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Scientific Publishing SIG | Writing Good Review Articles, Being a Helpful Peer Reviewer, and Making the Most of Reviewers’ Comments
This SIG will focus on two different areas: writing review articles for publication and the peer review process. For the former, we will discuss how to choose the best topic and method for a review article. For the latter, we will explore why professionals may want to act as peer reviewers, what editors want from reviewers, how their reviews can optimally contribute and how authors should deal with reviewers’ comments to produce high-quality publications.
Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) SIG | The Utility of SEEG, Cortical Stimulation, and Minimally Invasive Techniques in Lesional Epilepsy
The use of SEEG is spreading rapidly in the USA, and SEEG often requires more selective and rigorous preoperative planning than the traditional grids-based intracranial EEG approach. Despite enthusiasm for SEEG, controversy remains over the utility of SEEG for cortical stimulation and brain mapping. This SIG will be moderated by SEEG trained epileptologists and neurosurgeons with the aim to help centers transitioning into SEEG, as well as build a functional working group to accumulate shared exemplary cases that can be utilized over the years for teaching courses and research. This year’s SIG will focus
Tumor Related Epilepsy SIG | Tumor-Related Epilepsy: Approach and Treatment of Seizures, Tumor Burden, and Key QOL (Quality of Life) Issues That Are Subject to Change in the Postoperative State
This year's SIG will focus on how to approach some of the key clinical issues in tumor-related epilepsy that are affected by surgery. Issues that will be covered include:
Cognitive function, mood, and memory: how to evaluate and treat pre- and post-operative changes, if necessary
Seizure occurrence: how to evaluate post-operative seizure risk and when to withdraw or taper or escalate anti-seizure medications
Tumor burden and adjuvant treatment: adjusting AED type, schedule, and dosing in relationship to reduced tumor burden or tumor recurrence and changes in adjuvant therapy
This session will address how do we counsel women with epilepsy who is planning a pregnancy about her offspring's risk of having epilepsy. The genetics role in epilepsy is complex. The combination of genetic and environmental factors is playing various roles. Genetics in epilepsy syndromes is complex; as such one mutation is responsible for various phenotypes and multiple mutations result to a similar syndrome.
The risk of epilepsy in first-degree relatives of people with epilepsy is higher than the risk in general population, depending on the type of epilepsy. The
Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment SIG | Integrating Behavioral Health into Epilepsy Care: Addressing Barriers
Given the comorbidities associated with epilepsy and the substantial impact epilepsy and its treatments have on health-related quality of life (HRQOL), psychological and behavioral health assessment and intervention is an essential element of comprehensive epilepsy care. The ILAE Psychobehavioral Treatment Task Force is currently involved in a review of the literature on barriers to behavioral health care in persons with epilepsy. Findings from this review, models of integrated care, and practical solutions for addressing barriers will be presented. The SIG format will involve brief presentations and case examples with significant