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19th Advanced San Servolo Epilepsy Course

Venice International University – International School of Neurological Sciences of Venice
19th Advanced San Servolo Epilepsy Course : Early pediatric onset epilepsies: from syndrome and management to future perspectives
July 17– 28, 2023
San Servolo (Venice) Italy

Course Directors: Carla Marini (Italy) and Stéphane Auvin (France)

The Course is primarily targeted at neuropediatricians, neurophysiologists, neuropsychiatrists and neuroscientists interested in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of pediatric epilepsies. The Course is focussed on the pathophysiology, the diagnosis and the management of epilepsies of childhood and infancy.
Objectives of the Course are to understand: i) the types, etiology and pathophysiology of epilepsies in children and adolescence, with a particular focus on early onset epilepsies, ii) the pathogenesis of the related comorbidities, iii) the current treatment options, iv) the clinical research methodology applicable to study early onset epilepsies, v) the unresolved critical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of these forms.

Physicians who are pursuing their training or have recently specialized in pediatric neurology, pediatrics, epileptology or clinical neurophysiology and PhDs or PhD students are welcome to apply. The Course will be limited to a maximum of 45 applicants, to allow an optimal level of interaction with the faculty. Applicants will be selected on the basis of the submitted CV; consideration will be given to ensure participation of trainees from different geographical origins and disciplines.
The Course is supported by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).

Course Faculty: Angel Aledo-Serrano (E), Stéphane Auvin (F), Stephanie Baulac (F), Kees Braun (NL), Helen Cross (UK), Lucia Fusco (I), Aristea Galanopoulou (US), Hans Hartmann (D), Gaetan Lesca (F), Massimo Mantegazza (F), Carla Marini (I), Rima Nabbout (F), Ronit Pressler (UK), Ingrid Scheffer (AUS), Pasquale Striano (I), Nicola Specchio (I), Kette Valente (BR), Jo Wilmshurt (SAF), Elaine Wirell (US), Sameer Zuberi (UK).

Registration fee: 3.000 Euro in single room; 2.500 Euro in twin-bedded room (VAT and bank expenses included, according tot he latest COVID19 restrictions). The registration fee includes:  accommodation from July 17 to 27 (11 nights), extra nights will be agreed on  full board and coffee breaks for the entire duration of the Course  access to the Course apps and to the Venice International University facilities

The application deadline is January 9, 2023. Application forms are available on the ILAE website. Applications should be sent to Valentina Guarino at, fax +39-02-700445211. Financial support covering registration and local expenses (meals and accommodation, no travelling costs) will be available for a limited number of applicants. Fellowship application requests must be pre-submitted before December 20, 2023.

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