July 21, 2024 – August 1, 2024 all-day

Course Directors: Fernando Cendes (Brasil) and Carlo Marras (Italy)

Aim of the Course is to teach attendees to: (1) utilize basic knowledge to study patients candidate to epilepsy surgery with imaging and electrophysiological techniques; (2) understand the nature and evolution of surgically remediable epilepsies; (3) recognize and select patients with drug-resistant epilepsy that may benefit of surgical treatment; (4) plan neurophysiological, video EEG and imaging investigations and interpret their results in the clinical context; (5) manage an Epilepsy Surgery team. The Course is targeted to neurologists, neuropediatricians, neurophysiologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and clinical neuroscientists interested in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of pharmacoresistant epilepsies, and in the development of epilepsy surgery programs. The Course is based on frontal teaching, practical sessions, special group activities and presentation of clinical cases. Attendees will be grouped in small teams to prepare a research project on pharmacoresistant epilepsy under the supervision of two faculty tutors.

Faculty: Fernando Cendes (Br), Carlo Marras (I), Albert Becker (D), Luca De Palma (I), Vadym Gnatkovsky (D), Jorge Gonsales Martines (US), Christoph Helmstaedter (D), Hans Holtausen (D), Sam Lathoo (US), Aileen McGonigal (Aus), Michele Rizzi (I), Laura Tassi (I), Kette Valente (BR), Anna Vaudano (I), Sara Baldassarri (F), Sandor Beniczky (DEN), Stefan Rampp (D), Helen Cross (UK), Rita Garbelli (I), Andy McEvoy (UK), Veronica Pelliccia (I), Domenico Tortora (I).

Registration fee: 3.300 € in single room; 2.800 € in shared two-bed room (w VAT and bank fees). The registration fee includes:

Application forms (available on ILAE website) should be sent to the attention of Valentina Guarino at epilepsysummercourse@univiu.org, fax +39-02-700445211.
The application deadline is January 15th, 2024.
A limited number of fellowships that cover registration and local expenses (not travel costs) will be available. Fellowship requests must be submitted by December 31st, 2023.