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Standard visual interpretation of EEG provides only a limited view of the underlying brain activity. Several mathematical tools have been developed that quantify the network interactions between different EEG channels. These tools hold great promise in providing a much deeper interpretation of epileptic networks but are poorly understood by most clinicians and researchers. This session will explain the strengths and limitations of several of these tools: functional connectivity, network fragility, and virtual resection. The goal of the session is to provide practical demonstrations of these tools and demystify them, so that future
Epilepsy Surgery SIG | Mavericks: Patients with Unexpected Successes or Failures in Epilepsy Surgery
Large case series, meta-analyses and the use of analytical tools to track outcomes relative to specific patient and disease phenotypes, have all led to an increased awareness of factors that correlate with a good outcome, following epilepsy surgery. Experiences over that last few decades have shaped our decision making, with patients who, say, have large or diffuse lesions or a multi-focal epilepsy not being considered candidates for epilepsy surgery. On the other hand, patients with characteristics well suited for good outcomes are offered surgery readily. In this SIG, we will
In the past decade, our understanding of the genetic underpinnings of epilepsy has been revolutionized. This is largely due to genetic research and testing in pediatric patients with epilepsies. Approximately 50% of pediatric-onset epileptic encephalopathies can now be explained by a known genetic cause. In contrast, exploration of the genetics of adult epilepsy is just beginning. This SIG will ask how we should approach this new opportunity to expand our understanding of the genes that contribute to epilepsy through debates and discussion. In the first question, we will explore the differences
This forum will share ongoing global health epilepsy-based projects. There will be time for open discussion on ideas and challenges. In addition, there will be networking for collaboration. Please bring your projects, ideas, challenges, and solutions to help foster on-going local and global projects.
Junior investigators are invited to connect with peers, senior investigators, and other experts in an informal setting. Expert facilitators will lead small group discussions on a range of topics, with participants selecting the table topics of interest to them. Space will be available for general networking as well.