17th Advanced San Servolo Epilepsy Course

International School of Neurological Sciences in Venice

President: Giuliano Avanzini – Director: Francesco Paladin

Aim of the Course is to teach attendees (1) the effects of uncontrolled epilepsy on childhood development, (2) to utilize knowledge to select pediatric patients for epilepsy surgery using EEG, semiology, imaging and other techniques; (3) to identify patients who require invasive evaluations and be able to choose the appropriate invasive technique; (4) to understand the various surgical resective and non resective approaches in pediatric epilepsy surgery and (5) to manage a Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery team.

The Course is targeted to pediatric neurologists, neurophysiologists, neuroradiologists, pediatric neurosurgeons and clinical neuroscientists interested in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of pharmacoresistant epilepsies in children, and in the development of pediatric epilepsy surgery programs.

The Course is based on formal lectures, practical case based discussions, debates between experts, and special group activities. Attendees will be grouped in small teams to prepare a research project on pediatric epilepsy under the supervision of two faculty tutors.

Epilepsy Summer School Director: Marco de Curtis

Scientific committee: Giuliano Avanzini, Marco de Curtis, Francesco Paladin

Course Faculty:

Alexis Arzimanoglou, Ingmar Blumcke, Kees Braun, Christine Bulteau, Helen Cross, Luca de Palma, Petia Dimova, Martha Feucht, William Gaillard, Julia Jacobs, Lara Jehi, Lieven Lagae, Gary Mathern, Imad Najm, Eliseu Paglioli, Georgia Ramantani, Bertil Rydenhag, Roberto Spreafico, Martin Tisdall, Laura Tassi.

Registration fee: 2,800 Eur in single room; 2,500 Eur in twin-bedded room (VAT and bank expenses included). The registration fee includes:

accommodation from July 7 to 19 (12 nights)
full board and coffee breaks for the entire duration of the course
access to the course and to the Venice International University facilities
course syllabus

Please send application form and attachments by January 14, 2019, to the course secretariat: Metella Paterlini, epilepsysummercourse@univiu.org , fax +39-02-700445211

The Course is supported by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and by the Fondazione Istituto Neurologico C. Besta