN-AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON NEUROBIOLOGY OF EPILEPSY: REDISIGNING THE HYPOTHESES FOR DRUG-RESISTANT EPILEPSY

Introduction to the III Latin-American Workshop on Neurobiology of Epilepsy

Hypothesis of the intrinsic severity: What about the high frequency oscillations?

Hypothesis of the therapeutic target: going beyond the receptors.

Hypothesis of the gene variant: with or without epigenetics

Hypothesis of pharmacokinetics: the role of the blood-brain barrier

Hypothesis of the neural network: a multimodal condition

Hypothesis of transporter: central or peripheral?

Neuroinflammation: an alternative hypothesis for drug-resistant epilepsy?

Factors not considered in the study of drug-resistant epilepsy I: Age and gender

Factors not considered in the study of drug-resistant epilepsy II: Comorbid psychiatric disorders

Unconventional targets for the control of drug-resistant seizures

Brain stimulation as strategy for assessing drug resistant epilepsy

Discussion session: In search of a comprehensive hypothesis that explains the drug-resistant epilepsy

 

PRESIDENTIAL SYMPOSIUM: PHARMACORESISTANT EPILEPSY AND PSEUDO-REFRACTORY EPILEPSY

WELCOME CEREMONY

STATUS EPILEPTICUS

Diagnostic challenges in epilepsy & the role of EEG

Early and pre-hospital management

Refractory and super refractory

Evolution and Prognosis

 

CHALLENGES OF THE NEW CLASSIFICATION OF SEIZURES: EPILEPSIES AND EPILEPTIC SYNDROMES

Classification of seizures in daily practice.

Epilepsy and syndromes

Controversies and Classification

Round Table: Impact of the classification

 

ADHERENCE TO TREATMENT

Psycho-social causes of non-adherence to treatment

What are the side effects of FAE’S in NON-ADHERENCE

Social Networks and adherence to the Treatment of Epilepsy

Health systems and adherence to the Treatment of Epilepsy

 

RISKS IN DRIVING WITH EPILEPSY

Neurophysiological studies in driving.

Precautions in handling machinery in people with epilepsy

Impact on the quality of life

Recommendations: A Latin American Proposal

 

EPILEPTIC ENCEPHALOPATHIES

Electroclinical syndromes

Particular electro-clinical syndromes guiding the aetiology

Genetic aspects and their findings in Latin America

Updated therapeutic approach

 

NEUROSTIMULATION FOR EPILEPSY

Vagal Stimulation

Thalamic Stimulation

Neurostimulation response

Other white areas for stimulation

ADVANCES IN EPILEPSY & NEW EPILEPTOLOGISTS IN THE REGION I

ADVANCES IN THE USE OF CANNABINOIDS

Cannabinoids in the nervous system

Cannabinoids in Brazil

Efficiency and quality of life.

Use of cannabinoids in epileptic encephalopathies

 

EPILEPSY SURGERY IN LATIN AMERICA

Situation of epilepsy surgery in Latin America

What is the way to reduce the gaps in epilepsy surgery

How to boost surgery in emerging countries

Proposals to develop in Latin America

 

PATIENT SELECTION FOR EPILEPSY SURGERY IN PARTICULAR SITUATIONS

Evidence-based protocol for patient selection for surgery and neuro modulation

Temporary epilepsy: how to optimize pre-surgical evaluation

Surgery treatment of Refractory Epilepsy

Insular epilepsy surgery

 

CAUSES OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

New paradigms of neurocysticercosis.

Herpetic encephalopathies in epileptic syndromes

Epilepsy and Zika

Diagnostic Approach of Epilepsy due to torch

 

THERAPEUTIC FAILURE IN EPILEPSY SURGERY

How to capitalize on failures in surgical intervention

Optimization of the use of MRI: Resistant drug epilepsy with negative resonance.

Focal or hemispheric lesions, when surgery can fail?

Hemispherectomies: how to optimize the results?

 

EPILEPSY: MORTALITY AND PREVENTION

Mortality due to epilepsy throughout the 20th century.

Mortality in children with epilepsy.

SUDEP: Neurobiological bases and prevention.

When and how should we talk about SUDEP to patients

NEUROSURGERY WORKSHOP I& II 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EPILEPSY

Is essential the physical activity in people with epilepsy?

How to prescribe physical activity in epilepsy: Pros and cons

Epilepsy, sport and comorbidities

Antiepileptic drugs in sports

 

PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY

The new classification of neonatal epilepsies

A new approach of Epileptic syndromes with absences seizures

The electro-clinical effect of idiopathic focal epilepsy of childhood.

New state of the art drugs

 

TRANSITION FROM PEDIATRIC TO ADULT EPILEPSY CARE

The importance of the transition

Difficulties in the transition

Patient Experience

Transition of epilepsy care in Latin America

 

EPILEPSY AND GENETICS

Progressive myoclonic epilepsies: new findings, diagnosis and therapeutic aspects.

Advances in molecular diagnosis of epilepsy: application in clinic practice.

Transgenic models

Structural focal epilepsies: recent genetic findings.