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Neuropsychology SIG | Language: Methods for Preoperative Mapping and Prediction of Postoperative Outcome
Language disturbance, typically in the form of naming and word-finding difficulties, is prevalent in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Dominant temporal lobe resection can produce or worsen these impairments. Given the significant impact of language difficulties on social discourse and quality of life, it is important to carefully map language functions prior to epilepsy surgery in an attempt to reduce cognitive morbidity. This session will review current modalities for assessing and mapping preoperative language functions and discuss the utility of such techniques in predicting postoperative language outcomes following epilepsy surgery.
Pediatric Epilepsy Case Discussion SIG | Pediatric Epilepsy Case Discussion: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges
For over twenty years, this session has provided a rare platform for sharing complex challenges in the management of pediatric epilepsy. Young and seasoned epileptologists from both academic and private centers worldwide have an opportunity to present an interesting case from their practice. Cases are selected in such a way that a wide range of topics in pediatric epilepsy will be covered. Recent cases discussed in this SIG include neonatal status epilepticus, epilepsy surgery with stereo EEG guidance, myoclonic-astatic epilepsy phenotype secondary to temporal dysplasia, CBD in epilepsy, autoimmune epilepsy and
There are potentially many effective models for a successful private epilepsy practice, depending on the individual's interests. This year's Private Epilepsy SIG will include three speakers who have each implemented a different model of private epilepsy practice. The speakers will specifically discuss practices that establish exclusivity in their hospitals, focus on research, or primarily offer EEG services rather than direct patient care. We will encourage a lively discussion between the panel and the audience regarding the pros and cons of each of these models and how they may be implemented.
Standards for quality and safety in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) have been challenging to establish despite wide recognition of their potential value. This session will focus on the EMU environment within the larger hospital and healthcare spaces, the particular quality and safety concerns specific to the EMU, and the challenges of establishing accepted metrics for their measurement.
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