Special Interest Groups


Education Credit

1.5 CME

Nurses may claim up to 1.5 contact hours for this session.

University of Minnesota approves this knowledge-based activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs). UANJA0000810-9999-19-082-L01-P. Initial Release Date: 12/7/19.

SIG: Ictal Semiology: Case Studies in Seizure Semiology

Convention Center, Rooms 339-342
7:00 AM-8:30 AM
Behavioral Health Providers

In this SIG, clinical cases are presented in videos of seizures to illustrate how seizure semiology can be used in the localization of seizure onset and routes of ictal propagation. The panel and the audience are challenged in the detailed examination of seizure semiology with 4-6 cases of typical or unusual seizures.In addition, clinical responses to cortical stimulation will be presented to further elucidate eloquent areas of the brain in relationship to seizure semiology.The audience is invited to examine the seizures and stimulation responses to form hypotheses. The faculty will comment on the material with brief discussion of clinical features. The presenter will give the final explanation based upon neuroimaging, intracranial EEG and the surgical outcome. Brief didactic material is delivered for each case.The format of the session is interactive with the main aim to show the audience how to use subjective and observable clinical elements to localize the seizure onset and reconstruct the propagation pattern of the ictal discharge

Coordinators: Chong Wong, MBBS, PhD and Guadalupe Fernandez-Baca Vaca, MD

Speakers: Hajo Hamer, MD, MHBA; Philippe Kahane, MD PhD; Akos Szabo, MD; and Andrew Bleasel, MBBS, PhD